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Nancy Bradley Mulford (1778-1841)

Henry/Hervy Mulford (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Nancy Bradley Mulford, born in 1778, had a long relationship with the educational institutuions of Litchfield Connecticut. Her father, Abraham Bradley, had studied law in Litchfield at Tapping Reeve's law school. It is believed that prior to 1809 Nancy may have also been sent to Litchfield, Connecticut to receive a formal education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. In her later life she and her husband Henry sent their daughters Eliza and Nancy to study at Sarah Pierce's school as well.

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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