Emily Lindsley Hollenbeck
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.
1811 receipt to Emily Lindsley for boarding and use of horse from David L. Parmelee (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
1811 receipt for tuition and school expenses signed by M. Pierce (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
Letter, Emily Lindsley to Jerusha Lindsley, 4 December 1811 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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