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Alfred Terry

September 28, 1802
December 15, 1860
Home Town:
Hartford, CT
Later Residences:
Hartford, CT
New Haven, CT
Clarissa Howe Terry (September 1825)
Biographical Notes:
Alfred Terry was the son of Nathaniel Terry, the President of the Hartford Bank as well as Mayor of Hartford, CT, and Catherine (Wadsworth) Terry.

From 1824 to 1831, Terry worked as a lawyer in Hartford, CT. He and his wife moved to New Haven, CT where he found work as a bookseller and publisher rather than as a lawyer. In 1843, Terry became the Town Clerk for the City of New Haven, a position he held until 1856.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1821.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Business
Local Posts:
Clerk of the Town (New Haven, CT) 1843-1856

Related Objects and Documents
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 Eagle, October 6, 1823.

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

Alfred Terry to Catharine W. Terry, August 4, 1823, Terry and Bacom Family Papers, 1789-1919, Connecticut Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
Obituary Records of Graduats of Yale College: Deceased During the Academical Year Ending July 1861. 1861.

Terry, Stephen, comp. Notes of Terry Families. Hartford, CT: Private Printing, 1887.

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