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MSS 97-9

Practice Record Book of Thomas D. Ranson, 1884-1912


Attorney record book with list of names, and case entries.

1884-1912 [Inclusive]
1 items

Scope & Contents

This book of Thomas D. Ranson a Staunton, VA attorney contains a name index in the front; numbered pages are headed by client name; dates are given in the left margin and action or activity described to the right of them. Entries cease after page 189.

Collection Description

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This book was a gift of Judge George and Lee Cochran.

    Biographical / Historical

    Thomas D. Ranson, UVA Law 1868, was born May 19, 1843 near Charleston, West Virginia. In 1861 he joined the Confederate Army, and fought under the orders of generals Rober E; Lee and J. E. B. Stuart. He was captured by the Union Forces in 1864 and was imprisoned at Fort McHenry. After his release in 1965, he farmed and in 1868 he got his law degree from the University of Virginia. Afterwards he practice law in Staunton, Va. until 1918.

itemPractice Record Book of Thomas D. Ranson, 1884-1912MSS 97-9