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September 24, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute 1857, Part III

Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute. Buckingham County, Virginia.

 

Need to catch up?  Click here: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute 1857, Part I

The voyage on the packet boat from Richmond to New Canton, Buckingham County was apparently uneventful since Caroline wrote little of it. The next entry in her journal reads:

Tuesday, 7th July, 1857

The weather is quite pleasant, arrived at New Canton about nine o’clk. Had to wait there some time for the stage; arrived at the Institute at 1 o’clk. Bake was delighted to see us, carried her a jar of new pickles, which she was equally pleased with. Found her in excellent health & spirits & eagerly watching the arrival of every vehicle & at last the old stage came jagging along & she ran out to meet us.

The following day, Caroline wrote this comment — too brief for those of us hungry for details about life at Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute!

Wednesday, 8th of July, 1857

Another pleasant day. The performers commenced at ten o’clk & acted their parts admirably well. – – The essays were very beautiful. Adjourned little after one o’clk till 8 in the afternoon.

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Click here for a biography of Caroline Baker “Bake” Littlepage: Caroline B. (Bake) Littlepage

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To learn more about life at Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute, search the archives at Slate River Ramblings and enjoy the results!

Don’t know where to start? Begin here: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute: A Reminiscence

Coming Next: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute 1857, Part IV

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