Part of the 1851 examination at the Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Ky., included a composition by Albana C. Carson, titled "Imper-fections of Female Education". It discusses inadequacies of existing schools for girls in 1851 and "frivolities" offered female pupils. Accompanied by typewritten transcript.
Lucy writes on mourning stationery to Margaret Briscoe at Science Hill Female Academy in Shelbyville, Kentucky encouraging her to return home to Morganfield, Ky. She notes that "no one thinks you are going to return"
Letter from Warrick N. Miller to his sister, Louisiana, Nov. 26, 1838, asking her to tell him about her school, Mrs. Tevis's in Shelbyville.
Correspondence includes Susan C. R. Respess 30 Sept. 1848 letter discussing her plans for vacation; her 18 Nov. 1848 letter recounting her daily routine and reading; Julia A. Tevis' 19 May 1849 letter urging Susan C. R. Respess not to worry over the tuition bill; Georgie Corlis' 25 May 1855 letter about her teachers and schoolmates; and her 3 Nov. 1855 letter discussing routine matters.
In a letter of 28 & 29 Oct. 1848 Susan Respess writes home from Science Hill begging to come home for Christmas holiday. Letters of 17 March and 15 Nov. 1855 are written by Gorgie Corlis from Science Hill.
In the John Jeremiah Jacob portion of this collection, Julia Tevis writes on 22 February 1828 from Shelbyville, Kentucky to J. J. Jacobs in Louisville, Kentucky, requesting him to help clear the reputation of the school (Science Hill Female Academy) in the matter of "compelling" students to become Methodists.
She relates that Drs. Irvine and Pope and the Pres. from Bardstown are canvassing for funds for a school in possibly in Simpsonville. They want to know if Mr. Poynter can take such rates and he says he cannot.
Correspondence throughout the collection relates news about the Shelbyville, KY girls school. Letters mention teachers, students, recruiting efforts, holidays, and school recitals. Letters of 29 Oct. 1899 and 15 Feb. 1900 note Science Hill's Jubilee Celebration while those of 3 Jan. 1908 and 12 Jan. 1908 discuss a small pox scare.
Diary of D.T. Stuart, head of Stuart's Female College in Shelbyville, Kentucky and a Presbyterian minister. Throughout the diary Stuart often refers to Science Hill and the Tevis family who operated it On 20 June 1854 Stuart describes attending the examination of Science Hill students. He writes that they were "not superior to our young ladies." He also questioned Tevis's use of theatrical exhibitions "which may lead them to temptation," and "cultivate a low and vicious taste in the community in regards to female education."
There are letters from several members of the Taylor and Hay families that attended Science Hill. There is an 1847 letter from Mary McKee from the school as the earliest letter. The bulk of the letters are from Eugenia Hay who attended the school in the late 1920s.
Among Benjamin Logan's papers is a composition titled Pioneer Days in Shelby County, which gave a history of Shelby County and mentioned Science Hill Female Academy. (518) In the 5 July 1888 issue of The Shelby Sentinel (Shelbyville, Ky.) there were advertisements for Stuart's Female College, Scearce's Academy for boys, and for Science Hill with pictures of each of the institutions.(3280 ovsz)