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Litchfield Law School collection, 1773-1990 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Title: Litchfield Law School collection, 1773-1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Litchfield Historical Society

Other Creators: Gould, James (1770-1838), Reeve, Tapping (1744-1823)

Extent: 1.67 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in three series.

1: Period documents, 1785-1835

2: Research materials, 1773-1978

3: Printed materials, 1828-1990

Date Acquired: 01/01/1890. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Gould, James, 1770-1838, Law - Study and teaching - Connecticut, Law--United States--Study and teaching, Law students - Connecticut - Litchfield, Lawyers--Correspondence, Lecture notes - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield Law School, Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823

Forms of Material: Circulars (fliers), Correspondence, Judicial records, Lecture notes, Notebooks

Languages: English

Abstract

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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1773, the newly married Tapping Reeve and Sally Burr Reeve settled in Litchfield where Reeve promptly established a legal practice. The following year, Sally's brother Aaron Burr came to live with them and Reeve began to instruct him in the law. Several prominent residents of Litchfield also sent their sons to Reeve for legal training, establishing his reputation as a teacher and forming the nucleus of what was to become America's first formal school of law.

As the number of students increased, Reeve began to develop a series of formal lectures that prepared students to take the bar exam and practice law. In the years following the Revolution most lawyers taught through the apprenticeship system because there were no schools that offered law degrees. Reeve’s decision to pass on his legal knowledge through formal organized classes distinguished him from others who were training new lawyers. By 1784 the number of students enrolling outgrew the space in Reeve's parlor office, prompting Reeve to construct a one-room school building next to his house.

Through his lectures, Tapping Reeve sought to train his students in legal principles and their application to any legal situation. Reeve and his eventual partner James Gould, developed a detailed eighteen month course of lectures, covering every aspect of legal practice. Students took copious lecture notes that they then carefully re-copied and had bound into leather volumes. These volumes provided the Litchfield Law School graduates with the basis of their office law libraries. The students then used their bound notes as reference manuals for the rest of their careers.

Alumni of the Litchfield Law School had a tremendous impact on the development of the new nation, shaping the creation of the American legal and judicial systems, and profoundly influencing subsequent developments in legal education. Reeve's emphasis on a system of legal principles rather than local laws and statutes, his use of legal cases in teaching, his establishment of student moot courts, and his division of lectures into subjects, all shaped legal education as we know it today.

The Law School attracted over 1,200 students from 13 states and territories to study in Litchfield. Graduates formed a network of leadership and influence that encompassed public service, business, and other areas of American life. Ultimately, the small law school would educate two US vice-presidents (Aaron Burr and John C. Calhoun), as well as 14 governors, 14 members of the federal cabinet, 28 U.S. Senators, 100 members of the House of Representatives, three Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, and many other state and local public officials.

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.  The student images were originally collected for display on the walls of the Tapping Reeve House.  When the house was reinterpreted in 1998, the photos were relocated to the Litchfield Law School Collection.

Many of the published 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.  There is no known comprehensive collection of Tapping Reeve's personal or business papers though collections such as this contain examples of his correspondence and legal work.

Subject/Index Terms

Gould, James, 1770-1838
Law - Study and teaching - Connecticut
Law--United States--Study and teaching
Law students - Connecticut - Litchfield
Lawyers--Correspondence
Lecture notes - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield Law School
Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Gifts of Mrs. Nathan Rochester Child (1902); Jeannie Gould Lincoln (1908); Mrs. Emily N. Vanderpoel and Capt. Edgar Van Winkle (1915); George Gould Lincoln (1916); John D. Champlain, Jr. (1919); Grace Bigelow (1925); Esther Thompson (1931); Samuel Fisher (1932); Samuel A. Herman (1932); George Dudley Seymour (1932); Augustus N. Hand (1933-18-0); Katharine P. Loring (1933); Mary Floyd Williams (1942); Floyd R. DuBois (1946); Dorothy Telfair Mills Parker (1946); Floyd R. DuBois and Frank DuBois; Mrs. Mendenhall (1950); Epaphroditus Peck (1950); Mrs. G. Glen Gould (1955); Floyd L. Thoms (1968); Mrs. Lamar M. Fearing (1972); John D. Taylor (1979); Jane Endicott (1986); Mariam Greenberg (1988); Oliver Wolcott Library (1991); Museum purchase (2002); Malcolm and Carol Bramley (2004).

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 boxes and 50 volumes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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 of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Various

Acquisition Method: Gift and purchase

Related Materials:

Related to Series 1: Lecture notes: George Catlin Woodruff's student law lecture notes (5 volumes) are in the Woodruff Family Collection, Litchfield Historical Society. Reeve Collection, Litchfield Historical Society. Student law lecture notebooks are located in many repositories including: the Lillian Goldman law Library, Yale Law School, http://morris.law.yale.edu; Harvard law Library, www.law.harvard.edu/library; Columbia Law School Library, www.law.columbia.edu/library/collections/special; and the Connecticut State Library, www.csl.org.

The Samuel Fisher collection contains research notes and correspondence from Fisher's effort to create a comprehensive catalog of Litchfield Law School students.  His catalog is also held by the Society.

Many other collections contain personal and business records of Litchfield Law School students.  Some collections related to Tapping Reeve can be found at:

Reeve Family Papers at Yale University Manuscript and Archives http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0686

Related Publications: Many of the law books used by Reeve and his students are in the Society's collection.  Find them by searching the online book catalog.

Preferred Citation: Litchfield Law School collection, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: A finding aid for the Student Lecture notes was created in 2005.

Other Note:

Processing of this collection in in progress. Please contact archivist@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

Contact the Museum Curator curator@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for information about the Material culture/objects related to the Litchfield Law School.

