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Meroa Robbins

February 13, 1794
December 27, 1823
Home Town:
Colchester, CT
Biographical Notes:
On February 13, 1794 Meroa Robbins of Colchester, Connecticut was born to Robert and Jerusha Estabrook Robbins. In 1811, Meroa studied at the Litchfield Female Academy like her sister Ruth did before her. Twelve years after completing her studies in Litchfield she passed away on December 27, 1823.

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.
Letter, Meroa Robbins to Dear Sisters, 22 June 1811 - written while attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Connecticut State Library).

Letter, Bella Robbins to Meroa Robbins, 5 September 1811 (Connecticut State Library).

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