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On January 1, 1799 Deerfield Academy was formally opened and dedicated with a sermon delivered by the Reverend Joseph Lyman (1749-1848), minister of nearby Hatfield, Massachusetts. The occasion was considered important enough that the sermon was published. Reverend Lyman believed that understanding equaled wisdom and that wisdom then made men useful. Deerfield Academy was one of dozens of academies opened in this period to educate young men and women.


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"The Advantages and Praises of Wisdom. A Sermon Delivered at Deerfield, Jan. 1, A.D. 1799, at the Opening of Academy"

printer   Francis Barker
author   Reverend Joseph Lyman (1749-1848)
date   Jan 1, 1799
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   8.25"
width   5.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet - Sermon
accession #   #L98.045

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