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Lucy H. Lathrop

Home Town:
Sherburn, NY
Biographical Notes:
In 1819 and 1820 Lucy H. Lathrop of Sherburn, New York attended the Litchfield Female Academy.
Additional Notes:
“Much ado about nothing.” An ecclaircisement has taken place relative to the “mysterious” lady who has excited so much interest on Oneida county. She is discovered to be a Miss Lathrop of Sherburne, who was educated at Litchfield in Connecticut; had returned a short time since to her friends, and had started, as was supposed, for Johnstown, where she represented she had taken a school. Among various visitors who were prompted by curiosity to see the mysterious stranger, was a young gentleman from Sherburne, who she immediately recognized and veiled her face. It excited suspicion, and on a closer examination he discovered who she was. She plead a derangement of her senses as an excuse for her conduct. It is supposed however that she got lost or bewildered going to the place where she was to ...

Years at LFA:

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.
1819 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).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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