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Collection 2

Georgianna Souther Barrows

Papers, 1846-1881


Processed by
Lois R. Densky

Edited by
Gregory J. Plunges


Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728


March 1980


INTRODUCTION

Georgianna Souther Barrows (dates unknown), of Fryeburg, Maine was an instructor at the Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary, Freehold, N.J. She is listed in the school catalogs as Georgianna Souther, an English teacher for the years 1845 to 1847, and for 1852 to 1853. Her brother, Thomas (dates unknown), was principal of the Freehold Academy in 1848.

The reason Miss Souther left the Seminary is unknown, but she was married to Mr. Barrows by 1855. It is possible that her marriage is the reason she returned to Fryeburg, ME.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The Georgianna Souther Barrows Papers consists primarily of correspondence between Mrs. Barrows and the former Seminary teachers and pupils. Of note, are the letters from Amos Richardson (1823-1881), who was the principal of the school from 1845 to 1881.

The collection contains other miscellaneous material including a paper gift card signed by twenty Freehold Young Ladies'' Seminary students to Georgianna Souther as an enclosure to the students gift that's autographed on verso, "with my gold pencil, Freehold, Oct. 1846", copies of a student newspaper, Our Portfolio (V. 1, Nos. 1-7, 1845), a handwritten copy of a musical program held in 1852 at the Seminary, class rosters listing assignments and essays completed, a circular advertising, "The Richardson Memorial, 1881," a short play entitled, "Dialog", and a newspaper clipping describing a 4th of July celebration held in Freehold, N.J..

The bulk of material dates from 1847 to 1876. No items have been removed from the collection. (Please see Appendix A for a calendar of the correspondence.)

The Georgianna Souther Barrows Papers may be useful to researchers of the history of women's education in Monmouth County and in New Jersey.

Other manuscript materials housed in the Library of the Monmouth County Historical Association that pertain to the history of education include the Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary Collection, the Perrine Papers, and the Schureman-Hendrickson Papers of the Louise Hartshorne Collection. Additional correspondence pertaining to this collection will be found in file folders, "Letters 1840-1860" and "Letters 1861-1869". Relevant photographs in the Monmouth County Historical Association Library will be found in the Photograph File under the heading "Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary."

The collection is arranged in two parts as correspondence, and as miscellaneous material. The material is further refined chronologically by date.

PROVENANCE: Acquired between 1938 and 1940, a gift of Anna Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, daughter of Georgianna Souther Barrows.

RESTRICTIONS: None.

NUMBER OF ITEMS: 40.



SERIES DESCRIPTION


1. Correspondence.

February 13, 1847 - October 3, 1876. 31 items.
Arranged chronologically by date.

Please see Appendix A for calendar of correspondence.

2. Miscellaneous Material.
1846 - 1881. 9 items.
Arranged chronologically by date.

Series contains material related to Georgianna Souther Barrows' association with the Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary.



CONTAINER LIST

GEORGIANNA SOUTHER BARROWS PAPERS, 1846 - 1881

COLLECTION #2

FOLDER # CONTENTS

1 Correspondence. Feb. 13, 1847 - Oct. 3, 1876. 31 items.

2 Miscellaneous Material. 1846 - 1881. 9 items.




APPENDIX A

CALENDAR OF CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENTS, RECIPIENTS, DATE

Amos Richardson, Freehold, N.J. to Thomas Souther, Millstone, N.J., Feb. 13, 1847

Georgianna Souther Barrows, Freehold, N.J., to Thomas Souther, Millstone, N.J., Feb. 13, 1847

Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Apr. 7, 1847
(2 calling cards, 1 invitation card)

Jane (G. Sandford), Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, May 30, 1847

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Aug. 2 1847

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Nov. 20, 1847

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Concord, NH, Apr. 10, 1848

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Apr. 14, 1849

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Jan. 13, 1851

Jenny F. Sanford, Knoxville, Ky., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Aug. 4, 1853

Jenny F. Sanford, Knoxville, Ky., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Nov. 19, 1855

J (ulia) A. Brown, Liberty Corners, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Apr. 14, 1857

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine Apr. 26, 1857

A.C. McLean, Freehold, N.J., to Thomas Souther, Millstone, N.J., July 11, 1857

Jane G. Sanford, Knoxville, Ky., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Apr. 21, 1859

Jane G. Sanford, Knoxville, Ky., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Nov. 14, 1860

Amos Richardson, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Aug. 21, 1861

Amos Richardson, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, July 31, 1862

Amos Richardson, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Aug. 9, 1862

Magdalene D. Skillman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Jan. 6, 1866

Julia S. Meade, Perth Amboy, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, Oct. 21, 1872

Freehold Young Ladies' Seminary to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, 1875 -1876
(announcing 1875-76 term)

J.A. Hall, Perth Amboy, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, West Philadelphia, Pa. , Oct. 3, 1876

Julia Meade, Liberty Corners, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, n.d.

Anna (Williams), (New York, NY), to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, n.d.

Jane (G. Sanford), (Knoxville, Ky.), to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine n.d.

Lib Forman, Freehold, N.J., to Georgianna Souther Barrows, Fryeburg, Maine, n.d.

 



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