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Marian R. Lewis

Other Name:
Mariann R. Lewis
February 1, 1797
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
Marian R. Lewis, daughter of Luke and Mary Root Lewis, was born February 1, 1797. In 1814 and 1815 Marian studied at Sarah Pierce's School in her hometown of Litchfield, Connecticut, as her three sisters did as well. Little else is known about her life until her death in 1884.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Marian R. Lewis include an autograph album circa 1814 located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 69.

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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.
Marian Lewis kept an album while a student at the LFA (Archives, Litchfield Historical Society); List of students kept by Hylah Bevier in her 1811 edition of "Universal History" (Locust Grove Estate).

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