 

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Other URL: http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/lawschool/index.php


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Series 1: Period documents, 1785-1835Add to your cart.

This series contains student and lecturer correspondence, notes of the Debating and Moot Court Societies, student lecture notes, and other documents created during the period in which the Litchfield Law School operated.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENT LECTURE NOTEBOOKS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH. PLEASE CONTACT THE ARCHIVIST FOR IMMEDIATE NEEDS.

Sub-Series 1: Student Lecture Notes, 1794-1833Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This sub-series consists of lecture notes covering various legal subjects that were taken by students at the Litchfield Law School.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENT LECTURE NOTEBOOKS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH. PLEASE CONTACT THE ARCHIVIST FOR IMMEDIATE NEEDS.

Item 1: Bacon, Asa, 1794Add to your cart.
Asa Bacon (1771-1857) attended the Litchfield Law School in 1794. His notebooks consist of 5 volumes of law notes from classes of Tapping Reeve taken at the Litchfield Law School in 1794. Subjects include Municipal Law, Husband and Wife, Parent and Child, Contracts, Mortgages, Pleas and Pleadings, and Comparison of English and Connecticut Law.
Item 2: Baldwin, Ebenezer, 1810Add to your cart.
Ebenezer Baldwin (1790-1837) attended the Litchfield Law School in 1810.  His notebooks consist of 5 volumes of law lecture notes from classes taught by Tapping Reeve and James Gould at the Litchfield Law School. Some of the topics in the volumes (numbers assigned by Litchfield Historical Society staff) are: Vol. 1 - Pleas and Pleadings,; vol. 2 - Real Property, public wrong, ;vol. 3 - Municipal law, Husband & Wife; vol.4 - Actions; vol. 5 - Bailment,Contracts, Executives and Administrators.
Item 3: Bates, Anson, 1820Add to your cart.
Anson Bates (1799-1869) attended the Litchfield Law School in 1820.  His lecture notes from classes taught by Tapping Reeve and James Gould at the Litchfield Law School, consist of 1 volume with the title" Contracts".
Item 4: Dubois, Cornelius, circa 1830Add to your cart.
Cornelius Dubois (1810-1881) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1830. His 2 volumes of lectures notes taken from classes taught by James Gould are labelled "Volume 4" and "Volume 6". Volume 4 includes Action ex Delicato, 601 pages; and volume 6 includes Law Merchant, Partnerships, and Insurance.
Item 5: Fairchild, Robert, 1794Add to your cart.
Robert Fairchild (1775-1835) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1794. His notebook of lecture notes taken from classes taught by Tapping Reeve consists of 550 pages. Written on the first page is "continuation of a lecture on contracts" indicating that there was a prior notebook. Other topics include Real Property, On Evidence; and, Estates of Deceased Persons.
Item 6: Goodwin, Hiram Gould, 1828Add to your cart.
Hiram Gould Goodwin (1808-1885) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1829. On the first page of his notebook of lecture notes is written "Reeves Lectures, taken from Wm. G. Williams by Hiram Goodwin, 1828. LEX." William Gilbert Williams was a Litchfield Law School student in 1799. There are also moot court case notes inside the front cover.
Item 7: Gould, George, 1830Add to your cart.
George Gould, son of Judge James Gould and Sally (Tracy) Gould was born in Litchfield, Conn. in 1807 and died in Troy, NY in 1868.  He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1827 and in 1830-1831 he aided his father by reading his lectures to the students. His notebooks consist of 2 volumes of lecture notes from classes taught by his father, James Gould. The main topics in the volumes are: Vol. 1 - Criminal Law; and Vol. 2 - Contracts.
Item 8: Houghton, Josiah, 1817-1818Add to your cart.
Josiah Houghton (1791?-1833) attended the Litchfield Law School in 1817. His notebook consists of 1 volume of lecture notes. On the title page is written "A Digest of law in a series of lectures delivered at Litchfield, Conn. by the Hon. Tapping Reeve & James Gould, Esq. and taken stenographically by Josiah Houghton". Title on the binding "A Digest of Law - J. Houghton vol. I"  Some of the topics include: Partnership, Sheriffs and Goalers, Statute of Limitations, Inns & Inn Keepers, Evidence. In the front is a list of students Oct. 1817-Oct. 1818.
Item 9: Law, Samuel Andrew, 1794Add to your cart.
Lecture notes taken  by Samuel Andrew Law on subjects including slander, heresy and libel.  Unlike many other volumes, these appear to be notes taken during the lecture rather than those later copied and bound for reference.
Item 10: Loring, Charles Greely, 1813-1814Add to your cart.
Charles Loring Greely (1794-1867) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1813-1814. His 3 volumes of law lecture notes (numbered by the Litchfield Historical Society staff) are titled on the bindings as "Reeve's and Gould's Lectures". The title page of Vol. 1 reads "Lectures on Municipal Law and Private Relations by the Hon. Judge Reeve and James Gould Esq. delivered at their Law Institution Litchfield, Conn. A.D. 1813-1814". Vol. 1 includes Municipal Law, Parent and Child, Baron and Feme, Executors and Administrators; Vol. 2 includes Lex Mercatoria, Contracts, Actions, Bailments; and Vol. 3 includes Real Property. Only Vol. 3 has a binding label remaining - Reeves & Goulds Lectures/Real Property.
Item 11: Mather, Nathaniel, 1811-1813Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Nathaniel Mather (1788-1837) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1811-1813. His notebooks consist of 6 volumes of law lecture notes  from classes of Tapping Reeve and James Gould from 1811-1813. Topics in Volume 1 include Municipal Law, Baron and Feme, Parent and Child; Volume 2 - Sheriffs and Jailors, Executors and Administrators, Contracts;  Volume 3 - Bailment, Contracts; Private Wrongs; Volume 4 - Pleas and Pleadings; Evidence, Powers of Chancery; Volume 5 - Real Property, Mortgages, Trespass; Volume 6 - Criminal Law, Mercantile Law, practice of Connecticut; and an appendix of questions discussed in Moot Hall.
Item 12: Painter, Alexis, circa 1817Add to your cart.
Alexis Painter (1794-1867) was a student at the Litchfield Law School  in 1817. His one volume of law lecture notes from classes of Tapping Reeve and James Gould includes various topics including Contracts, Bailments, Covenant Broken, and Evidence, and includes an index.
Item 13: Seymour, Origen Storrs, 1824Add to your cart.

Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) was a student at the Litchfield Law School in 1824. His notebooks consist of 6 volumes of lecture notes from classes taught by James Gould.  On the binding of his 6 volumes of law lecture notes: "Gould's Lectures" and "O.S. Seymour".

Some subjects included are: Vol. 1 - Municipal Law, Husband and Wife, Parent and Child; Vol. 2 - Actions, Pregotive Rights,Real Property; Vol. 3 - Real Property, Trepass; Farudulent Conveyance; Powers of Chancery; Vol. 5 - Pleadings, New Trilas, Evidence; Vol. 6 - Sheriffs and Jailors, Bailments, Bills of Exchange, Master and servant.

Origen S.Seymour also served at an assistant to Judge Gould in the Law School.

Item 14: Sheldon, Daniel, Jr., 1824Add to your cart.
Daniel Sheldon, Jr. (1780-1828) attended the Litchfield Law School in 1798. His one volume of law lecture notes from classes at the School includes the topics: Municipal Law, Husband and Wife; Parent and Child; Executors and Administrators; Contracts and Bailments; Action of Assumpsit; Private Wrongs; Mortgages; and Prerogative Writs.
Item 15: Student Notebook (5 volumes), probably 1817Add to your cart.
The only date in these lecture notes is on page 323 of Vol. 5 and that is "July 1817". There are 5 volumes of law lecture notes by an unidentified student of the Litchfield Law School. Some of the topics in the volumes (numbers assigned by Litchfield Historical Society staff) are: Vol. I - Real property, execution and administration; Vol. 2 - Municipal law, Parent and Child, Contracts; Vol. 3 - Bailments, Actions, Trespass; Vol. 4 - Pleas and Pleadings; Vol. 5 - Law of Charter Party, Actions, Criminal Laws.
Item 16: Student Notebook (66 pages)Add to your cart.
Law lecture notes by an inidentified student at the Litchfield Law School. These notes total 66 pages. Two topics are included : Municipal Law, and Husband and Wife.
Item 17: Student Notebook (85 pages), 1830 AugAdd to your cart.
One volume of law lecture notes taken by an unidentified student in classes taught by James Gould at the Litchfield Law School. The only topic is Criminal Law which consists of 85 pages.
Item 18: Student Notebook  (93 pages)Add to your cart.
One volume, consisting of 93 pages, of law lecture notes taken by an unidentified student in classes taught at the Litchfield Law School. The notes are undated. Some of the topics include: Husband and Wife, Executors and Administrators, Parent and Child.
Item 19: Student Notebook (148 pages)Add to your cart.
One volume of undated law lecture notes taken by an unidentified student in classes taught at the Litchfield Law School. At the heading of the first page is "Contracts"  followed by a numbered sequence of 742 sentences/paragraphs.
Sub-Series 2: Tapping Reeve Papers, 1785-1819Add to your cart.
This sub-series includes correspondence of Tapping Reeve, papers created as part of his official duties, and other miscellaneous personal papers.
Folder 1: Reeve, Tapping Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to his second wife, Elizabeth "Betsey" Thompson Reeve, notes his arrival and that his grandson, Tapping Burr Reeve, is not in good health.  Requests that she send him news of her health and business at home; Undated note to Mr. Tracy [Uriah] regarding a court case, Benedict vs. Bronson.
Folder 2: Reeve, Tapping Correspondence, 1785, 1799Add to your cart.
Two letters written by Tapping Reeve.
Item 1: Reeve, Tapping to Sedgewick, Theodore, 1785 Dec 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Encloses a note and informs him of details of legal matters; gives him news of Sally Burr Reeve's health and notes that he hopes to visit.
Item 2: Reeve, Tapping, 1799 May 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to unknown recipient giving details of payments on Reeve's accounts.
Folder 3: Reeve, Tapping Correspondence, 1812, 1819Add to your cart.
Two letters written by Tapping Reeve.
Item 1: Reeve, Tapping to Peck, Sally Adams, 1812 Mar 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to a recently married young woman advising her in religious matters and wishing her happiness.
Item 2: Reeve, Tapping to Cushman, John P. (John Paine), 1819 Jan 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to Cushman who is serving in Congress to ascertain whether he would locate some copies of Reeve's Domestic Relations publication that were sent to Washington for sale.  He would like Cushman to try and interest members of Congress, judges and lawyers in purchasing them.  Teases Cushman that he hopes his wife (Maria Tallmadge Cushman) will not give him any quiet until the matter is settled.
Folder 4: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, undated, 1788-1792Add to your cart.
Five documents listing court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.  One includes fees and expenses for committing Catharine Pain to jail, no charge is listed.
Folder 5: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, 1793Add to your cart.
Primarily lists of court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.  Includes court orders for collection of moneys owed.
Folder 6: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, 1794-1798Add to your cart.
Primarily lists of court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.
Folder 7: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, 1800-1804Add to your cart.
Primarily lists of court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.  Charges include arson, adultery, bigamy and forgery.
Folder 8: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, 1806-1807Add to your cart.
Primarily lists of court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.  Includes charges for the expenses of imprisoning Selleck Osborn, editor of the Litchfield newspaper The Witness, for libel.
Folder 9: Reeve, Tapping Court Records, 1808-1809Add to your cart.
Primarily lists of court expenses, jailers' fees, and taxes taken or accounted for by Tapping Reeve.  Includes a bail notice in a counterfeiting case.
Folder 10: Reeve, Tapping Law Library, 1795, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Two documents listing books in Tapping Reeve's law library.
Sub-Series 3: Other Papers, 1793-1842Add to your cart.
This sub-series includes correspondence of  James Gould, Elizabeth Reeve, and students of the Litchfield Law School both during and after their attendance.  It also includes bills and receipts for expenses, deeds, and other records.
Folder 1: Calhoun, John C., 1810 Feb 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter of introduction to Tapping Reeve informing him that William Martin proposes to attend his "much valued" Law School.  Calhoun provides character information and goes on to thank Reeve for the advantages derived from his instruction.
Folder 2: Connecticut. District Court, 1827 Sep 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of copyright for the work "A System of Municipal Law, Comprised in a Course of Lectures Delivered at Litchfield in the State of Connecticut by James Gould."
Folder 3: Gould, James, 1827 Aug 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Augustus Cincinnatus Hand replying to Hand's correspondence of July 28th.  Gould explains the terms of the Law School and an approximation of when each subject will be touched upon.  He notes that preparatory study is unnecessary.
Folder 4: Hand, Augustus Cincinnatus, 1827-1828Add to your cart.

