Papers, 1797-1857.

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Story, Joseph, 1779-1845. Papers, 1797-1857.

Papers, 1797-1857.

Letters to and from Joseph Story of Salem, Mass., lawyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and professor of law at the Harvard Law School. Correspondence primarily with lawyers and judges concerns specific cases, including those on the circuit court as part of his regular duties; matters of jurisprudence, in particular admiralty, banking, maritime, and bankruptcy law; and his extensive publishing including his "Commentaries" series as a teaching tool. Correspondence also concerns requests for recommendations, politics, including potential changes in the size of the court, and the Harvard Law School. Correspondents include Edward Everett, James Kent, John Marshall, Charles Sumner, Daniel Webster, Bushrod Washington, John H. Ashmun, William W. Story, David Hoffman, and John Pitman.

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Ashmun, John Hooker, 1800-1833

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Ashmun was a 1818 graduate of Harvard College; he taught at the Northampton Law School from 1827-1829, and was Royall Professor of Law at Dane Law School (now Harvard Law School) from 1829-1833. From the description of Notes on lectures in the law school on equity and medical jurisprudence, [between 1827-1833] (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 423642184 ...

Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

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Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 80556600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822788 Joseph Story (1779-1845) was a Massachusetts lawyer and as...

Hoffman, David, 1784-1854

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London agent of John C. Fremont for the sale of Fremont's gold mining lands in Mariposa, California. From the description of Papers, 1850-1857. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58663954 David Hoffman (1784-1854) was a lawyer in Baltimore, MD, and a professor of law at the University of Maryland. From the description of David Hoffman diary, 1833-1834. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 774034689 From the guide to the...

Harvard Law School

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Law clubs were established to provide students an opportunity to practice preparing and arguing law cases as realistically as possible. Law clubs began to be founded at Harvard in the 19th century; one of the earliest was the Marshall Club, founded in 1825. In 1910, the Board of Student Advisers was formed, and the more formal Ames Competition in Appellate Brief Writing and Advocacy was established. From the description of General information by and about Harvard Law School clubs, 18...

Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895

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William Wetmore Story was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1840, left the United States in 1847 and spent the rest of his life in Rome. There he began his career as a sculptor, working mostly in marble. From the description of Letters sent, 1860, 1875. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77798425 American expatriate William Wetmore Story had talent and success in diverse pursuits. After graduating from Harvard, he practised law in Bo...

Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

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Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and nephew of George Washington. From the description of Bushrod Washington receipt, 1798 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154690896 Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) Associate justice of the Supreme Court, nephew and executor of George Washington. From the des...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Kent, James, 1763-1847

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These maps were compiled over a period of years by Chancellor Kent, a well-known American jurist who was a dominant state supreme court judge in New York throughout the Federalist era. The extensive manuscript annotations are in his hand. These notes are often dated, some as early as the 1820s and others as late as 1840. It is unclear what prompted Kent to assemble this volume, but a possible reason was his interest in missionary activities, often referred to in the notes, which display an intim...

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

United States. Supreme Court

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Historical note: This was a suit to enjoin the U. S. government from offering, listing or disposing of certain lands in southern Arizona as public lands of the United States, including 460,000 acres that includes the pueblo of Santa Rosa on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. From the description of Motion to dismiss, The Pueblo of Santa Rosa vs. Franklin Lane, Secretary of the Interior and Clay Tallman, Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1931-1931. (Arizona Historical Socie...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

Pitman, John, 1785-1864

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Brown class of 1799. Rhode Island lawyer, politician, and judge. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1799-1864]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145429862 ...