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Julia Crosby Perlee

Other Name:
Julia Ann Crosby
Home Town:
Amenia, NY
John S. Perlee (May 30, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Julia Crosby Perlee was the daughter of Cyrenius Crosby and Sally Sutherland Crosby of Amenia, New York. In 1811 Julia attended the Litchfield Female Academy, and again studied there in 1813 when her brother, Platt Hiram Crosby, studied law at Tapping Reeve's law school in Litchfield. On May 30, 1818 she married Dr. John S. Perlee of Amenia, New York. No other information is known about Julia's life at this time.

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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.
Letter, Julia Ann Crosby to Hylah and Sarah Bevier, 22 October 1813.

Julie wrote an inscription and signed her name in Elizabeth Catlin's 1813-1815 memory book (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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