Julia Scott Quinby entered Westbrook Seminary in March 1859 at age 14.
She graduated from Westbrook Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute in 1863, "the first class 'under the amendment to the charter giving power to confer degrees.'"
Born December 28, 1844 in Fryeburg to Nancy (Foster) and Edwin F. Quinby, she had an older brother, Edwin, and two younger sisters Mary Ella and Myra Jane.
In 1852 when she was eight years old, her father died.
In 1859 Julia enrolled in Westbrook Seminary's "highest English and Languages" course, and her studies included Latin, French, Greek and algebra.
She attended three terms out of the four at a cost of $7 tuition each term.
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