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Delia Mallory Newell

Home Town:
Milford, CT
Later Residences:
Cincinnati, OH
Thomas Newell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Delia Mallory Newell was born in 1790 to Benjamin Mallory of Milford, Connecticut. In 1809 Delia studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. She also boarded at the Pierce home during her time there. Delia later married Thomas Newell of Keene, New Hampshire, and later resided in Cincinnati, Ohio. She passed away in 1881.

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.
Brace, John Pierce. "History of My Poetry Volume 1" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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