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Edgar Burr Day


Gender:
Male
Born:
September 1, 1803
Died:
November 22, 1863
Home Town:
Catskill, NY
Later Residences:
Catskill, NY
Marriage(s):
Sophia Camp Day (September 24, 1835)
Biographical Notes:
Edgar Burr Day was the son of Orrin Burr, Esq. and Mary Burr Hull of Greenfield, CT. His early education began at Litchfield South Farms under Rev. William R. Weeks. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Catskill, NY for many years. He and his wife had four children. He retired from the law in 1852. From the Yale Obituary Record 1864: He originally entered Dartmouth College, removing thence to Yale College in his Sophomore year. After a course in legal study at Catskill, and at Litchfield, he was admitted to the bar in 1827 and continued to practice his profession until 1841 when the failure of his eyesight led him to engage in mercantile pursuits. He as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and for thirty years superintendant of the Sunday School in the Church to which he belonged.

Education
Years at LLS:
1826
Other Education:
Attended Dartmouth College but then graduated from Yale College in 1824.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
1827

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Woodruff, George Catlin. "LLS Notes." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.
Secondary Sources:
Yale University, Class of 1824. Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1824. Norwalk, CT: A.B. Byington, 1855.

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