MT. HOLYOKE FEMALE SEMINARY.-A pamphlet is published, setting forth a general
view of the principles and design of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, to be
established at south Hadley. We have not seen the pamphlet, but find the following
abstract of its contents in the Boston Recorder:-
The design of this institution is, 'to give a solid, extensive and well-balanced
English education' to ladies; to fit them for teachers and other spheres of
1. It professes to be founded on the high principle of enlarged Christian benevolence,
and is sacredly consecrated to the Great Head of the church.
2. It is placed on a firm, legal basis; has an act of incorporation, and nine
Trustees; President Humphrey standing first on the list.
3. It is designed to be permanent; continuing onward in its operation from
generation to generation; sustained by permanent funds; and by the character
of its instruction.
4. The general course of study, and character of instruction given, are to
be like those of the Ipswich Female Seminary.
5. It is to be entirely for adult young ladies; the admission of younger Misses
would involve a public loss, far greator [sic] than the individual good.
6. Every member of the school will board in the establishment; teachers and
pupils, without exception, will form one family.
7. It is designed to furnish the best facilities for education, at a very moderate
expense. Charges t the pupils for board and instruction will be placed at cost,
without rent for buildings or furniture.
8. The principle of entire equality among the pupils is to be adopted; charges
the same to all, rich or poor.
9. The young ladies are all to take a part in the domestic work of the family:
not as a servile labor, but as a gratuitous service to the institution; giving
to it a greater degree of independence; promoting the health, improvement and
happiness of the pupils.