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Tapping Burr Reeve


Other Name:
Burr Reeve
Gender:
Male
Born:
August 16, 1809
Died:
1829
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
   Tapping Burr Reeve was the son of Aaron Burr Reeve and his wife Annabella Shelton Reeve. His grandfather, Tapping Reeve, founded the Litchfield Law School, which his father had attended. From 1817-1824 Reeve studied in his hometown at Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy. His half-siblings Harriet and William attended the Female Academy as well. He later attended Yale, and passed away at a young age in 1829.
Additional Notes:
Tapping Burr Reeve's father died when he was only 16 days old. His mother later remarried David Judson Burr and had two more children; Harriet and William Burr.

Education
Years at LFA:
1817-1824
Other Education:
Yale 1824-1829


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:
1817 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).

"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

1819 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).

1819 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).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily ...
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Secondary Sources:
http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/Reeve-Family-Ms-18.html

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