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Cyrus Alden letter


Identifier: 00-1930-28-0
Scope and Contents

Cyrus Alden in Litchfield writes to his brother Thomas Alden in Bridgewater, Mass. describing his trip to Litchfield and New Haven  and study and expenses at Judge Reeve's Law School.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1808 Sep 25; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1929

James Averell, Jr. letter to William Holt Averill


Identifier: 00-2023-41-0

James Averell, Jr. writes from Cooperstown, NY to his son, William Holt Averell, regarding the difficulty of obtaining the amount of money William needs to cover expenses as a student at the Litchfield Law School.

Dates: 1818-01-11

Putnam Catlin letter to Steuben Butler


Identifier: 00-2023-38-0
Abstract Letter from Putnam Catlin to his Steuben Butler explaining his family's financial situation and the difficulties he faces providing his children with education due to both tuition costs and to the loss of labor on his farm if he doesn't have them there to help. He notes that he may be able to sell land to pay for his son George Catlin to attend the Litchfield Law School for a year. He writes, "If he shall persist in the choice of law he will have to glean for himself an Education in some law...
Dates: 1815-05-03

Henry W. De Saussure letter to Benjamin Tallmadge


Identifier: 00-2024-01-0

Henry W. DeSaussure writes a letter of introduction to Benjamin Tallmadge presenting Mr. Calhoun (presumably John C. Calhoun) who was traveling to Litchfield to study law with Tapping Reeve. DeSaussure, also a federalist, expressed concern for the health of Connecticut Senator and Litchfield resident Uriah Tracy.

Dates: 1805-05-13

Thomas Flournoy Litchfield Law School Notebook


Identifier: 2023-06-0
Content Description

Law notes of Thomas Flournoy while a student at the Litchfield Law School. Flournoy began the volume with a detailed table of contents. Includes a note on the last page written by Flournoy about his career in 1829.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1797 - 1798

John C. Groome letter to James Bell


Identifier: 00-2022-09-0
Content Description

Letter from Litchfield Law School student John C. Groome to former student James Bell regarding debts owed between students; notes lent to Groome by Bell; notes the small number of students in the office and that the number is dwindling. Also includes gossip about other students.

Dates: 1825-05-09

Litchfield County Bar Association Records


 Collection — Box: 3A Box 5
Identifier: 00-1965-24-0
Scope and Contents This single volume record book contains various information pertaining to the Litchfield County Bar Association. The first entry is dated December 1796. The volume includes entries by various secretaries documenting rules for admission to practice, resolves, and fees. Adonijah Strong is the first party listed as Chairman, and Frederick Wolcott the first as Clerk of the Bar. It establishes a fee schedule for the Court of Common Pleas and the Superior Court. It provides listings of students...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1793-1886; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/1965

Litchfield Law School collection


Identifier: 1890-10-0

This collection includes materials pertaining to Tapping Reeve, James Gould, the Litchfield Law School, and alumni of the school.  It was assembled by the Historical Society over a period of years.  Many of the law books used by Reeve and his students are also held by the Society and can be found through the book catalog.  The Society's institutional records document the history of the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School building.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1773-1990; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1890