Collection Summary

Creator: Dobie, Armistead Mason
Title: The Papers of Armistead Mason Dobie 1902 (1939-1956) 1965
Accession: MSS 78-2
Description: This collection consists of 15 boxes and 5 notebooks.
Location: SC - Basement
Photograph Collection: View 9 digitized photographs
Digitized Content: 9 objects

Collection Description & Arrangement

The Papers of Armistead M. Dobie span the years 1902 to 1963, with the bulk of the material covering 1939 to 1956, the years of Dobie's judgeship. The first three boxes contain general correspondence which is primarily of biographical interest, although there are some items, especially the 1939 letters from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Senators Carter Glass, and Harry Byrd, that have historical value. The correspondence with Judges John J. Parker and Morris A. Soper in the general files, as well as in the court materials, yield very little information about the cases the three were considering. Other correspondents who wrote Dobie one or two letters of interest were Felix Frankfurter, Stanley Reed, Roscoe Pound, Samuel Williston, Manton Davis and many former University classmates and students. The general correspondence files were kept alphabetically by correspondent's name or, occasionally, by subject, and within the alphabetical division the correspondence is arranged chronologically. Following the correspondence are four notebooks of mimeographed "textbooks" from Dobie's graduate studies at Harvard and teaching at Virginia in the 1920s.

Boxes four and five contain drafts of speeches arranged alphabetically by title or subject. Boxes six through fifteen contain court materials that include records, briefs, and correspondence for a small percentage of the cases Dobie heard. There are few notes and drafts or copies of the opinions he wrote. There are several folders on the Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edwardfor both the 1951 and 1955 hearings; also of interest is Judge Waties Waring's dissenting opinion on Davis' "sister" case, Briggs v. Elliott. The cases are arranged chronologically are followed by a box containing the dockets for the Fourth Circuit from 1948 to 1956.

Boxes six through fifteen contain court materials that include records, briefs, and correspondence for a small percentage of the cases Dobie heard. There are few notes and drafts or copies of the opinions he wrote. There are several folders on the Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edwardfor both the 1951 and 1955 hearings; also of interest is Judge Waties Waring's dissenting opinion on Davis' "sister" case, Briggs v. Elliott. The cases are arranged chronologically are followed by a box containing the dockets for the Fourth Circuit from 1948 to 1956.

Box fifteen contains notebooks regarding the work of the U.S. Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and of a committee studying the jury system.

 

Biographical & Historical Information

Armistead Mason Dobie was born on  April 15,1881 to Mary Kearns Cooke and Richard Augustus Dobie of Norfolk, Virginia. Armistead entered the University of Virginia and earned three degrees in rapid succession: B.A. in 1901, M.A. in 1902 and LL.B in 1904. He left Charlottesville to practice law in St. Louis, Missouri, but he returned to his alma mater in 1907 to teach law and to re-establish the close ties with the University, which he would maintain for the rest of his life. When Dobie joined the faculty, he assumed the teaching duties of Dean William M. Lile, who was temporarily absent due to ill health. Lile returned to the University, and Dobie remained on the faculty, becoming a full professor in 1909.

World War I claimed Dobie's service in 1917. He was commissioned a captain in the U. S. Army and became an aide to General Cronkhite, with whom he went to France. Before the war was over, Dobie was promoted to major and was made assistant to the Chief of Staff of the 80th Infantry Division. He was recommended for the D. S. O., and the French honored him by making him an Officier d'Academie with palms.

After the war was over, Dobie returned to Charlottesville, but instead of teaching, he served for a year as the Executive Director of the University drive for the Centennial Endowment Fund. The following year Dobie went to Harvard Law School and begin work on an S.J. D. degree. In the summer of 1922, Dobie studied at Columbia's Graduate School of Jurisprudence and returned to Charlottesville in time to begin the fall term.

