Guide to the Mallalieu Seminary Records, 1887-1927

Guide to the Mallalieu Seminary Records, 1887-1927

Record Group 193

Extent:  0.5 cubic feet (6 bound ledgers + 5 files)

Historical Sketch:  Founded in 1882 near Rocky Creek Methodist Church, Kinsey, Henry County, Alabama, for educational purposes, the school was first known as Forest Home Seminary. The school covered roughly seven acres and was supported by the Methodist Episcopal Church, North. When the school burned in 1885 it was rebuilt and renamed after Bishop Willard Francis Mallalieu. Mallalieu Seminary was one of the few institutions of higher learning in Southeast Alabama, teaching grades 1-12 and offering courses on Greek, Algebra, Latin, History, Chemistry, Music, Geology and the New and Old Testament. The Mallalieu Seminary closed on October 31, 1923 when the Methodist Episcopal Church, North could no longer financially support the school.

Source: “Mallalieu Seminary,” Historical Marker Database, accessed 2/25/2021,

Scope / Content Note:  Contains Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, student attendance & grades, brochure, and reports for President and Treasurer.

Organization: Bound journals/ledgers arranged by year, then subject. Loose papers arranged in 5 folders by subject, then year.

Provenance: Given to the Wiregrass Archives by Houston Love Memorial Library. Previous provenance unclear.

Preferred Citation:  Mallalieu Seminary, RG 193, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Donor Name: Houston Love Memorial Library

Access/User Limits?: Open except grade books (subject to FERPA restrictions)



File I.D.                                      File Label

193-15-0508-001              Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1887-1907

193-15-0508-002              Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1906-1916

193-15-0508-003              Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1916-1923

193-15-0508-004              Accounting Ledger, 1912-1923

193-15-0508-005              Daily Cash Ledger, 1912-1927

193-15-0508-007              Grade book, 1913/1914 - 1919/1920


File I.D.                                        File Label

193-15-0508-007-001     Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, 1922-1924 [incomplete]

193-15-0508-007-002     Brochure, 1909

193-15-0508-007-003     Correspondence, 1893, 1906, & n.d.

193-15-0508-007-004     Goolsby/Powell Deed transfer / Notary statement on reverse - 1893

193-15-0508-007-005     Reports - President's, 1899  -  Treasurer's, 1897, 1899, 1901  [includes Bd.of Trustee Meeting Minutes, Feb 1897]