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Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, opened in January 1799, and this "Catalogue of the scollars" [sic] shows forty-nine students enrolled for the first quarter term that winter. Although the practice of admitting females was not standard among academies at the time - they were not accepted at either of the Phillips academies - eight female students were among Deerfield's forty-nine. Fifteen of the first students came from Deerfield families. All of the students studied reading, writing, and English grammar. The academy's practice of keeping enrollment lists was short-lived, stopping when it closed temporarily for construction in 1810 and not resuming after it reopened.


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Deerfield Academy Student Roster

creator   Deerfield Academy
date   1799-1800
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   13.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Roster
accession #   #L99.104

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Deerfield Academy Student Roster

"Strictures on Female Education"

Letter from second headmaster of Deerfield Academy

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