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Almira J. Dole
Horace Janes (1822)
Almira Dole Janes was the daughter of James Dole and Almira Johnson Dole of Lansingburg, New York. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1820. In 1822 she married a man also from Lansingburgh named Horace James.
"I remember one other, that of Almira Dole, who was quite a beauty and quite given to flirtations with the Law students, which of course caused Miss Pierce some trouble, she was also fond of playing pranks, once to the dismay of her teachers she made a mask of a pumpkin, placed a lamp or lantern inside and mounted it on a tin in front of the house." - Mrs. Emily Chauncey Curtis (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Almira is listed in More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833as Almira Dale.
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:
1820 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).
Almira Dole is mentioned by fellow student Mrs. Emily Chauncey Curtis in an interview with Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
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