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John Alexander Wills papers, 1861-1877

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve

Title

John Alexander Wills papers

Date

1861-1877

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

58M51 : [identification of item], John A. Wills papers, 1861-1877, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.9 Cubic feet

3 boxes

Abstract

The John Alexander Wills papers contain volumes 1-4 of John Wills Supreme Court cases that were published, as well as, a pamphlet from a speech Wills gave and an Alabama Claims case book.

Biography/History

No information found.

Scope and Content

The John Alexander Wills papers contain volumes 1-4 of his published Supreme Court cases. The papers have been annotated and bound with notes, letters, and maps. The collection also includes a pamphlet of an address he made, and the book, Alabama Claims, also written by John Wills.

Subjects

  • Kentucky. Superior Court. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • United States. Supreme Court. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Lawyers--Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

Law Arguments volume I, 1861-1863
[Box: 1, Item: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The book is written by John A. Wills, published in Washington D.C. The title page reads: Supreme Court of US No.137 in error to the circuit court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Law Arguments volume II, 1868-1877
[Box: 1, Item: 2]
Law Arguments volume III, 1863-1870
[Box: 2, Item: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The book is written by John A. Wills, published in Washington D.C. . It has annotations in the margins.

Miscellaneous records volume IV, 1863-1875
[Box: 2, Item: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

The book is written by John A. Wills, published by United States Court & C. Contains annotated notes in margins, and letters bound in with the court documents.

Address Before the Philological Institute, 1843
[Box: 1, Item: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

This address was made on December 18, 1843. It was written for the 16th anniversary by John A. Wills Esq., and printed in Pittsburgh.

Alabama Claims - case of the United States, 1871
[Box: 3, Item: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

This book is signed by the author.