History Of Mary Baldwin Seminary (originally Augusta Female Seminary); From 1842 To 1905 Inclusive

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byJoseph Addison Waddell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AUGUSTA PRINTING CORPORATION STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, 1908 V PREFACE. The following historical sketch of the Mary Baldwin Seminary was prepared by the Hon. Joseph Addison WadDell, L-L. D., at the solicitation of the Board of Trustees. He had been identified with the school to such extent that no account of it would be complete without the mention of himself in a way which his natural feeling of delicacy makes impossible. The Board has therefore appointed the undersigned committee to prepare this preface, expressing its grateful appreciation of his services and devotion. About the year 1855 when Dr. Waddell's father, Dr. Addison Waddell, died, he was elected to succeed him as a member of the Board of Trustees, and soon after was made clerk of the Board, having held that office ever since, a period of fully fifty years. Throughout all this time he has been the Seminary's best friend, serving it with an affectionate devotion, only less than that he has given his home and his church, bestowing upon it freely his time and thought and ever ready to help it with his means when there was need for it. It is safe to say that nothing of importance has ever been undertaken without consulting him, few things have been done without his approval, and many things upon his suggestion. At the most critical time in the history of the school it was his sagacious suggestion that saved it from extinction and resulted in its establishment upon a secure and permanent basis. This was in the year 1863, when the crisis of the war was approaching, when in the South industries were paralyzed and energies prostrated and hope was beginning to falter, that there was serious danger of having to close the Seminary. It was Dr. Waddell who then suggested that Miss McCl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AUGUSTA PRINTING CORPORATION STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, 1908 V PREFACE. The following historical sketch of the Mary Baldwin Seminary was pre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217840639

ISBN - 13:9780217840637

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