At the time Dobie joined the faculty, the law school program increased from mandatory two to three years to earn a law degree. Dobie taught three required courses - criminal law, federal procedure, and probate and administration,  and six electives - Roman law, master and servant, carriers and bailments, code pleading, public officers, and taxation and tax titles. Upon his return from Harvard, Dobie began employing the case method of teaching law. Young faculty members followed Dobie's lead. With Dean Lile's retirement in 1932, Dobie was appointed Dean of the Law School and served in that position until 1939, although ill health in 1936 caused him to relinquish the dean's duties for year or so.

Armistead Dobie wrote a definitive work on law of bailments and carriers, a widely respected casebook and several treatises on federal jurisdiction and procedure, and numerous articles for the Virginia, Harvard and Yale law reviews. In the mid-1930's, he was appointed Special Assistant to the U. S. Attorney General and served for over twenty years. He served as legal advisor to the Conflict of Laws Section of the American Law Institute and was appointed by the U. S. Supreme Court to a committee of 14 to make procedure in federal districts courts uniform nationwide.

In May of 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt offered Dobie the newly created judgeship on the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia with the promise that Dobie might move to the Fourth Circuit when vacancy occurred. Dobie accepted this position. True to his word, Roosevelt appointed him to the Fourth Circuit Court, only six months later.

From early 1940 until the first of February, 1956, Armistead Dobie served on the Fourth Circuit Court along with Senior Judges John J. Parker and Morris A. Soper. Dobie heard almost 1400 cases during his 16 years on the Circuit Court bench and wrote over 450 opinions.  Only six times, Dobie dissented from his colleagues and his opinions were upheld by the Supreme Court in four of those opinions.

The most historically significant cases Dobie heard were those involving school segregation. The decisions he helped reached on these cases reflected his firm belief that blacks should have facilities as nearly equal to whites as possible, and his reluctance or disinclination to go against the segregation pattern established by Plessy v. Ferguson.

Judge Dobie officially retired from the bench on the first of February, 1956 in bad health. After many months of complete rest, he recovered somewhat, and on July 18, 1958, he married a long-time Charlottesville friend, Elizabeth McKenny. He lived out the rest of his life at their home in Charlottesville, and he died at 81 on August 8, 1962.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1977
Donor Information These papers were donated by the family of Armistead Mason Dobie in December of 1977.

Content List

Box 1:

  • General Correspondence A-L 1935-1957; [11 folders]

Box 2:

  • General Correspondence M-Y 1935-1957; [10 folders]
  • Miscellaneous Class Notes and Quizzes 1902-1928, n.d.
  • Notes on the Opera: Questions AMD submitted for the radio show "Texaco's Opera Quiz" [ca. 1940-1950]
  • Research Notes 1947, n.d.

Box 3:

  • Research Notes: Judges in Virginia 1947-1951
  • Willliam H. White Lecture Series: District Judges in Virginia before the Civil War [ca. 1947]
  • Newspaper Clippings re AMD 1932-1963
  • Administrative Law-Notes [1921]
  • History of the Law-Notes 1921
  • Sales: Bound Class Notebooks 1921
  • O.W. Holmes, Collected Legal Papers [ca. 1921]
    Mimeographed copy in cardboard binder
  • R. Pound, Readings in Roman Law and the Civil Law and Modern Codes as Developments Thereof, Part II [ca. 1921]; Mimeographed copy in cardboard binder
  • M. Dobie, Writs [ca. 1921]; Mimeographed copy in cardboard binder

