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Louisa Bomford Derby


Other Name:
Louisa S. Bomford
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Washington, District of Columbia
Marriage(s):
Mr. Derby (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Bomford Derby was the daughter of George Bomford and his wife Clara Baldwin Bomford. Registered as a student from Washington, D.C., Louisa attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut from 1827 to 1829. Although not much else is known about Louisa's life, it is documented that sometime after completing her studies in Litchfield she married a Mr. Derby of Boston, Massachusetts.

Education
Years at LFA:
1827-1829

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:
Letter, 12 January 1829, Julia Ann Walsh to Mehetable Walsh (Litchfield Historial Scoiety - LItchfield Female Academy collection - Photocopy).

1827 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).

1828 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1828 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1829 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, ...
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Secondary Sources:
Foster, Mrs. Cora Bacon. "The Story of Kalmorama." Records of the Columbia Historical Society Vol. 13. 1910.

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