Mary Beecher Perkins
“Mansfield has been sick with a fever but is recovering fast.”
In that same letter, they wrote of Elizabeth Wolcott's (upcoming?) marriage to John P. Jackson:
“Jackson has been on with his mother to see Betsey and of course there was much palaver among the Wolcotts.”
Helen D. Perkins Collection Stowe-Day
- Thomas Clapp Perkins
- Isabella Beecher Hooker
- Roxana Foote Beecher
- Henry Ward Beecher
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Catharine Esther Beecher
- Charles Beecher
- George Beecher
- William Henry Beecher
- Edward Beecher
- Lyman Beecher
- Beecher Family Photograph
- Photograph of Harriet Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher and Mary Beecher Perkins
- Drawing of Rev. Lyman Beecher's House by George B. Bacon
- Drawing of Wadsworth Beecher House by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
- Litchfield Female Academy Collection
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.
1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
1817 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
1819 Litchfield Female Academy Winter 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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