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Eliza Kilbourn


Gender:
Female
Born:
October 28, 1803
Died:
December 10, 1854
Home Town:
Glastonbury, CT
Biographical Notes:
Eliza Kilbourn, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Sellew Kilbourn, was born on October 28, 1803. Registered as a student from Glastonbury, Connecticut Eliza attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1824 and 1825. Her brother Austin had been a Litchfield Law School student just a few years earlier. Little else is known about her life until her death on December 10, 1854.
Additional Notes:
Eliza Kilbourn was born in either Hartford or Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Eliza may have boarded with Dr. Catlin in Litchfield for a time while attending Sarah Pierce's Female Academy.

Education
Years at LFA:
1824-1825


Related Objects and Documents
Other:
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:
1824 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1824 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).

1825 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The Univeristy Press, 1903).

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