From Andover Answers
Abbot Female Seminary, the first school dedicated to the the higher education of girls in the United States, was incorporated on February 26, 1829 in Andover, Massachusetts. Sarah Abbot was the founder of the school later known as Abbot Academy. It continued as a school for girls only until 1973 when it merged with Philips Academy.
- Abbot Academy, Andover Massachusetts by Abbot Academy, Andover Room R 376.9 Abb (pamphlet box 4)
- Academy Sketches 1892 - 1912 by Katharine Roxanna Kelsey, Andover Room R 376.9 Kel
- Journal of an Abbot Academy Girl 1874 - 1876 by Harriet Chapell Newcomb, Andover Room R 376.9 New
- A Singular School: Abbot Academy, 1828 - 1973 by Susan McIntosh Lloyd, Andover Room R 376.9 Llo
- "Abbot Academy," New England Magazine, February 1886, page 136 - 151.
- "Miss Carpenter's Book On Abbot is Published," Andover Townsman, November 25, 1959, p. 1.
- "Old Girl's School to Have New Life," Lawrence Eagle Tribune, (photos) November 30, 1994, p.9.
- "Renewed Life for 1829 Abbot Academy Home.(Draper Hall)," Eagle Tribune, (photos) May 2, 1997, p. 13, 14.
- "Mary Hinckley Hutchings Crane (long obituary for headmistress of Abbot from 1956 until 1966, photo)," Andover Townsman, May 10, 2007.
- "Three prestigious Andover schools become one," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012, page 10.
- Andover Room File - Private Schools
back to Main Page