File 002 - Brownington Academy

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Brownington Academy

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CA ETRC P173-005-01-001-008-002

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0.015 l.m. of textual records.

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Martin Conant Ferrin was born in 1816 to Micah Ela Ferrin (1787-1863) and Lucinda Ferrin (née Conant; 1796-1880). He first married Sarah Smith Mead and together, they had at least three children: Elvyn Austin Ferin (1845-1925), Ella A. Ferrin (1853-1863), and Lill Mead Ferrin (1859-1935). In 1873, following the death of his first wife, Martin married Sarah Haskell (1828-1899). Martin died in 1892.

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The file contains primary source information on Martin C. Ferrin's education and enduring connection to Brownington Academy in Brownington, Vermont, from about 1827 to 1840. It consists of class notes; notes proclaiming Martin's academic excellence; a hair knot; notes, presumably from other Brownington Academy students, with kind messages addressed to Martin; English composition and grammar exercises; a publication entitled "Topics and References Design to Assist in the Study of Woodbridge's Universal Geography," (1834); a notebook for cursive penmanship exercises (1835); a statement of Martin C. Ferrin's account with A.L. Twilight (1835); a note dated December 5, 1835 deeming Martin qualified to instruct Elementary level reading, writing, and arithmetic; and an invitation to a Social Cotillon Party at Fessenden's Hotel in Wayland, Massachussetts on November 26, 1840.

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The documents are in English.

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Brownington Academy was built in 1823. Reverend Alexander L. Twilight became Principal of the Academy in 1829. Sources:;
Martin C. Ferrin taught at Brownington Academy.

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