A Hand-Book of Exeter, New Hampshire

A Hand-Book of Exeter, New Hampshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...school have been Hon. George Bancroft, Miss Martha Hale, Hon. Nathaniel Gordon, Rev. Charles Burroughs, D. D., and Henry Winckley, Esq. In speaking of the influences which have worked to form the Academy, while the post of honor should be accorded to Dr. Abbot and Dr. Soule, much is due to those who have occupied the subordinate positions of instructors. Such minds as those of Dana, Hildreth, Abbot, Peabody, Ware, Walker, Bowen, Hoyt, Chadboumc, Wentworth and Cilley, could not well work in an institution without imparting influence for good to the school. The true value of the services of Professors George Albert Wentworth and Bradbury Longfellow Cilley for the long term of years they have been connected with the school cannot be too highly estimated. The former entered upon his duties in 1858, the latter in 1859--thus each has been in service for a longer period than any one since the foundation of the school with the exception of Drs. Abbot and Soule. Phillips Exeter Academy now enjoys a reputation second to that of no preparatory school in the country, a reputation earned by its good works. Robinson Female Seminary.--The Robinson Female Seminary was founded by William Robinson, a native of Exeter, whose wise disposal of the accumulations of a most successful business career has raised to his memory a monument that will prove as enduring as Phillips Exeter Academy has become to the memory of John Phillips. William Robinson was born in the year 1793, in the house on Main street now occupied by Mrs. S. S. Fletcher. His mother was a daughter of Jeremiah Leavitt, of Exeter. Mis father died when William was but seven years of age, and Mrs. Robinson, being left without property, went with her children to live with her father, and it was on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519132
  • 9781236519139