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Martha Denison Friendship Album


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2010-379-0

Scope and Contents

The Martha Denison Friendship Album (2010-379-0) is a bound album signed by Martha Denison's friends and fellow students at the Litchfield Female Academy circa 1821. Each person copied a poem or remembrance piece in the album and signed it with their name and town. Among the contributors to the album are the following LFA students: Sarah Gardiner, Mary Jane Weyman, Harriet Woodbridge, Martha Austin, Anna M. Perkins, Caroline Stevens, Matilda Brooke, Catherine King, Cecilia H. Lyman, Eliza King, Elizabeth Guion, and Henrietta Jones. This item is located in 3A Box 5a.


  • Created: c. 1821
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/12/2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Martha Dwight Denison was born in 1808 to Austin and Martha Dwight Denison of New Haven, Connecticut. While attending the Litchfield Female Academy from 1818-1822 she boarded at Miss Pierce's house.

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Museum purchase.

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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