Dugas family papers

Dugas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Dugas family
Title: Dugas family papers
Dates: 1800-1827
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms2521

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of handwritten letters and documents relating to the Dugas family, all in French. These papers describe the history of their emigration from Santo Domingo to the United States around 1800, and their lives in Augusta, Georgia and Maryland. Louis Alexander Dugas (LLB, University of Georgia) founded the Medical College of Georgia in 1832.

Index Terms

Dugas family
Dugas family -- Correspondence
Dugas, Louis Alexander, 1806-1898
Dugas, Louis Alexander, 1806-1898 -- Correspondence
Family papers.
Immigrants--Economic conditions--19th century.
Immigrants--Social conditions--19th century.
Medical College of Georgia. -- History--19th century--Sources
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Dugas family papers, ms2521, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Dugas Family Papers