|Creator:||Dugas, Louis Alexander, 1806-1898|
|Title:||Dugas family papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (1 oversized portfolio)|
French refugees from Santo Domingo, the Dugas family were early immigrants to Washington, Georgia in the 1790s. Mrs. Louis Dugas ran the Boarding School for Select Young Ladies there until 1810. Also from this family is Louis Alexander Dugas (1806-1898), one of the founders of the Medical College of Georgia.
The collection consists of 50 handwritten letters and documents (total: 200 pages) relating to the Dugas family, all in French. These papers describe the history of their emigration from Santo Domingo to the United States about 1800, and their lives in Augusta, Georgia and Maryland. These items dates from the 1800s-1820s, and describe the business and social lives of this early family of emigrees. Their son, Louis Alexander Dugas, was born in Washington, Georgia in 1806, settled in Augusta in 1831, and founded the Medical College of Georgia in 1832. He also received an LLB degree from the University of Georgia in 1869. All of the documents are easily readable and in excellent condition.
Arranged in chronological order.
Dugas family papers, 1800-1827. MS 2521. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.