Acacia Villa School

This collection of records concerning the Acacia Villa School is selected from the papers of Mortimer V. Marshall.

Acacia Villa School was founded in July 1852 as a private school for boys. Originally named the Lower Horton Seminary, it was located at Horton Landing (now Hortonville), Kings County, NS. By about the 1905-1906 school term, the school permitted girls to attend classes. Acacia Villa School closed in [late May] 1920. Today none of the original buildings remain standing, but the Wolfville Historical Society has erected a monument on the grounds of the former school.

In 1963, Mortimer Villiers Marshall researched and wrote A Short History of Acacia Villa School. It was published and distributed through an agreement with the Acadia University Institute. A taped interview at Accession 1981.012 also includes a brief description of this research. While conducting his research, Marshall collected school programs, calendars, photographs, artefacts and other materials relating to the Acacia Villa School; these form the basis of this collection.

Acacia Villa Gazette
Acacia Villa Gazette
File contains the "Acacia Villa Gazette" Christmas Number, December 1903. The paper includes a short history of the Acacia Villa School; photo of the school grounds that was also reproduced as a postcard; teacher profiles; articles written by current or past pupils., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School
Acacia Villa School
1 photograph : b& w ; 10 x 15 cm. Item is a photograph of a postcard depicting the Acacia Villa School grounds and buildings. Postcard ca. 1910., Acacia Villa School, Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School
Acacia Villa School
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm mounted on cardboard 35 x 30 cm. Item is a photograph of the students and staff of the Acacia Villa School, 1917-1918. Third row from left: 1st Mrs. A Patterson, 2nd Hilda Hockin, 6th Daisy Trenholm Kilcup, 9th Gertrude Rathbone Dennison., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School - Correspondence
Acacia Villa School - Correspondence
File consists of correspondence that contains some remembrances and vignettes which were sent to Marshall by former students for inclusion in the book., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 21 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard 29.5 x 24 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa School baseball team taken in the spring of 1911. Names of team members are written on the back of the photograph. Back row: Arthur Crowe, Fred Spencer, ?, R. A. Patterson, Frank Rowe, Colin Jones, Edward Stacie., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 20.5 x 15.5 cm mounted on cardboard 30 x 24 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa baseball team of 1910. Back row: Ken Delphy, Franklyn Robb, Frank Patterson, Colin McPherson, Arthur Stawell. Front Row: Guy Saunders, Jack Sargent; Don Saunders Harold DeLong, Wesley Graves. Photograph by A. L. Hardy., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
Acacia Villa School Baseball Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 20.5 x 15 cm mounted on cardboard 30 x 25 cm., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Basketball Team
Acacia Villa School Basketball Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 21 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard 29.5 x 24 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa basketball team of 1912, taken to celebrate the victory of Acacia Villa over the Kings County Academy. A ball in the photograph records: KCA - 10, AVS - 24. Back row: Smith? Chas. Dugas, Jack Borden, J. C. Crowe. Front Row: MacInnes, Imrie Borden. Back of cardboard reads: "Gift of J.C. Crowe.", Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Calendar
Acacia Villa School Calendar
Item is the calendar of the Acacia Villa School for the 1911-12 school year. Calendar consists of photographs of the school's founder and the current Head Master; general information; courses of study; textbooks; expenses; prizes; rules and regulations. Printed by J. J. Anslow and Company, Windsor, NS. Top right corner of cover reads: "Graves"., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Football Team
Acacia Villa School Football Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 20.5 x 15 cm mounted on cardboard 30 x 24.5 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa school football team. Front row second from left is Clifford Kelley. Back of cardboard reads: "Gift of Clifford Kelley." Photograph taken by A. L. Hardy., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Football Team
Acacia Villa School Football Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 19 x 11 cm mounted on cardboard 29 x 21 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa football team. Back of cardboard reads: "Gift from Clifford Kelley". Photograph by A. L. Hardy., Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection
Acacia Villa School Football Team
Acacia Villa School Football Team
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 19 x 13.5 cm. Item is a photograph of the Acacia Villa football team. The front of the photograph has been marked with an x and the back of the photograph reads: "X Charles B. McMullen, Truro, NS.", Acacia Villa School (Horton Landing, Kings County, N.S.), Mortimer Villiers Marshall collection