Abbie Park Ferguson
In 1873 Ferguson and another Mount Holyoke graduate (1862), Anna Bliss, moved to Cape Town, South Africa and established the first women's college in the region, Huguenot College in 1898. Abbie Park Ferguson was president of Huguenot College (which eventually became Huguenot University College) until her retirement in 1910.
She took a leave to return to the United States from 1905 to 1906 during which time she received an M.A. from Mount Holyoke. In 1912, Mount Holyoke honored her with a Doctor of Letters.
She died at Huguenot on March 25, 1919, aged 82.
- Mount Holyoke College Biographical Directory
- Ferguson Papers, 1861-1919
- Huguenot Seminary Papers, 1874-1978
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