Harvey Bell, Jr.
Bell pursued other interests while practicing law. From 1826 to 1843, he acted as the secretary to the Board of Trustees for Middlebury College. Bell served as a member of the Governor's Council in 1835, and was elected to the Vermont State Senate from 1836 to 1837. He also worked as a newspaper proprietor and editor of the Northern Galaxy from 1841 to 1848.
On January 29, 1818, Bell married Betsey Sergeant and they had three children. He died in Middlebury, Vermont.
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, 1849,10.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1812, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
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