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Lawyers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:

Brewer family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 99
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and other papers, primarily of David Josiah Brewer, lawyer and justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The material includes Brewer's personal and family papers, although there are some papers relating to public matters, notably the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary dispute. Also included are papers of five generations of Brewer family members, including Josiah Brewer (1796-1872), the father of David Josiah Brewer....
Dates: 1714-1954, bulk 1820-1930

Bristol family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 101
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, diaries, scrapbooks, account books and memorabilia of the Bristol family of New Haven and New London, Connecticut. The major figures in the collection are the descendants of Simeon Bristol (1739-1805); his son, William Bristol, and his grandsons, William Brooks Bristol, and Louis Bristol, all prominent lawyers, judges and members of the state legislature in Connecticut.Nearly a third of the papers is made up of land deeds for New Haven and New London counties...
Dates: 1769-1877

Burr family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 303
Overview: Correspondence and other papers relating to members of the Burr family of Fairfield, Conn. Principal figures represented in the papers include Aaron Burr (1756-1836), soldier, politician and third vice-president of the United States; and his father, the Reverend Aaron Burr (1716-1757), scholar, clergyman, and second president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). These papers were formerly part of the Annie Burr Jennings Memorial Collection (MS 687). See also the Bidwell Family Papers...
Dates: 1750-1890

Benjamin Butterworth papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 120
Overview: Lawyer and politician. Scrapbooks of clippings and typed transcriptions of scrapbooks (1882-1898) concerning his career as lawyer, member of Congress from Ohio (1878-1882, 1886-1890) and commissioner of patents (1883-1885, 1897-1898). Included also are twenty letters which were originally part of the scrapbooks. Of these four are family correspondence (1857-1883) and the remainder are letters from political friends (1880-1898). The papers also contain the manuscript (typescript) introduction to...
Dates: 1857-1908, bulk 1861-1898

William Barron Calhoun papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 880
Overview: Approximately seventy letters of the Calhoun family of Boston, over half written by or to William B. Calhoun while he was a student at Yale College (1810-1814). Topics discussed include family affairs, Calhoun's experiences at Yale College and the War of 1812. Later family letters are written from various parts of New England and one is from a brother describing his travels in Turkey in 1838. Few of the letters reflect Calhoun's political career in the state legislature of Massachusetts...
Dates: 1810-1844

Jane Perry Clark Carey papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1303
Overview: Seventy-five letters to Jane Perry Clark Carey from Benjamin Cardozo from 1935 to 1937, and after 1937 from Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. writing on Cardozo's behalf during his illness. The letters are entirely social in character, largely letters of thanks for gifts or for invitations.
Dates: 1935-1938

Carrington Family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 130
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, pamphlets, printed material, scrapbooks, sermons, and other papers relating to members of the Carrington family. Henry Beebee Carrington (1824-1912) and his grandfather, David Lewis Beebe (1763-1803), are two central figures in the papers. Material relating to David Lewis Beebe, including essays and sermons, documents his religious duties in Connecticut and family concerns in Ohio. Henry Beebee Carrington material includes correspondence, a diary, a...
Dates: 1749-1929

Champion Spalding Chase papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 133
Overview: Correspondence and other papers of Champion Spalding Chase, Civil War veteran, lawyer, and politician. The papers are comprised primarily of personal correspondence between Chase and members of the family, although there is some material related to his Civil War experiences and to his work with the Whig Party and the Republican Party.
Dates: 1837-1899

Chauncey family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 135
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, financial records, diaries, journals, and other papers relating to the personal lives and professional careers of the Chauncey family of Connecticut. Material relating to the American Revolution and the colonial period includes the correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of Charles Chauncey (1747-1823). The legal papers of Charles Chauncey (1777-1849) document his work in Philadelphia. The European travel diaries for Nathaniel...
Dates: 1675-1928

Charles Edward Clark papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1344
Overview: The bulk of the papers date from 1935-1963 and reflect Clark's position as reporter on the United States Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure (1935-1956) and as associate judge of the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit (1939-1963). The papers contain his files for the Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure including preparatory papers, committee proceedings, rule draft reports and correspondence. His years on the Second Circuit Court are documented with complete...
Dates: Circa 1905-1968, bulk 1935-1963

