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Mary Alderman Lee

Other Name:
Mary K. Alderman
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
William Tully Lee (May 1, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Alderman Lee, an 1826 student of the Litchfield Female Academy, was born to John and Mary Tryon Alderman in 1806. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut she married William Tully Lee, also of Hartford, on May 1, 1827. William worked as a physician in Hartford, and he and Mary had two children.
Additional Notes:
After Mary's death her widower, William Tully Lee, married Mary Collins of New Haven in 1845.

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.
1826 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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