Keywords: Maine Wesleyan Seminary
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1844-06-04 Location: Westport Island; Readfield Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1841-08-22 Location: Richmond; Kents Hill; Readfield Media: Ink on paper
Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.
Tillson. He received his education at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill. While Henry was a student, President Lincoln issued a call for…