Betsey T. Capen
- Betsey T. Capen
Portrait of Betsey T. Capen.
Bridgewater State University, Maxwell Library
Archives & Special Collections
- Collection (local):
Ambrotypes of Bridgewater Normal School students, ca. 1857
State Normal School (Bridgewater, Mass.)
Capen, Betsey T., 1838-1920
- 1 photograph : ambrotype ; 6 x 7 cm.
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Betsey T. Capen, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, entered the State Normal School in Bridgewater with the 47th class in March 1856 and graduated in 1857. A teaching career of over 50 years included appointments at the Shepherd School (North Cambridge), 1857-1864; Wells School (Boston), 1864-1868; and Girls' High School (Boston), 1868-1875. While teaching Capen continued her own education and was one of the first women to study science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She taught chemistry at both Wellesley College and Smith College. In 1885 Capen founded the Capen School for Girls in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she taught until her death in 1920.
- Notes (object):
Slightly hand colored