Collection Summary

Creator: Wilson, George A.
Title: George Wilson and Elizabeth Dent Wilson Family Photos and Memorabilia
Accession: MSS 00-3
Description: 135 photograhs and 8 diplomas, certificates and licenses
Location: SC - Oversized
Photograph Collection: View 29 digitized photographs
Digitized Content: 29 objects
Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Collection Description & Arrangement

This collection contains 135 photograhs and 8 diplomas, certificates and licenses.

Biographical & Historical Information

George Wilson was born in Richmond, VA in 1895. He joined the New York firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan (now Whitman, Breed, Abbott and Morgan) upon graduation from the Law School in 1920 and became a partner in 1928 where he remained with the firm until his death in 1967. WHen he died, his will stipulated that a trust he established for Elisabeth should pass on to the Law School when she died. In turn, Mrs. Wilson chose to leave the Law School the residual of her own estate. Those two bequests total more than $6million for unrestricted use, the largest estate gift ever received by the Law School.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 2000
Donor Information This collection was donated by the estate of Elisabeth Dent Wilson in the fall of 2000.

Content List


  • [1895-1960's]; George Wilson (23 photos]
  • [1920's-1960's]; George Wilson’s Law Firm-Breed, Abbott, and Morgan [7 photos]
  • [1900's-1960's]; Elisabeth Dent Wilson [16 photos]
  • [1920's-1960's]; George Wilson and Elisabeth Dent Wilson [6 photos]
  • No Date; “Grandmother” Mrs. J. Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s grandmother) [1 photo]
  • No Date; Justice J. Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s grandfather) [1 photo]
  • No Date; Caroline Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s aunt) [20 photos]
  • [1870's-1910's]; Mary Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s mother or aunt) [34 photos]
  • No Date; Helen Dent (Elisabeth Dent’s sister) [2 photos]
  • No Date; Miscellaneous Haralson Groups [7 photos]
  • No Date; Unidentified subjects [18 photos]

Diplomas, Certificates, Licenses

  • 1917; George Dent, B.A., University of Virginia
  • 1921; George Dent, LL.B., University of Virginia
  • 1917; George Dent, License to Practice Law in Virginia
  • 1921; George Dent, License to Practice Law in New York
  • 1921; George Dent, Invitation to University of Virginia Centennial Anniversary
  • 1913; George Dent, Certificate of Distinguished Proficiency, McGuire University School, Richmond, VA
  • 1913; George Dent, Certificate of Good Conduct, McGuire University School
  • 1923;  Elisabeth Dent Wilson, Diploma, The New York School of Fine and Applied Art

Use Policy

Access There are no restrictions.
Use Restrictions There are no restrictions.
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