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Augustus Lucas Hillhouse

December 9, 1791
March 14, 1859
Home Town:
New Haven, CT
Later Residences:
Eragny, France
Biographical Notes:
Augusta Lucas Hillhouse was the son of the Hon. James and Rebecca [Woolsey] Hillhouse. Four years after studying law in Litchfield he went abroad in hopes of improving his delicate health. Hillhouse was a poet and scholar, rather than a lawyer during his lifetime. He never married and died in Eragny, France in 1859.

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Other Education:
Attended Yale College in 1810.

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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.
Roger S. Baldwin 4 July 1813 List; Litch. Co. Bar Assoc. Ledger = Reg. TR/JG = 1812; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 11.

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