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Nancy Farnham Dyer


Other Name:
Nancy Farnham
Gender:
Female
Born:
May 5, 1798
Died:
April 3, 1833
Home Town:
Cooperstown, NY
Marriage(s):
Peter Dyer (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Nancy Farnham Dyer, daughter of Nathaniel and Anna Howard Farnham of Cooperstown, New York, was born May 5, 1798. In 1816 Nancy was sent to Litchfield, Connecticut to study at Sarah Pierce's Academy by her guardians Samuel Huntington and David Carr after the death of her parents. Nancy later married Peter Dyer, but little else is known about her life until her death on April 3, 1833.

Education
Years at LFA:
1816


Related Objects and Documents
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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:
Mentioned in Catherine Cebra Webb's 1815-1816 diary as being a fellow classmate (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 List of Subscribers in II Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

A "Miss Farnham" is mentioned in Charlotte Smith's 1816 diary. This entry may refer to Nancy or her sister Laura (Connecticut Historical Society).

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