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Nine Partners Boarding School papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Nine Partners Boarding School was established in 1795 by New York Yearly Meeting and opened in 1796. This collection contains miscellaneous papers collected by the records custodians of New York Yearly Meeting. Includes: histories of the School; a list of scholars in 1834 and registry of demerit marks in 1843; a reminiscence of student life in 1814-1819 by Richard Hallett Townsend; miscellaneous financial papers, reports, and circulars 1839-1865; a copy of the 1795 minutes establishing the School; and student correspondence, 1846-1852. In particular, two letters from William Smith to his family describe student life, 1846 and 1847.

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

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Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Collection Inventory

Student corrrespondence, 1846-1852.
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters, signed: William Smith to his parents, William Smith to his sister, Helen, and Mortimer Travis to his parents.

Minutes of the School Committee , 1795-11-19.
Reports and circulars, 1829-1855.
Financial receipts, 1802-1865.
Richard Hallett Townsend essay (transcript), 1814-1819.
Scope and Contents

3 copies of a typed transcript

Registry of demerit marks, 1843.
Will and related papers of Lemuel Swift, 1842-1845.
Histories of the School.
Miscellaneous, included letter from Thomas J. Battey.
Scope and Contents

Letter includes an anecdote about Battey's father-in-law, Samuel Heaton

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