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George Wilson and Elizabeth Dent Wilson Family Photos and Memorabilia


Family photographs and memorabilia collection, 1895-1960.

1870s-1960s [Inclusive]
143 items

Scope & Contents

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

Collection Description

    Biographical / Historical

    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. He became a partner in 1928 and remained with the firm until his death in 1967. When he died, his will stipulated that a trust be established for Elisabeth, which 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 six million dollars for unrestricted use, the largest estate gift ever received by the Law School.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was donated by the estate of Elisabeth Dent Wilson in the fall of 2000.

fileGeorge Wilson, bulk: [1895-1960's]MSS 00-3
fileGeorge Wilson’s Law Firm-Breed, Abbott, and Morgan, (1920's-1960's)MSS 00-3
fileElisabeth Dent Wilson, [1900-1960]MSS 00-3
fileGeorge Wilson and Elisabeth Dent Wilson, bulk: (1920's-1960's)MSS 00-3
item“Grandmother” Mrs. J. Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s grandmother), n.d.MSS 00-3
itemJustice J. Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s grandfather), n.d.MSS 00-3
itemCaroline Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s aunt) , n.d.MSS 00-3
itemMary Haralson (Elisabeth Dent’s mother or aunt), (1870's-1910's)MSS 00-3
itemHelen Dent (Elisabeth Dent’s sister), n.d.MSS 00-3
itemMiscellaneous Haralson Groups, n.d.MSS 00-3
itemUnidentified subjects, n.d.MSS 00-3
Oversized - George Wilson's Licenses to Practice Law in Virginia and New York, 1917 and 1921
Oversized - George Wilson's University of Virginia Diplomas, 1917 and 1920
Oversized - Photograph of Elizabeth Dent Wilson
Oversized - Photograph of George Wilson
Oversized - Photograph of George Wilson's Law Firm-Breed, Abbott, and Morgan, 1920's-1960's
Oversized - Photograph of Justice J. Haralson
Oversized - Photograph of Mrs. J. Haralson
Wilson, George Law Firm. Oversized
seriesDiplomas, Certificates, Licenses
itemGeorge Dent, B.A., University of Virginia, 1917MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, LL.B., University of Virginia, 1921MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, License to Practice Law in Virginia, 1917MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, License to Practice Law in New York, 1921MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, Invitation to University of Virginia Centennial Anniversary, 1921MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, Certificate of Distinguished Proficiency, McGuire University School, Richmond, VA, 1913MSS 00-3
itemGeorge Dent, Certificate of Good Conduct, McGuire University School, 1913MSS 00-3
itemElisabeth Dent Wilson, Diploma, The New York School of Fine and Applied Art, 1923MSS 00-3