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Dugas du Vallon family document

Dugas du Vallon family document

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dugas du Vallon family document
Creator: Dugas family
Inclusive Dates: Unknown
Language(s): French
Extent: 1 oversize_folders 1 document
Collection Number: ms4245
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Dugas de Vallon family, a prominent plantation family from Saint-Domingue, immigrated to Washington, Georgia as refugees in the 1790s. Madame Louis Dugas ran the Boarding School for Select Young Ladies until 1810. Her son, Louis Alexander Dugas (1806-1898), was one of the founders of the Medical College of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a detailed inventory of: land owned in Saint-Domingue (present day Haiti), family papers, a list of revenues, debts in Saint-Domingue and France, and a list of property and assets, including enslaved people owned by the family. Although the document is not dated, it is believed to have originated after 1807, the year that Louis Rene Adrien Dugas de Vallon died.

The document is handwritten in French.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dugas Du Vallon family document, ms4245, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dugas, Louis Alexander, 1806-1898
Immigrants -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- United States.
Refugees -- Haiti.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this reposistory: Dugas family papers, ms 2521.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Document, Unknown