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Dugas family papers

Dugas family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dugas family papers
Creator: Dugas family
Inclusive Dates: 1800-1827
Language(s): French
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms2521
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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 -- Georgia -- Augusta.
Immigrants -- Maryland.
Immigrants -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Medical College of Georgia -- History--19th century--Sources
Physicians -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae

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1Dugas Family Papers