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A definitive history of the college's first hundred years (1880-1980) commissioned by the Bridgewater College Board of Trustees, researched and written by an alumnus of the college, Francis Fry Wayland.

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Bridgewater College


Bridgewater, VA


Bridgewater College, history, first hundred years, 1880-1980, Francis Fry Wayland

Bridgewater College: The First Hundred Years, 1880-1980