Gould studied with Tapping Reeve for several years. His wife, Sally McCurdy Tracy was the eldest child of Uriah Tracy, a Litchfield Law School graduate and U.S. Senator. Three of their sons would the Litchfield Law School, and eight of his nine children would survive him.
Gould settled in Litchfield ...
- Henry Guy Gould
- John W. Gould
- George Gould
LLS (1827-1829) LFA (1819-1823)
- Robert Howe Gould
- Charles Gould
- Julia Gould
- James Reeve Gould
LLS (1824) LFA (1818-1819)
- Edward Sherman Gould
- William Tracy Gould
- Sally Tracy Gould
- William Gould, Jr.
- Mary Foote Gould
- Engraving of James Gould
- Litchfield Law School Collection
- Certificate of Copyright
- Charles Adams Letter
- Law School Student Desk
- Gould Family Register by Frances H. De Lee
- Portrait of James Gould
- Connecticut District Court certificate of copyright
- James Gould letter - 1827 Aug 9
- Notebook of Richard Wayne Stites
- Gould family papers
- James Gould letter - August 9, 1827
- James Gould letter - May 7, 1814
Litchfield County, Litchfield County Court Papers by Subject: Admissions to the Bar
LLS Student Notebooks: A treatise on lex mercatoria (merchant law) ca. 1815
LLS Student Notebooks: Reeves & Goulds Law Lectures at the Litchfield Law School (Vol. 1-3)
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.
Baldwin, Lewis, William Draper. Great American Lawyers, Vol. 2. The John C. Winston Company, 1907.
Boardman, David Sherman. Sketches of the early Lights of the Litchfield Bar. J. Humphrey, Jr., 1860.
Lewis, William Draper. The Great American Lawyer vol. II. 1907.
Reed, Alfred. Training for the Public Profession of the Law. Arno Press. 1921.
Warren, Charles. History of the Harvard Law School and Early Legal Conditions in America. Lewis Publishing Company: New York, 1908.
Dargo, George. Law in the New Republic. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1983.
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