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October 7, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute 1856, Part III

Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute.

Need to catch up? Click here: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute 1856, Part I

 

Caroline’s was a quick visit to Buckingham County but doubtless a satisfying one. She wrote:

Thursday, 10th July, 1856

The young ladies are getting ready for the commencement at nine o’clk. Saw Baker dressed before I started & took the stage for New Canton at nine o’clk. Arrived there at twelve. Left the stage & took a hack & rode a short distance to a hotel to dinner. We travelled over the rocks & dined at Mr. Stones; we thought it right funny. – – We all enjoyed our dinner, for we were hungry. We then took the hack to the canal, & took the packet boat John Early for Richmond at three o’clk. We have few passengers, & they are very agreeable. The ladies set upon deck this evening & it is so pleasant. Ellen & her Ma remain below, on account of the health of the former.

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Following Caroline’s visit, financial troubles continued at Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute. During late 1856, they were cutting their faculty.

Click here to learn more: 1856: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute

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If you enjoyed these journal entries by Caroline Littlepage, consider following Bibb Edwards’ blog: Caroline’s Journal.

Coming Next: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute, A Reminiscence

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