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MS Am 1986

Tetlow, John, 1843-1911. John Tetlow papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1986
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tetlow, John, 1843-1911.
Title: John Tetlow papers,
Date(s): 1858-1912.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters, compositions, and other papers of the American educator and writer John Tetlow largely concerning Girls High School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*79M-3. Source unknown.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Tetlow Papers (MS Am 1986). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Tetlow, an educator, was the headmaster of the Boston Girls' High and Girls' Latin Schools. He was at Girls' Latin from its founding in 1878 until 1910. Tetlow was active in educational associations and wrote or edited books on Latin language and literature for high school students.


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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection, professional correspondence and manuscripts by Tetlow, pertain to his tenure as headmaster of the classical high schools for girls in the Boston public school system. Includes letters from colleagues, students, and former students; letters and petitions concerning a controversial teacher transfer; and letters on his resignations; as well as correspondence relating to his work on educational committees and in Latin scholarship. Manuscripts are on educational topics including higher education for girls and teaching Latin. Third party correspondence concerns Tetlow. Also contains lecture notes, his own student papers, memorials to Tetlow, clippings and printed material.

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