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Wardrop Family Writings

Identifier: SMC-002

Scope and Contents

Agnes Wardrop's writings include two compositions: one on physiology and the other a description of the Seminary building and rooms. An extract of letters describes Agnes Wardrop's life at school and the daily course of studies, 1836-37. Agnes’ student notebooks include: Extracts on [Watt's] Improvement of the Mind and Penmanship exercises.

Margaret Wardrop's, 1836 History and Bible Lessons are also found within the collection.


  • 1836-1838


Access Restrictions

No restrictions. Open for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors, or their descendants, of items in these papers as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Agnes Wardrop and her sister Margaret Wardrop, from Fall River, Massachusetts, attended Wheaton Female Seminary from 1836-1837. Their parents were John and Agnes Wardrop.

Agnes married Alexander McNaughtin. She died on Oct. 18, 1890, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River.

Margaret married Roderick Robertson.


0.3 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in Collection. Acquisition information not available for this collection. Collection inputted into database in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley Kuhn, W09, November 2008

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Hanna Juergens, W13, September 2012

Encoding edited by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist, September 2012

Inventory of the Wardrop Family Writings
Ashley Kuhn, W09
November 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766