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Larkin Thorndike

October 19, 1786
July 5, 1857
Home Town:
Warner, NH
Later Residences:
Pelham, NH
Salem, MA
Sarah Phillips Thorndike (December 4, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
Larkin Thorndike was the son of Paul and Olive (Fletcher) Thorndike. He practiced law first in Pelham and later Salem, MA. His wife was the daughter of Mary (Dow) Phillips. They had five children. Thorndike also served as the legal counsel for the Eastern Railroad.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
1810 in Litchfield County Court

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 County Bar Association Records, 1809, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Bell, Charles H. The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire Boston:MA, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1894.

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