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Margaret Bloodgood Waldron

Other Name:
Margaret Bloodgood
Home Town:
Albany, NY
Samuel Waldron (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Margaret Bloodgood Waldron, daughter of Francis Bloodgood and Eliza Codham Bloodgood, was born in Albany, New York. Her father graduated from Yale College in 1787 and had a successful career as a lawyer and politician after serving in the military. As a young woman Margaret studied at the Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut, and later married Samuel Waldron.
"Margaret Bloodgood was from Albany; she was sometime at Litchfield. The subsequent history I know nothing of." - John Pierce Brace, "History of My Poetry, Vol. I" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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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.
John Pierce Brace, "History of My Poetry Vol. I" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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