Box 4

  • Speeches, Articles, etc. A-F 1910-1956
    • Folder 1 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “A”:  Notes for Alumni Talk, Colonnade Club Dinner, June 1910; Talk Before Richmond Alumni, n. d. [ca. 1910]; Base Ball Dinner (sic.), May 9, 1912; Albemarle Alumni Banquet, June 1, 1912; Speech of Presentation of a Memorial Tablet on Behalf of Auxiliary of the Richmond Blues, Richmond – Armistice Sunday, November 14, 1920; “The Meaning of College Life” Alumni Address, Norfolk, Virginia, December 29, 1920;  Armistice Day Address- university of Virginia, Nov. 11, 1925; Speech Richmond Alumni Banquet, February 11, 1926; Alumni Speech – Louisville , May 18, 1928; “The Conflict of State and Federal Judicial Power, Lecture delivered before the Association of the Bar of the City of New Yor, February 26, 1941; Alumni Bulletin of the University of Virginia, Vol. 5, No. 2, March 1943;  N. Y. Alumni Speech, April 9, 1943; American Legion Oratorical Contest- State Finals,  Speech delivered at Maury Hall, University of Virginia, March 31 1945;  University of Virginia [Illeg.] Fund Speech, January 28, 1948; N. Y. Alumni Talk, October 29, 1948; Norfolk Alumni, March 18, 1949; Speech before the New York Alumni, December 10, 1953; Alumni Address “Balto”, n. d.; Talk Before Richmond Alumni, n. d.; Memorandum for Alumni Address [typewritten], n. d.; [List of points to address], n. d.; “Region #40”, n. d.; American Sales Act [Notes], n. d.]; Appellate Miscarr[illeg.], n. d.
    • Folder 2 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “B”: Banquet Speeches:  Notes, 1916; Barbers Club, Richmond, October 1920; Richmond Barbers, May 1, 1924; Barbers Speech, May 1, 1924; Athletic Banquet, May 21, 1940; Introduction of Dr. Paul B. Barringer, Victor Record – Music Hall- University of Virginia, January 25, 1939; Tribute for  George Gordon Battle, 1949; Tribute to John Stewart Battle, 1952;  Bibliography cards, n. d.; “Bishops’ Song”, handwritten and typewritten copy, n. d.  
    • Folder 3 - Speeches Articles, etc. “C”: “The University as a Cradle of Idealism” Leesburg High School, May 1910 and Augusta Military Academy, June 1910; “Confederate Spirit’, 1916; Norfolk [Illeg.] Club Notes, July 1924; Address of Acceptance by Armistead M. Dobie, Clark Hall, Alumni News, October 1932; The Conflict of State and Federal Judicial Power, Lecture delivered before the Bar Association of New York City, February 26, 1941; Creative Unrest [Talk], n. d.; Crime Wave [Notes], n. d.;  The Call of the Docket [Talk], n. d.]
    • Folder 3a - Speeches, Articles, etc. “C” Community Chest Speeches: Red Cross Talk, Charlottesville, November 4, 1932; [Illeg.] Committee on Relief , November 17, 1933; Radio Speech WHCV Charlottesville, January 30, 1936; Community Music league Dinner, Farmington Country Club, October 3, 1938; Red Cross Blood Bank, Paramount Theatre, June 2, 1943; Bond Rally – Third Victory Loan, Charlottesville, September 12, 1943; Charlottesville and Albemarle Community Chest Brochures; US Bond Rally, Lane High School, Charlottesville, Va., May 25, 1950; Radio talk to Charlottesville – Albemarle Community Chest, October 29, 1950; “community Chests Architects and Builders of Better Communities”, A red Feather Message from Henry Ford II, Chairman, Community Chests of America, n. d.;  Speech, Charlottesville Band Dinner, February 14, 1956
    • Folder 4 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “D”: Talk in Democratic Convention at San Francisco, Summer School Assembly, July 19, 1920; “Accepting the Gift of the Class of 1941 and his own portrait), n. d.; “The Way Back to the Law”, A report to Fund Workers on the first Short Course in Development Fund Affairs conducted by the University of Virginia, November 21-22, 1947; Duck Brains, notes, n. d.; “The Lengthened Shadow of One Man, University of Virginia Development Fund Statement, n. d.
    • Folder 5 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “E”: Education Idealism, Dedication of Norfolk High School, March 31, 1911 and Big Stone Gap High School, May 22, 1911; Education Idealism, Frederick High School, June 2, 1911; Miscellaneous Notes 1913, n. d.; Education and Unrest, December 7, 1919; Endymion, Outline of Speech based on Stephen Phillips poem, n. d.; “Law School Dean Goes to the Bench, Armistead Mason Dobie, Virginia’s Famed Pig Dinner Toastmaster, Appointed to Federal Judgeship, The Phi Gamma Delta , c. 1939; Remembrance of George Boardman Eager, 1942.
    • Folder 6 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “F”: 1922 – Football Games – Notes for “Mass Meetings “  (pre- football games speeches ), Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University; “Federal Constitutional Limitation on the Taxing Power of the States” handwritten notes, n. d.; “Fictional Points of Contracts between State and Federal Courts” , speech delivered before the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge, May 16, 1931; “Welcome to the Future Farmers of America,”, University of Virginia, June 14, 1933; “Federal Crimes, “ before the Hamilton Street Club, Baltimore, April 26, 1940; “Frictional Points of Conflict between State and Federal Courts,” Virginia Law Review, vol. XIX, No. 5,  Commercial Law Journal, May 1933
    • Folder 7 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “G”:  Graduation Speeches.  Earlysville High School, May 14, 1911; University of Virginia Nurses Graduation Speech, Blue Ridge Sanitarium Training School, Charlottesville, May 8, 1934; “The Teacher of Law,” William and Mary Law School Graduation Speech, 1933; “Carter Glass,” April, 1940; Graduation Address School of Military Government, University of Virginia, Cabell Hall, April 22, 1944; “Garrard Glenn 1878-1949,” University of Virginia Alumni News, [1949?]

