Aimwell School records

Haverford

The Aimwell School was founded in 1796 by Anne Parrish (1760-1800) and was run originally out of Parrish's own home on North 2nd Street in Philadelphia as an educational opportunity for poor girls. The school's mission was to provide a "proper" education to young girls while charging no more than a small regular fee for the usage of books. No tuition was charged and the school ran entirely on donations. Parrish and her coworkers worked towards the same mission, forming together as the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children, under the management of the Society of Friends. In 1859, the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children was incorporated and the name was then changed to the Aimwell School Association. The school was open until 1923; the corporation dissolved in 1935. The funds were transferred to a Friends fiduciary group.

The Aimwell School Records (1796-1935) consist primarily of minute book records and various documents related to the operation and administration of the Aimwell School. 

 

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Aimwell School Association Dissolution letter to the Officers and Directors of Friends Fiduciary Corporation
Aimwell School Association minute book
Aimwell School Association and Myer Bleshman property insurance documents
Aimwell School Library financial records book
Aimwell School Association financial records book
Catalogue of Aimwell School Library
Aimwell School Association financial records book
Aimwell School Association and Rodger Dugan property insurance documents
A. R. Cooper letter to the Aimwell School Association
Aimwell School Association constitution and member list
Aimwell School Association minute book
Copy of Friends Meeting House and Academy lithograph
Aimwell School Association constitution
Aimwell School Association financial records book
First Reformed Dutch Church records extract
Aimwell School Association minute book
Aimwell School Association financial records book
Ann Mifflin bequest to the Aimwell School Association
Anthony P. Morris letter to Sarah E. Smith
Jane Clark bequest to the Aimwell School Association

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