William Courtney Wetmore
After attending the Law School, he moved, in 1818, to New York City where he joined the law firm of Brackett & Clark, eventually becoming a partner. Wetmore specialized in real estate law and the administration of trusts. In 1848, he became the legal partner of Richard Browne. He refused all offers of public positions, except for the position of President of the Board of Commissioners of Central Park which he accepted three years before his death.
Wetmore was involved in the formation of the Harlem Railroad and became the company's Director.
Wetmore lived in New York City until 1868, when he moved his family to Fordham, NY. He and his wife had four sons and two daughters.
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.
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