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The Next Term of this Institution Will Commence Thursday, October 1st, 1863:
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Farmville Female College


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(caption title) The Next Term of this Institution Will Commence Thursday, October 1st, 1863
Farmville Female College
1 p.
Farmville, VA.
[The College]
1863.
3989.1 Conf. (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


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FARMVILLE FEMALE COLLEGE.

THE NEXT TERM OF THIS INSTITUTION WILL COMMENCE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 1863.

LOCATION.

        This College for the liberal Education of young ladies, is located in the town of FARMVILLE, VA., fifty miles east of Lynchburg, and about seventy-five miles west of Richmond and Petersburg, with which cities it is in daily communication by railroad. It is therefore, easily accessible from all parts of the State, and at the same time so remote from the seat of war as to be both safe and quiet. Its site is a very attractive one, and in point of healthfulness it is unsurpassed.

COURSE OF STUDY.

        This is divided into two Departments: The Preparatory and the Collegiate.

PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT.

        Here Students are prepared for the Collegiate Course. The Studies herein embrace the Common English branches. Belonging to this Department are classes of beginners in the Languages, Mathematics and Natural Science.

COLLEGIATE DEPARTMENT.

        This is divided into Six Schools, as follows:

        1. ENGLISH COURSE--Critical study of the Grammar and History of the English Language, Composition, History, Logic, Rhetoric, (Mythology, optionary.)

        2. MATHEMATICS.

        3. NATURAL SCIENCES.--Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, (Astronomy, Botany, Physiology, optionary.)

        4. MORAL SCIENCE.--Mental and Moral Philosophy, Evidences of Christianity.

        5. MODERN LANGUAGES.--French, (Italian, Spanish, optionary.)

        6.--ANCIENT LANGUAGES.--Latin, (Greek, optionary.)

ARRANGEMENT OF CLASSES.

FIRST YEAR.

        FALL TERM.--English Grammar, Arithmetic completed, French Grammar and Pronunciation, Cæsar, Latin Grammar, Arnold's Exercises, History, Physiology.

        SPRING TERM.--Mythology , Elementary Algebra, Botany, French Grammar and Reader, Salust, Latin Grammar and Exercises.

SECOND YEAR.

        FALL TERM.--Algebra, (Davies' Bourdon), Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, French Grammar, Exercises and Reading, Virgil, Prose Composition, Roman History.

        SPRING TERM.--Logic, Algebra completed, Geometry, Chemistry, French Grammar and Exercises, French Drama, Cicero, Prose Composition and Roman History continued.

THIRD YEAR.

        FALL TERM.--Geometry Completed, Moral Philosophy, Evidences of Christianity, French Exercises and Parsing, French Drama, Horace, Roman History Completed, Ancient Geography.

        SPRING TERM--Rhetoric, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Mental Philosophy, French Exercises, La Henriade, Composition, Livy, Ancient Geography completed.

        Reading, Writing and Spelling throughout the course.

        Original Compositions will be required semi-monthly from every pupil.

        A young lady who has completed the regular Collegiate Course will be entitled to the degree of Mistress of Arts.

        One of the Languages, however, may be omitted, and then, the young lady will be entitled to the degree of Mistress of English Literature.

        A certificate of proficiency in each school will be awarded to the students, when all its subjects are completed.

MUSIC.

        The instruction in Music, both vocal and instrumental, will be very thorough; combining theory with practice, so as to enable the students to read Music with ease and correctness, and to perform with understanding and taste.

        To graduate in this branch, the pupil, besides obtaining a good degree of tasteful execution, must possess sufficient knowledge of Thorough Bass to understand Harmony and Modulation.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

    J. B. ELY, PRESIDENT:

  • G. W. DANIEL,
  • H. E. WARREN,
  • T. B. RICE,
  • W. W. THACKSTON,
  • R. S. SCOTT,
  • F. N. WATKINS.

BOARD OF INSTRUCTION.

    A. PREOT, PRESIDENT:

  • REV. R. W. EAST, ANCIENT LANGUAGES.
  • REV. W. E. JUDKINS, MORAL SCIENCE.
  • A. PREOT, MODERN LANGUAGES AND MUSIC.
  • MRS. S. V. EAST, MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH.
  • MRS. E. A. PREOT, MUSIC AND FRENCH.
  • MISS ANNE E. RUSSELL, ENGLISH.
  • MISS L. SHEPHERD, MUSIC.

        The Trustees take pleasure in testifying to the faithfulness and ability of the Board of Instruction; and they feel well assured that their confidence in the teachers has not been misplaced. They therefore recommend this Institution to the patronage of parents and guardians.

EXPENSES.

    For Term, beginning 1st of October and ending 17th of February, payable invariably in advance:

  • Board, including fuel and washing (one dozen pieces per week,). . . . . $250 00
  • English Department. . . . . 40 00
  • Ancient and Modern Languages, each,. . . . . 20 00
  • Music, Piano or Guitar, Voice included,. . . . . 40 00
  • Use of Piano,. . . . . 8 00
  • Incidental Charges,. . . . . 3 00

        A thorough course of Vocal Music, both sacred and secular, free of Charge.

        Young Ladies will furnish their own lights, napkins, towels and toilet articles.

        In case of protracted sickness, one half of the charges will be deducted.

        Should any material rise or fall occur in the price of provisions during the term, a corresponding increase or diminution will be made in the price of board. It has been ascertained by careful investigation and experience that, at the present price of provisions, suitable and satisfactory board cannot be provided without loss for a smaller amount than the above. The rates of board and tuition, though apparently high, are in reality, lower than they were before the war, when compared with former prices.

        The President and his Lady will have charge of the Boarding Department. All the members of the Board of Instruction reside in the College. The young ladies will attend public worship at whatever church may be preferred by themselves or their parents. They will be accompanied by some of the teachers. It is important that the Students be in attendance at the opening of the term.

        Pupils are earnestly requested to bring with them all the Text books they can, even such as they do not need themselves. By so doing they may be able to supply each other by exchanging.

        The number of applicants for board having been, of late, greater than could be accommodated in the College, it is deemed advisable for those who wish to secure admittance, to engage rooms at an early date, which can be done by writing to the President.

        All packages and letters for pupils should be directed to the care of the President.

For further information, address

A. PREOT, President.

AUGUST 10TH, 1863.

FARMVILLE, VA.