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Caroline T. Robbins

Other Name:
Caroline Tracy Robbins
Home Town:
Mount Sterling, KY
Biographical Notes:
Caroline T. Robbins came from a family tradition of being educated in Litchfield, Connecticut. Caroline's mother had attended the Litchfield Female Academy from 1801-1808, and her father had been a law student at the Litchfield Law School in 1808. Continuing this tradition, Caroline studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in 1832 like her sisters Julia and Susan had done before her.
Additional Notes:
Caroline's mother, Caroline Tracy Robbins was the daughter of Uriah and Susan Bull Tracy. Uriah was a prominent local figure in Litchfield and a U.S. Congressman.

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.
1832 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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