Portrait of Henry Bromfield Rogers
Marie Danforth Page
April 4, 1802
March 30, 1887
Anna Perkins Rogers (September 12, 1831)
Henry Bromfield Rogers was the son of the prominent Boston mercantile family which ran the firm of Bromfield and Rogers. Litchfield merchant Julius Deming had shipped goods from London with the firm since the 1780s. Following graduation from Harvard, his father, Daniel Denison Rogers, wrote to his business friend Julius Deming, saying, "The Law School in Litchfield has obtained so much reputation among us that I am desirous that a son of mine, if he may be admitted, pursue his studies there, instead of this place where there are so many temptations and interruptions to take off from study." He requested information as to when Henry should depart for Litchfield and added, "Shall I so far presume upon our former friendship as to ask the favor of you to give me the necessary information."
Years at LLS:
Attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard College in 1822.
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.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 19.
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