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

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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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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Case Stated by Mr J W Hutcheson, 24 November 1855

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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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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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Fence Laws of Fifteen States, undated

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Grape Cultivation Questionnaire Completed by D H Schroder, undated

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Grape Cultivation Questionnaire Completed by Thomas Ashby, undated

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Handwritten Passages on Religion, undated

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Inaugural Lecture, October 1845

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Letter from Burk to Minor dated 25 December 1867

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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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Letter from Minor to Manning, 18 February 1893

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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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List of Books December 1849 - 1850

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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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Mr A D Payne's Case, 26 May 1860

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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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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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Notes on the Rights of Sureties, undated

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Notes on Timing in Contract II, undated

Archive

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Notes on Timing in Contract, undated

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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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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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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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