|Title:||Georgia Female College letter|
|Dates:||1854 June 28|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 477 to MS 495)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a letter from "Ann Eliza" to "My Friend," dated Madison, Ga., June 28, 1854, and is purely social and friendly content. She declines to have her picture taken for him (his name is perhaps Emory), speaks of examinations, of her father's illness, of commencement and of going home (possibly to Sumpter County). The chief interest of the letter is the stationery which has an engraved vignette view of the College at the head.|
Several private academies were located in Madison, Georgia, as were two colleges for women, the Madison Collegiate Institute (founded in 1849; later Georgia Female College) and the Madison Female College (1850). These schools helped to establish Madison's reputation as a regional center of education.
Georgia Female College letter. MS 484. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.