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Cornelia Bishop Smith


Other Name:
Cornelia Bishop
Gender:
Female
Born:
1808 or 1809
Died:
April 24, 1834
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Marriage(s):
Nathan Smith, Jr. (November 6, 1830)
Biographical Notes:
Cornelia Bishop, daughter of Abrahm Bishop and Betsey Law Bishop of New Haven, Connecticut, attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1818. On November 6, 1830 she married Nathan Smith, Jr. She passed away four years later on April 24, 1834.

Education
Years at LFA:
1818

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:
"Catalogue of the Ladies Acadmey in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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