These papers of the Emerson, Brinkerhoff, and Jacobus families relate to school work at the La Grange Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Ind. Included are letters of the students, religious exercises, songs, lists of goods purchased by the students, and the first annual catalogue of the Wolcottville Young Ladies Seminary (1852-53). The papers illustrate the type of "moral-academic" work expected of the students and their attitudes toward education. The three families were related by marriage.
Dr. Jack Nortrup, Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., donated these papers to the Survey.