Mary Ann Delafield Dubois
Mary Ann was active in many benevolent activities and societies during her life. In May 1854, she and Anna R. Emmett (the wife of a specialist in women's and children's diseases) founded the Nursery and Children's Hospital of New York City. The hospital became the first institution in the United States devoted primarily to day care, taking in the children of working ...
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.
Mary Ann's marriage to Cornelius is noted in Appendix D "Marriages" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
Heldgerd, William. The American Descendents of Chretien DuBois of Wicres, France Part 5. New Paltz, NY: DuBois Family Association, 1971.
Golden, Janet. A Social History of Wet Nursing in America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Ellet, Mrs. Women Artists in All Ages and Countries. New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1859.
Pelletreau, William Smith Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, Volume 1, Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1907 accessed via Google Books.
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