Irene Hickox Scranton
When she returned to Kinsman, she failed to convince the town leaders to build her an academy building so she moved her school to Warren, OH. Later, she founded the first Female School in Cleveland, OH. Irene also founded the ...
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.
1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session, Mary Lewis Phelps Collections, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.
McKavery, E. A History of Cleveland and Its Environs, V. I. Chicago, IL: Lewis Pub Co., 1918.
Merwin, George B. Recollections.
Scranton, Rev. Erastus. A Genealogical Register of the Desc. of Joel Scranton of Guilford, CT. Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany & Co., 1855.
Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve, Vol. 1. Chicago, IL: Lewis Pub Co., 1910.
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