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Pompey Academy Bylaws

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 Aug 2015

Biographical History

Pompey Academy was incorporated in 1811, although organization and construction had begun some ten years earlier.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Pompey Academy Bylaws consist of a manuscript copy of the bylaws dated 7 May 1840. Among other things, the bylaws specify that "the school shall be opened in the morning and closed in the evening by prayers," and that the following branches of knowledge shall be taught: "Reading, Orthography, writing, English Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic use of the Globes, Drawing of Maps surveying History, Belleslettres, Astronomy, Chemistry, Natural and Moral Philosophy, Composition, Rhetoric, Mathematics, & the learned languages." Tuition was set at two dollars and fifty cents per student per quarter.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Pompey Academy.


Education -- New York (State) -- Pompey.
Schools -- New York (State) -- Pompey.


New York (State) -- Pompey (Town) -- Intellectual life.

Genres and Forms

Bylaws (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Pompey Academy Bylaws,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Administrative records