[South Hadley (MA): the college, September, 1840]. Single sheet, folded, 25 cm.  pp. One page of printed text, 3 blank. Ex-Harvard College Library copy (stamped at the head of the text). Old fold lines, a bit of rumpling, else a very good copy.
This circular advises students seeking admission to be mindful of the requirements of the school, and to be prepared to "pass a good examination on entering the Seminary." It notes that "[c]andidates for admission should be very careful and thorough in their preparation. There has been some deficiency in understanding the required qualifications, though these qualifications have been better understood from year to year." The candidates should have a thorough background in Arithmetic and Latin and the other preparatory studies demanded of them. An individual should either withdraw her application or delay it if her educational background has not prepared her "as it is a disadvantage to the young ladies themselves, as well as to the Institution. Item #64772
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary accepted its first students in November 1837. The founder and driving force behind the school was Mary Lyon who intended the school to be an institute of higher education focusing on rigorous academic studies. It was the first of the group of schools later called the "Seven Sisters," counterparts to the all-male Ivy League schools of the 19th century. One of its many well known students was Emily Dickinson who attended from 1847-1848.
OCLC lists one copy: AAS.