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Thomas Augustus Gold

May 18, 1788
August 9, 1854
Home Town:
Pittsfield, MA
Dorothy Gardiner Gold (March 4, 1818)
Biographical Notes:
Thomas Augustus Gold was the son of Major Thomas Gold and his wife Martha Marsh. He was their eldest son. His youngest sister married the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Gold did study law in his hmetown of Pittsfield, MA before attending Litchfield Law School. He died in Pittsfield.

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Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1806 and received an honorary Masters Degree from Williams in 1854.

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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, 1849), 7.
Secondary Sources:
Davis, William T. Bench and Bar of Massachusetts, Vol. 2. Boston: The Boston History Company, 1895.

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