S. H. McCollester, Westbrook Seminary, ca. 1865

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE


The Rev. Sullivan Holman McCollester (1826-1921) began working at Westbrook Seminary in April 1861.

He served as principal for eight years, leading the school into a period of growth.

Under his leadership, the school received a charter as a Female College in 1863, the first state-chartered institution of the kind in New England.

He left Westbrook in 1866 due to ill health.

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  • Title: S. H. McCollester, Westbrook Seminary, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Local Name: Stevens Plains
  • Town: Portland, Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Local Code: Faculty photographs
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Abplanalp Library, UNE
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 221-4323

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