Dr. Dio Lewis’s Seminary for Young Ladies, at Lexington, Mass. [caption title]. Education, Women.

Dr. Dio Lewis’s Seminary for Young Ladies, at Lexington, Mass. [caption title].

[Lexington? n. p., 1867]. First edition. Printed one-page circular on a two leaf folio, autograph address cover to a New Hampshire correspondent with four hand-canceled 3-cent Washington stamps. Large vignette illustration of the Lexington House, the primary school building. Edges a little soiled and just a little chipped; some closed tears to the blank leaf, some creasing; in very good condition. Item #19794

An uncommon promotional circular for the upcoming 1867 fall term for this pioneering school for girls with an emphasis on physical education, the 1867-1868 term to be the school’s fourth; the faculty advertised here include the abolitionist-turned-progressive educator Theodore Dwight Weld and his wife, Angelina Grimké Weld. The Lexington House burned down in early September, 1867, and the school seems to have wrapped up within a year of that calamity.

Price: $250.00

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