Box 5:

  • Speeches, Articles, etc. H-Z 1922-1950 
    • Folder 1 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “H”: “The Early Hebrew Codes and Modern Jurisprudence,” Madison hall, October 10 -11, 1911;  “Hauptmann & Andermann,” UVA Peabody Hall, 1916; Speech to High School Students, Norfolk, Va., April 16, 1926; Banquet to Sir Ernie Howard [Notes], April 16, 1926; Harvard Law Review notes, n. d.; “Honor System” handwritten notes; “Supreme Court Delores”, n. d.;  “The Happy Faculty”, n. d. [UVA faculty]; The Unreality of Realism,” 1936;  “Hills of Hope,” Staunton Military Academy, June 1941; “Introduction of Greer Garson, Farmington, September 7, 1942; Harvard Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1935: “Presumably Prepared by Students”; Harvard Law Review, Vol. VI, No. 1, April 22, 1935
    •  Folder 2 -Speeches, Articles, etc. “I”: Talk to Insurance Counsel, May 5, 1921;  Speech to Atlantic [Illeg.] Co., Richmond, January 17. 1926; Speech to Norfolk and Portsmouth Life [illeg.], Norfolk, June 26, 1931; Questions Submitted February 27th, 1940, to Canada Dry for “Information Please” Program by Judge Armistead Dobie, Charlottesville, Va.
    •  Folder 3 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “J”: Handwritten notes for  a speech, n. d.; “James Boys in Missouri, script for Drama Club, n. d.; Judges as Arbiters notes, n. d.; newspaper clippings; The Lawyer and Law Notes, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1950-1951; Pollit, Basil H. : The ideal Judge Herein of Justice, Florida Law Journal, 1950; Book Review, 1951; Notes for ALI Speech, n. d.; Summary of Talk before the Texas Bar Association, Houston, Texas, July 2, 1943; A Judge Judges Judges, Commercial Law Journal, February 1952 and Washington University Law Quaterly, Vol. 1951, No. 4; Notes for “Judicial Opinions,” Washington, D. C.  1952; Progra,, The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Conference of Counsel,  1953; Repouille v. United States 165 Fed (2d 152 (CCA 2,. 1947); Letter from Prof. Hardy C. Dillard to Judge Dobie, asking to talk to the Legal Philosophy Class, November 18, 1952; Handwritten notes, n. d.; Jefferson’s Birthday in Paris, April 12-13, 1919.  The Centennial Celebration of the Overseas Alumni
    •  Folder 4 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “K”: “Charge to the Knights”, tywritten copy, n. d.; newspaper clippings, n. d.; John C. Knox: A judge looks at his job.  The rewards and burdens of the bench, American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 36, October 1950
    •  Folder 5 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “L”:  “Law and Morals” notes and newspaper clippings of lecture given in Madison Hall, November 8, 1916; “Loyalty to the Past” notes, October 8, 1920;  “Sermonette “, notes, n. d.; “The Law and the Profets,” n. d.; “Law” notes, n. d.; “The University of Virginia Law School,” typewritten copy of talk, c. 1932; “Portrait of Dr. Lambeth is presented to the University, Judge Dobie Speaks on Behalf of the Donors,” University of Virginia Alumni News, n. d. ; Notes on “Law and Language,” n. d.; book reviews, n. d.    
