Litchfield Female Academy Collection

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Collections of Papers
Sarah Pierce; John Pierce Brace; Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
between 1787 and 1927
Litchfield Female Academy collection
Held at:
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, Connecticut
11.67 Linear Feet
This collection documents the history of The Litchfield Female Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut. Early records refer to the Academy as Miss Pierce's School, Miss Pierce's Academy, and Sarah Pierce's Academy. The collection consists of school records; correspondence, diaries, journals, school notebooks, and albums of students; papers of Sarah Pierce and the Pierce family; and correspondence of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel regarding her research for her books "Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from 1792 to 1833" published in 1903 and "More Chronicles of a Pioneer School" published in 1927. The collection includes the writings of Sarah Pierce and her nephew, John Pierce Brace. The finding aid contains links to images of items from the collection.

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