John Park (educator)

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John Park (1775–1852) was an educator and newspaperman in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.[1] He established The Repertory newspaper. In 1811 he founded the Boston Lyceum for the Education of Young Ladies[2] located on Mount Vernon Street in Beacon Hill,[3] and attended by Margaret Fuller[4] and Frances Sargent Osgood. As of 1816 the school had a library of 3,000 volumes, as well as "a complete planetarium, a camera lucida, and microscope."[5] Park was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1831.[6] The society holds a nearly complete run of original copies of The Repertory, as well as the related titles that proceed and follow it in its collections.[7] Park's daughter, Louisa Jane Hall, was a writer and literary critic.


  1. ^ Edward H. Hall. "Reminiscences of Dr. John Park." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 7(1): 69-93. 1890
  2. ^ "Boston Lycaeum for the Education of Young Ladies." Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 03-29-1815
  3. ^ Boston Directory, 1823.
  4. ^ Joan Von Mehren. Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller. Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1996
  5. ^ "Boston Lyceum for the education of Young Ladies, in Science and Literature." Boston Daily Advertiser; Date: 03-13-1816
  6. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  7. ^ Catalog record for The Repertory