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Elizabeth Tallmadge White

Other Name:
Elizabeth Canfield Tallmadge
August 1, 1816
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
John P. White (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Elizabeth Tallmadge White was born August 1, 1816 to Frederick Augustus and Elizabeth Canfield Tallmadge. It is believed that around the year 1832 Elizabeth may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Because her family lived in town, and her parents had attended the Female Academy and Litchfield Law School, it is likely that Elizabeth attended Sarah Pierce's school as well. Elizabeth later married merchant John P. White of Philadelphia and they had eight children. She passed away in 1897.

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.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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