Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Diploma of Carrie G. Knight!

This one hundred and twenty-one year old diploma was given to Carrie G. Knight upon graduating from Dummer Academy on June 21, 1876. Signed by Headmaster Ebenezer G. Parsons, and President of the Board of Trustees, Reverend John Pike, the document acknowledges that Carrie G. Knight “has completed the English and Latin Course of Study in Dummer Academy and has sustained an honorable rank for Scholarship and Deportment.” Displayed on a prominent wall in the archives reading room, the framed parchment is a testimony to the young woman’s hard work in completing her four years as one of the first girls to attend Dummer Academy.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting to see that "deportment" was part of the curriculum back then. Too bad it still isn't a required course!

    Please consider telling us the background to Governor Dummer silverware, made by Watson. If you "Froogle" Governor Dummer, pieces of the silverware are shown.


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