A Guide to the Virginia Attorney General's correspondence and letter books, 1898-1920 Attorney General's correspondence and letter books, Virginia, A Guide to the, 1898-1920 44018

A Guide to the Virginia Attorney General's correspondence and letter books, 1898-1920

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 44018


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Processed by: Jessie R. Robinson

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44018
Title
A Guide to the Virginia Attorney General's correspondence and letter books, 1898-1920
Extent
8.25 cu. ft. (24 boxes) and 16 volumes
Creator
Virginia. Office of the Attorney General
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Virginia Attorney General's correspondence and letter books, 1898-1920. Accession 44018, State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Original transfer information is unavailable. This collection was retroactively accessioned.


Historical Information

The Office of the Attorney General originated in medieval England. While representing the king in his courts, the Attorney General gradually assumed the role of legal advisor to the government and all its agencies. In Virginia, the first Attorney General was commissioned in 1643. The Declaration of Independence in 1776 ended the Attorney General's connection with royal authority, but the state constitution adopted that year continued the office under the auspices of the General Assembly. The constitution adopted in 1851 provided for the popular election of the Attorney General, rendering him independent of all three branches of government. The Attorney General is elected to a four-year term in office and is eligible for reelection.

Scope and Content

Contains incoming correspondence files and outgoing letter books from the administrations of Attorneys General Andrew J. Montague, William A. Anderson, and Samuel W. Williams.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series:

Series I. Correspondence files, 1898-1920 Series II. Letter books, 1898-1910

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence files, 1898-1920.
Boxes: 1-24.
Extent: 8.25 cu. ft. (24 boxes)

Contains mostly incoming letters to the Virginia Attorney General, as well as a limited number of outgoing letters. The correspondence files span the administrations of Attorneys General, Andrew J. Montague (1898-1902), William A. Anderson (1902-1910), Samuel W. Williams (1910-1914), John G. Pollard (1914-1918), and John R. Saunders (1918-1934). Very little of the correspondence dates from the Pollard and Saunders administrations. The correspondence is comprised of requests for official opinions on a variety of legal matters including voting rights, property disputes, and criminal prosecution. Some communication between the Attorney General, the Governor, Commonwealth's Attorneys, and other state agency officials can be found here. However, most of the correspondence is in the form of letters from private lawyers and citizens with specific questions about various aspects of Virginia law. Located at the end of this collection are folders of cancelled checks, miscellaneous documents and subject files. Several notable subject files relate to a state case against the Jamestown Jockey Club for illegal gambling on horse races.

