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Almira Aikin Jones


Other Name:
Almira Aikin
Gender:
Female
Born:
February 3, 1806
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Quaker Hill, NY
Marriage(s):
Joshua L. Jones (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Born in 1806 in Quaker Hill, New York, Almira Aikin was the oldest of Albro Aikin and Paula Vanderburgh Aikin's daughters to attend Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy. In 1820 Almira spent one year studying in Litchfield and later married Joshua L. Jones.

Education
Years at LFA:
1820
Room and Board:
Boarded at Mr. Landon's

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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Almira wrote an inscription and signed her name in Adeline Mitchelle's 1820 album that she kept while attending the Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Almira is mentioned in Adeline Mitchell's journal that she kept while attending the Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emiliy Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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