Two letters from Hand to his father and one to his brother written from Litchfield during his time as a Law School student.

Fragile- use facsimile whenever possible. Letters received conservation treatment in September 2010.

Item 1: Hand, Augustus Cincinnatus to Hand, Samuel, 1827 Nov 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to his father from Litchfield. Parts are obstructed due to condition.  Describes his travel to Litchfield and his reception by Judge Gould; gives an account of his expenses and his dinner companions; explains his course of study and schedule as well as the system of note taking; describes the weather and notes his desire to hear from home.
Item 2: Hand, Augustus Cincinnatus to Hand, Richard Charles, 1828 Jan 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to his brother describing the course of his studies; describes Judge Gould and mentions his drinking; states a catalog of students is being published and notes he will send one upon completion; describes moot court activities and his teachers; gives details about the Presbyterian minister.
Item 3: Hand, Augustus Cincinnatus to Hand, Samuel, 1828 Jan 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to his father requesting money.  Provides a detailed explanation for why it is necessary; outlines his daily activities; describes business propositions.
Folder 5: Litchfield Law School Moothall Society, 1796-1798Add to your cart.
Two volumes of Reports of the Cases disputed and determined in Mr. Reeve's Offices and a two page document listing rules for the Society formed by students for the purpose of disputing questions.
Item 1: Litchfield Law School Moothall Society Rules, 1796Add to your cart.
List of rules made up by the students of the Litchfield Law School who formed a Society for the purpose of disputing questions.  The document is undated, but the students who signed it attended in 1796.
Item 2: Litchfield Law School Moothall Society Case Reports, 1796-1798Add to your cart.

This volume dates 8 Dec 1796 - 28 Jul 1797.  Lists the students who participated in the moot court as well as minutes of the cases argued and Tapping Reeve's input on the rulings made.

Note: Bound Volumes shelved with Litchfield Law School Student Notebooks

Item 3: Litchfield Law School Moothall Society Case Reports, 1796-1798Add to your cart.

This volume dates from 1797 Aug 5 - 1798 Jul 12.  Lists the students who participated in the moot court as well as minutes of the cases argued and Tapping Reeve's input on the rulings made.

