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Harriet Larned Kirby

Other Name:
Harriet Wadsworth Larned
September 13, 1796
Home Town:
Reynold Marvin Kirby (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Harriet Larned Kirby, daughter of Simon and Ruth Ball Larned, was born September 13, 1796. It is believed that around 1809 Harriet travelled from her home in Maryland to Litchfield, Connecticut where she boarded at the Parmalee's house whilie attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Harriet later married Reynold Marvin Kirby, a former student at the Litchfield Law School.

Years at LFA:
Room and Board:
Boarded at Parmalee's on South Street

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.
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