Mary H. Blanchard Examination Booklet and Memorium
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Mary H. Blanchard Examination Booklet and Memorium

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Blanchard, Mary H., 1862-1877
Title: Mary H. Blanchard Examination Booklet and Memorium
Dates: 1876-1877
Quantity: 2.0 items
Identification: ahc.MSS34F

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary H. Blanchard (1862-1877) was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1862 to Martha Lane Hill and Moses C. Blanchard. Moses Blanchard was originally from Wittingham, Vermont. By 1850, Moses Blanchard was living in LaGrange, Georgia and working as a teacher. In 1852, Moses Blanchard married Martha Lane Hill. In 1860, the Blanchard family was living in Atlanta where Moses practiced law. During the Civil War, he served in the Florida Infantry 2nd Battalion Company D and later became a member of Morgan’s Rangers. After the Civil War, Moses returned to Atlanta and became an insurance agent and builder. Moses and Martha Blanchard had two children: Mary and Will. In the late 1870s, the family lived at 143 West Mitchell Street. In 1876-1877, Mary Blanchard attended Girls High School in Atlanta. She died in 1877 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a booklet of Mary Blanchard’s term examinations from 1876 to 1877 from Girls High School. The term examinations cover a variety of topics including: Geometry; English Literature, French, Latin and Chemistry. Also included is a booklet titled In Memoriam. In Memoriam is a tribute to the memory of Mary Blanchard written by the Browning Society at Girls High School and read on September 10, 1877. It includes condolences to her family and a poem about her life. Browning Society committee members listed in the booklet include: Eva Prather; Jennie Fowler; Nettie Sergeant; Emily Prather; and Lizzie Norris.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Blanchard, Mary H., 1862-1877
Girls High School (Atlanta, Ga.).
Memorials--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Mary H. Blanchard Examination Booklet and Memorium, MSS 34F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Miss Alice May Massengale, 1940

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2007


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Related Material

Blanchard Family photographs, BLA-1