Collection Summary

Creator: Alford Jr., Neill H.
Title: The Papers of Neill H. Alford, Jr.
Accession: MSS 90-3
Description: 13 boxes; 5 linear feet
Location: SC - Basement
Photograph Collection: View 0 digitized photographs
Digitized Content: 0 objects

Collection Description & Arrangement

This collection is comprised of personal correspondence, records and briefs from Alford's private legal practice, speeches and articles, and teaching materials. Material dealing with Alford's legal practice primarily concerns wills and estates. Alford wrote and spoke on a variety of topics, and his articles and speeches fill 45 folders. By far the greatest portion of the collection is devoted to teaching materials, principally for courses in international law, legal history, and trusts and estates.                        

Biographical & Historical Information

Neill H. Alford, Jr., born in 1919, received his B.A. from The Citadel in 1940. After serving in Europe during World War II, he obtained his LL.B. in 1947 from the University of Virginia. In 1966 he received a J.S.D. from Yale University.

Alford began his long teaching career at the University as soon as he earned his degree in 1947 and became a full professor in 1956. After that time, he was absent from the Law School for only brief periods: during the 1961-62 academic year, when he held the Chair of International Law at the Naval War College, and from 1974 to 1976, when he was dean and Joseph Henry Lumpkin Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. Upon his return to the Law School, Alford became Percy Brown, Jr. Professor of Law. He held this post until his retirement in 1990.

Professor Alford's professional interests include administrative law, international law, economic warfare, legal history, and trusts and estates. The author of many legal works, Alford is perhaps best known for his Cases and Materials on Decedents' Estates and Trusts.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1990
Donor Information This collection was donated to the Law Library by Neill H. Alford, Jr. on June 4, 1990.

Content List

Box 1:

  • n.d.; Administration of Estates
  • 1942, 1950-53; Agenda, Plans for Memo, etc.
  • 1985; Rena Lou Alford
  • 1975-76; American College of Probate Counsel
  • 1951-52; American Legal Institutions
  • 1975-76; American Society for Legal History
  • n.d.; Archer Anderson, Jr. Memo
  • 1972; Appointment as Legal Advisor
  • 1968; Army: Delay Obligors
  • 1965-67; Army Records
  • 1968; Army Reserve
  • 1983,1985; Augmented Estate
  • 1975; John Thomas Baker and Charles Maechling
  • 1972; Bar
  • 1967; Bar Examiners
  • 1973-75; Bar of Georgia: Admission
  • 1986; Colonel Paul Benson, Jr.
  • n.d., 1974, 1983; Biographical Information [3 folders]
  • 1977-78, 1980-81; Bookbinding
  • 1986; Bookboxer
  • 1986-87; Judge John Boyd [2 folders]
  • 1971; Brabson Paper
  • 1981-83; Bridgewater College [2 folders]
  • 1974; California State Bar: Exam Questions
  • 1978, 1980-83; Case Book: 6th Edition [2 folders]
  • 1975; Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • n.d.; Charlottesville Parking Ordinance

Box 2:

  • n.d.; Cherokee Law
  • n.d.; Commissions on Specific Legacies
  • 1972; Committee for Child Protection
  • 1969-70; Committee on Contractual Relations
  • 1983, 1985-86; Committee on Wills, Trusts and Estates [2 folders]
  • 1975-76; Committee on Virginia Status
  • 1956-48; Communications [2 folders]
  • 1972; Continuing Legal Education
  • 1963-64, 1972-74, 1976-79, 1981; Correspondence: Miscellaneous [7 folders]
  • 1988; Walker Cowen Fund
  • 1969-70; Lawrence Cranberg Case [3 folders]
  • 1971; Charles Cullen: Legal History Project
  • 1972; Dea Degen & Yves Coty
  • 1971; Hardy Cross Dillard
  • 1986; David Dorset

Box 3:

