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The Schoolmaker

Just in time for the 150th Anniversary of The Webb School, the seventh printing of the founder’s biography “The Schoolmaker” by Laurence McMillin, a sesquicentennial edition, includes a new foreword by Thompson Webb III and an introduction by Head of School Ray Broadhead.

Contact Hannah Little, library director, for a special reprint of The Schoolmaker, by Laurence McMillin, with a forward by Thompson Webb III, great-grandson of Sawney Webb, and an introduction by The Webb School Head of School Ray Broadhead. Email: hlittle@webbschool.com.

The Gentle Scholar

Dr. John Webb, The Webb School co-founder is the subject of The Gentle Scholar. One author's interest in bringing recognition to a forgotten Tennessee scholar and educator was the motivation for a book on the life and accomplishments of Dr. John M. Webb, co-founder of The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn.

The Gentle Scholar: The Forgotten Story of John M. Webb and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee was published by BrayBree Publishing in 2015. The author, Terry Barkley, first read about Webb 35 years ago. As an educator, he found a kindred spirit who shared his passion for education and scholarship.”The Gentle Scholar can be purchased through Amazon and BrayBree Publishing.

The Webb School of Bell Buckle

The Webb School has a rich and storied past with tenets and practices that have survived and remain as relevant today as when the school was founded in 1870. Webb will officially begin its 150th anniversary celebration the first day of school on Aug. 12, 2019. Capturing the story of Webb is a commemorative pictorial book, The Webb School of Bell Buckle, by authors, Susan Coop Howell and Hannah Byrd Little. Howell is Webb’s archivist, and Little is library director.

The pictorial book is available online through Arcadia Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and local shops.

The Webb School of Bell Buckle Authors' photo

Webb's rich history
captured in commemorative pictorial book

The Webb School has a rich and storied past with tenets that have survived and remain as relevant today as when the school was founded in 1870. Webb will officially begin its 150th anniversary celebration on Aug.12, the first day of school. Capturing the story of Webb in honor of the anniversary is a commemorative pictorial book, The Webb School of Bell Buckle, by authors, Susan Coop Howell (right) and Hannah Byrd Little (left). Howell is Webb’s archivist, and Little is library director.

Deeply-rooted traditions and reverently held principles are at the core of Webb’s foundation, and gathering just the right photos to tell the story spanning 150 years was no small task.
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