James Gore King
King and his wife, Sarah Rogers Gracie (the daughter of Archibald Gracie), had four daughters and three sons. In 1818, they established the English house of 'King & Gracie' in which he was senior partner until 1824. King then joined the New York City banking house of 'Prime, Ward & Sands.'
In 1835, King accepted another prominent position as the President ...
The letter is considered an excellent parody of legal procedures being studied at Litchfield Law School and shows the familiarity of young women with legal terminology.
Elizabeth S. Wolcott, NYC
[Uncle] Frederick Wolcott, Litchfield
24 Feb 1811
I sent by Mr. W. Gibbs a small trunk containing pieces of Laura's wedding Cake, directed to Aunt Wolcott Mrs. Reeve ...
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 Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
Brush, Edward Hale. Rufus King & His Times. NY: Nicholas L. Brown, 1926.
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