  • 1959-65; William G. Eckhardt
  • 1985; Professor Eskridge
  • n.d.; John T. Fey
  • 1989; First Amendment: "Virginia Advocate" Funding
  • 1969; Daniel J. Fleming, III
  • 1958, 1966, 1979; James Fletcher: Correspondence [3 folders]
  • 1965; Ford Transactions
  • 1972; Charles W. Fore: Correspondence
  • 1977; Foundation Press
  • 1969; Jack Fox: Will
  • 1971-72, 1977-79, 1985; William P. Francisco
  • 1983; Future Interests
  • 1984; Funding of Gay Student Union
  • 1972; George Mason College
  • n.d.; Goals Committee
  • 1969; W. Clyde Gouldman
  • n.d.; Graduate Committee
  • 1989; Ronald E. Gregory
  • 1983; Gene Gressley: Correspondence
  • 1986; Ronald Griffin
  • 1986; Christine Halphen
  • 1969; Daniel Hartnett
  • 1972; William H. Hinkle
  • 1986; Waller Horsley
  • 1987; House Bill 801
  • 1981; Lawrence W. I'anson: Testimonial Dinner
  • 1966-68, 1971-74; Penelope Ideson: Correspondence
  • 1980, 1982; Inheritance Tax Policy
  • 1981; Intrafamily Transfers for Consderation
  • 1989; JAG (Judge Advocacy General) School [2 folders]
  • 1973-75; Herbert Alan Johnson

Box 4:

  • 1970-71, 1975; Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education [2 folders]
  • 1973; Joint Subcommittee of Courts of Justice Committee
  • n.d.; Ronald Griffith Jones
  • 1971; Peter J. Knop
  • 1974; Robert Landel: Correspondence
  • 1966; Henry Laurens Papers
  • 1977, 1982; Legal Classics Library [2 folders]
  • n.d.; Report to Legislature
  • 1972; Geoffrey Lester
  • 1972-74, 1977-78; Letters of Recommendation [2 folders]
  • 1986, 1988; Steve Levine
  • 1986; Libraries Committee
  • 1984-86; Library Storage Committee
  • 1978; Rutgers School of Law: Sarah Love
  • 1960s; Lucayan Beach Pirate Treasure
  • n.d.; Madison Hall: Society of Fellows
  • 1971; Daniel M. Maher, Jr.
  • 1972; Ralph Main
  • 1985; Prof. Joseph McKnight
  • 1972; John C. McCoid
  • 1965-66; Myres McDougal
  • 1971-72; Regina C. McGranery
  • 1969; Paul G. McIntire
  • 1978-79; D. J. Meadow
  • 1985-86; Dean Richard Merrill
  • 1968; Roger Miller
  • n.d.; S. Lee Miller: Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • 1977-78; Minnesota Bar Examiners

Box 5:

  • 1972-76; Minnesota Board of Law Examiners [2 folders]
  • n.d.; Miscellaneous Notes [2 folders]  
  • 1984; Susan Moore: "The Marriage License as a Raping License"
  • 1967; David R. Mummery
  • 1971; Robert L. Musick, Jr.
  • 1982-83; Nash Memorial
  • 1966, 1968; Newspaper Clippings
  • 1983; James and Judy North: Codicils
  • 1985-86; Gary K. Oldehoff
  • 1972; Mrs. Oliver
  • 1970; Mrs. Patterson: Tax Returns
  • 1978; Richard F. Pence: Shumate memo
  • 1956, 1962, 1973-76, 1979; Personal Appointment Letters
  • 1961-62, 1974-77; Personal Files [3 folders]
  • 1978, 1988; Justice Richard H. Poff
  • 1957; Practice: Ancell v. Ancell [2 folders]
  • 1966; Practice: State of Arizona v. W. A. Coerver
  • 1966; Practice: B. Drummond Ayres Case

Box 6:

  • 1960, 1963, 1973, 1976-77; Practice: Battle v. Jessup [3 folders]
  • 1976; Practice: Beverly v. Turner
  • n.d.; Practice: Brooks v. Boyd
  • 1972; Practice: John Woodfin Burress Trust
  • 1959-60; Practice: B. F. Dillard Estate
  • 1972, 1975; Practice: Hagemann-Woodward Estate
  • 1965-66; Practice: MacConochie Will

Boxes 6-7:

  • 1969-70; Practice: National Bank and Trust Company v. Nuttycombe [11 folders]

Box 7:

