Sayre School records, 1854-1947, 1895-1910 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sayre School records, 1854-1947, 1895-1910 (bulk dates)
Creator
Sayre School (Lexington, Ky.)
Extent
500 pieces (2 boxes)
Subjects
Sayre School (Lexington, Ky.)
Church schools--Kentucky--Lexington.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--Education.
Lexington (Ky.)--Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
Brochures.
Catalogs.
Charters.
Invitations.
Receipts.
Stock certificates.
Wills
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Founded in 1854 by David Sayre, the Sayre School was located in Lexington, Kentucky, on Mill Street and known as Transylvania Female Seminary. The next year it was renamed the Sayre Female Institute and moved to Limestone Street.
Scope and Content
These records relate to the founding and subsequent operation of Sayre School, including correspondence, bills, wills, legislative acts, school catalogues, charters, and brochures. The records contain a copy of the will of David Sayre (1870); legal papers from the turn of the century discussing the transfer of the school from the Board of Trustees to the Presbyterian Synod of Kentucky; correspondence (1899-1917) concerned with raising funds for new buidings and equipment; commencement programs; school catalogues (1900-1903); school brochures (1904-1910); bills; checks and receipts (1904) a stock book (1904); a stock certificate book (1904); and invitations to school functions.

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