Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Vance Academy, n.d.

Title: Broadside for Vance Academy

Creator: Vance Academy

Subject: Education--North Carolina--Craven County

Description: A broadside (ca. 1880s) advertising the rates and services of Vance Academy, a private school in New Bern, located in the Simpson-Oakesmith Home at the south-eastern corner of Pollock and East Front Streets.

Publisher: None listed.

Date: No date, possibly 1880s.

Type: Text

Format:  1 page.

Identifier: NB.86.220.1

Source: Donation.

Coverage: New Bern (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern Historical Society, 512 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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Vance Academy!

South-east corner Pollock and East Front Streets,

New Berne, N.C.

[Illustration of the Academy]

Boarding and Day School.

Special Attention Given to Mathematics,
Commercial Law, Book-Keeping,
and Penmanship.

Experienced Teacher In Instrumental Music.

Vocal Music A Prominent Feature.

Tuition, Including Board, Washing, Lights, etc., $65 to $75 per Session of Five Months.

During the Fair Messrs. Melton, Harris, Ward, Oaksmith and Bryan will be at the School building between the hours of 1.30 and 4.30 p.m. to take visitors through the building--showing its well equipped school rooms, fine library, and paintings etc. These gentlemen will give any information desired regarding the School.

W.R. Skinner, Principal.



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