Note: Bound Volumes shelved with Litchfield Law School Student Notebooks

Folder 6: Litchfield Law School Program, 1827Add to your cart.
Program describing a celebration of American independence to be undertaken by the Students of the Law Office.  Includes detailed information about a procession to be followed by hymns and prayer.  The event concluded with a dinner provided by Mr. [Julius] Deming.  Lists the Committee of Arrangement.
Folder 7: Morse, Sidney E. (Sidney Edwards), 1814 Dec 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to his parents giving fee schedule; explains that he need not pay until he finishes his course of study; also outlines expenses of board, room, wood, washing, candles, paper, and miscellaneous.  Provides the names of his lectures and discusses the town.  Morse includes a map of the center of town.
Folder 8: Ormsbee, Edgar L. (Edgar Leonard), 1827 Jul 19Add to your cart.
One letter to Augustus Cincinnatus Hand responding to Hand's inquiry about the course of study at the Litchfield Law School.  Describes the courses; notes that expenses are about one forth higher than other New England villages of similar size.
Folder 9: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson, 1820-1827Add to your cart.
Four letters to John Cotton Smith.
Item 1: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson to Smith, John Cotton, 1820 Apr 6Add to your cart.
Writes a letter on behalf of her husband, Tapping Reeve, to thank Smith for his letter; describes Reeve's illness; details a conversation Reeve had with Judge Johnson and Johnson's commentary on the constitution and early government; notes disappointment and not seeing Smith and his wife; notes that attendance at the Law School is down and remarks that Reeve's poor health may render him unable to print his second volume.
Item 2: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson to Smith, John Cotton, 1824 Nov 9Add to your cart.
Has attempted to find a way to visit Smith and his wife without success; had wished to obtain advice about a manuscript; explains various difficulties in publishing a sermon (likely the sermon preached by Lyman Beecher at the funeral of Tapping Reeve); describes financial hardships and solicits Smith's advice.
Item 3: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson to Smith, John Cotton, 1825 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Reeve thanks Smith for his assistance in preparing a manuscript; looks forward to an upcoming visit and requests the Smith's grandson accompany them.
Item 4: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson to Smith, John Cotton, 1827 Aug 27Add to your cart.
Forwards sermons to Smith; describes the health of her grandson Tapping Burr Reeve; requests the Smith's visit; requests plumbs for preserving; describes a visit from a Mr. & Mrs. Burr and their children.
Folder 10: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson, 1842Add to your cart.
Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Thompson Reeve with three invoices, one from Truman Munger for services as sexton, one from David C. Bulkley for a mahogany coffin & plate, and one to R.M. Woodruff to balance accounts.
Folder 11: Reeve, Tapping and Reeve, Elizabeth Deeds, 1793-1833Add to your cart.
Six deeds for property in Litchfield purchased, leased, or sold by Tapping and/or Elizabeth Thompson Reeve
Folder 12: Seymour, Mabel Strong, 1828 Apr 28Add to your cart.
Receipt for six months room rent ($22.50) paid by Augustus Cincinnatus Hand at $45 per year.
Folder 13: Smith, John Cotton, 1817Add to your cart.
Letter to Tapping Reeve from John Cotton Smith enclosing a second letter from J. B. Lucas informing him of William Lucas's intention to study law with Reeve.
Item 1: Smith, John Cotton to Reeve, Tapping, 1817 Dec 2Add to your cart.
Sends a letter of introduction with William Lucas, who wishes to study law with Reeve.  He encloses a letter sent to Smith by Lucas's father, John Baptiste Charles Lucas, and notes that he is one of the judges of the superior court in the Missouri territory.
Item 2: Lucas, John B. C. (John Baptiste Charles) to Smith, John Cotton, 1817 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Request that Smith help his son William in pursuing studies with Tapping Reeve.  Gives details of why he believes this would be advantageous.
Folder 14: Stites, Richard Wayne, 1823 Jan 25Add to your cart.
One letter to Tapping Reeve detailing the whereabouts of Reeve's Domestic Relations.  Stites notes receipt of a letter from Ebenezer Jackson of Georgia who left them in the possession of a Mr. Woodbridge; wishes Reeve to communicate what he wishes done with the volumes.
Folder 15: Thompson, William H. and Webb, Charles L., 1842Add to your cart.
Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Thompson Reeve and accounts of its settlement.  Thompson and Webb were appointed executors of the estate and S.P. Bolles and Ozias Lewis were its appraisers.  Volume includes various receipts inserted in pages.
Folder 16: Woodruff, Elizabeth Reeve (Thompson), 1842 Dec 14Add to your cart.
Elizabeth Reeve Thompson writes to her mother giving details of the death of her aunt, Elizabeth Thompson Reeve.  Gives news of the Woodruff family and asks for family news.
Series 2: Research materials, 1773-1978Add to your cart.
This series consists of research notes and materials from various projects to document Law School Students and instructors.
Sub-Series 1: Student & instructor images, 1802-1935Add to your cart.
Photographs of portraits, daguerreotypes, carte-de-vistes, sketches, silhouettes, or other images of students and instructors of the Litchfield Law School.  Many of these images were originally collected for display in the Law School building and are stored with the labels which accompanied them.
Folder 1: Baldwin, Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Negative of etching by Max Rosenthal with biographical label
Folder 2: Baldwin, Roger Sherman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Negative and print of the same image, from a portrait painted by George F. Wright (1828-1881) with a biographical label.
Folder 3: Beers, Seth P. (Seth Preston), undatedAdd to your cart.
Printed and photographic reprint of portrait with a biographical label.
Folder 4: Benedict, Noah BennettAdd to your cart.
Engraving taken from a portrait of Noah Bennet Benedict with biographical label.
Folder 5: Bissell, Edward, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a portrait given by private donor.
Folder 6: Bissell, John, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic print of John Bissell with biographical labels.
Folder 7: Brace, John Pierce, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of John Pierce Brace in later life.
Folder 8: Brinsmade, Daniel B. [Daniel Bourbon], undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Daniel B. Brinsmade with descriptive labels.
Folder 9: Burr, Aaron, 1802Add to your cart.
Color reproduction of John Vanderlyn's portrait of Aaron Burr with the printed attribution "Collection of Oliver Burr Jennings"
Folder 10: Calhoun, John C., 1818-1825Add to your cart.
