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Henry Wadhams Buel


Gender:
Male
Born:
April 7, 1820
Died:
January 30, 1893
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Mary Laidlaw Buell (unknown)
Catharine Laidlaw Buell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Wadhams Buel was born April 7, 1820. As the son of Samuel Buel, a doctor in Litchfield, Connecticut, and his wife Minerva, Henry was sent to the Litchfield Female Academy from 1829 until 1831 to study. He then graduated from Yale College in 1844 and received his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 1848. He remained in the city as house surgeon in the New York Hospital until 1849, when he was appointed resident physician of Sanford Hall, a private insane asylum in Flushing, Long Island. After traveling in Europe, he returned to Litchfield in 1854 and established a sanitarium, the Spring Hill House for Nervous Invalids, in Litchfield in 1858. He was president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Litchfield Medical Society, and a member of the State ...
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Quotes:
"I do remember three or four boys who attended the school because there was no boys school in town . . . Another was son of Dr. Buel on North Street, the same who had the sanitarium at a later day." - Mrs. A.S. Farnam (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

Education
Years at LFA:
1829-1831

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 Litchfield Academy ... 1830" (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1829 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1829 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1831 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vaderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chroicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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