EAST FLORIDA SEMINARY,
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AND MILITARY INSTITUTE
ESTABLISHED BY ACT OF FLORIDA LEGISLATURE OF 1851.
The Annual Session begins in September and ends in June, and is divided into two terms of nineteen weeks each.
Every applicant for admission must undergo an examination in such manner as shall be prescribed by the Board of Education.
All candidates for admission must be of good moral character, and must have attained the age of 13 years if males, and of 12 years if females. Applicants of capacity to make apt and good teachers, who will sign a declaration of intention to follow the business of teaching primary schools in the State, are, in all cases, to be preferred.
Each county in the State, east of the Suwanee River, is entitled to send to the Seminary as many scholars or beneficiaries as it may have representatives in the House of the General Assembly of Florida. They shall receive all the benefits of instruction of said Seminary free of all charge, the said scholars being selected by the Board of County Commissioners of said counties respectively.
Any number of students will be received from the counties, but all except county appointees will be receieved as Pay Students.
County appointees pay no tutition. All other students pay for each term of ninetween weeks tuition fees as follows:
For English Course, proper, - - - - $10.00
For Ancient Languages, and additional fee of - 5.00
For Book-keeping - 5.00
For Lessons on Piano or Organ, 18 weeks, 2 lessons per week, - - - - - - - 20.00
For Lessons in Voice Culture, 18 weeks, 2 lessons per week, - - - - - - 20.00
For Lessons in Rudiments of Vocal Music, 18 weeks, 2 lessons per week, - - - - 4.00
TUITION FEES MUST BE PAID ONE- HALF IN ADVANCE, THE BALACE AT MIDDLE OF TERM.
Books for class F, cost about $4.00; for class E, about $------; for class D, about $50.00; for classes C, B, and A, about $6.
Board in good families costs from $12.50 to $15.00 per calendar month. Washing $1.00 per month.
BOARD OF EDUCATION:
Hon. J. H. Roper, Prest., Gainesville.
Judge T. F. KING, Gainesville.
W.W. HAMPTON, Esq., Gainesville.
Mr. J.D. MATHESON, Gainesville.
Dr. JAMES ME. JACKSON, Bronson.
Maj. ALBERT J. RUSSELL, Jacksonville.
Prof. W. N. SHEATS, Secretary (ex-officio), Gainesville.
BOARD OF GOVERNMENT AND INSTRUCTION:
EDWIN P. CATER, A.M., President.
A.L. WAGNER, 1st Lt. 6th Inf. U.S.A., Commandant of Cadets
Rev. F. PASCO, Chaplin
G. Y. RENFRO, A.B.
Miss V. P. Carrington.
Mrs. LAURA G. FRENCH.
T. FRASER THOMAS, Surgeon.
State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, 917.5979-W371 05
Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute at Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. The institution was established by the Florida Legislature in 1851. The annual session began in September and ended in June, and was divided into 13 week terms. Male applicants had to be 13 years old, female applicants 12 years old. Students professing an interest in becoming teachers were preferred. Courses included English, ancient languages, bookeeping, piano, organ, voice culture, vocal music. The ad also lists the boards of instruction, government, and education for the seminary. Printed on page 110 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).