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Cornelia Lothrop Kirkland

Other Name:
Cornelia Green Lothrop
Home Town:
Utica, NY
Charles Pickney Kirkland (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Cornelia Lothrop KIrkland was the daughter of John Hosmer Lothrop of Utica, New York and his wife Jerusha. In 1818 Cornelia attended the Litchfield Female Academy, as her sister Eliza would be several years later. Sometime after completing her studies Cornelia married Charles Pickney Kirkland, a lawyer and politician who had studied in Litchfield as well. During their marriage the couple had three children. Cornelia passed away in 1831.

Years at LFA:

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1818 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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