Courtesy of the
University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
Amelia Gayle Gorgas
Amelia Gayle Gorgas (1826-1913) served as post-mistress, librarian, and hospital patron at the University of Alabama over
the course of 25 years. She was the daughter of congressman John Gayle, married to famed military man and educator Josiah
Gorgas, and the mother of public health physician William C. Gorgas.