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Jennie Gaskill Papers Edit




  • Date acquired: 20120615 (Other)


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  • Scope and Contents

    These papers contain essays and papers as well as early drafts or preparations for the creation of books or handbooks on various aspects of education (nature, grammar).  There are also a very few pieces of correspondence.

  • Arrangement Note

    The papers are arranged in folders as they were received or the archivist has imposed a folder title.  Folder list is below:

    "Biblical Place Names that Have Emigrated to America"

    "Biography of Telford O. Rhodes"


    "First Notes for Nature Book"

    Handbook for Nature Studey (sections)

    Lecture Notes

    "Materials Used in Making Pre-primer"

    "Materials Which Could Be Used for Construction of a Grammar book"

    Nature Study Handbook

    Papers, Essays and Thoughts - Various Topics

  • Conditions Governing Access

    No restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All rights reserved, Academy of the New Church.

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  • Source of Acquisition

    Alison Pryke Jackson

  • Method of Acquisition


  • Appraisal Information

    Jennie Gaskill was an influential figure in the New Church educational system.  Her handbook for nature study is still in use in some classrooms today.

  • Accruals and Additions

    To the original donation, two pieces of correspondence were added from the "Alphabetical Files" held by this archives.

  • Custodial History

    These papers were inherited by Alison Pryke Jackson.  Jennie Gaskill helped raise some of the younger children in the Madeline and Edward Bostock family, including Zara Bostock (Pryke).

  • Existence and Location of Originals

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  • Related Materials

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  • Processing Information

    The collection was originally housed in "manila" envelopes.  The materials were transferred to archival quality folders and titled as they were on the original envelope.  The archivist provided a title for any blank envelopes.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Jennie Gaskill was a teacher in New Church schools for many years.  She produced many publications including, Biography of Raymond Pitcairn, The Study of Nature: a handbook for teachers and parents" and An Introduction to the Hebrew Language.

    Note written by Gregory Jackson