Photograph of Sarah Derby's Grave, Hingham Cemetery of Hingham, MA

Derby01.jpg

Title

Photograph of Sarah Derby's Grave, Hingham Cemetery of Hingham, MA

Description

This is a photograph of Sarah Derby's grave in Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Massachusetts. Derby founded a coeducation school, Derby Academy, in the town during the late 18th century. The stone was erected by students and friends of the school in 1991. The text on the grave is as follows:

MADAM DERBY
April 18, 1714-June 17, 1790

Born Sarah Langlee at Hingham
married 1st Dr. Ezekiel Hersey of Hingham
married 2nd Capt. Richard Derby of Salem

Benefactress Ante Factum
Harvard Medical School
1770
Benefactress And Founder
Derby Academy
1784

This stone erected by students and friends of
Derby Academy
1991

Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius

Subject

Derby, Sarah, 1714-1790
Philanthropy
Education
Derby, Richard, 1712-1783
Hersey, Ezekiel
Death
Graves
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Private schools

Creator

Hingham Public Library

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

2013

Rights

Under copyright.

Access Rights

Contact host institution for more information

Format

JPEG

Extent

1.14 MB

Language

English
Latin

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Derby01

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1714-1790
1991
2013

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Citation

Hingham Public Library, “Photograph of Sarah Derby's Grave, Hingham Cemetery of Hingham, MA,” Hingham Public Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed April 20, 2024, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/322.