Burleson Female Institute

By: Claudia Hazlewood

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 23, 2017


Burleson Female Institute, sponsored by Baptist congregations, was conducted in the old State Capitol in Austin by Richard B. Burleson, pastor of the Austin Baptist Church. The school operated only from February to December 1856, when Burleson was elected to the faculty of Baylor University.

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William Franklin Ledlow, History of Protestant Education in Texas (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1926). Willie Madora Long, Education in Austin Before the Public Schools (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1952). Carl Bassett Wilson, History of Baptist Educational Efforts in Texas, 1829–1900 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1934).

Categories:

  • Education
  • Defunct Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Religion
  • Baptist
  • Women

Time Periods:

  • Antebellum Texas

Places:

  • Central Texas
  • Austin

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1952
September 23, 2017

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