Ephraim Kirby Case Reports
Scope and Contents
The Ephraim Kirby Case Reports collection (2011-106-0) is a copied collection of case reports created by Ephraim Kirby. The span of cases ranges from 1785 to 1789. There is a typed transcript of some of the cases from the collection included in the folder. Cases that are in reports range from cases about divorce, false imprisonment, and burglary. The cases are from around the state of Connecticut from Litchfield to New London Counties.
- created: 1785-1789
- Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2012
- Kirby, Ephraim, 1757-1804 (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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
Ephraim Kirby is known as America's first court reporter. Kirby studied at Yale but did not graduate, and he fought in the Revolutionary War in the Calvary. In 1787 he received an honorary master’s degree from Yale College. He was a lawyer and a member of the Connecticut legislature from 1791-1801. Kirby created the first published volume of law reports in America, and he was the first Superior Court Judge of the Mississippi territory in the area that is now Alabama. He was the first General Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of the United States. His four daughters attended the Litchfield Female Academy and his one song attended the Litchfield Law School.
Note written by Benjamin Bradley
2 items in 1 folder. other_unmapped
Language of Materials
The item was originally in Oversized Boxes but was moved during creation of the finding aid to Small Acquisitions.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Found in collection.
Existence and Location of Originals
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- Ephraim Kirby Case Reports
- Benjamin Bradley
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