Madame Sophie Sosnowski collection

Madame Sophie Sosnowski collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sosnowski, Sophie, 1810-1899
Title: Madame Sophie Sosnowski collection
Dates: 1869-1917
Quantity: 0.13 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 619 to MS 635, MS 637 housed together in 1 document box, 1 oversized folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of programs, pictures, menus, clippings, etc., of a girls private school in Athens, Georgia and the two ladies who ran it. Also includes a painting by Miss Callie Sosnowski from the estate of Miss Lucy Hinton, recieved 1964 December 19 via Mrs. Huesta Harris.
Coll. Number: ms623

Biographical/Historical Note

Emigre Polish noblewoman, Madame Sophie Sosnowski, was a well-known teacher from Columbia, South Carolina who accepted the position of principal of the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1865. After and 1868 disagreement with the Board of Trustees, she left the Lucy Cobb School and later opened the Home School. She died Dec. 8, 1917.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Girls' schools--Georgia--Athens--History.
Home School (Athens. Ga.). -- History
Pictures (object genre)
Private schools--Georgia--Athens--History.
Sosnowski, Callie, d. 1917
Sosnowski, Sophie, 1810-1899

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Madame Sophie Sosnowski collection. MS 623. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Programs and misc.
OS Folder
1APainting by Miss Callie Sosnowski