1825. Very good condition. A lengthy notebook of a student at the Clinton Academy of Long Island, one of the best and earliest coeducational academies in New York and the first academy chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State, recording the mostly original poetry and verse.The coeducational Academy opened in 1785 with a curriculum influenced by the French enlightenment, with three basic departments, the Common School, the English Academical Department and the Classical Department. The Academy prepared young men for college or for seafaring careers, and educated young women in spiritual reading and the finer points of being a lady. For women students, Clinton Academy represented the highest academic level available in New York of the 1780's. Students came from many areas on the east coast including Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. In 1815, the academy's most populous year (156 students) some students traveled from as far as the West Indies. Clinton Academy still stands today, in the historic district of East Hampton.8vo, not paginated . With a loosely inserted half page note addressed to Phebe Osborn's mother. String bound, in contemporary stiff paper wrappers, with a few manuscript lines penned at the top of both wrappers. Internally, very good condition. (Inventory #: 22044)
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