Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book
Scope and Contents
Contains one volume Account Book of Abington Friends School, 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.
- Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. In 1886 a new building was erected, and a boarding department was added. The School was established â€œfor the purpose of furnishing a thorough and guarded education at a moderate profit.â€? It is under the care of a committee appointed by Abington Monthly Meeting.
Early school masters at Abington Friends School include George Boone (uncle of Daniel) in 1718, and Alexander Seaton in 1731. George Boone made transcripts of early minutes of Abington Meeting and was Clerk of the Meeting from 1716 to 1720. Alexander Seaton continued transcribing minutes and was a teacher by profession.
0.21 Linear Feet (1/2 box)
Abington Friends School was established by Abington Monthly Meeting in the latter part of the eighteenth century as a day school. The account book covers the period 1828-1842. Pupil's names are given with the status of their payments, etc.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Mrs. Herbert K. Taylor
- An Inventory of the Abington Friends School (Abington, Pa.) Account book, 1828-1842
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