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Sophronia Louisa Beebe


Gender:
Female
Born:
1812
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Cooperstown, NY
Biographical Notes:
Sophronia Louisa Beebe, daughter of Levi Beebe and Lucinda Swift Beebe of Cooperstown, New York attended Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy from 1822 to 1825. Little else is known about her life.
Quotes:
To day M.B.G. [Mary B. Gardiner] has given me an account of the greatest
piece of meanness I every saw or heard of. she says S.L.B [Sophronia L. Beebe]
had four examinations last week she has been over
with this term. “Philosophy. Chemistry. Paley. Logick”-
For a few paltry credit marks. and for having the
students” say she is a good scholar. She is willing to
forfeit the esteem and respect of her classmates &
gain the igdination of all. Those who kept the misses
in Philosophy & Chemistry say she certainly did go over. and her
classmates in the two other branches recollect it.
There S.L.B. can get 40/4 160 credit marks a week. which
we cannot possibly get those would have me
forty above her last week. we cannot tell ...
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Education
Years at LFA:
1822-1825


Related Objects and Documents
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:
Sophronia wrote an inscription and signed her name in Jane M. Seymour's Album (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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).

1823 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833 Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1823 Litchfield ...
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