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Edgar P. Van Kleeck

August 8, 1805
May 31, 1869
Home Town:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nancy Graham Van Kleeck (October 11, 1827)
Biographical Notes:
Edgar P. Van Kleeck, son of Tunis and Irene Bacon Van Kleeck, was born August 8, 1805. In 1821 Edgar travelled from his hometown of Poughkeepsie, New York to Litchfield, Connecticut where hse studied at the Litchfield Female Academy. On October 11, 1827 Edgar married Nancy Graham Van Kleeck, and the copule had two childrne. Edgar passed away on May 31, 1869.

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.
1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The Univeristy Press, 1927).

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