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Henshaw, Frances A.

Frances Henshaw, Title Page to her Book of Penmanship
Henshaw was a student at the Middlebury Female Academy, and her journal reveals much about contemporary lessons in geography and penmanship.

(1828) | Chapter 1 | View the Map »

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Henshaw, Frances A.

Descriptive Picture of Virginia
Alongside each hand-drawn state map, Henshaw visually rendered a description of each state to inscribe it in her memory.

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Henshaw, Frances A.

Descriptive Picture of Kentucky
Henshaw’s picture of Kentucky indicates that she was taught to arrange material geographically, the same spatial approach to learning promoted by Emma Willard.

(1828) | Chapter 1 | View the Map »