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Maria Buell Tuttle

Other Name:
Maria C. Buell
February 3, 1815
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
William G. Tuttle (September 16, 1832)
Biographical Notes:
Maria Buell Tuttle was born February 3, 1815 to Jonathan Buell and Abigail Bush Buell of Litchfield, Connecticut. As a lawyer and politician in town Jonathan sent Maria, like her siblings, to the Female Academy in Litchfield to obtain a formal education. After studying at the Academy in 1830, Maria married William G. Tuttle on Septemer 16, 1832.

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In the Ledger:
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.
"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy … 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

Maria Buel penmanship notebook, December 8, 1829 - March 4, 1830 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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