Letters from the teachers at The College of Saint-Louis in Bruges

The College of Saint-Louis was an important Catholic school in 19th-century Bruges. Among its teachers there were important persons such as Leonard De Bo and Hugo Verriest.

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Intellectual Elite

Most of the teachers connected to the college were Catholic priests. They were part of the intellectual elite of Bruges and West Flanders. The 500 letters show that Gezelle played a prominent role within this network. He edited their publications and they could turn to him for advice. Also the letters offer insight into how Gezelle's magazines such as Rond den heerd, Biekorf and Loquela were constituted.

GGA3200v L. L. De Bo to Guido Gezelle

Anonymous Authors

These teachers often were the anonymous authors in those magazines. For example, they wrote about the use of Flemish words for mathematical terms.

Here you have an overview of the correspondents.

Online Edition of the Letters from the Teachers of the College of Saint Louis

Here you can find the digitized letters next to the full searchable text. The letters are enriched with biographical and contextual information.

Read the letters
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