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:
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.
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.