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Robert W. Halstead

May 21, 1806
November 19, 1827
Home Town:
Newton, NJ
Biographical Notes:
On May 21, 1806 Robert W. Halstead was born to Job and Ann McIntyre Halstead of Newton, New Jersey. In 1824 Robert attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and in 1827 he studied law at the Litchfield Law School. That same year Robert passed away on November 19, 1827.

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Attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1824.

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 22.

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