Regulations to be observed by the pupils of the Tappahannock Female Seminary

Title

Regulations to be observed by the pupils of the Tappahannock Female Seminary

Subject

Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River

Description

A list of rules to be followed by the students attending the Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River founded by Lucy Yates Wellford Gray in 1818. The regulations were written by Gray who was the school's founder and principal.

Creator

Gray, Lucy Yates Wellford, 1781-1860
Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Rights

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Is Part Of

MS 2002.11, Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River papers

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 2002.11.2

Text

Recto


Regulations to be observed by the pupils of
the Rappahannock Female Seminary.


Regulation 1st


Each pupil to rise sufficiently early to be in
the School Room at the required hour for study
in the morning.


Regulation 2nd
Each pupil required to observe promptly
the bell for meals, and in the dining-room
to be especially quiet and lady-like, abstain-
-ing from merriment, avoiding haste, and
all expressions of undue anxiety to be served.


Regulation 3rd
No pupil to go abroad on errands or otherwise
without permission, pay no visits except
on Friday or Saturday evenings; returning
in all cases by 9 o'clock P.M.


Regulation 4th
All unnecessary noise is stricly forbidden
in the parlors, through the hall, and in the
chambers, The hour of retiring nine o'clock,
the candle or lamp to be delivered to the attend-
ing servant by 10 o'clock P.M.


Regulation 5th


Each pupil is strictly forbidden to frequent
the kitchen; sit on the steps of the front door;
hang over the front gate or enclosure; hold
any communication with persons outside, or
in any way to attract the attention of persons
passing; and while taking exercise in the


Verso


garden the same care to be observed as to calling
attention by any unnecessary noise or rudeness
of deportment.


Regulation 6th


Saturday morning, after due preparation
has been made for the lessons of the following
Monday; to be spent in making neccessary
repairs of clothing, or in some form of needle_work.


Regulation 7th


Every pupil required to attend church on
Sunday morning, and prepare a Bible lesson
for the evening - no excuse will be considered
valid except sickness.


Careful and conscientious observance of
the above indispensable regulations will secure
for the pupil commendation upon the monthly
record, and at the close of the term the badge of
Honorable _ all omission will be entered as positive demerit.


Lucy Y. Gray.
Principal.

Original Format

Ink on paper

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Citation

Gray, Lucy Yates Wellford, 1781-1860 and Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River, “Regulations to be observed by the pupils of the Tappahannock Female Seminary,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 21, 2017, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/452.