History at Your Fingertips

In 1784 Tapping Reeve opened the Litchfield Law School, the first in America. The Law School attracted over 1,200 students from 13 states and territories to study in Litchfield. Graduates formed a network of leadership and influence that encompassed public service, business, and other areas of American life.

In 1792 Sarah Pierce founded a pioneer institution of female education in America. Her innovative curriculum of academic, practical, and ornamental courses expanded the world of the estimated 3,000 girls who attended the school over its 41 year history.

The Ledger presents the stories of these institutions, their founders and students. Their words, artwork, and personal belongings are brought together with biographical and genealogical information from a variety of repositories and private collections. Open its pages and explore.

The ledger contains information about 937 LLS students and 1620 LFA students. 135 men and 1485 women attended LFA.

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