    • Folder 6 -Speeches, Articles, etc. “M”:  Handwritten notes, n. d.; Speech Accepting the Statue of James Rogers McConnell on behalf of the University of Virginia, 1919; Speech on the Location of the University of Virginia Medical School before the Richmond Rotary Club, June 21, 1921; Notes on Monticello Celebration, April 13, 1924; Address of Welcome, Virginia Federation of Music Club, May 15, 1924; Memorial Speech on Raleigh Colston Minor, 1923; Abstract of Speech delivered to the Trinity Church Club, Staunton, May 12, 1933; National Morale, speech delivered to the Staunton Chamber of Commerce and poster from the Office Civilian Defense, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond , January 28, 1943;Letter from Claude Joiner, Jr., June 20, 1950; Letter from Horace L. Walker, February 2, 1954; Presentation of Armistead M. Dobie to the Georgia Bar Association, c. 1950
    • Folder 7 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “N”: Notes for speech for Norfolk Alumni, Dec. 23, 1923; Speech given on the retirement ceremony of UVA President John Lloyd Newcomb, 1947; Memorial speech for Judge Elliott Northcott, 1946
    •  Folder 8 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “P”: Phi Delta Phi Summons 1909, 1910, 1912; Notes for talk before Phi  Delta Phi, February 5, 1912; Phi Gamma Delta Fourth Annual Pig Dinner of Omicron Chapter Program, c. 1912;  Notes for some fraternity, February 5, 1919; Welcome to General Pershing, Dinner at Fort Monroe, Va., February 21, 1920; Radio Review- General Pershing’s “My Experience in the World War,”, broadcasted by WRVA in Richmond, April 28, 1931; Use of Pre-Trial Practice in Rural Districts, paper presented at the 10th Judicial Conference of the Fourth Federal Court District, Asheville, North Carolina, June 22, 1940.
    • Folder 9 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “R”.: Raven Talk, February 9, 1911; Rouss Banquet Notes, Winchester, February 11, 1913; Notes for speech given to the Law Class of 1902, Farmington, January 13, 1932; Notes for Raven Society talk, September 18, 1944; Speech given to the court after President’s Roosevelt death, 1945
    • Folder 10 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “S”: Notes  of Esmont Sermon, n. d.;  St. Louis Notes, book review
    • Folder 11 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “T”: “The Toast of TILKA DEAD, notes, October 31, 1910, October 31, 1911, n. d.; T. I. L. K. A. Fall Dedication Programs, 1910-11, 1911-12; TILKA Banquet notes, October 225, 1916; TILKA Toast Mastering, n. d.; “Tradition,” lecture, n. d.
    • Folder 12 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “V”: Notes for speech, July 4th 1912 [notes written on cards of the Department of Law];  “The Spirit of Virginia,” notes, n. d. and before The Virginians, December 21, 1920;  Introduction to a Virginia Law Review issue, n. d.; Ise, John: “Values in a Crazy World. A Plea for More Culture, Vital Speeches of the Day, c. 1940
    • Folder 13 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “W”:  Notes for speeches re World War I, n. d., 1916, 1919; Winchester Arms Co. Convention, Richmond, January 31, 1921, notes; Outline of Lecture on Wills before Class in Commercial Law, May 24, 1924; Notes of speech delivered to Virginia Federation of Women Professionals and Business Club, May 1933; “In [Wertenbaker’s] Day, poem, n. d.; Notes re George Wythe, n. d.;  Dobie’s Who is Who biographical information, n. d.;  “Amending the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Lecture at Washington & Lee University, n. d.; Words upon the death of Richard Henry Wilson, n. d.;   Speech delivered on occasion of the Presentation of the Portrait of William H. White, Jr., May 22, 1951.
    •  Folder 14 - Speeches, Articles, etc. “Y”: “Recollections of a Young Lawyer,”, May 1910; “The Young Lawyer,” Banquet of the Virginia Bar Association, Hot Springs, August 10, 1911; “Spirit of Youth,” Speech delivered in West Virginia, June 25, 1945