Arranged chronologically by year, and then by letter of the alphabet. However, there is no particular arrangement of the correspondence within the folder or folders for each letter.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    1898 S-Y.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    1899 A.
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    1899 B.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    1899 B.
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    1899 C.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    1899 C.
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    1899 D.
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    1899 E.
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    1899 F.
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    1899 G.
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    1899 G.
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    1899 H.
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    1899 H.
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    1899 I-J.
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    1899 K-L.
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    1899 M.
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    1899 M.
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    1899 N-O.
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    1899 P.
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    1899 R.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    1899 S.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    1899 S.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    1899 T-V.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    1899 W.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    1899 W.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    1899 Y.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    1900 A.
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    1900 B.
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    1900 B.
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1900 B.
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1900 C.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    1900 C.
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    1900 D.
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    1900 E.
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    1900 F.
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    1900 G.
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    1900 H.
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    1900 H.
  • Box 2
    Folder 19
    1900 I-J.
  • Box 2
    Folder 20
    1900 K.
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    1900 L.
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    1900 M.
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    1900 M.
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    1900 N.
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    1900 O.
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    1900 P.
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    1900 Q.
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    1900 R.
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    1900 R.
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    1900 S.
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    1900 S.
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    1900 T-V.
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    1900 W.
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    1900 W.
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    1900 Y-Z.
  • Box 3
    Folder 16
    1901 A.
  • Box 3
    Folder 17
    1901 B.
  • Box 3
    Folder 18
    1901 B.
  • Box 3
    Folder 19
    1901 C.
  • Box 3
    Folder 20
    1901 C.
  • Box 3
    Folder 21
    1901 D.
  • Box 3
    Folder 22
    1901 E.
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    1901 F.
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    1901 G.
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    1901 H.
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    1901 I-J.
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    1901 K.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    1901 L.
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    1901 M.
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    1901 M.
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    1901 N-O.
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    1901 P.
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    1901 Q-R.
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    1901 S.
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    1901 T-V.
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    1901 W.
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    1901 Y.
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    1902 A.
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    1902 B.
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    1902 B.
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    1902 B.
  • Box 4
    Folder 20
    1902 C.
  • Box 4
    Folder 21
    1902 C.
  • Box 4
    Folder 22
    1902 C.
  • Box 4
    Folder 23
    1902 C.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    1902 D.
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    1902 D.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    1902 E.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    1902 F.
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    1902 G.
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    1902 G.
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    1902 H.
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    1902 H.
