Blackstone, William, 1723-1780

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The noted jurist, judge, and legal writer William Blackstone established the study of England's common law as an accepted academic discipline, and his Oxford lectures were published in 1765-1769 as the famous and influential Commentaries on the Laws of England. In the years since then, in numerous editions and translations, this work provided the definitive account of the state of English law in the mid-18th century.

From the description of Legal opinion of Sir William Blackstone on the rights of free-holders to commons after enclosure, 1767, February 27. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 760235461

English jurist.

From the description of An Abridgement of Architecture, 1743. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84198433

Blackstone, English jurist, was the author of the Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). Seymour Richmond was his uncle. (Cf. Lewis C. Warden, "The Life of Blackstone" (Charlottesville, Virginia: Michie, 1938) p. 109.

From the description of Letter to Seymour Richmond, 28 January 1745. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338697

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creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir 1723-1780. Legal opinion of Sir William Blackstone on the rights of free-holders to commons after enclosure, 1767, February 27. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. Lawyer's ledger and commonplace book, New Hampshire, ca. 1817-1828. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Parnell, John, Sir, 1744-1801. An account of the many fine seats of noblemen etc. I have seen with other observations made during my residence in [southern] England [manuscript], 1763 December 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Abbot, Edwin Hale, 1834-1927. The class notes of Edwin Hale Abbot Sr., 1859-1862. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, 1665-1885. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Becket, Thomas, 1720-. Booksellers' papers, 1743-1781. Houghton Library
referencedIn Gibson, G.B. Law student's notes at Washington and Lee University, School of Law, 1870-1871. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Bickford, John Willard, d. 1866. Class notes of John Willard Bickford, 1864-1865. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Ashurst, William Henry, Sir, 1725-1807. King's Bench bail book, 1760-1775. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. Blackstone's lectures, ca. 1775. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829. Scrapbook of autographs, letters, biographies, news clippings and prints of English judges, ca. 1629?- ca. 1873? Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Pintard, John, 1759-1844. John Pintard papers, 1779-1880. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Coleridge, Francis George. [Life of Sir William Blackstone / F. Coleridge] Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895. Letter, U.Va., to Seymour H. Ranson, Brooklyn, N.Y. [manuscript] 1893 Feb. 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Haas, Charles E. S. Notebook, 1848-1849. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers, Shelburne, William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of, papers, 1665-1885 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Gladstone, Thomas, Sir, 1804-1889. Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries, April 1830. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813. Copies of letters received, 1763-73. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Dunn, Ralph, fl. 1786. Directions for holding a court leet / [Ralph Dunn]. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn Tutwiler, Thomas H. Notes on medical jurisprudence. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Seymour, Edmund. Letter to William Blackstone, June 1768. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Salisbury, Edward Willames Vaughan. Blackstone's lectures, ca. 1790. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Steevens, George, 1736-1800,. Autograph letters signed from George Steevens to Sir William Blackstone [manuscript], 1779. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780,. Autograph letter signed from Sir William Blacktsone, Wallingford, to George Steevens [manuscript], 1778 July 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Rowe, I., Jr. Commonplace book, 1783-1786. University of Virginia, Arthur J. Morris Law Library
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. An Abridgement of Architecture, 1743. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780,. Autograph letter signed from Sir William Blackstone to George Steevens, Hampstead Heath [manuscript], 1779 May 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. Letter to Seymour Richmond, 28 January 1745. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Brooks, John P., fl. 1877. Lawyers' and judges' papers, 1736-1914. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Field, Barron, 1786-1846. An analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England [manuscript] : in a series of questions, to which the student is to frame his own answers, by reading that work / by Baron [sic.] Field. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. Extracts from Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England : taken from the tenth edition : manuscript, 1793, London / by William Curry .. Yale University, Law School Library
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correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
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Great Britain
Great Britain
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Land tenure--History--18th century
Architecture--Classification
Inclosures--History--18th century
Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc
Law--History--18th century
Architecture--Historiography
Law
Architectural design
Jurisprudence
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Birth 1723-07-10

Death 1780-02-14

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