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Guide to the Abbie S. Blanchard Papers, 1879

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Blanchard, Abbie S.
Title: Abbie S. Blanchard Papers
Dates: 1879
Quantity: 1 volume
Abstract: Diary kept while attending Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., along with her sister Clara discussing her dissatisfaction with school rules, etiquette lectures, social life with other students, visits home, dancing lesson, and young men, January-February 1879.
Forms of Materials: Diary

Biographical Note

Abbie S. Blanchard and her sisters, Alice and Clara, were the daughters of Christopher C. Blanchard and his wife, Sally. The family lived in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mr. Blanchard conducted a boot and shoe business, W.and C. Blanchard, in Massachusetts and New Orleans. Abbie and Clara attended Dean Academy in Franklin, Massachusetts.

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Scope and Content Note

Diary kept while attending Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., along with her sister Clara discussing her dissatisfaction with school rules, etiquette lectures, social life with other students, visits home, dancing lesson, and young men, January-February 1879.

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Access and Use

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Blanchard Family
  • Blanchard, Clara.
  • Blanchard, Sally.
  • Blanchard, Christopher C.

Organizations:

  • Dean Academy (Franklin, Mass.)

Subjects:

  • Family--Massachusetts--South Weymouth.
  • High school students--Massachusetts--Franklin.
  • Women--Diaries.
  • Women--Education.

Places:

  • Franklin (Mass.)--Social life and customs--1865-1918.
  • South Weymouth (Mass.)--Social life and customs--1865-1918.

Document Types:

  • Diaries.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, November 2006

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Abbie, S. Blanchard Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Lucy Maynard Salmon Collection of Historical Materials, Vassar College Library, by Mary Louise Hukill, VC 1945-4.

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