Wentworth, NH school district register books, 1850 - 1878Manuscript MS-1298

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Wentworth, NH school district register books, 1850 - 1878

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1298

Collection Dates:

1850 - 1878

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Wentworth, NH School District Registers (1850-1878)

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The records of the Wentworth, NH school districts contain school registers for a variety of districts. The registers chronicle attendance and deportment of students, as well as directions for the teacher and general school information, including number of students, wages of teachers, books used and condition of the school buildings.


The first schoolhouse in Wentworth, NH, was built in 1790, and the first division of the town into school districts was made in 1785. Five school districts were established that year, with more being added in later years. By 1855, eleven districts had been established. However, in 1886, all districts were abolished by an act of the legislature.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, School Registers, 1850-1878

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1850-1878

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, School Register: District 2; 3; 6; 9, 1850-1851
  • Folder: 2, School Register: District 1; 2; 5; 6; 9; 10, 1851-1852
  • Folder: 3, School Register: District 1; 7, 1852
  • Folder: 4, School Register: District 1; 4; 5; 9, 1852-1853
  • Folder: 5, School Register: District 1; 6, 1853
  • Folder: 6, School Register: District 8; 9; 10, 1853-1854
  • Folder: 7, School Register: District: Unidentified, 1854
  • Folder: 8, School Register: District 2; 5; 7, 1854-1855
  • Folder: 9, School Register: Districts: Miscellaneous, 1861-1878

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