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Sarah Gay


Gender:
Female
Born:
1813
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Sharon, CT
Biographical Notes:
Sarah Gay, daughter of Harold and Sharon Ross Gay of Sharon, Connecticut, was born in 1813. In 1826 she attended Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. Little else is known about her life.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Sarah Gay include transcripts of two letters located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folder 45.

Education
Years at LFA:
1826

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, Sara Gay to Margaret B. Gay, 24 June 1826 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection - Transcript).

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