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    1902 I-J.
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    1902 K.
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    1902 L.
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    1902 L.
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    1902 M.
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    1902 M.
  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    1902 M.
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    1902 N.
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    1902 O.
  • Box 5
    Folder 18
    1902 P.
  • Box 5
    Folder 19
    1902 P.
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    1902 Q-R.
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    1902 S.
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    1902 S.
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    1902 T.
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    1902 W.
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    1902 W.
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    1902 V.
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    1902 Y-Z.
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    1903 A.
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    1903 B.
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    1903 B.
  • Box 6
    Folder 12
    1903 B.
  • Box 6
    Folder 13
    1903 C.
  • Box 6
    Folder 14
    1903 C.
  • Box 6
    Folder 15
    1903 C.
  • Box 6
    Folder 16
    1903 C.
  • Box 6
    Folder 17
    1903 D.
  • Box 6
    Folder 18
    1903 E.
  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    1903 F.
  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    1903 G.
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    1903 G.
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    1903 H.
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    1903 H.
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    1903 J.
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    1903 K.
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    1903 L.
  • Box 7
    Folder 9
    1903 M.
  • Box 7
    Folder 10
    1903 M.
  • Box 7
    Folder 11
    1903 M.
  • Box 7
    Folder 12
    1903 N-O.
  • Box 7
    Folder 13
    1903 P.
  • Box 7
    Folder 14
    1903 P.
  • Box 7
    Folder 15
    1903 Q.
  • Box 7
    Folder 16
    1903 R.
  • Box 7
    Folder 17
    1903 S.
  • Box 7
    Folder 18
    1903 S.
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    1903 T.
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    1903 V.
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    1903 W.
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    1903 W.
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    1903 W.
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    1903 Y-Z.
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    1904 A.
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    1904 A.
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    1904 B.
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    1904 B.
  • Box 8
    Folder 11
    1904 B.
  • Box 8
    Folder 12
    1904 B.
  • Box 8
    Folder 13
    1904 B.
  • Box 8
    Folder 14
    1904 C.
  • Box 8
    Folder 15
    1904 C.
  • Box 8
    Folder 16
    1904 C.
  • Box 8
    Folder 17
    1904 C.
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    1904 D.
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    1904 E.
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    1904 F.
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    1904 G.
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    1904 G.
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    1904 G.
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    1904 H.
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    1904 H.
  • Box 9
    Folder 9
    1904 H.
  • Box 9
    Folder 10
    1904 I.
  • Box 9
    Folder 11
    1904 J.
  • Box 9
    Folder 12
    1904 J.
  • Box 9
    Folder 13
    1904 K.
  • Box 9
    Folder 14
    1904 L.
  • Box 9
    Folder 15
    1904 L.
  • Box 9
    Folder 16
    1904 M.
  • Box 9
    Folder 17
    1904 M.
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    1904 M.
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    1904 M.
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    1904 N.
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    1904 O.
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    1904 P.
  • Box 10
    Folder 6
    1904 P.
  • Box 10
    Folder 7
    1904 Q.
  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    1904 R.
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    1904 R.
  • Box 10
    Folder 10
    1904 S.
  • Box 10
    Folder 11
    1904 S.
  • Box 10
    Folder 12
    1904 T.
  • Box 10
    Folder 13
    1904 T.
  • Box 10
    Folder 14
    1904 U-V.
  • Box 10
    Folder 15
    1904 W.
  • Box 10
    Folder 16
    1904 W.
  • Box 10
    Folder 17
    1904 W.
  • Box 10
    Folder 18
    1904 W.
  • Box 10
    Folder 19
    1904 Y.
  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    1905 A.
  • Box 11
    Folder 2
    1905 A.
  • Box 11
    Folder 3
    1905 B.
  • Box 11
    Folder 4
    1905 B.
  • Box 11
    Folder 5
    1905 B.
  • Box 11
    Folder 6
    1905 C.
  • Box 11
    Folder 7
    1905 C.
  • Box 11
    Folder 8
    1905 C.
  • Box 11
    Folder 9
    1905 D.
  • Box 11
    Folder 10
    1905 E.
  • Box 11
    Folder 11
    1905 F.
  • Box 11
    Folder 12
    1905 G.
  • Box 11
    Folder 13
    1905 G.
  • Box 11
    Folder 14
    1905 H.
  • Box 11
    Folder 15
    1905 H.
  • Box 11
    Folder 16
    1905 H.
  • Box 11
    Folder 17
    1905 I.
