Cornelius Van Vechten Leonard
Some time after his father's death, in December, 1810, it became necessary for him to assist in the settlement of his estate, to which he devoted his time and energy for some years. Not liking his profession, he abandoned it, and removed to New York in 1824, where he was deputy inspector of pearl ashes.
He remained in that city until September, 1835, when, his health failing, he returned to Albany, and in November removed with his mother to Lansingburg, where he died January 7, 1837.
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.
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