A Guide to the Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa 1168156

A Guide to the Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1168156
Title
Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (106 p.)
Collector
Albemarle County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa. Local government records collection, Albemarle County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Albemarle County.


Biographical Information

John B. Minor was born in Louisa County, Virginia on June 2, 1813 to Launcelot and Elizabeth Minor. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1834 with a Bachelor of Law degree. Minor began to practice law at Buchanan, in Botetourt County, and after six years moved to Charlottesville, where he formed a partnership with his brother Lucian, who later became Professor of Law at William and Mary. In 1845, at age thirty-two, Minor was appointed Chair of Law at the University of Virginia, succeeding H. St. George Tucker, and remained the sole instructor of law in that department until 1851. Upon the appointment of James P. Holcombe as Adjunct Professor of Law, Minor's subjects became Common and Statute Law, in both of which he became an authority. In 1870 the professor began a summer course of law lectures, and his is believed to have been the first summer law school in the country. He continued to inspire and impress for fifty years until his death, July 29, 1895.

Scope and Content

Law lectures of John B. Minor, 1850 circa, record the the lecture notes of University of Virginia law professor John B. Minor. Topics covered include international law and constitutional law (Virginia and United States Constitutions.)

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Albemarle County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Constitutional law -- United States
  • Constitutional law -- Virginia
  • International law -- Virginia -- Albemarle County
  • Lectures and lecturing -- Virginia -- Albemarle County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Albemarle County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Lecture notes -- Virginia -- Albemarle County
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Albemarle County

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Albemarle County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century