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Stow, Sarah D. Locke. History of Mount Holyoke Seminary, South Hadley, Mass. during its first half century, 1837–1887. [South Hadley, MA]: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1887. 8vo (23.8 cm, 9.375"). xi, , 372 pp.; illus., 17 plates. $78.50
The history of a female seminary founded in 1837 by Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women's education, written by Sarah D. Locke Stow, a student of Mount Holyoke's class of 1859. Inspired partly by the Rev. Joseph Emerson, who both in his own school (which she attended) and in print urged that => women had a greater purpose than to just "please the other sex," Lyon wished to reach students from a wider socioeconomic range by establishing a reasonable tuition, and, knowing a woman's place in society was beginning to shift, she from the start required => seven math and science courses to graduate.
The volume includes steel-engraved and heliotype plates, several of which have protective tissue, illustrating the interiors and exteriors of the campus. An article on Catharine Hopkins, a former Associate Principal of the seminary, is laid in, as well as an errata slip.
Binding: Publisher's brown cloth with beveled boards; gilt lettering to spine and front board with college seal gilt to the latter.
Bound as above; boards mottled and rubbed, spine faded. Very light spots of foxing throughout, with a few spots on a handful of plates. => A sound decent copy. (37801) Please RESHELVE This.
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