Mary Wadhams Hunt


Other Name:
Mary A. Wadhams; Mary Ann Wadhams
Gender:
Female
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Marriage(s):
Hiram Hunt (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Mary Wadhams Hunt, daughter of Jesse Wadhams of Goshen, Connecticut, attended the Litchfield Female Academy as a young woman. She later married a man named Hiram Hunt.
Additional Notes:
Primary sources for Mary Wadhams Hunt are located in the Litchfield Female Academy collection, Series 2: Student Papers, Records, and Documents, Folders 61 and 62.

Education
Years at LFA:
Unknown

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, Mary A. Hunt to George M. Woodruff, 7 October 1895. In this letter Mary mentions her time as a school girl at Ms. Pierce's. (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

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