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Duncan Campbell Pell

January 18, 1807
January 16, 1874
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
Newport, RI
Anna Clarke Pell (1834)
Biographical Notes:
Duncan Pell was the son of William Ferris and Mary Shipley Pell. He was the third of their eleven children. Pell and his wife had four children. He died at Newport, RI. His obituary in the New York Times stated that he was stricken suddenly with "apoplexy." The obituary also described Pell as the former Lt. Governor of RI and before that a prominent New York City businessman.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Albany, NY in 1828
State Posts:
Lt. Governor (RI) 1865-1866

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.
George C. Woodruff List

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 22.

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