Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941.


Van Devanter, Willis, 1859-1941. Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941.

Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941.

Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks. Topics include Van Devanter's Cheyenne, Wyo., law practice, Wyoming and Republican Party politics, the 1896 election, Indian affairs, western land policy, and his service (1910-1937) as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Correspondents include Elmer B. Adams, Charles Fremont Amidon, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Pierce Butler, A.C. Campbell, Joseph M. Carey, Clarence D. Clark, John H. Clarke, William R. Day, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William C. Hook, Charles Evans Hughes, Frank B. Kellogg, John W. Lacey, Frank W. Mondell, John Finis Philips, John C. Pollock, William A. Richards, John A. Riner, William Velpeau Rooker, Edward Terry Sanford, Harlan Fiske Stone, William H. Taft, Luther M. Walter, Francis E. Warren, and Sylvester G. Williams.

17,000 items.53 containers.21.3 linear feet.

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935

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Warren, Francis E. (Francis Emroy), 1844-1929

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Williams, Sylvester G.

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Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946

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Rooker, William Velpeau, approximately 1860-1934

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Adams, Elmer B. (Elmer Bragg), 1842-1916

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Hook, William C. (William Cather), 1857-1921

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Richards, William A. (William Alford), 1849-1912

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Carey, Joseph M. (Joseph Maull), 1845-1924

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