Thursday, November 30, 2017

D. H. Selph and the Orphan Normal School

© Kathy Duncan, 2017

In 1866, Rev. Duncan Hyder Selph was trying to raise funds to establish an Orphan Normal School for orphan girls and the daughters of poor Baptist ministers. Given the loss of young fathers during the Civil War, this must have seemed like a logical plan. However, $25,000 may have been too much money to raise at that time, especially with so many in need. There is no indication that Rev. D. H. Selph's plan came to fruition.

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