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Lewis C. Mitchell

September 22, 1787
June 30, 1826
Home Town:
Wethersfield, CT
Later Residences:
Troy, NY
Biographical Notes:
Lewis C. Mitchell was the son of Chief Justice Stephen Mix and Hannah (Grant) Mitchell. He established a legal practice in Troy, NY. His hard work reportedly led to an illness which ultimately claimed his life. Charles Mitchell died at his father's home in Wethersfield, CT. Judge Gould was said to have declared that Mitchell had one of the finest legal minds that he had ever known.

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Graduated from Yale College in 1806.

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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.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1807, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 6.

Tapping Reeve and James Gould, at the Litchfield Law School, taken between 1807 and 1809, probably by Lewis C. Mitchell, Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

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