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Beach, Lucy Sheldon, 1788-1889

 Person

biographical statement

Lucy Sheldon Beach was the daughter of Huldah Stone Sheldon (1759-1817) and Dr. Daniel Sheldon (1750-1840) of Litchfield, Conn. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy from 1801 until 1803. In 1832, she married wealthy Litchfield merchant Dr. Theron Beach (1785-1864). They had no children. At some point in the mid-1800s, Elizbeth Prince Child, Lucy's first cousin once removed (Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Lucy's aunt Dothe Stone Cutler (1756-1805)), moved in with her. Lucy lived in the Sheldon house on North Street for her entire life and died in 1889.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Lucy Sheldon Beach letter

00-2009-56-0

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2009-56-0
Scope and Contents

Lucy Sheldon in New York writes to her mother Huldah Sheldon (Mrs. Daniel) in Litchfield about her trip by coach to New Haven and then by packet boat to New York. She gives her impressions of life in the city.

Dates: Created: 1810 Nov 29; Other: Date acquired: 09/11/2009

Lucy Sheldon Beach Music Books

1910-11-0

 Collection — Box Music Books
Identifier: 1910-11-0
Scope and Contents

Four music books, primarily manuscript, one dated 1818 and three undated. Housed in aisle 3A, Box 30b.

Dates: Created: 1818, undated; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1910

Sheldon family papers

1955-34-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1955-34-0
Scope and Contents The Sheldon family papers primarily relate to Daniel Sheldon (1726-1772) and Lucretia Gross Sheldon (1724-1772), their son Dr. Daniel Sheldon (1750-1840), their grandchildren Daniel Sheldon Jr. (1780-1828), Lucy Sheldon Beach (1788-1889), Henry Sheldon (1790-1868?) and William Sheldon (1802-1826), and their great grandson Frederick Sheldon (1827-1907). The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, school papers, and other items. Dr. Daniel Sheldon was a son of Danel and Lucretia Gross...
Dates: Created: 1768-1897; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1938

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Correspondence 1
Letters (correspondence) 1
Litchfield (Conn.) 1
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions 1
Music books 1