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Laura Pardee Inslee

Other Name:
Laura Pardee
May 6, 1813
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Charles B. Inslee (November 14, 1837)
Biographical Notes:
Laura Pardee Inslee, daughter of Orrin and Julia Gay Pardee of Sharon, Connecticut, was born May 6, 1813. In 1830 Laura studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy as her mother had done. On November 14, 1837 she married Charles B. Inslee of Waterloo, New York. Little else is known about Laura's life until her death in 1896.

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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.
Laura wrote an inscription and signed her name in Jane Wadhams's autograph album while attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

"Catalogue of the Litchfield Academy … 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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