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Delia Storrs Seymour


Gender:
Female
Born:
November 25, 1806
Died:
December 25, 1887
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Later Residences:
Stratford, CT
Red Hook, NY
Painesville, OH
Biographical Notes:
Delia Storrs Seymour, born November 25, 1806, came from a family tradition of being educated at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. As a young woman her mother Mabel Strong Seymour attended the Female Academy in Litchfield, and in 1818, 1820, and 1821 Delia was also educated in her hometown of Litchfield. After completing her studies at Ms. Pierce's school Delia was a teacher in Stratford, Connecticut and Red Hook, New York. She later served as Principal of the Ladies' Seminary in Painesville, Ohio. Delia passed away in 1887.
Quotes:
"Delia Storrs Seymour b. Nov. 25, 1806, resides unmarried at Painesville, O., a teacher at Stratford, CT and afterwards at Red Hook and for many years past principal of a Seminary for Young Ladies at Painesville, O."

Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass, Volume 2 J. Munsell, Massachusetts, 1871.
Additional Notes:
Her paternal grandfather Major Moses Seymour was a subscriber to the Litchfield Female Academy in 1798.

Primary sources for Delia Storrs Seymour are located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folders 81 and 82.

Education
Years at LFA:
1818,1820-1821

Profession / Service
Profession:
Educator


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

1820 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).

1820 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Summer Session (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1821 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog Winter Session (Vanderpoel, ...
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Secondary Sources:
Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass, Volume 2 J. Munsell, Massachusetts, 1871.

Jacobus, Donald Lines, et al. A History of the Seymour Family. New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1939.

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