Hitchcock, Samuel J. (Samuel Johnson), 1786-1845
- Existence: 1786 - 1845
Samuel Johnson Hitchcock (1786-1845), lawyer and law professor at Yale University, mayor of New Haven, president of Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company from 1837 to 1840; his law library became the beginning for Yale Law Library collection.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Chauncey family papers
Call Number: MS 135
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, financial records, diaries, journals, and other papers relating to the personal lives and professional careers of the Chauncey family of Connecticut. Material relating to the American Revolution and the colonial period includes the correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of Charles Chauncey (1747-1823). The legal papers of Charles Chauncey (1777-1849) document his work in Philadelphia. The European travel diaries for Nathaniel...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Chauncey family papers
Samuel J. Hitchcock Papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1878
Overview: Papers of Samuel J. Hitchcock, 1810-1845. Includes personal papers and business papers for matters primarily taking place in New Haven, Connecticut. Personal papers document Hitchcock's private and family correspondence and finances. Business papers document Hitchcock's work with Seth Perkins Staples in the operation of their law firm Staples and Hitchcock, as well his work with the Farmington Canal Company and Hartford and New Haven Rail Road Company.
Samuel Johnson Hitchcock papers
Call Number: MS 1184
Overview: Correspondence and financial and legal papers relating to Samuel Johnson Hitchcock's education at Yale College, teaching at Fairfield Academy, legal practice with Seth P. Staples, and legal instruction at his and Staples' private law school which was incorporated into the Yale Law School.
Dates: 1762-1845, bulk 1805-1845
Letter : New Haven, Connecticut, to Benjamin Tallmadge, 1813 Aug 3
Part of Collection — Box: 57, Folder: GROUP 2172, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS with address leaf, regarding Tallmadge's son, a student at Yale College.
Dates: 1813 Aug 3
New Haven Miscellany
Call Number: GEN MSS 1896
Overview: This collection encompasses 19th- and early 20th-century accessions of manuscripts pertaining to New Haven, Connecticut, which the library chose to group and list as an artificial collection. Papers relate to financial, political, religious, and social matters from 1702 to 1889. Among those represented in the collection are the Atwater family, Isaac Beers, David Daggett, Joseph Darling, Samuel J. Hitchcock, Nathaniel Jocelyn, Nathaniel Lyon, Roger Sherman, Seth Perkins Staples, Charles...