The material was assembled by E. F. Holman, principal of the school. In the reports the teachers describe the studies and activities their classes engaged in throughout the school year. Photographs of the students are often included.
From Claiborne's preface to the work: "As originally written, the narrative was almost literally in his [Dale's] own words. In the present memoir I have preserved his language in many parts, and faithfully expressed his opinions." The first passage...
In the letter Mary Ann offers her son advice on corresponding with young ladies: "I hope you will never ask a lady (unless a relative) for her narrative untill [sic] you are engaged...young people oftentimes become interested and then attached...
At the beginning of the registers, students were to sketch the layout of their gardens. On the next pages they were to record the kinds of fruits and vegetables grown; the dates of planting and harvesting; the type of work done; the cost of seeds,...
The report gives the dates of the strike; the number of employees involved; the individuals who negotiated the settlement; a narrative describing the conflict; and the approximate losses to both the employees and local merchants. The narrative...
This passage includes an excerpt of a travel narrative by James S. Buckingham, a British author. In it Buckingham describes a visit through east central Alabama, giving details about the landscape, accommodations, and traveling conditions along the...
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