Maria Tallmadge Cushman
Prior to meeting and marrying John Cushman, Maria was engaged to Virgil Maxcy, a law school student from Attleborough, Massachuseetts who studied in Litchfield in 1805. It is unclear exactly when the engagement was broken but letters between the two indicate that Maria was not as interested in Virgil as he was in her. A letter from Tapping Reeve consoling Maria on her decision ...
- Julia Cushman Farnsworth
- William Smith Tallmadge
- Henry Floyd Tallmadge
- John Paine Cushman
- Frederick Augustus Tallmadge
- Harriet Tallmadge Delafield
- George Washington Tallmadge
- Mary Floyd Tallmadge
- Benjamin Tallmadge
- Harriet Beecher Stowe letter - June 27, 1829
- Mary Ann Lewis papers
- Tapping Reeve letter
- Benjamin Tallmadge Collection
- Benjamin Tallmadge Letter
- Litchfield Female Academy Collection
- Leaf by Maria Tallmadge Cushman
- Maria Tallmage Cushman Portrait
- Maria Tallmadge Cushman Photograph
- Portrait of Mary Floyd Tallmadge
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.
1802 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
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