New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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Soule Commercial College and Literary Institute

Colonel George Soule was the founder (in 1856) of Soule Commercial College and Literary Institute, one of the oldest private business schools in the South. Soule also lectured and wrote widely on educational and social questions, and a number of his textbooks on arithmetic, mathematics, and "practical business" subjects were used thoughout the country. Instructors in Soule's "Commercial Course" taught double-entry bookkeeping, penmanship and billing, practical arithmetic (including shortcuts), business correspondence, spelling, commercial law, practical office work, and touch typewriting. [Rare Vertical File]