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Worthington Female Seminary Commencement Exercises from 1854 from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Worthington Female Seminary Commencement Exercises from 1854. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created on Wednesday, July 26, 1854.
This program from 1854 lists the order of exercises at the ceremony to confer degrees at the Worthington Female Seminary. Ten young ladies are listed as speakers; Flora A. Andrews, Ada M. Comstock, Mary C. Gard, Mary F. Dillon, Julietta Skeels, Laura M. Maynard, Elizabeth N. Burr, Roxana L. Gay, Jane E. Comstock and Martha P Goode.
The seminary's charter was granted on March 9, 1839, making it the first female seminary of the Methodist Church in what was then considered the "West." The building was constructed in 1842 on the west side of High Street on the Methodist Church property. Classes were held on the first floor and offered boarding on the upper floors for students from around Ohio and beyond. Following the establishment of the Ohio Wesleyan Female College in 1853, the Worthington Female Seminary lost support, which led to its closing in 1857.
It features the person Elizabeth N. Burr, 1837-1927.
It features the organization Worthington Female Seminary.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 55-G-173. The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1124.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 55-G-173.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1124.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on August 24, 2020. It was last updated August 25, 2020.