Cornish (N.H. : Town), School District records, 1829-1879 Rauner Manuscript MS-810

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Cornish (N.H. : Town), School District records

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-810

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box


Financial and other business rocords for the Cornish, NH school district from 1829 to 1868. The records are in a bound volume. Loose documents, including bills and invoices date from 1866 to 1879.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Financial and other business rocords for the Cornish, NH school district from 1829 to 1868. A portion of the records appear in a bound volume while the balance are loose documents, including bills and invoices dating from 1866 to 1879.

Institutional History

The Cornish School's beginnings date to 1829 when Daniel and Anna Ford offered a room for the enterprise and Anna Ford began as its first teacher. In 1830, Joseph Chase Jr. provided land for the location of a school building that was eventually built. In 1840, a crisis arose over that location when it was found to have been built on land that was legally owned by John Fitch. The matter was resolved, however, when the property was leased from Fitch in 1850.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1829-1879

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Bound volume of records, 1829-1868
  • Folder: 2, Bills and receipts, 1866
  • Folder: 3, Bills and receipts, 1868
  • Folder: 4, Bills and receipts, 1869
  • Folder: 5, Bills and receipts, 1870
  • Folder: 6, Bills and receipts, 1871
  • Folder: 7, Bills and receipts, 1872
  • Folder: 8, Bills and receipts, 1873
  • Folder: 9, Bills and receipts, 1874
  • Folder: 10, Bills and receipts, 1875
  • Folder: 11, Bills and receipts, 1876
  • Folder: 12, Bills and receipts, 1878
  • Folder: 13, Bills and receipts, 1879

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