Algernon Sidney Lewis


Gender:
Male
Born:
December 10, 1807
Died:
1870
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Cornelia Bennett Lewis (November 10, 1829)
Biographical Notes:
Algernon Sidney Lewis was one of several of Ozias and Mary Jones Lewis's children to attended the Litchfield Female Academy. Born December 10, 1807, Algernon studied at Ms. Pierce's Academy in 1822 adn 1823. In 1828 he graduated from medical school and spent his life practicing medicine. On November 10, 1829 he married Corenlia Bennet Lewis, with whom he had four children. Algernon passed away in 1870.

Education
Years at LFA:
1822-1823

Profession / Service
Profession:
Doctor


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:
1822 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 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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