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Catalog Number 1986.9.16
Title The Syms-Eaton Free School
Credit line Gift of Louisa Booker Scott.
Collection Booker Collection
Object Type Booklet
Summary History of the schools established by Benjamin Syms (1642/3) and Thomas Eaton (1659), as well as their successors, especially the Hampton Academy. The booklet also contains a conjectural image and a floorplan of the latter school building. The booklet also describes the feud between Christopher J.D. Pryor and George Cooper over the principalship and location of a consolidated school, ending in Cooper's murder of a Pryor supporter, Thomas Allen. The information for the booklet and two images was reportedly collected by William T. Westwood and from the citizens of Hampton by the booklet author.
Author Armstrong, Mrs. F.M.
Published Date 1902?
People Pryor, Christopher J.D.
Cooper, George
Allen, Thomas
Armstrong, Mary Frances Morgan ("M.F." or "F.M.")
Syms, Benjamin
Eaton, Thomas
Cary, John Baytop
Wythe, George
Phillips, Jefferson Curle (CSA Army)
Westwood, William T.
Place Names District--Langley (LAFB/LaRC)
Site--Syms Free School
Site--Eaton Charity School
Structure--Hampton Academy (1805)
Structure--Hampton Academy (1875)
Structure--Syms-Eaton Academy
Topics Education/Schools
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Notes This item is part of the Booker Collection. Click here to view the collection's Finding Aid and contents.
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