Box 6:

  • Family Life Insurance Company v. John M. DanielRecords and Briefs 1948
  • Correspondence 1948
  • Dissenting Opinion by AMD 1948
  • Brooks Transportation Co. v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce CommissionRecords and Briefs 1950; [2 folders]
  • Correspondence 1950-1951
  • Coin Machine Acceptance Corp. v. Paul J. Yaeger 1950
  • Motion: Harold R. Love and U.S. v. D. E. Rippotoe, M. M. Rippotoe, Ruth Jackson, and Frank B. David 1950
  • Notice of Motion: Industrial Capital Corp. v. Tygart Valley Wood Products Corp. 1950
  • Opinion: Norfolk Southern Bus v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Records and Briefs 1950

 

  • Box 7:
  • Correspondence 1950
  • Opinion by AMD 1950
  • Oltie W. Kennedy v. U.S. 1950; Records and Briefs
  • Panagiotis Christofis et al. for Mandamus 1950; Correspondence and Opinion
  • Robert W. Hart and Ellen Brown Hart v. U.S. 1950; Records and Briefs
  • Constance Carter v. the School Board of Arlington County 1950-1951; Records, Briefs, Opinions, Correspondence
  • Henry G. Bartson v. Harry D. Friedman 1950-1951; Records and Briefs
  • The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Co. v. U.S. 1951; Records and Briefs
  • Alexandria, Barcroft, and Washington Transit Co. v. U.S. 1951; [2 folders] Records and Briefs
  • Alexandria, Barcroft, and Washington Transit Co. v. U.S.-Correspondence 1951
  • Andrew A. Kramer v. U.S. 1951; Records, Briefs, Correspondence
  • Charles C. Bartoli v. U.S. 1951

Box 8:

  • Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company v. Penn. Water and Power Co. 1951
  • Records and Briefs
  • County Board of Arlington v. U.S.
    • Records and Briefs 1951; [2 folders]
    • Correspondence 1951
  • Craig Kugel v. Alfred Altschul 1951; Records and Briefs
  • Dorothy E. Davis, et al v. Prince Edward County School Board
    • Records and Briefs 1951
    • Correspondence 1951
  • Earl T. Davis v. Clifton B. Cates 1951; Records and Briefs
  • George N. Mas and Frank M. Mas v. William Coleman 1951
  • Harry Briggs Jr., et al v. R. W. Elliott, Chairman, et al
    • Records and Briefs 1951
    • Dissenting Opinion by Judge J. Waties Waring 1951
  • Jesse Butler v. Mary A. Thompson
    • Records and Briefs 1951
    • Correspondence 1951

Box 9:

