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MSS 89-2

19th Century Legal Manuscripts


1820-1859 [Inclusive]
20 items

Scope & Contents

This collection contains documents - mostly letters - from a variety of Virginia and Maryland judges, Supreme Court personalities from the 19th century.

DONOR INFORMATION This collection was purchased from Jerry N. Showalter, Bookseller, on October 12, 1989

Collection Description

itemALS, Thomas T. Bouldin to Dr. Robert Wellford, telling him that the case of Haxall v. Jones had been decided in his favor, 1820 March 13MSS 89-2
itemALS, Robert Stanard to "Dr Sir," regarding sums received by [Mrs.?] Stanard from the estate of Wm. Stanard, 1821 April 3MSS 89-2
itemALS, 2 pp., P[hilip] P. Barbour, member of Congress and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1836-41, to "Dear Sir," regarding his inability to attend the hearing of a case because he needed to be in Congress for an important tariff vote, 1824 May 10MSS 89-2
itemALS, William Brockenbrough to "Dear Sir," directing him to send the enclosed letter from Judge Lomax on to the proper post office, 1831 April 21MSS 89-2
itemMSS by J.S.; outlines the family history of Chief Justice John Marshall, 1838 May 22MSS 89-2
itemALS, 4 pp., R[ichard] Peters, Reporter to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1828-42, to "Dear Sir," regarding a bankruptcy case, 1839 September 29MSS 89-2
itemALS, Francis T. Brooke, Judge of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1811-1851, to "My Dear Doctor," enclosing a check, 1847 April 2MSS 89-2
itemALS, John Tayloe Lomax, Professor of Law at Virginia, 1826-30, and Judge, Fifth Circuit of Virginia, 1830-57, to Messrs. J. M. Forbes, E. Conway, and R. B. Semple turning down an invitation to meet "the worthy guest from Cincinnati", 1849 September 28MSS 89-2
itemALS, James M. Wayne, Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1835-67, to B. R. Wellford, Jr., regarding a free black man of Savannah named Charles Middleton , 1852 March 18MSS 89-2
itemALS, William F. Giles to Stevenson Archer, sending a note for collection, 1852 July 14MSS 89-2
itemALS, 2 pp., W[illis] P. Bocock, attorney general of Virginia, to "Messrs. Eustau Conway & others," praising the recent nomination of Franklin Pierce, 1852 November 22MSS 89-2
itemALS, Richard H. Coleman to B. R. Wellford, regarding the delivery of a bond, 1859 February 12MSS 89-2
itemALS, W[illiam] Daniel, Jr. to "Dear Sir," regarding granting an appeal in the case of T[echenor?] v. Allen, 1857 June 5MSS 89-2
itemALS, James D. Halyburton to "Dear Sir," regarding the Gibson case, February 10MSS 89-2
itemAMs, 2 pp.; opinion regarding General Spotswood's will by Benjamin Waller, n.d.MSS 89-2
itemALS, William W. Hening, legislative historian and Clerk of Chancery Court for Richmond district, to "Dear Sir," regarding the payment of a debt, n.d.MSS 89-2
itemALS, Peyton Randolph to Charles L. Carter; brief note accompanying a package, n.d.MSS 89-2
itemAL[S?], [St. George Tucker], Judge of Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1803-11, Judge, Federal District Court of Virginia, 1813-1827, to "Doctor Welford," thanking him for "friendly attention to his feelings the last evening", n.d.MSS 89-2
itemfragment, signed by J. W. Green regarding the weather and a visit, n.d.MSS 89-2
itemtwo line quotation in French signed by John Robertson, n.d.MSS 89-2