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Louisa Huggins Tuthill

Other Name:
Louisa Caroline Huggins
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Cornelius Tuthill (August 6, 1817)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Huggins Tuthill, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Dickerman Huggins of New Haven, Connecticut, was born in 1799. It is believed that around the year 1814 she may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. On August 6, 1817 she married Cornelius Tuthill, a student of the Litchfield Law School, and the couple had four children. During her lifetime Louisa taught school in New Haven and wrote children's books, magazine articles, and she published the first history of architecture in the United States. She was also credited with nicknaming New Haven "the City of Elms." In 1879 Louisa passed away.

Profession / Service
Educator; Arts

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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