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Philo Collins Sedgewick

July 18, 1810
November 20, 1868
Home Town:
Cornwall, CT
Later Residences:
Harrisburg, PA
Cornwall, CT
Eliza Adams Sedgewick (October 2, 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Philo Collins Sedgewick was the son of Benjamin and Olive (Collins) Sedgewick. His wife was the daughter of William Adams of Canaan, CT. Sedgewick worked as a lawyer for many years in Harrisburg, PA and near the end of his life returned to Cornwall, CT. He died at Cornwall, CT.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Norwich University in 1828.

Profession / Service

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.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 24.
Secondary Sources:
Gold, Theodore S. Historical Records of the Town of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut. 1877.

Ellis, William Arba. Norwich University 1819-1911. Montpelier, VT: The Capital City Press, 1911.

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