"Located in a three-story wooden schoolhouse on the grounds of Greenwich’s Second Congregational Church, Greenwich Academy would offer boys and girls an education that included Latin, astronomy, sciences, botany, arts, and a Shakespeare club."
Esther Allcorn's needlework sample lesson book for the Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT, c. 1907. Includes such lessons as French Hemming on Damask, Making a Gusset, Mitred Corners, Darning on Cashmere, and Stockinette Darn.
Esther's grandfather, Charles Henry Allcorn, moved his wife and 4 children from Brighton, England to Greenwich, CT in 1867. This was 4 years after the passing of his father. It is possible that inheritance provided for this move and lifestyle, as Charles is listed simply as a tinsmith in several census reports.
Esther Elmendorf Allcorn was born June 13 1896 to Leonard Lionel Allcorn and Marquerite Elmendorf. She grew up on Millbank Avenue, just a 1/2 mile from the school at 139 East Putnam Ave. It is the oldest girls’ day school in Connecticut, and the 6th oldest in the country.
Esther went on to become a teacher, initially at private school, possibly Greenwich Academy or The Misses ELY School for Girls. She is later listed as a special teacher at public school.
21 pages of typed lesson instructions and corresponding sample.
9.75" x 7.25" x .75"