Female Institute, Warrenton, NC, Slave carried cover, ca. 1850s. The Warrenton Female Academy was founded in 1841 as a Presbyterian school for girls. It changed shortly to a Methodist affiliation. The name was changed to Warrenton Female College in 1856. The school was highly praised by contemporaries. In 1863 after the burning of Greensboro Female College, many of the schools’ students transferred here. When Greensboro reopened in 1873, Warrenton College closed. This cover addressed to Wm. Hedrick Esq. is manuscript (per boy). This was an indication of a slave carrying the mail to an individual.
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