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Littlefield, Nathan Whitman, 1846-1929



Nathan Whitman Littlefield was born on May 21, 1846 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1869. For several years after graduation Littlefield taught in high schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In October, 1874, he entered the Law School of Boston University, and completed the three years' course in two years, graduating in 1876. In May, 1876, he was admitted to the Boston bar, but immediately went to Providence and entered the office of James Tillinghast, Esq., where he pursued the study of local statutes and court procedure during the six months required by Rhode Island law, and was admitted to the Rhode Island bar in January, 1877. From 1899-1913, Littlefield was a senior member of the law firm of Littlefield and Barrows. In 1909, he received an honorary degree from Dartmouth College. Littlefield died on December 5, 1929.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Nathan W. Littlefield essays and addresses

Identifier: MS-177
Date(s): circa 1860-1928

Nathan W. Littlefield (1846-1929), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1869. The collection contains addressess and essays by Littlefield on various topics in Rhode Island history, United States politics and religion. A draft of the constitution for the Congregational conference of Rhode Island is also included.

Nathan Whitman Littlefield et. al. letter

Identifier: Mss 868540.2
Mss 868540.2
Date(s): 1868-09
Scope and Contents

Letter from Nathan Whitman Littlefield, Alvin Burleigh, James William Cheney to Dartmouth College faculty, protesting against the faculty's action in suspending certain students.

Nathan Whitman Littlefield letter

Identifier: Mss 867425.2
Mss 867425.2
Date(s): 1867-07-25
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from Nathan Whitman Littlefield in East Bridgewater, Ms to Asa Dodge Smith complaining about his marks.

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