  • Box 11
    Folder 18
    1905 J.
  • Box 12
    Folder 1
    1905 K.
  • Box 12
    Folder 2
    1905 L.
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    1905 M.
  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    1905 M.
  • Box 12
    Folder 5
    1905 M.
  • Box 12
    Folder 6
    1905 N.
  • Box 12
    Folder 7
    1905 O.
  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    1905 P.
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    1905 P.
  • Box 12
    Folder 10
    1905 P.
  • Box 12
    Folder 11
    1905 Q.
  • Box 12
    Folder 12
    1905 R.
  • Box 12
    Folder 13
    1905 S.
  • Box 12
    Folder 14
    1905 S.
  • Box 12
    Folder 15
    1905 S.
  • Box 12
    Folder 16
    1905 T.
  • Box 12
    Folder 17
    1905 T.
  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    1905 U-V.
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    1905 W.
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    1905 W.
  • Box 13
    Folder 4
    1905 W.
  • Box 13
    Folder 5
    1905 Y.
  • Box 13
    Folder 6
    1906 A.
  • Box 13
    Folder 7
    1906 B.
  • Box 13
    Folder 8
    1906 B.
  • Box 13
    Folder 9
    1906 B.
  • Box 13
    Folder 10
    1906 C.
  • Box 13
    Folder 11
    1906 C.
  • Box 13
    Folder 12
    1906 C.
  • Box 13
    Folder 13
    1906 C.
  • Box 13
    Folder 14
    1906 D.
  • Box 13
    Folder 15
    1906 E.
  • Box 13
    Folder 16
    1906 E.
  • Box 13
    Folder 17
    1906 F.
  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    1906 G.
  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    1906 G.
  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    1906 H.
  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    1906 H.
  • Box 14
    Folder 5
    1906 I.
  • Box 14
    Folder 6
    1906 J.
  • Box 14
    Folder 7
    1906 K.
  • Box 14
    Folder 8
    1906 L.
  • Box 14
    Folder 9
    1906 L.
  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    1906 M.
  • Box 14
    Folder 11
    1906 M.
  • Box 14
    Folder 12
    1906 M.
  • Box 14
    Folder 13
    1906 M.
  • Box 14
    Folder 14
    1906 N.
  • Box 14
    Folder 15
    1906 O.
  • Box 14
    Folder 16
    1906 P.
  • Box 14
    Folder 17
    1906 P.
  • Box 15
    Folder 1
    1906 R.
  • Box 15
    Folder 2
    1906 R.
  • Box 15
    Folder 3
    1906 S.
  • Box 15
    Folder 4
    1906 S.
  • Box 15
    Folder 5
    1906 S.
  • Box 15
    Folder 6
    1906 S.
  • Box 15
    Folder 7
    1906 T.
  • Box 15
    Folder 8
    1906 U-V.
  • Box 15
    Folder 9
    1906 W.
  • Box 15
    Folder 10
    1906 W.
  • Box 15
    Folder 11
    1906 W.
  • Box 15
    Folder 12
    1906 Y-Z; unknown.
  • Box 15
    Folder 13
    1907 A.
  • Box 15
    Folder 14
    1907 B.
  • Box 15
    Folder 15
    1907 B.
  • Box 15
    Folder 16
    1907 B.
  • Box 15
    Folder 17
    1907 B.
  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    1907 C.
  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    1907 C.
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    1907 C.
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    1907 D.
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    1907 E.
  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    1907 E.
  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    1907 E.
  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    1907 F.
  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    1907 G.
  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    1907 G.
  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    1907 H.
  • Box 16
    Folder 12
    1907 H.
  • Box 16
    Folder 13
    1907 H.
  • Box 16
    Folder 14
    1907 H.
  • Box 16
    Folder 15
    1907 H.
  • Box 16
    Folder 16
    1907 I.
  • Box 16
    Folder 17
    1907 J.
  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    1907 K.
  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    1907 L.
  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    1907 M.
  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    1907 M.
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    1907 M.
  • Box 17
    Folder 6
    1907 M.
  • Box 17
    Folder 7
    1907 M.
  • Box 17
    Folder 8
    1907 N-O.
  • Box 17
    Folder 9
    1907 P.
  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    1907 P.
  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    1907 Q-R.
  • Box 17
    Folder 12
    1907 S.
  • Box 17
    Folder 13
    1907 S.
  • Box 17
    Folder 14
    1907 S.
  • Box 17
    Folder 15
    1907 S.
  • Box 17
    Folder 16
    1907 S.
  • Box 17
    Folder 17
    1970 T.
  • Box 17
    Folder 18
    1907 T.
  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    1907 V.
  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    1907 W.
  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    1907 W.
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    1907 W.
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    1907 W.
  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    1907 Y-Z.
  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    1908 A.
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    1908 B.
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    1908 B.
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    1908 B.
  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    1908 B.
  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    1908 C.
  • Box 18
    Folder 13
    1908 C.
  • Box 18
    Folder 14
    1908 D.
  • Box 18
    Folder 15
    1908 D.
  • Box 18
    Folder 16
    1908 E.
  • Box 18
    Folder 17
    1908 E.
  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    1908 F.
  • Box 19
    Folder 2
    1908 G.
  • Box 19
    Folder 3
    1908 H.