  • Local 33B United Marine Division of I.L.A. v. Battle
    • Records and Briefs 1951
    • Correspondence 1951
  • Mount, Trustee v. Norfolk Savings and Loan 1951; Correspondence
  • Mrs. Mae Owens Case v. State of Maryland 1951; Correspondence
  • National Labor Relations Boards v. Jegalock Fasteners, Inc. 1951; Correspondence
  • Pless v. U.S. 1951; Correspondence
  • Stewart-Warner Corp. v. National Labor Relations Board 1951; Correspondence
  • Virginia State Conference of Branches of the N.A.A.C.P. v. City of Richmond
    • Records and Briefs 1951
    • Correspondence 1951
  • Walter J. Kozdron-Petition for Writ of Mandamus; Correspondence 1951
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Pugh and Barr, Inc. 1951-1952
    [2 folders] Records and Briefs
  • Brooks Transportation Co. v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce Commission
    • Records and Briefs 1951-1952; [2 folders]
    • Correspondence 1951-1952
  • Clavin C. Upton, Jr. v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • Emmett Haydon Bozell v. U.S. 1952; Correspondence
  • (F) 15.6136 Acres in Arlington County v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • George A. Meyers v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • Harold Bernstein v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • Houff Transfer, Inc. v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce Commission
    • Records and Briefs 1952; [2 folders]
    • Correspondence 1952
  • Jerome Weiss v. Loyal M. Haynes 1952

Box 10:

  • Records and Correspondence: National Labor Relations Board v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville, N.C. 1952;
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Collier Construction Co. 1952; Correspondence
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Pepsi-Cola Parkensburg Bottlers, Inc. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Roger Williams Shirt Corp. n.d. [1952]; Letter
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Tec. Optical Products Corp. 1952; Letter
  • Robert Henry Bugg v. Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co. 1952; Brief and Memorandum
  • Samuel Kelley v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • Smith's Transfer and Co. v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce Commission 1952; [2 folders] Correspondence
  • U.S. ex rel Weiss v. Haynes 1952; Correspondence
  • U.S. v. Jack Court 1952; Records and Briefs
  • William H. Ward v. U.S. 1952; Records and Briefs
  • U.S. v. Wayman C. Hamilton 1952-1953; Records, Briefs, Correspondence
  • Anna Mae Allen v. Southern Railway Co.
    • Records and Briefs 1953; [2 folders]
    • Correspondence 1953
  • Badgett Trucking Co. v. U.S. 1953; Records and Correspondence
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co.: I.C.C. Reports 1953

Box 11:

  • Earl T. Ellis v. Clifton B. Cates 1953; Records and Briefs
  • Edward D. Shaver v. Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Co.-and R. H. Bugg et al. vs, Seaboard Airline Railroad Co. 1953; Correspondence
  • Henry Heil and J. Henry v. Orla E. Watson and Telescope Carts 1953; Correspondence
  • James E. Pythress v. Frank Pace, Jr. 1953; Records and Briefs
  • Meacham Corp v. U.S. 1953; Records and Briefs
  • Ralph H. Witt v. William C. Merrill 1953; Records and Briefs
  • Robert Henry Bugg v. Seaboard Airline Railroad Co.
    • Records and Briefs 1953
    • Correspondence 1953
  • Samuel Cummins v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1953; Correspondence
  • United Fuel Gas Co. v. Public Service Commission 1953; Correspondence
  • U.S. v. C. W. Sullivan, M. L. Silver Farb and C. E. Heath 1953; Records and Briefs
  • U.S. v. James Russell McGregor 1953; Records and Briefs
  • Badgett Trucking Co. v. U.S.
    • Records and Briefs 1954
    • Correspondence 1954
    • Opinion by AMD 1954
  • Badgett Trucking Co. v. U.S. and W. Va. Motor Truck Association v. Public Service Commission
    • Correspondence 1954
    • Pre-trial Conference Transcript 1954
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. vs, Henry L. Burton 1954; Brief
  • Appeal of Edmund C. Fletcher on a charge of Criminal Contempt 1954; Records, Briefs, Correspondence
  • Frank M. Ellison, Jr. v. the Space River Coal Co. 1954; Records and Briefs
  • The Jewel Shop of Abbeville, S.C. v. R. C. Pitts 1954

Box 12:

