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Arabella Bosworth

April 24, 1783
Home Town:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Later Residences:
Raleigh, NC
Biographical Notes:
Arabella Bosworth of Poughkeepsie, New York was the daughter of Jabez Bosworth and his wife Prudence Metcalf Bosworth. In 1802 Arabella was sent to Litchfield, Connecticut to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. After completing her studies in Litchfield Arabella continued to remain active in female education, teaching for several years in various schools in NC. She later served as the head of the Poughkeepsie Female Academy and the Cannon Street Academy, both in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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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.
"Beacher, Lucy Sheldon (Mrs. Theron) 1802-1803 Journal" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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