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This collection contains materials on the Bridgewater State Normal School alumni Charlotte R. Brown. The contents of the collection are a mix of primary paper materials and copies of related materials from other collections located in the university archives. The primary materials are predominantly correspondence from other students who attended the Bridgewater State Normal School in the 1840s. The box also contains one folder of general information relating to the Bridgewater State Normal School Class of 1844.

According to the Bridgewater State Normal School History and Alumni Record from 1876, Charlotte Brown was enrolled as a student for Term 14 (term ending July 3, 1844) and Term 21 (term ending December 2, 1846). During these years, tuition was free to all Massachusetts residents who promised to teach for a minimum of five years in an in-state public school system; Brown taught for 12 years. The content and grade level are unknown. According to page 11 of the Report of the Superintending School Committee of Easton, MA,1847-48 (box 1, folder 6) “Miss Charlotte R. Brown…is a teacher of more than ordinary abilities and attainments, and she has considerable experience in teaching. The moral influence which a teacher of high moral and intellectual attainments can exert over the minds of children, was strongly exhibited in this school. The same teacher taught a private school at the close of the summer term.”



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