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Juliet Wadsworth


Gender:
Female
Born:
July 3, 1803
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Biographical Notes:
Juliet Wadsworth of Montreal was born July 3, 1803 to Romeo and Eunice Nichols Wadsworth. While little is known about Juliet's life, it is documented that in 1816 and 1817 she received a formal education in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy.

Education
Years at LFA:
1816-1817

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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:
Juliet Wadsworth is mentioned in Caroline Chester's 1815-1816 diary (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

1816 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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).

A student wrote an inscription and signed their name "J.N. Wadworth" in Louisa Lewis's album that she kept while attending the Female Academy. This student could possibly be Juliet Wadsworth (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy Collection).

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