Creator

Date Original

1872

Description

This notebook includes a journal, class notes, and poems written by Mollie Peay while she attended Patapsco Institute in 1872.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mollie Peay was born June 25, 1856, to Gordon and Susan Peay in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly before the Civil War, Gordon Peay organized the "Capital Guards." He became a colonel during the war and was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh. When Little Rock was occupied by the Union Army in 1863, the Peay family moved to Saline County until 1865. Mollie was educated in a Catholic convent until the war ended. She received further education at the Patapsco Institute in Ellicott, Maryland. Established in the 1830s, Patapsco was one of the first schools for women in the South. Mollie graduated in 1873 and returned to Little Rock, where she met and married her father's young banking partner, William Booker Worthen, in 1879. William Worthen founded the Worthen Bank of Little Rock. Mollie lived in Little Rock until her death on October 10, 1944.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Maryland

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.035.019

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Mollie Peay writings, SMC.035.019

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Mollie Peay writings, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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