  • Records and Briefs
  • John L. Greene v. Charles R. Fenwick
    • Records and Briefs 1954
    • Correspondence 1954
    • Opinion 1954
  • Samuel R. Beard v. U.S. 1954; Records, Briefs, and Correspondence
  • Seaboard Airline Railroad Co. v. United States and Interstate Commerce Commission 1954 Records and Briefs
  • Seaboard Airline Railroad Co. v. U.S. 1954
  • Seaboard Airline Railroad Co. v. U.S. 1954; Correspondence
  • United States v. E.L. Klingstein 1954; Records and Briefs
  • U.S. v. Joseph C. Dunford 1954; Records and Briefs
  • United States v. One 1950-1951 Ford, Van Type One and One-half Ton Truck 1954
    Brief
  • Washington Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board 1954; Records and Briefs
  • West Virginia Motor Trucking Association v. Public Service Commission of W. Va.
    • Records and Briefs 1954
    • Correspondence 1954
    • Opinions, one by AMD 1954; Handwritten draft and carbon
  • Wilby Kincey Service Corp. v. Sherry Wilson 1954; Correspondence
  • Barton Duer and Koch Paper Co. v. Federal Trade Commission 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Bettie Low McCoy v. U.S. 1955; Records
  • Director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines v. Three Fork Coal Co. 1955; Records and Correspondence
  • Dorothy E. Davis v. Prince Edward County School Board 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Dorothy E. Davis et al. v. Prince Edward County Board 1955

Box 13:  

  • Correspondence
  • E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co. v. Leo Hall 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Frank Ellison, Jr. v. Spruce River Coal Co. 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Group of Boston and Providence Railroad Corp. Stockholders v. Interstate Commerce Commission
    • Records and Briefs 1954-1955; [2 folders]
    • Correspondence 1954-1955
  • Harry Briggs, Jr. et al. v. R. W. Elliott et al
    • Records and Briefs 1955
    • Correspondence 1955
  • Helen Clyburn, et al. v. Carolina Mining and Exploration Co. 1955; Records
  • Hillard Saunders v. U.S. 1955
  • Records and Briefs
  • Ivan M. Halt v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1955; Record
  • John Wesley Hamman v. U.S. 1955; Record
  • Junius Irving Scales v. U.S. 1955; Records, Briefs, Correspondence
  • Leonard Sykes, Jr. v. U.S. 1955; Records, Briefs, Correspondence
  • Leroy B. Frazier, Jr. et al. v. Board of Trustees of University of North Carolina
    • Records and Briefs 1955

Box 14:

  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. v. Albert A. Shugler 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Norvin Rieser, et al. v. Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company 1955; Record
  • Robins Paper Co. v. Federal Trade Commission 1955; Records and Briefs
  • Sarah A. Walker v. Harry A. L. Baker 1955; Records
  • S. L. Gardner v. Glens Falls Indemnity Co. 1955; Records
  • United States v. Coley Roby Johnson 1955; Records
  • Annie Mary Timmons v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1956; Record
  • Belden R. Reap, Sr. v. Stephen James 1956; Records and Briefs
  • Dorothy E. Davis et al. v. Prince Edward County School Board 1956; Records and Correspondence
  • Evangelos Papanikolaou v. Atlantic Lines 1956; Records and Briefs
  • John Sakkas v. V. Goulandris 1955; Record
  • Smith v. Biggs 1955; Letter
  • U.S. v. Carl V. Wacker and Norman Bebik 1956; Records and Briefs
  • United States v. Kramer 1956; Notes
  • William H. Jackson v. U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Md. 1956; Records
  • Albert Jefferson Lawson, Bankruptcy No. 575
    • Records 1956-1957
    • Records and Briefs 1956-1957
    • Correspondence 1956-1957

Boxes 14 – 15:

  • Dockets for the Fouth Circuit Cout of Appeals 1948-1956
  • Condemnation Rule 1947-1948
  • Order Amending a Rule, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 1953
  • U.S. Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. Tentative Draft III 1936
    1 three-ring notebook
  • U.S. Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. Tentative Draft II 1936
    1 three-ring notebook
  • U.S. Supreme Court Advisory Committee of Rules of Civil Procedure-Report 1937 1 three-ring notebook
  • Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Operation of the Jury System. The Jury System of the Federal Courts. 1960
  • 1 three-ring notebook Preliminary Draft

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