Skip to main content

Bliss, Anna (1843–1925)

Bliss, Anna (1843–1925)

American educator. Name variations: Anna Elvira Bliss. Born Anna Elvira Bliss, Jan 14, 1843, in Jericho, Vermont; died July 25, 1925, in Wellington, South Africa; dau. of Genas Bliss and Elvira (Chamberlain) Bliss.

Closely linked with Abbie Ferguson, left for South Africa with Ferguson (1873); opened Huguenot Seminary, a school for girls (1874); took charge of lower department of Huguenot Seminary (1875); with Ferguson, founded Women's Missionary Society (later Vrouwen Zending Bond) at Huguenot; became principal when Huguenot Seminary developed into Huguenot Girls High School (1898); after Ferguson retired, served as president of Huguenot College (1910–20), which was renamed Huguenot University College, then incorporated by Parliament into University of South Africa (1916). Received honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College (1910).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bliss, Anna (1843–1925)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. 12 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Bliss, Anna (1843–1925)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 12, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bliss-anna-1843-1925

"Bliss, Anna (1843–1925)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Retrieved November 12, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bliss-anna-1843-1925

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.