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J. Louis Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0019
Overview This collection consists of 11 bound volumes of notes taken during law classes at Vanderbilt University from 1946-1947 by J. Louis Adams. The volumes are labeled by class.
Dates: 1946 - 1947

Lamar Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use, and access is limited to approved researchers. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0036
Overview This .42 linear feet collection contains 51 items (of which 20 are photographs) relating to the lives of the Baxter and Jackson families, Nashville, and Vanderbilt University.
Dates: 1875 - 1969

Robert Belton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0812
Dates: multiple

Stewart Brooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0055
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection contains three law docket books that list his clients, the types of legal matters he handled for them, and the costs for services.
Dates: 1890-1899

Dewey Daane Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0098
Dates: multiple

John T. Dorsey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0114
Dates: multiple

Doris Ann Dudney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0822
Scope and Content Note This collection is composed of one Hollinger box with seven folders. Within the collection is a biography of Dudney, her Kappa Delta initiation certificate, her notes from law school, her license to practice law in Florida, correspondence from both her and her family, and an article by Opal S. Dudney.
Dates: Undated

George Graham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0662
Dates: multiple

Pantaleon Gutierrez y Diaz de Quijano Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0954
Overview This collection contains a letter from Pantaleon Gutierrez y Diaz de Quijano, the Mayor of Bogota from 1796-1797, to the Mayor of the town of Choconta regarding judicial action in a criminal case against Manuel Mariño. The letter is dated 1796 May 12.
Dates: 1796 May 12

Andrew Jackson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0224
Scope and Contents This collection contains four handwritten legal trial transcripts, arranged in four file folders, signed by Andrew Jackson who was the Judge of the Superior Court. A typescript of each letter is included in the folders.
Dates: 1791 - 1803

Edmund M. Morgan, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0304
Scope and Content Note The papers of Edmund M. Morgan, Jr., date from approximately 1906 to 1964 and document his lengthy and distinguished career as an attorney, a legal scholar, a teacher, and a public servant. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1940s and 1950s. Extensive correspondence, Morgan's own writings, and papers related to his professional activities provide insight into his scholarship and record his part in such important proceedings as the simplification of the federal rules for civil procedure...
Dates: 1906 - 1964

Thomas Irby Rogers Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0369
Overview This collection contains one receipt, housed in one file folder, for tuition in the Law School at Vanderbilt University in 1882.
Dates: 1882

Holden Bovie Schermerhorn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0610
Scope and Contents This collection contains 6 items: an address, three drawings, and two handwritten manuscripts.
Dates: 1919-1931

Sims, Cecil Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0393
Dates: 1914-1967

Wilson Sims Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0679
Dates: multiple

William Turner Lawsuit Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0897
Overview The William Turner Lawsuit Collection is a small collection comprised of original, handwritten legal documents from an 1848-1852 dispute over the sale of a fourteen-year old enslaved girl, Phebe. 17 folders contain original letters; the other 10 are transcriptions created in 2017.
Dates: 1848-1852

John Summerfield Wilkes Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0503
Overview John Summerfield Wilkes was born March 2, 1841 in Culleoka, Maury County, Tennessee and died, at the age of 67, in Pulaski, Tennessee on February 2, 1908. He attended Alabama Western University in Florence and studied law under a private teacher in Nashville until the Civil War began. During the war, he served as a captain in the Third Tennessee Regiment, Confederate Army, and as Adjutant General on the staff of General John C. Brown. Wilkes married Florence A. Barker on June 20, 1865 and soon...
Dates: 2001

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