Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849

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Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849), a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was educated at William and Mary College, and practiced law in Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the House of Delegates, supervised the revision of the Virginia Code in 1819, was a member of the 1829-30, Constitutional convention, and U.S. Senator. From 1829-1841 Leigh served as the reporter of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

From the description of Letter : Washington D.C., to Thomas R. Johnston, Esq., Rodney, Mississippi, 1836 March 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497008

U.S. Senator, from Richmond, Va.

From the description of Papers, 1813-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865914

United States Senator from Virginia.

From the description of Letter to Isaac S. Lyon [manuscript], 1834 May 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806305

From the description of Letter to Isaac S. Lyon, 1834 May 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958504

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referencedIn Franklinean Society Constitution, with Amendments, 1841-1844 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers of John Esten Cooke [manuscript], 1810-1883 (bulk 1858-1869). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. Papers of Creed Taylor [manuscript], 1791-1873. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers, 1840-1896. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. James Buchanan papers, 1811-1865. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855. Virginia political correspondence, 1779-1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Letters addressed to Benjamin Watkins Leigh : and related materials, 1818-1840. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1772-1866. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Franklinean Society. Constitution, 1822, with amendments, 1841-1844. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter, 1832 September 17, to Watkins Leigh or Mr. Ashby, the overseer, Stoneleigh, Dan River, Halifax County, Virginia. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1756-1931. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Colombian College v. Clopton's Administrators, etc., legal correspondence, 1842-1851 Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library.
creatorOf Beatty, Ia. Argosy collection additional [manuscript] 1773-1839. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Smith, Francis O. J. (Francis Ormand Jonathan), 1806-1876. Papers, 1827-1838. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839. Robert Young Hayne papers, 1808-1839. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855,. Argosy collection [manuscript], 1795-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Virgil David, Lawrenceville, Pa., 1836 Apr. 22. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Williams, Leigh,. Leigh Williams papers, 1814-1833 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Historic Crab Orchard Museum (Tazewell, Va.). Papers, 1598 -1922 [microform]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850,. Letters to Benjamin Watkins Leigh [manuscript] 1819-1842. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1761-1820. Papers of Wilson Cary Nicholas including material on William and Mary College [manuscript] 1751-1850. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Badeau, Adam. Tucker-Ewell papers, 1770-1893, 1770-1818. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Clay, Henry, 1777-1852,. Letters to Benjamin Watkins Leigh from Henry Clay and Francis Johnson [manuscript] 1820-1844. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Baylies, Edmund. Meade family papers [manuscript], 1770-1872. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. Papers, 1809-1866. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter to Benjamin Watkins Leigh [manuscript], 1813 September 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Benjamin W. Leigh letters on the "lottery decision, ", 1821 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Williams family. Williams family papers, 1819-1993 (bulk 1850-1945). Thomas Balch Library
creatorOf Bryant, John Cullen,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1795-1943. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wickham, John, 1763-1839. Diaries, journals, and letters of John Wickham, relating to his law practice in Williamsburg and Richmond, Va. [manuscript] 1766-1880. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Letter to Isaac S. Lyon [manuscript], 1834 May 23. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790,. Papers of the Irvine, Saunders, Davis, and Watts families [manuscript], 1745-1914. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, William. Letters : Halifax County, Virginia, to Peachy R. Gilmer, 1825-1836. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1787-1837. Letters, 1769-1825. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers of John Esten Cooke [manuscript], 1849-1899. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Papers, 1813-1853. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Tazewell family. Papers, 1623-1930. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Letter to Isaac S. Lyon, 1834 May 23. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mead family. Papers of the Meade family, 1770-1872. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Letter, 1846 August 17, Richmond [Va.] to John M. Clayton. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Josiah William Bailey Papers, 1833-1967 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841. Burwell Bassett family papers, 1695-1840. Library of Congress
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Papers of Henry Clay [manuscript], 1798-1934. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pearson family. Pearson, Little, Leigh, and Jackson Family Papers; 1775-1944. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Correspondence, with John Marshall, James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, Daneil Webster, and others [manuscript] : correspondence, 1845-51, between members of the Leigh family, 1800-1833(1851). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letters : to Benjamin Watkins Leigh, 1823-1845. Valentine Richmond Historical Center
referencedIn McIntosh family. Papers, 1827-1966 (bulk 1844-1911). Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849. Letter : Washington D.C., to Thomas R. Johnston, Esq., Rodney, Mississippi, 1836 March 9. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Barbour, B. Johnson (Benjamin Johnson), 1821-1894. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1672-1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter, London, to Benjamin Watkins Leigh [manuscript] 1831 Feb. 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Harrison, Gessner, 1807-1862. Papers of Gessner Harrison [manuscript], 1827-1862. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. person
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associatedWith Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839. person
associatedWith Historic Crab Orchard Museum (Tazewell, Va.) person
associatedWith Johnston, Thomas R. person
associatedWith Lawrenceville Lyceum. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871 person
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associatedWith Leigh, William. person
associatedWith Lyon, Isaac S., 1812?-1882. person
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associatedWith Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1761-1820. person
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correspondedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
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associatedWith Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. person
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associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wickham, John, 1763-1839. person
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associatedWith Williams, Leigh, person
associatedWith Wirt, William, 1772-1834. person
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Norfolk (Va.)
United States
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Manuscripts, American
Politicians--Correspondence
Law--Study and teaching
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Politicians
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Birth 1781-06-18

Death 1849-02-02

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