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Commodore EXAMINATION BALL. Perry

The company of Ms Caroline Ames
Is requested at Mr. Cooley's Hall, on Tuesday the
12th inst. At 6 o'clock P.M.

J. L. Arms,
T. W. Dickenson, JR. }Managers.
J. C. Hoyt,
J. C. Dickenson
Deerfield, October 1813

Champney has Captured
4 [??]--let us dance

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As with other academies, it was customary to hold academic examinations at the end of each quarter at Deerfield Academy. Parents, trustees, and townspeople were invited to hear the students display their learning progress. This invitation is printed on the back of a playing card (Jack of Diamonds). Often a ball followed the serious part of the day, such as this one held at Mr. Cooley's Hall. Oliver Cooley (b. 1772) had a tavern license for a building on Lot 29II on the Deerfield street from 1809 to 1816, a site that was the home of taverns and hotels from 1805 to 1935.

 

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Examination Ball Invitation

creator   John Churchill Hoyt
creator   Jonathan Dickinson (1778-1855)
creator   Thomas Wells Dickinson, Jr. (1784-1849)
creator   Josiah Lyman Arms (1788-1828)
date   Oct 12, 1813
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   3.625"
height   2.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Personal Documents/Invitation
accession #   #L03.004


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