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Susan Tufts


Gender:
Female
Born:
December 22, 1811
Died:
July 17, 1902
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Biographical Notes:
Susan Tufts was born December 22, 1811 in Savannah, Georgia. In 1822 Susan's parents, Gardner and Susannah Wereage Tufts, had her join her sister Mary Ann in Litchfield, Connecticut to study at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. While attending the school she boarded at Sarah Pierce's home with her sister. Little else is known about Susan's life until her death on July 17, 1902.

Education
Years at LFA:
1822
Room and Board:
Boarded with Sarah Pierce

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:
She is mentioned in Mary Wilbor's 1822 diary (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1822 Litchfield Female Academy Catalogue published in The Litchfield Eagle on November 25, 1822 (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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