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This prize book containing essays and poems in both English and Latin was awarded to high achieving students at the Boston Latin School.

Student at the Horace Mann School taking part in classroom recitation.

In 1815, white businessman Abiel Smith died and bequeathed $4,000 to the Town of Boston for the education of African-American children. Boston’s school committee used the money to fund the already existing African School and later to fund the Abiel…

This school manual contains lists of schools, school districts, teachers, school committee members, and other school staff.

In 1829, the Boston School Committee voted to use Pierpont’s National Reader in the city’s public grammar schools. Pierpont’s replaced Murray’s English Reader which had been previously used. This 1836 edition would have been used for reading and…
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