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New Ipswich Appleton Academy (1789-1968)



  • Existence: 1789 - 1968

The New Ipswich Academy was chartered in 1789 and was later renamed Appleton Academy after benefactor Samuel Appleton, the largest early donor to the school. It was the second oldest academy chartered in New Hampshire after Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter. New Ipswich Academy had a close relationship with Dartmouth College in Hanover. It would also serve as high school for the nearby communities of Mason and Greenville. The academy closed in 1968. Notable alumni include Levi Woodbury, Samuel Bell, Henry Ames Blood and Jesse Appleton. Early trustees included Samuel Lee, A.W. Burnham, Josiah Ballard, Stephen Thayer, George Barrett and Nathaniel Kingsbury.

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New Ipswich Appleton Academy student listing

Codex 003353
Identifier: 003353
Overview Record of students at New Ipswich Appleton Academy including age and place of residence, separated alphabetically by gender. E.T. Quimby, principal. Includes a pasted in clipping from a Boston newspaper entitled "Necrology-The Dead of 1879 at Home and Abroad" (January 3, 1880).