First Weeks at School 1886 Jennie H. Stickney & Susan Caroline Peabody [Boston] ~ Antique Schoolroom Primer ~ Primary Grades


Title: Occupation, Recreation, and Instruction for the First Weeks at School

Author: [Jennie] J. H. Stickney; S. C. [Susan Caroline 'Susie'] Peabody

Description: Yellow and red printed, pictorial card covers. Covers show some mild surface wear and creasing. School-ownership stamp on inside of front cover. Generally clean. Eight color full-page illustrations and two-tone illustrations throughout. 48 pages. 6.8 x 5.2 inches. Rare. Four institutional copies located on OCLC (Princeton, Columbia, Univ. of Pittsburgh, LOC).

An antique primer for children, intended to be used in their first weeks in the schoolroom, focusing on short, bright sentences, number and object training, and fine print (for the teacher) suggesting topics and items for conversational teaching.

The two authors were two Boston-area teachers. Jennie H. Stickney Lansing (1840-1937) was a schoolteacher and the author of textbooks, known for her Stickney Readers. She was associated with the Oswego Normal School (later SUNY Oswego) in the 1860s and in the 1870s served as the Head Assistant at the Boston Normal School. She was a native of Merrimac, Massachusetts. Susan Caroline Peabody (1855-1945), a resident of Waltham, Massachusetts, was a successful primary schoolteacher and the author of textbooks for children. Around the time of this publication she was teaching at Waltham's West School and some time prior to the turn-of-the-century became the Principal at the Banks School.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Ginn & Company
Place: [Boston]
Year: 1886

Keywords: textbooks, primer, primary school, antique, 1880s, Boston, Waltham, Massachusetts, Stickney Reader,

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