Transparency of the Charles Bird King portrait of John C. Calhoun from the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.  Permission to reproduce must be requested in writing from the Office of Photographic Sales at the National Portrait Gallery.
Folder 11: Catlin, George, undatedAdd to your cart.
Negative of a portrait of George Catlin with biographical labels.
Folder 12: Chapman, Charles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic print of Charles Chapman with biographical labels.
Folder 13: Church, Samuel, undatedAdd to your cart.
Etching and negative of Samuel Church with biographical labels.
Folder 14: Clark, Archibald Bellinger, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a portrait given by a private donor, with biographical labels.
Folder 15: Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving, photographic negative, and reprint of John Middleton Clayton, includes biographical labels.
Folder 16: Day, Thomas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic reprint of a silhouette of Thomas Day, includes biographical label.
Folder 17: Delafield, John, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of John Delafield, Jr. with biographical labels.
Folder 18: Dickinson, Daniel S. (Daniel Stevens), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Dickinson from the collection of the Buffalo and Erie Historical Society.
Folder 19: Edwards, Henry W. (Henry Waggaman), undatedAdd to your cart.
Undated engraving of Henry W. Edwards with biographical labels.
Folder 20: Ellsworth, William Wolcott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of William Wolcott Ellsworth with biographical labels.
Folder 21: Flournoy, Thomas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph and negative of a portrait of Thomas Flournoy.
Folder 22: Foot, Samuel Augustus, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Samuel Augustus Foot with biographical labels.
Folder 23: Gould, George, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of George Gould taken in Rockwood NY.  Inscription reads, "Judge George Gould, LLD 5th son of Judge James Gould.  Born, September 2, 1807 at Litchfield, Connecticut, died at Troy, NY December 6, 1868.  Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York; also Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of that state."
Folder 24: Gould, James, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two photographs and engraving of a portrait of Judge James Gould, instructor at the Litchfield Law School; an engraving by Babson & Andrews, photograph and negative of a second portrait painted by Samuel Waldo and now in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.
Folder 25: Gould, William Tracy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph, possibly of a portrait, of William Tracy Gould.
Folder 26: Hall, Gideon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of photograph of Gideon Hall with biographical labels.
Folder 27: Hand, Augustus Cincinnatus, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Augustus Cincinnatus Hand, possibly of portrait, including biographical labels.
Folder 28: Hasbrouck, Abraham Bruyn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Polaroid photo of portrait of Abraham Hasbrouck by John Vanderlyn.  Portrait is in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Folder 29: Hinman, Royal Ralph, 1845Add to your cart.
Engraving of Royal Ralph Hinman by D. C. Hinman, "For the Gavel" printed at bottom.
Folder 30: Holley, John M. (John Milton), undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of John M. Holley with biographical labels.
Folder 31: Hunt, Ward, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph, negative, and engraving of the same image of Ward Hunt.  The engraving is from a Daguerreotype by Brady and the engraving by A.H. Ritchie.  Includes biographical labels.
Folder 32: Jackson, Ebenezer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Ebenezer Jackson with biographical labels.
Folder 33: Jackson, John Peter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic print of John Peter Jackson.
Folder 34: Jarvis, Russell, 1853 May 14Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping of obituary and engraving of Russell Jarvis with biographical labels.
Folder 35: King, Edward, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a pencil sketch of Edward King drawn from life by Peyton S. Symmes in the collection of the Historical Society of Cincinnati with biographical labels.
Folder 36: King, James Gore, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of James Gore King by A.H. Ritchie with biographical labels.
Folder 37: Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving by J. C. Buttre from a photograph by Wearn & Hix with biographical labels.
Folder 38: Loring, Charles G (Charles Greely), undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Charles Greely Loring by A.H. Ritchie with a photograph and negative of same.  Label indicates it was made from a portrait by Healy.  Two biographical labels are included.
Folder 39: Mann, Horace, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of a carte de viste of Horace Mann with biographical labels.
Folder 40: Mills, Michael F., undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Michael F. Mills with biographical labels.
Folder 41: Nisbet, Eugenius Aristedes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic print of a portrait of Eugenius Aristedes Nisbet labeled "From a portrait in the Georgia Capitol"
Folder 42: Parsons, A.V. (Anson Virgil), undatedAdd to your cart.
Reprints of a photograph of Anson Virgil Parsons with biographical labels.
Folder 43: Pettibone, Augustus, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Augustus Pettibone by A. H. Ritchie with biographical labels.
Folder 44: Phelps, Charles B., undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Charles B. Phelps with biographical labels.
Folder 45: Phelps, E. A. (Edward Arah), undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Edward Arah Phelps by A. H. Ritchie with biographical labels.
Folder 46: Pierpont, John, 1864Add to your cart.
Engraving of John Pierpont at 79 years of age with biographical labels.
Folder 47: Reeve, Tapping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engravings of Tapping Reeve from a portrait by George Catlin, engraved by Peter Maverick.  Includes photographs, negatives, and carte de viste of the engraving.
Folder 48: Reeve, Tapping, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs and negatives of Tapping Reeve's family plot in the East Cemetery in Litchfield.
Folder 49: Seymour, Horatio, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two engravings of Horatio Seymour, one labeled "Published by Moore & Co. 111 Nassau St., NY Eng by Geo. E. Perme, N.Y. From a Photograph."
Folder 50: Seymour, Origen Storrs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic negative of an engraving of Origen Storrs Seymour.
Folder 51: Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a portrait of Roger Minot Sherman.  Portrait is noted as being in the collection of the Fairfield, Connecticut Historical Society.
Folder 52: Smith, John Cotton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic negative, engraving, and photographic print of John Cotton Smith with biographical label.
