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Title Marion Chase Certification to Teach the Grammar Level in Nantucket Public Schools
Reference MSS 104/Folder 6
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Collection Chase Family Papers, 1771-1919
Date 5 Dec 1884
Description Certificate signed by the School Committee of Nantucket confirming that Marion Chase was now qualified to teach the Grammar in public schools.
Document Type Ephemera
Theme(s) Education; Employment and Labour
Keywords school, teaching, education
Countries USA
Ports Nantucket, USA
People Marion Chase
Additional Information

The Chase family was one of the founding families of Nantucket. They established themselves as seamen; Reuben Chase served under John Paul Jones and was made famous because he was the inspiration for the character Long Tom Coffin in Cooper’s The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea. His brother, Joseph, made regular voyages to France, while Captain Peter Chase ran sealing and cargo vessels to Australia and China. Oliver S Chase, though not a seaman, involved himself as a book-keeper for a shipping company first in Providence, Rhode Island and then in Callao, Peru.

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