Hiram Fuller

Hiram Fuller was an enthusiastic young schoolteacher highly esteemed by Amos Bronson Alcott and who highly esteemed Alcott.  Fuller kept a school in Providence, Rhode Island with a curriculum directly based on that of Alcott's Temple School in Boston.  He was in full sympathy with Alcott's methods and goals as described in Elizabeth Palmer Peabody's Record of a School (1835).  Fuller had found that this book so impressed his students and their parents that enrollment in his school increased from 20 to 65 because of it.  This school, the Greene Street School, had 150 students in May 1837 when Margaret Fuller (no relation to Hiram) taught there.