Zilpah P. Grant Banister

Zilpah P. Grant Banister

Zilpah Polly Grant Banister (May 30, 1794 - December 3, 1874) was an American educator known primarily for founding Ipswich Female Seminary in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1828. Mary Lyon was her assistant until she later also became principal. [http://www.mtholyoke.edu/marylyon/noframes/founding.html]

In addition, she was Principal of Adams Female Academy at Derry, New Hampshire from 1824 to 1827. On September 7, 1841, Grant married William B. Banister and moved with him to Newburyport, Massachusetts. She continued to be active to promote women's education, and published a pamphlet entitled Hints on Education in 1856.

External links

* [http://gravematter.smugmug.com/gallery/1083081/6/50332838/Large Burial place of Zilpah P. Grant Banister in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Massachusetts.]
* [http://clio.fivecolleges.edu/mhc/banister/ Zilpah P. Grant Bannister Papers]


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