Schoolmaster records, 1786-1791, John Ely

Metadata

Title

Schoolmaster records, 1786-1791, John Ely

Alternative Title

Second Presbyterian Church, School Committee, Correspondence, Agreement, Account

Date

1786/1791

Digital Identifier

PHS.SecondPresbyterianChurchSchoolCommCorrAgreementAccount

Call Number

RG 33-5-4

Description

In 1787, schoolmaster John Ely agreed to rent the Second Presbyterian schoolhouse and provide instruction to local children on reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion, with Second Presbyterian serving as a patron to the school and referring children of parishioners for instruction there. These seven loose documents include Ely's contract with Second Presbyterian, and letters from Ely regarding the need to enlarge the schoolhouse, a proposal to create "an academy for the instruction of young ladies," the employment of tutors and ushers, and an account of his expenditures in improving the building.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

7 leaves

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

Presbyterian Historical Society