May 4, 1817
April 15, 1886
Henry W. Spencer (October 23, 1836)
Eliza Beecher, daughter of Baldwin and Hannah Beecher of Salem, Connecticut, attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1832. After her studies there she married Henry W. Spencer in 1836. Eliza and her husband Henry had eight children.
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Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
- Drawing of Rev. Lyman Beecher's House by George B. Bacon
- Drawing of Wadsworth Beecher House by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
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:
1832 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).
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