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Trumbull, James Hammond 1821-1897 Philologist; born in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 20, 1821; educated at Yale College; settled in Hartford in 1847, and held political offices till 1864; librarian of the Watkinson library of reference in Hartford in 1863-91. He was the author of The colonial records of Connecticut (3 volumes); Historical notes on some provisions of the Connecticut statutes; The defence of Stonington against a British squadron, August, 1814; Historical notes on the Constitution of Connecticut; Notes on forty Algonquin versions of the Lord's prayer; The Blue laws of Connecticut and the false Blue laws invented by the Rev. Samuel Peters; Indian names of places in and on the borders of the Connecticut, with interpretations, etc. He died in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 5, 1897.