Isabella Cornelius Student File

Student file of Isabella Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1885 graduated in 1892, and ultimately departed on November 4, 1893. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains former student response postcards, student information cards, a returned student survey, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates Cornelius graduated from the State Normal School at New Britain in New Britain, Connecticut in 1896, taught school in Connecticut, and was keeping house for her family West DePere, Wisconsin in 1913.

In school documentation Isabella Cornelius is also known as Isabel Cornelius. Her married name is Isabella Denny, Isabel Cornelius Denny, or Isabel C. Denny (Mrs. Joshua Denny).

Note: Although Cornelius graduated in 1892 she is not present in the Graduating Class photo. 


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 134, folder 5262
Isabella Cornelius Student File