From 1813-1815 a student named Elizabeth Cooke attended the Litchfield Female Academy. While a student Elizabeth kept a "memory book" for friends to sign and write messages in. No other information about her identity is known at this time.
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In the Ledger:
- Litchfield Female Academy Collection
- Sketches of universal history - 1818
- Sketches of universal history - 1817 #2
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.
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Elizabeth Cooke kept a "memory book" while attending the Litchfield Female Academy (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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