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Charlotte Platt Hewitt

Other Name:
Charlotte Platt
January 25, 1800
January 16, 1876
Home Town:
Owego, NY
Gurdon Hewitt (May 17, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
Charlotte Platt Hewitt, born January 25, 1800, was the daughter of businessman Jonathan Platt and his wife Anna Brush. In 1816 and 1817 she travelled from her hometown of Owego, New York to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. On May 17, 1821 she married Gurdon Hewitt, and the couple had four children. Charlotte passed away on January 16, 1876.

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.
1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1817 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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