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Alice (Shaw) Chipman (Accession No. 1923.001-CHI/3 and 4)

Alice (Shaw) Chipman

Alice Theodosia Shaw (1832-1921) graduated the Mount Holyoke Seminary, Massachusetts, in 1857 with a MA degree. When she returned to Nova Scotia in 1858, she taught a term at the Chase school for young ladies in Wolfville, NS, but in June 1859 she opened her own School for Young Ladies in Berwick, NS. It was patterned after the Mount Holyoke scheme. In 1860, Alice was approached by the Horton Academy in Wolfville, NS to become the first principal of the new Female Department of Horton Academy. She closed her Berwick School and organized the school on the Mount Holyoke plan; it became the Grand Pre Seminary. She resigned in June 1862.

Digital records consist of correspondence and essays collected by of Alice Shaw before she married Alfred Chipman.

Original records are held by and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives. For a full description of these records, refer to the Finding Aid.

Related material can be found in Alfred Chipman.



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