  • 1962(?); Smith v. Moore [5 folders]
  • 1977; Practice: Smyth v. Anderson
  • 1972; Practice: White v. National Bank and Trust Company [2 folders]
  • 1983; Proposed Probate Tax Regulations
  • 1983; "George Wythe Randolph and the Confederate Elite"
  • 1986; Research Leave
  • 1977; Retirement Plans
  • n.d.; M. R. Reuter
  • 1966; Rhodesian Oil Embargo
  • 1977; Kenneth F. Ripple
  • 1972; Prof. John Ritchie III
  • 1988; John Ritchie Memorial
  • 1967-68; Prof. Jean M. Roberts
  • 1983; Roof Plan
  • 1960, 1985-86; Paul T. Ruxin (Rowfant Club)
  • 1972-73; Lawrence Sandell
  • 1982; San Diego Law Review
  • 1973; San Francisco Committee of Bar Examiners
  • 1969; Robert Seaman
  • 1986; Donald Selby - Michie Company

Box 8:

  • 1960, 1964, 1970; Selden Society
  • 1989; Sesquicentennial Associate
  • n.d.; Showalter Outline
  • 1971; Small Writing Section
  • 1979-81; Southeastern Conference Meeting
  • n.d.; Speeches and Articles: "The Authority of a Foreign Personal Representative to Deal with Assets in an Estate"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Benefit of Clergy"
  • 1970; S & A: Speech to Birmingham Bar Assoc.
  • n.d.;  S & A: "The Changing American Legal System"
  • n.d.; S & A:  "Charitable Trusts and Dispositions"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Control of Narcotics"
  • 1976; S & A: "Estate Planning and 1976 Tax Law Changes: [2 folders]
  • n.d.; S & A: "Estate Planning for the 1980s"
  • n.d.; S & A: "The Fiduciary in Estate and Trust Administration in Va. in the 20th Century" (2 folders)
  • 1980; S & A: "Fiduciary Law"
  • 1974; S & A: Speech to Georgia State Bar
  • n.d.; S & A: "Holographic Wills"
  • 1973-74; S & A: "Joint Estates and Estate Planning"
  • 1974; S & A: Address to Kiwanis Club
  • n.d.; S & A: "Law and the Press"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Law and the Renaissance"
  • n.d.; S & A: Law Day Address
  • n.d.; S & A: Legal Education - University of Georgia

Box 9:

  • 1984; S & A: "Legal Ethics and the Law Schools"
  • n.d.; S & A: Untitled Speech on Legal History
  • 1975; S & A: Macon Estate Planning Council
  • n.d.; S & A: "Marshalling Assets of an Estate"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Military and Civil Court Relationships in Occupied Territories"
  • 1961; S & A: Naval War College
  • n.d.; S & A: "New Developments in Legal Education at the University of Georgia"
  • n.d.; S & A: "1976 Tax Reform Act"
  • 1968; S & A: "Papal Releases from Royal Oaths"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Problems of Legal Education"
  •  n.d.; S & A: "Psychological Aspects of Estate Planning"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Psychology and Ethics in Estate Planning"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Role of Courts in the Administration of Decedents' Estates" [2 folders]
  • 1974(?); S & A: "Settlor Controls Over Living Trusts" [2 folders]
  • 1976; S & A: "Some Major Problems in Alternatives to Probate" -- Hess Lecture [2 folders]
  • n.d.; S & A: "Some Problems with Reserved Powers in Estate Planning [2 folders]
  • 1975; S & A: Sons of the American Revolution
  • 1980; S & A: "Summary of Virginia Cases"
  • n.d.; S & A: "United Nations and Balance of Power"
  • n.d.; S & A: "Violence, Law and History"
  • n.d.; S & A: Virginia Bankers Association
  • 1982-83; State of Descent: Redraft
  • 1971-78; Rennard Strickland

Box 10:

  • n.d.; Student Papers
  • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s; Student Resumes [3 folders]
  • 1980; Subcommittee Preliminary Report on Article 5 Uniform Probate Code
  • 1983; Harold I. Taylor, Jr.
  • n.d.; Teaching Materials: Administrative Law [2 folders]
  • n.d.; TM: Contracts [2 folders]
  • 1961, 1965-68; TM: Economic Warfare [6 folders]

Box 11:

  • n.d.; TM: Insurance [2 folders]

Boxes 11-12:                

  • 1949, 1959, 1964, n.d.; TM: International Law [20 folders]

Boxes 12-13:

  • 1950s-1980s; TM: Legal History [20 folders]

Box 13:

  • 1956, n.d.; TM: Legislation [3 folders]

Boxes 14-17

  • Printed materials

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