Mary Peck Mansfield
Primary sources for Mary Peck Mansfield include an autograph album, located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 70.
On August 7, 1826, after visiting Mary, who was to be married in the fall, Ann Elizabeth Landon and Charlotte [Landon] Livingston wrote to Mary F. Beecher:
“Mansfield has been sick with a fever but is recovering fast.”
Helen D. Perkins Collection Stowe-Day
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.
Mary Wallace Peck kept an Album while a teacher at the Litchfield Female Academy in 1825 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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