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Louisa Bassett DeForest


Other Name:
Louisa Ann Bassett
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
New York, NY
Marriage(s):
William DeForest (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Bassett DeForest of New York, New York attended the Litchfield Female Academy from 1823 until 1825. After completing her education she married married William DeForest of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Education
Years at LFA:
1823-1825


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In the Ledger:
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:
Louisa wrote an inscription and signed her name in Jane M. Seymour's Album (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1822 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue published in The Litchfield Eagle on November 25, 1822 (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1822 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School from 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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