Folder 53: Smith, Junius, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Junius Smith, printed "from a retouched photograph of an oil painting."
Folder 54: Sprague, Peleg, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a portrait in the collection of the Maine State Museum.
Folder 55: Stephens, John Lloyd, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of an engraving of John Lloyd Stephens.
Folder 56: Stewart, C. S. (Charles Samuel), before 1829Add to your cart.
Engraving of Charles Samuel Stewart, Catlin del. Illman sc.
Folder 57: Tapping Reeve Teaching, 1935Add to your cart.
Photographs and negatives of a historically inaccurate colonial revival interpretation of Tapping Reeve teaching by James Calvert Smith.  Location of original is unknown.
Folder 58: Todd, Charles Stewart, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic print of Charles Stewart Todd, labeled "Copy of original carte de viste KHS Library"
Folder 59: Tallmadge, Frederick A. (Frederick Augustus), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographic reprint of a cased image of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge.
Folder 60: Williams, Thomas Scott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a silhouette of Thomas Scott Williams with a sketched background with biographical labels.  Location of original silhouette is not noted.
Folder 61: Woodbury, Levi, undatedAdd to your cart.
Lithograph of Levi Woodbury by J. H. Bufford's, Boston of a daguerreotype by Southworth & Eawes; engraving of the Woodbury Mansion.
Folder 62: Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin), undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of George C. Woodruff by Samuel Sartain of Philadelphia with biographical labels.
Folder 63: Woodruff, Lewis B. (Lewis Bartholomew), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph and engraving of Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff with biographical labels and typescript of biography taken from "History of the Bench and Bar of New York"
Folder 64: Woodruff, Morris, undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Morris Woodruff by J.C. Batre of a portrait by Anson Dickinson.
Sub-Series 2: Materials from other collections, 1773-1866Add to your cart.
Materials copied from other repositories and  collections concerning the Law School, instructors, and students.
Sub-Series 1: Probate and land recordsAdd to your cart.
Copies of the wills and estate inventories of various Reeve family members and land records for Reeve house and property.
Folder 1: Ogden, Amelia, 1866Add to your cart.
Probate records for the estate of Amelia Ogden, heir to the Tapping Reeve house including contracts for the sale of the house from Ogden to Lewis B. Woodruff.  Despite the sale, Ogden was permitted to live in the house until her death.  Folder contains some transcriptions.
Folder 2: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson, 1842Add to your cart.
Copies of probate records including will and estate inventory. Typed transcription of inventory is also included.
Folder 3: Reeve, Elizabeth Thompson, 1840Add to your cart.
Copy of Litchfield land records Volume 48 Page 257 transaction in which Elizabeth Reeve sells the Tapping Reeve house and land to Amelia Ogden but retains the right to reside in the house.
Folder 4: Reeve, Tapping, 17 Feb 1824Add to your cart.
Inventory of the real and personal estate of Tapping Reeve copied from the original at the Litchfield, Connecticut probate district; copies from Probate records; typescript of will.
Folder 5: Reeve, Tapping Burr, 1812 and 1824Add to your cart.
Copies from Litchfield Probate Court of assignment of guardianship of Tapping Burr Reeve first to Tapping Reeve and second to Elizabeth Thompson Reeve.
Folder 6: Seymour, Moses, 1773 May 10Add to your cart.
Copy and transcription of a land deed on file in the Litchfield Land Records Volume 9 page 270 documenting a sale of land from Moses Seymour to Tapping Reeve.
Sub-Series 2: Connecticut Historical Society, 1795-1829Add to your cart.
One folder of copies of letters from the John Cotton Smith papers in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society.  Some are partially transcribed.
Sub-Series 3: Fairfield Historical Society, 1769-1830Add to your cart.
Six folders of copies of letters, primarily from the Burr Family Papers in the collection of the Fairfield Historical Society.  Some are partially transcribed.
Sub-Series 4: Miscellaneous transcriptions and copiesAdd to your cart.
Transcriptions and copies of documents for which the location of the original is unknown.
Folder 1: Burr, Aaron and Prevost, Theodosia Bartow, 1770-1786Add to your cart.
Photocopies and transcriptions of letters from Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost to Sally Burr Reeve.
Folder 2: Cornelius, Mary Hooker to Woodruff, George, 1874 Jan 13Add to your cart.
Photocopy and transcription of a letter regarding Amelia Ogden.
Folder 3: DuBois, Cornelius to Van Winkle, Edgar Simeon, 1830 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Typescript of a letter written by DuBois while a student of the Litchfield Law School explaining the course of study, his lodgings and travel. Urges Van Winkle to join him in Litchfield.
Folder 4: Nisbet, Eugenius Aristedes to Nisbet, Amanda M F Battle, 1823Add to your cart.
Typescripts of two letters from Nisbet to his fiancee.
Folder 5: Reeve, Tapping, 1770-1808Add to your cart.
Photocopies of a receipt and a copy of some verse in Tapping Reeve's hand; typescript of a letter to the editor of the Connecticut Magazine.
Sub-Series 5: Princeton University Library, 1773-1809Add to your cart.
One folder of copies of letters from several collections at Princeton University Library.  Some are transcribed.
Sub-Series 6: Sterling Memorial Library, 1773-1830Add to your cart.
Four folders of copies of letters from several collections at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library. Some are transcribed.
Sub-Series 7: Winterthur Museum, 1812Add to your cart.
Photocopy of the Law School notebook taken by William Key Bond in the collection of the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum Joseph Downs Manuscript Collection No. 65x669.
Sub-Series 8: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1796Add to your cart.
Photocopies of indexes to George Tod's law school notebooks.
Sub-Series 3: Miscellaneous Research, 1823-1978Add to your cart.
Various research files on topics pertaining to Law School students, instructors, and historical events in which they were involved.
Folder 1: Gould, James, 1914-1978Add to your cart.
Photocopies of chapters from various secondary sources providing biographical and genealogical information on James Gould.  Also includes a certified copy of live-birth record from the town of Branford.
Folder 2: Litchfield Law School, 1823Add to your cart.
Photocopy of an article titled "Law School at Litchfield" from the United States Law Journal and Civilian's Magazine, 1823 p. 400-405.  Includes a letter written by James Gould describing methods of teaching at the Law School.
Folder 3: Miller, Joseph, 1801 and 1924Add to your cart.
