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Mary G. Camp

August 26, 1800
Home Town:
Durham, CT
Biographical Notes:
Mary G. Camp was born on August 26th, 1800 to Lemuel Camp and Martha Pickett Camp of Durham, Connecticut. Mary attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1818 where she kept a journal that is currently housed at the Connecticut State Library. Mary died unmarried in 1841.

Years at LFA:

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.
Mary Camp kept a journal while attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Connecticut State Library).
Secondary Sources:
White, Lorraine Cook. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Durham 1708-1852; Eastford 1847-1851.; East Haddam 1743-1857. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

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