Mrs. Caroline Cutler Metcalf was one of the few truly historically influential members of the Wheaton community. Hired in 1850, at age 41, to replace Margaret Mann, she remained at Wheaton for 26 years, providing superior leadership until 1876.
1850 - 1876Caroline Cutler Metcalf
The Reverend Henry W. Parker, pastor of the North Congregational Church of New Bedford, Massachusetts, spoke at Commencement.
The Reverend Lyman Whiting, D.D., pastor of the High Street Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
1862Ann E. Carter
Ann E. Carter was a seminary teacher from 1862-63 and 1866-71. Educated by her father, Ann E. Carter became a teacher at Wheaton in 1862-63, then withdrew because of poor health. Returning in 1866, she remained until her death, teaching… Read More »
The Reverend Daniel Tenney of Boston, Massachusetts, offered the Commencement address.
In hopes of restoring Laban Morey Wheaton’s failing health, the Wheatons spend the summer of 1862 on a “Grand Tour” of Europe.
Ellen Plimpton was hired as Wheaton’s first full-time teacher of calisthenics by her aunt, Mrs. Caroline Cutler Metcalf, who threatened to resign if Miss Plimpton was not hired. Previous to this, teachers led physical exercises in addition to their other… Read More »
Dr. James Davie Butler, LL.D., the first Professor of Latin and Greek at State University, Madison, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin) spoke at Commencement.
The Reverend Leonard Swain, D.D., pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, Massachusetts spoke at Commencement for the second time.
Laban Morey Wheaton died on 17 January 1865, at the age of 69. He left the use of most of his property and investments to his widow, Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, for her lifetime. The most valuable asset, the estate… Read More »
The Reverend Mortimer Blake, D.D., minister of the Winslow Trinitarian Congregational Church in Taunton, Massachusetts, provided the Commencement address.
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, Massachusetts again provided the Commencement address.
The Commencement address was given by the Reverend Horace James, A.M., pastor of the First Congregational Church in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Eames Rankin, D.D., LL.D., of Charlestown, Massachusetts spoke at Commencement.
1869Kate Upson Clark
Clark was an active and influential member of Alumnae Association for over 50 years. She was the founder of the New York Wheaton Club in 1885, Wheaton’s first regional alumnae club; a Trustee from 1906-1935; and the recipient of Wheaton’s… Read More »
Clara M. Pike, Class of 1866, began her 32-year career at Wheaton in 1869, teaching the sciences and fighting for better equipment and classroom facilities. Having attended classes at the Women’s Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she regularly invited… Read More »