Jane E. Shedden
Prior to attending the Litchfield Female Academy, she attended the Bethlehem Female Seminary in Bethlehem, PA in 1799. Aftering studying in Litchfield, Jane was hired as a music teacher at the Female Academy from 1810 to 1813. While ...
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.
Jane E. Shedden is mentioned in Betsy Reynolds 1806-1807 Journal (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).
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