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Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott


 Digital Record
Identifier: 1993-21-0


  • Digitized: 1825


Summary Note

Transcription of journal kept during Laura Maria Wolcott Rankin's first term at the Litchfield Female Academy providing details of the curriculum and gossip about other students and teachers; musings on female friendships; reports of births, deaths and marriages; discussion of various leisure activities and rituals including riding, teas, balls and serenades; summaries of and comments on sermons of Lyman Beecher and others; mention of her brother Charles Wolcott's Lancasterian education; examples of ethnic stereotypes; and detailed reports of classroom activities.

Physical Description Note

Small paper-bound journal in fragile condition

Publisher Note

Publisher: unpublished

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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