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Huguenot Seminary papers, 1874-1978.
2 boxes (7.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0550 (LD 7093.9 H8 A2)

Huguenot College. Founded as Huguenot Seminary in Wellington, Cape Colony (South Africa), 1874. Papers consist of notebooks, catalogs, brochures, publications, clippings, and photographs of the Seminary. Primarily documenting the involvement of Mount Holyoke graduates, Abbie Ferguson, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1856, and Anna Bliss, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1862, in the founding of the school.

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Historical Note

The Huguenot Seminary was founded on January 19, 1874 in Wellington, Cape Colony, South Africa, and is the oldest Mount Holyoke affiliated school. Reverend Andrew Murray organized the funds for the school, and Abbie Furguson (1856) and Anna Bliss (1862) led the school. The Seminary became a College in 1899. Today the College is primarily for Social Work.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Notebooks, catalogs, brochures, publications, clippings, photographs, of Huguenot Seminary, founded in 1874, later named Huguenot College and Huguenot University College. Includes manuscript journals of early years, 1874-1885, which reflect the involvement of Mount Holyoke Seminary graduates.

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Huguenot Seminary Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Huguenot College.
  • Huguenot Seminary.
  • Huguenot University College.
  • Women - Education - South Africa - History - Sources.

  • Huguenot College.
  • Huguenot Seminary.
  • Huguenot University College.

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