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Elizabeth Parks Bostwick

Other Name:
Elizabeth Parks
July 23, 1818
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
New Milford, CT
George Henry Bostwick (March 9, 1843)
Biographical Notes:
Elizabeth Parks Bostwick, daughter of Josiah and Eliza Pierce Parks of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born July 23, 1818. From 1830 until 1832 Elizabeth studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in her hometown. On March 9, 1843 she married George Henry Bostwick of New Milford, Connecticut. Little else is known about Elizabeth's life.

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

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