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Elizabeth Cotton Bull
February 11, 1807
Bennet Fairchild Northrop (June 24, 1845)
Elizabeth Bull Northrop was born to businessman Isaac Dickerman Bull and his wife Mary on February 11, 1807 in Hartford, Connecticut. From 1824-1825 and again in 1828 Elizabeth attended the Litchfield Female Academy. While studying at Ms. Pierce's school she boarded a the Beecher home while Harriet Beeher boarded with Elizabeth's family in Hartford. On June 24, 1845 Elizabeth married Rev. Bennet Fairchild Northrop of Brookfield, Connecticut.
Elizabeth boarded at the Lyman Beecher house while a student at the LFA. At the same time Harriet Beecher boarded with Elizabeth's family in Hartford while Harriet was attending her sister Catherine's school, the Hartford Female Seminary (Fields, Annie. Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1898).
Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded with the Lyman Beecher family
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:
1824 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).
1825 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
1828 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
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