Circular and Catalogue of the Oakland Female Institute, Norristown, Pa. For the year ending Sept. 29th, 1852.
1852 Catalogue for Oakland Female Institute, an all-girls school at Norristown, Pennsylvania founded by James Grier Ralston in 1845. Ralston “takes exalted rank among the educators of the State; and especial honor is due to his memory for his life-long devotion to the cause of liberal education for the women of the country.” (History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
The school taught spelling, grammar, botany, arithmetic, natural philosophy, logic, chemistry, rhetoric, U.S. government, geology, astronomy, classical antiquities, anatomy, etc. Extra studies included French, German, music, and drawing. With a description of the buildings, cost of boarding and classes. Six pages of testimonials. The list of pupils of 1852 show most coming from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Frontispiece is trimmed and shows an image of the school grounds and nearby railroad.
Description: Circular and Catalogue of the Oakland Female Institute, Norristown, Pa. For the year ending Sept. 29th, 1852.
Philadelphia: Printed by Young & Duross, 1852. 20pp. Pamphlet. 8 x 5¼ inches. Removed; without wrappers. Lithographic frontispiece, trimmed and with short tear. Soft vertical crease, scattered foxing. Very Good.