  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    1908 H.
  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    1908 H.
  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    1908 H.
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    1908 I-J.
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    1908 K.
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    1908 L.
  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    1908 L.
  • Box 19
    Folder 11
    1908 M.
  • Box 19
    Folder 12
    1908 M.
  • Box 19
    Folder 13
    1908 M.
  • Box 19
    Folder 14
    1908 M.
  • Box 19
    Folder 15
    1908 N.
  • Box 19
    Folder 16
    1908 O.
  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    1908 P.
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    1908 P.
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    1908 R.
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    1908 R.
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    1908 S.
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    1908 S.
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    1908 S.
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    1908 T.
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    1908 T.
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    1908 T.
  • Box 20
    Folder 11
    1908 W.
  • Box 20
    Folder 12
    1908 W.
  • Box 20
    Folder 13
    1908 W.
  • Box 20
    Folder 14
    1908 W.
  • Box 20
    Folder 15
    1908 Y-Z.
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    1909 A.
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    1909 B.
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    1909 B.
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    1909 B.
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    1909 C.
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    1909 C.
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    1909 D.
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    1909 D.
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    1909 E.
  • Box 21
    Folder 10
    1909 E.
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    1909 F.
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    1909 G.
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    1909 H.
  • Box 21
    Folder 14
    1909 H.
  • Box 21
    Folder 15
    1909 H.
  • Box 21
    Folder 16
    1909 J.
  • Box 21
    Folder 17
    1909 K.
  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    1909 L.
  • Box 22
    Folder 2
    1909 L.
  • Box 22
    Folder 3
    1909 M.
  • Box 22
    Folder 4
    1909 M.
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    1909 M.
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    1909 N.
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    1909 O.
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    1909 P.
  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    1909 P.
  • Box 22
    Folder 10
    1909 R.
  • Box 22
    Folder 11
    1909 S.
  • Box 22
    Folder 12
    1909 S.
  • Box 22
    Folder 13
    1909 S.
  • Box 22
    Folder 14
    1909 T.
  • Box 22
    Folder 15
    1909 T.
  • Box 22
    Folder 16
    1909 U-V.
  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    1909 W.
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    1909 W.
  • Box 23
    Folder 3
    1909 W.
  • Box 23
    Folder 4
    1909 W.
  • Box 23
    Folder 5
    1909 Y.
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    1910 B.
  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    1910 D-E.
  • Box 23
    Folder 8
    1910 H-L.
  • Box 23
    Folder 9
    1910 M.
  • Box 23
    Folder 10
    1910 O-S.
  • Box 23
    Folder 11
    1910 T-W.
  • Box 23
    Folder 12
    1911.
  • Box 23
    Folder 13
    1912.
  • Box 23
    Folder 14
    1913 A-C.
  • Box 23
    Folder 15
    1913 D-H.
  • Box 23
    Folder 16
    1913 K-L.
  • Box 23
    Folder 17
    1913 M-R.
  • Box 23
    Folder 18
    1913 S.
  • Box 23
    Folder 19
    1913 T.
  • Box 23
    Folder 20
    1913 W-Y.
  • Box 23
    Folder 21
    Cancelled checks, 1911-1912.
  • Box 24
    Folder 1
    Commonwealth vs Jamestown Jockey Club, 1911.
  • Box 24
    Folder 2
    Commonwealth vs Jamestown Jockey Club, 1912-1916.
  • Box 24
    Folder 3
    Commonwealth vs Jamestown Jockey Club (court papers), 1911.
  • Box 24
    Folder 4
    Commonwealth vs Jamestown Jockey Club (court papers), 1911.
  • Box 24
    Folder 5
    Commonwealth vs Jamestown Jockey Club (court papers), 1911.
  • Box 23
    Folder 22
    Miscellaneous documents and opinions, 1902-1912; undated.
  • Box 24
    Folder 6
    Portrait of Mrs. Elvira B. Taylor, 1917-1920.
  • Box 24
    Folder 7
    W.H. Robertson, Special Commissioner vs Commonwealth, 1919-1920.
Series II. Letter books (outgoing), 1898-1910.
Extent: 16 volumes.

Letter books contain only outgoing correspondence written by the Attorney General. The books span the administrations of Attorneys General Andrew J. Montague (1898-1902) and William A. Anderson (1902-1910). Most of the letters answer questions posed by citizens and government entities regarding topics such as the Code of Virginia, the validity of taxes and local ordinances, and constutional law. Some letters also pertain to specific court cases.

Arranged chronologically.

  • 1898 January-November.
  • 1898 November-1900 April.
  • 1900 April-1901 December.
  • 1902 January-August.
  • 1902 August-1903 April.
  • 1903 April-November.
  • 1903 November-1904 June.
  • 1904 June-1905 March.
  • 1905 March-September.
  • 1905 September-1906 April.
  • 1906 April-November.
  • 1906 November-1907 July.
  • 1907 July-1908 April.
  • 1908 April-1909 February.
  • 1909 February-1910 January.
  • 1910 January-March.