Calvert School. Work of Judith Warner, 1933 - 1937. [4 volume set].
[Baltimore, Maryland]: (n. p.), 1933-1937. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Unpaginated, approx. 300pp per volume. Dark green cloth with cream title labels printed in black to front boards; black metal strips bound to spine of first volume. Holograph text in pencil and ink; magazine clippings pasted in to some pages, illustrating the lessons; hand-colored illustration at beginning of each month and occasionally throughout (mostly hand-drawn maps). Some additional tests laid in. Clean and sound, with only light wear to spine ends and corners. Text neat and very legible. Very Good.
Four bound volumes of Judith M. Warner's (1924 - ?) schoolwork during four years that she was a student at Calvert School, in Baltimore. The lessons include world and US history, geography, art (biographies of artists), spelling and mathematics, and Judith appears to have navigated them with relative ease, performing well on the tests included here. A neat and diligent student, Judith writes earnestly if not particularly originally about such topics as Earth's beginnings ("Long, long, long ago there was no world. There was just the sun. It kept whirling, sputtering and throwing off sparks. One of the sparks cooled and became our world"), landmarks in Washington, D.C., the West Indies, and so on. Many of the assignments are structured as letters to her mother.
Calvert School was founded in 1896, and is still a private school for boys and girls in 5th-8th grades. Judith's father, James O. Warner, was a the president of a Baltimore wholesale paper distribution company that served the local book publishing and printing trade, and was himself active in printing and graphic arts organizations.
An uncommonly complete example of one girl's private education during the Great Depression.