Clark family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 679
Overview: Scrapbook containing correspondence, legal and financial records, genealogies and newspaper clippings of the Clark family of Saybrook, Connecticut and Darien, New York. The principal figure in the scrapbook is Orlando E. Clark, lawyer, politician and University Regent of Wisconsin, among whose correspondents is Robert M. La Follette. Of special interest among the Connecticut papers is an order from Governor Gurdon Saltonstall to Major John Clark (1718) to suppress the disturbances at Saybrook...
Dates: 1673-1918

William H. Coon papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 969
Overview: Correspondence, legal briefs, and newspaper clippings, relating to the legal case of Carrie Blueye, in Genesee County, New York.
Dates: 1932-1953

Peter B. Cooper papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1649
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, notes, and background material which document Peter Cooper's legal work to preserve the quality of the environment in the New Haven area and on Long Island Sound. Cases involve issues of energy transmission, coastal area development, highway construction, pollution of public water supplies, air quality control, and nuclear power plant construction.
Dates: 1970-1979

Thomas Hartley Crawford papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 844
Overview: The most important part of the Thomas Hartley Crawford Papers relate to Crawford's work on a presidential commission investigating land fraud in connection with the 1832 treaty with the Creek Indians. There are also legal opinions, reports, financial records and correspondence with members of Congress which reflect his work as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1836-1845, and as a judge in Washington, D.C., 1845-1861. Among his correspondents are Dixon H. Lewis, C. C. Clay, William Mitchell and J....
Dates: 1827-1862

David Daggett papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 162
Overview: Correspondence (primarily letters received) and other papers of David Daggett, Connecticut lawyer, jurist, politician, teacher, and author. The papers relate primarily to Daggett's legal and political activities and to Federalist Party politics. Important correspondents include Simeon Baldwin, Abraham Bishop, Isaac Bronson, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Charles Denison, Elizur Goodrich, Gideon Granger, Roger Griswold, Rufus King, William Leffingwell, Josiah Meigs, Timothy Pickering, Benjamin...
Dates: 1781-1851

John Anthony Danaher papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 165
Overview: The papers consist primarily of John A. Danaher's senatorial files and include political and constituent correspondence, speeches, background material, and copies of legislation. The files document Danaher's service on the Judiciary, Finance, and Banking and Currency Committees during the 76th-78th Congresses, and highlight his efforts to prevent American involvement in World War II, his study of post-war foreign policy aims, and his concerns over domestic liberties during wartime. The papers...
Dates: 1900-1982, bulk 1938-1953

John William Davis papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 170
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, photographs, extensive material from the presidential campaign of 1924, and material relating to John W. Davis's law practice and public activities. Correspondence makes up two-thirds of the papers including early letters by Davis to his family and his first wife, and letters while ambassador to Great Britain (1918-1923). The largest part of the correspondence is for the period 1924-1955 and concerns Davis's civic and...
Dates: 1846-1959

Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 180
Overview: Newspaper clippings documenting his personal life, his business affairs as president of the New York Central Railroad and his political career as senator from New York (1899-1905), as delegate-at-large to nine Republican National Conventions (1888-1924) and as a prominent figure in Republican national politics.
Dates: 1879-1928

Pierpont Edwards papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1357
Overview: These papers contain legal and financial documents relating to Edwards's business activities and his legal career, most of which was carried on in New Haven. Also included are drafts of his political writings and speeches on the Federalist Party, Connecticut's charter government, and other topics. Most of Edwards's correspondence concerns his land speculation in Vermont, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and especially Connecticut's Western Reserve in Ohio. Major correspondents are William Neilson,...
Dates: 1764-1826

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 196
Overview: The papers consist of several letters and two journals of Henry Ellsworth's travels to New Connecticut (1811) and to the West (1832) after his appointment as Commissioner to the Indians. In this capacity, he was to superintend the removal of Indian tribes to the south and west of Arkansas, and his journal of 1832 describes the life of the Indians in eastern Oklahoma. There is also one letter from Henry Leavitt Ellsworth to his son, Henry William Ellsworth, 27 July 1834.
Dates: 1811-1838