Henrietta Miles Brown
Henrietta Minor Miles
New Haven, CT
Jacob Brown (unknown)
Henrietta Miles Brown, daughter of John and Sarah Bills Miles of New Haven, Connecticut, was born in the year 1802. In 1814 Henrietta and her sister Elizabeth traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut where they spent the year being education at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. After completing her education Henrietta was married to Jacob Brown. Little else is known about her life.
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Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger: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:
"Rules for the School and Family" and Names of the Young Ladies belonging to Miss Pierce's School in the Summer of 1814 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).
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