Lucinda Hopkins Field
As a young girl Lucinda attended the common school in Stockbridge, and in the summer of 1820 she was sent to attend Mrs. Hull's school in Troy, New York. After three months however her uncle determined that the expense was too great and she returned to Stockbridge where she continued her education in the common school. During the spring and early summer of 1821, Lucinda and two other girls studied for an hour each morning with thd novelist Catharine ...
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, David Dudley Field to Jane Lucinda Hopkins, November 1826 (Field-Musgrave Papers, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University).
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