The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893

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John B. Minor joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1845 at the age of thirty-two. An 1834 graduate of the university, Minor began his teaching career following a decade in private practice. Minor, along with James P. Holcombe, directed the law program at UVA amidst national debates over slavery and ultimately during the Civil War. Following the war, Minor and his colleagues presided over a post-war enrollment boom that saw over 100 students in the law program. Meanwhile, Minor took an active role in reforming Virginia's public education system and published major legal works that established his reputation as one of the South's leading legal minds.

The papers offered here for transcription are wide and varied. They include Minor's lecture notes, legal work, documentation on slaves, correspondence about secession in the Civil War, and post-war politics. They shed important light on Virginia in the Civil War era and illuminate the development of legal education during a period of national upheaval and resonstruction.

Works

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Amnesty Oath Sworn by Minor, 18 May 1865

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Appraisal of Slaves Owned by C Minor, 12 December 1862

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Case Notes on the Devise to Lucy Ferguson, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 case on property in trust and rights after divorce 2 thumb

Case on Property in Trust and Rights After Divorce

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Case Stated by A W Luttrell, 19 October 1837

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Case Stated by Bullitt and McDonell. undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f5 case stated by mr j w hutcheson 24 november 1855 2 thumb

Case Stated by Mr J W Hutcheson, 24 November 1855

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Mss79 8 b1 f5 case stated by mr toney undated 2 thumb

Case Stated by Mr Toney, undated

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Case Stated by Walter G Hudgins, undated

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Case Submitted by Lucian Minor, 16 February 1830

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Case Submitted by Mr Seurll, 7 February 1888

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Check for Six Thousand Dollars, 1865

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Mss79 8 b1 f2 letter from d appleton to minor 11 august 1848 2 thumb

D Appleton to Minor, 11 August 1848

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Delegates to the Continental Congress from Virginia

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Description of Law School Curriculum, 10 July 1857

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Draft of Letter to Southall, 10 March 1888

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Draft of Three Letters of Recommendation

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Effect of Sale and Warranty, 2 June 1858

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Eight Topics for the Board, undated

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Envelope addressed to Minor with Notations

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Mss79 8 b1 f5 fence laws of fifteen states undated 2 thumb

Fence Laws of Fifteen States, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f18 grape cultivation questionnaire completed by d h schroder undated 2 thumb

Grape Cultivation Questionnaire Completed by D H Schroder, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f18 grape cultivation questionnaire completed by thomas ashby undated 2 thumb

Grape Cultivation Questionnaire Completed by Thomas Ashby, undated

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Handwritten Passages on Religion, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f1 inaugural lecture october 1845 2 thumb

Inaugural Lecture, October 1845

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Mss79 8 b1 f18 letter from burk to minor dated 25 december 1867 3 thumb

Letter from Burk to Minor dated 25 December 1867

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Mss79 8 b1 f18 letter from burk to minor dated 28 january 1868 2 thumb

Letter from Burk to Minor dated 28 January 1868

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Letter from Colston to Minor, 20 March 1891

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Mss79 8 b1 f28 letter from minor to manning 18 february 1893 2 thumb

Letter from Minor to Manning, 18 February 1893

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Mss79 8 b1 f24 letter from minor to mcgowan 3 september 1878 2 thumb

Letter from Minor to McGowan, 3 September 1878

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Letter from W Flannagan to Minor, 20 August 1877

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Letter from Watson to Minor, 7 September 1870

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Mss79 8 b1 f3 list of books 1 november 1850 2 thumb

List of Books December 1849 - 1850

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Mss79 8 b1 f3 list of books incl a text book of practical medicine undated 2 thumb

List of Books, Undated

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List of Property Cases, undated

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Lists of Cases, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f5 mr a d payne's case 26 may 1860 2 thumb

Mr A D Payne's Case, 26 May 1860

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 mr j m scotts case 2 thumb

Mr J M Scotts Case

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Mr N Tyler's Case, 8 April 1852

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Mr Thervmand's Case, 19 December 1837

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Note Fragments on Property Cases, undated

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Note re John B Minor as Executor of Charles Minor

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Notes in the case of JHF against JR, 30 October 1858

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Notes on Franchisor of Inheritance, undated

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Notes on Imminent Domain, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 notes on the construction of a particular will undated 2 thumb

Notes on the Construction of a Particular Will, undated

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Notes on the Definition of Domicile for Lawmakers

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 notes on the rights of sureties undated 2 thumb

Notes on the Rights of Sureties, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 notes on timing in contract ii undated 2 thumb

Notes on Timing in Contract II, undated

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Notes on Timing in Contract, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f42 opinion for william h white 25 april 1883 2 thumb

Opinion for William H White, 25 April 1883

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Proposed Law Course circa 1851

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Recipe for Indelible Black Wrighting Ink

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Mss79 8 b1 f18 schroder vineyard and fruit garden brochure with note 24 january 1868 2 thumb

Schroder Vineyard and Fruit Garden Brochure with Note 24 January 1868

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Seven Enumerated Points on Property, undated

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Mss79 8 b1 f15 some considerations re state support of uva 16 thumb

Some Considerations regarding State Support of UVA

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Topics of Enquiry re UVa, undated

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Will of Maria A Wise, 12 June 1828

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