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Charlotte Elizabeth Bradley
February 15, 1800
December 31, 1832
New Haven, CT
Mason Andrew Durand (August 21, 1821)
Charlotte Bradley Durand of New Haven, Connecticut was the daugher of Abrham Bradley and Mary Ball Bradley. In 1814 Charlotte attended the Litchfield Female Academy, and after completing her studies she attended the Reverand Claus Herrick's female school in New Haven, Connecticut in 1816. In either 1821 or 1824 Charlotte married Mason Andrew Durand, a businessman from New Haven, and they had three children. In 1832 Charlotte passed away.
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
"Rules for the School and Homes" and Names of the Young Ladies belonging to Miss Pierce's School in the Summer of 1814 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
Bradley, Leonard Abram. History of Ball Family. Kessinger Publishing, 2009.
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