Friday, December 2, 2016

Female Schools

 December 10, 1834.  Even though our early settlers lived in Lawrence County, their daughters could partake of a 'proper education.'. 

An ad for a female school run by Mme. Granville informed the inhabitants of Vincennes that she has opened an Academy for young ladies at the house lately occupied by the Sisters of Charity. Her system of instruction would comprise of English and French Grammar, Geography, Chronology, History, Writing, Arithmetic, Music, and Ornamental Work. She hoped her experience in teaching, and attention to the improvement of her pupils, would merit consideration. December 10, 1834.

In researching the Readin', Ritin', and 'Rithmetic book, a deed was found that made reference to a female school located in Lawrenceville prior to 1835 also.