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Women's Education] Lena M. Gould
A student at the Young Ladies Institute of Auburn, New York takes notes on Intellectual, Religious, and Moral Science Colloquies
Auburn, NY, 1867. Full sheep record book stamped in gilt on spine and boards. Foot of spine perished and boards rubbed; front hinge cracked but holding. Containing 113 manuscript pages in the hand of Lena M. Gould, daughter of Michigan businessman Amos Gould, during her time as a student at a New York women's seminary. The notebook contains three key sections: notes and short essays for her Intellectual Colloquy 928 pages), notes and short essays for a colloquy on religion (35 pages), notes keeping a running dialogue of commentary documenting discussion of her and classmates in her Moral Philosophy Colloquy (43 pages). The result is a research rich document not only revealing one young woman grappling with ethical questions of the world, but further showing how she and her peers used a space of higher learning to debate, raise more complex questions, and rely on each other to improve their understanding. Lena was 18 years old at the time she recorded these notes at the Young Ladies Institute of Auburn New York, far away from the town of Owasso, Michigan, where her father was a founding father and prominent businessman (as such, his papers are now housed at the University of Michigan). It was a rigorous school whose graduates included Elizabeth Custer, and it took Lena out of her safe and familiar Midwestern home to the far reach of upstate New York. The school sat in the small town of Auburn, roughly equidistant to Rochester on the west and Syracuse to the east. While the present notebook is limited to three classes in her final year, it is an incredibly revealing document. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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