Samuel Fisher Collection


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Object ID:
1961-25-0
Category:
Correspondence; Collections of Papers
Creator:
Samuel Fisher
Date:
between 1929 and 1961
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Description:
Research files and other materials related to Samuel Fisher's 1946 book, Litchfield Law School, 1774-1833: Biographical Catalogue, containing information about its students. There are also papers related to other aspects of Litchfield's history.
Starting in the 1930s, Fisher undertook a project to assemble data on every student who attended the Litchfield Law School from 1774-1833. He conducted research and corresponded with colleges and universities, state libraries, historical societies, and other institutions across the country. He also employed
genealogists to track down information. The results of his investigations were published in a book by the Yale Law School Library in conjunction with Yale University Press in 1946.
The Litchfield Law School research records fill 4 ...
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