Photocopy of the title page of Joseph Miller's law notes taken in 1801 and now in the collection of the Grand Rapids Public Museum; photocopy of Joseph Miller and James Miller's entries from Michigan Biographies.
Folder 4: Reeve, Tapping, 1876-1935Add to your cart.
Photocopies of chapters from various secondary sources providing biographical and genealogical information on Tapping Reeve.
Folder 5: United States vs. Tapping Reeve, 1932 Aug 9Add to your cart.
Copy of court record from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Second Circuit of the case United States vs. Tapping Reeve in which Reeve is accused of publishing libelous statements concerning Thomas Jefferson.  Includes letter to Samuel Fisher acknowledging receipt of request and payment for copy.
Series 3: Printed materials, 1828-1990Add to your cart.
This series contains printed materials, both published and unpublished, covering the topics of legal education, the Litchfield Law School, and the students and instructors of that school.
Sub-Series 1: Catalogues of StudentsAdd to your cart.
Catalogues of students who attended the Litchfield Law School
Folder 1: Catalogue of the Law School at Litchfield, Connecticut, 1849Add to your cart.
Three copies of the 1849 catalogue of students.  One belonged to Lewis B. Woodruff and contains marginalia and several pages of added notes; the second was given to a Mr. Bigelow from Seth Preston Beers; a third bears no inscription but contains several pages of added notes.
Folder 2: Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, 1828Add to your cart.
Two copies of Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School from 1793 to 1827 Inclusive published by the students printed by S. S. Smith of Litchfield, Conn.
Folder 3: Litchfield Law School Catalog of Scholars, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two copies of The Litchfield Law School Catalogue of Scholars Interesting Memoranda.  Appears to be early 20th century.
Folder 4: Reprint of 1900 the Litchfield Law School, 1900Add to your cart.
Reprint of earlier Law School catalogs together with images of Reeve, Gould, the school buildings, and residences of the instructors.  Compiled by George M. Woodruff of Litchfield and Archibald M. Howe of Cambridge, MA.  Printed by the press of the Litchfield Enquirer.
Sub-Series 2: Litchfield Historical Society Publications, 1911-1990Add to your cart.
Printed materials and publications of the Litchfield Historical Society pertaining to the Litchfield Law School.
Folder 1: Litchfield Law School, 1930 Aug 29Add to your cart.
Address by Samuel H. Fisher delivered at the Tapping Reeve House Litchfield, Connecticut before the Litchfield Historical Society August 29, 1930 printed by the Enquirer Print, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Folder 2: Litchfield Law School Sketches, 1930Add to your cart.
"A Brief Historical Sketch of America's Pioneer Law School" printed in 1930 and sent with a fundraising flier to raise money to purchase the Tapping Reeve House and to restore and furnish the house and Law School.  Includes a list of sponsors including William Howard Taft; printer's proof of the same brochure; later undated sketch titled "The Litchfield Law School."
Folder 3: Presentation of the Reeve Law School building to the Litchfield Historical Society at Litchfield, Connecticut, 1911 Aug 22Add to your cart.
Published speeches given the day of the presentation of the Law School, images of the speakers, town, Reeve and Gould, and various buildings, and a brief history of the Historical Society and its buildings.
Folder 4: Tapping Reeve House, 1947 Jul 10Add to your cart.
Guide to the rooms of the Reeve House "From information compiled for the Litchfield Garden Club and the Litchfield Historical Society by the Flower Show Committee especially prepared for the exhibit of eighteenth century flower arrangements given under the auspices of the Garden Club at the Tapping Reeve House."
Folder 5: Tapping Reeve House & Law School brochures, 1950-1990Add to your cart.
Three tri-fold brochures printed by the Litchfield Historical Society for the Tapping Reeve House & Law School
Sub-Series 3: Other publicationsAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous articles about the Law School appearing in a variety of print sources; a few are in unpublished form.
Folder 1: Case and Comment, 1959 Jul-AugAdd to your cart.
Publication subtitled "The Lawyer's Magazine" contains an article on p. 40, "Litchfield: America's First Law School" by Elizabeth Muhlfeld.  The article is a reprint from the November 1958 Boston Bar Journal.
Folder 2: First Law School in America, undatedAdd to your cart.
Flier for a hand-colored print of the Litchfield Law School published by The Osborne Company of Clifton, New Jersey.
Folder 3: Georgia Commentary, 1950 MarAdd to your cart.
Georgia State Library publication featuring a sketch on its cover believed to have been of Judge Gould's study in his home (Sheldon Tavern).  The article on p. 2 refers to a volume in the DeRenne Collection of the Georgia State Library which contains the sketch.
Folder 4: House of Judge Tapping Reeve of Litchfield, 1931 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Typed text of a broadcast about the Tapping Reeve House.  Unattributed, place of broadcast is not noted.
Folder 5: Litchfield County Traveler, 1980Add to your cart.
The monthly publication of the Litchfield Hills Travel Council contains an entry about the Tapping Reeve House & Law School.
Folder 6: Litchfield, First American Law School, 1950Add to your cart.
Article by Burton S. Hill published on p. 220-231 of the Spring 1950 edition of the Michigan Alumnus.
Folder 7: Litchfield Law School, 1920 Aug 1Add to your cart.
Typescript of an historical address given by Simeon F. Baldwin at the bi-centennial anniversary of the founding of the town.
Folder 8: Litchfield Law School 1775-1833, 1933Add to your cart.
Publication by the Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut Committee on Historical Publications written by Samuel H. Fisher.
Folder 9: Long Island Forum, 1941 NovAdd to your cart.
Article about Tapping Reeve and the Litchfield Law School titled "Lawyer from Long Island" by Mildred Reeve Peabody on p. 261.
Folder 10: Lure of the Litchfield Hills, 1961 JunAdd to your cart.
Includes an article titled "Tapping Reeve and the Connecticut Federalists" by Joel Sandulli.
Folder 11: My Country, 1968 SepAdd to your cart.
"America's First Law School" by Herbert S. Jones p. 2-7.
Folder 12: Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1976Add to your cart.
News clippings on various topics pertaining to the Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School.
Folder 13: Old Law School Building in Litchfield, Connecticut, 1928Add to your cart.
Booklet compiled by Arthur E. Bostwick containing photos and quotes pertaining to the Litchfield Law School.
Folder 14: Pilgramage of Old Houses, 1937Add to your cart.
Brochure listing historic houses in Litchfield including the Tapping Reeve House.
Folder 15: Telephone Bulletin, 1965 NovAdd to your cart.
Article titled "Autumn in Litchfield" provides information about Litchfield's history and depicts two local children's tour of the Tapping Reeve House.

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