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Register of the Papers of Judge John Paul 1930-1964 Paul, John Papers, 1930-1964 Mss 81-7

Register of the Papers of Judge John Paul 1930-1964

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Collection Number Mss 81-7


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library
Collection number
Mss 81-7
Title
Papers of Judge John Paul 1930-1964
Physical Characteristics
This collection, filling 36 linear feet, is comprised of 94 boxes.
Language
English
Abstract
The papers of Judge John Paul span the years 1930-1964 and consists entirely of the working files from his years on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The collection is organized in six series: administrative material, general civil and criminal cases, bankruptcy cases, land condemnation cases, professional correspondence, and speeches and articles.

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Preferred Citation

The Papers of Judge John Paul, Mss 81-7, Box Number, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Judge John Paul were donated to the University of Virginia by his estate and transferred to Alderman Library from the District Court building in Harrisonburg in 1966. The collection was transferred to the Law Library in 1981.


Biographical/Historical Information

John Paul was born December 9, 1883, one of six children of John and Katherine Green Paul. The elder John Paul had taken his law degree at the University of Virginia (Class of 1867) and served as both Commonwealth's Attorney and member of the Virginia State Senate before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880. Three months before the birth of his son John, he left Congress to become District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, a position he held until his death in 1901.

The Paul family was prominent in the Shenandoah Valley and lived on a large Rockingham County farm called Ottobine. The younger John Paul inherited this property and lived there his entire life, raising cattle as he pursued his legal career. After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in civil engineering, he studied law at the University of Virginia and graduated in 1906. He entered private practice in Harrisonburg and before long had launched his political career with an unsuccessful bid as Republican candidate for Congress in 1910. In 1912 he was elected to the state senate and attended the first of four consecutive Republican national conventions. In 1914 he married Frances Danenhower.

While Paul was serving as a field artillery captain in France during World War I, his wife died. After the war he returned to the state senate and in 1920 was elected to a term in Congress. In 1924 he was appointed special assistant to the United States Attorney General and the following year became U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. In December 1932 President Herbert Hoover appointed Paul to the federal bench in the western district of Virginia. In 1939 he married Alice Kelly Taylor.

When John Paul went on the court in 1932 he was the sole judge for a district serving a large, predominantly rural area. The court met twice a year in each of seven locations: Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. Paul was appointed to succeed Judge Henry Clay McDowell (Class of 1885), his father's successor on the bench, only weeks before Franklin Roosevelt became president.

One of the most significant of Paul's early decisions was U.S. v. Appalachian Electric Power Co., 23 F. Supp. 83 (1938), although his files on this case are not extensive. The Federal Power Commission had wanted the electric company to apply for a license before building a dam on the New River. When it did not do so, the federal government sued to enjoin construction. Paul dismissed the government's suit, ruling that the New was not a navigable river, and that the dam would therefore not impair interstate commerce. His decision was upheld by the Fourth Circuit but overturned by the Supreme Court two years later.

One group of cases which required a great deal of Paul's time and attention concerned land condemnation by the federal government. Under the Weeks Forestry Act of 1911 the federal government had claimed 700,000 acres of Virginia for national forest between 1912 and 1932, and in 1933 efforts were begun to claim two million more over the next ten years. The monetary value of the land was seldom in dispute, having been assessed at fair market value by a local, court-appointed commissioner, but in many cases titles were deficient. These areas of forest had first been parceled out in the late eighteenth century in hundred- thousand acre lots and over the years had been divided and sold many times. Almost from the beginning, Paul was inundated with complex condemnation proceedings.

Even when he was no longer sole judge for the district, Paul continued to handle all condemnation cases. In the 1950s he was a vociferous opponent of a controversial proposal to amend Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 71A to require that all valuation of condemned land be by jury rather than by court-appointed commissioners.

The most sensational case Paul heard during the 1930s was the Franklin County liquor conspiracy case. Twenty-three men, many of them county officials, were accused of turning their heads or actually aiding large-scale illegal liquor manufacturing in the county over a number of years. (Just how much liquor was made became clear in testimony that thirty-five tons of a particular brand of yeast had been sold in Franklin over a four-year period.) The trial lasted fifty days, a record in modern Virginia court history, and resulted in twenty convictions. Unfortunately there are no files in the collection about the case, possibly because Paul gave them to someone planning to write about it.

By the end of the 30s Paul's workload was staggering. In a 1937 letter to Senator Carter Glass, he described in great detail how much travelling he had to do, how difficult it was for lawyers to contact him, and how hard it was to keep on top of his written work. In addition to the large number of condemnation cases, he noted that civil suits involving the government had increased by almost a hundred percent during the Roosevelt administration. Furthermore, with new rules of civil procedure soon to go into effect, he foresaw an increase in interlocutory motions which would demand more of his time. In seeking relief from this difficult schedule, Paul favored the elimination of two of the seven court locations rather than the appointment of another judge in the district. He did not want a law clerk, nor did he ever employ one.

Congress soon decided that the Western District needed another judge, and in July 1939, Armistead Mason Dobie was appointed. Dobie served only six months before being appointed to the Fourth Circuit, and Alfred Dickinson Barksdale took his place on the district bench. At the end of 1939 Paul made his first report of caseload statistics to the newly created Judicial Council for the Fourth Circuit. He reported that 276 cases were still pending from the year before, proceedings were begun in 678 civil and criminal cases, and 799 bankruptcies were filed -- adequate evidence that a second judge was needed. With two judges, the court continued to meet twice a year in seven locations. For over seventeen years Paul and Barksdale worked quite amicably together, corresponded often, travelled to meetings together, and occasionally socialized along with their wives. Although his letters were always reserved, Paul was more open and affectionate with Barksdale than with most correspondents.

In addition to the condemnation cases, Paul heard a large number of bankruptcy and debt cases through the 30s, 40s and early 50s. There were also a number of illegal liquor cases of much smaller magnitude than the Franklin County cases. During World War II there were a few cases involving conscientious objectors and quite a few brought by the Office of Price Administration against violators of fixed prices.

Until the late 50s, however, Paul's work had received little media attention. This changed dramatically with the school desegregation cases which came in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In July 1956, in Allen v. School Board of the City of Charlottesville Paul became the first judge in Virginia to enjoin any school admission decisions based on race. In the summer of 1958 he officially retired in order to be free of administrative duties as chief judge of the Western District, although he would continue to hear cases until the end of his life. In September soon after the announcement of his "retirement," the Charlottesville case came before him again because the city's schools were still entirely segregated. Paul ordered ten black children admitted to a white elementary school, and two to the white high school. All of these children lived closer to the white schools than the black ones they had been attending. On September 9 the New York Times ran a front-page article on the Allen case and reported Paul's statement from the bench accusing "politicians" and "officers of the state" of inciting public hostility to the racial integration of Virginia's public schools.

As Paul expected, a few days later Governor J. Lindsay Almond closed the Charlottesville schools. The schools reopened after the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and a three-judge federal district court both ruled on January 19, 1959 that the school closing was unconstitutional. Harrison v. Day, 200 Va. 439, 106 S.E.2d 636 (1959); James v. Almond, 170 F. Supp. 331 (E.D. Va. 1959).

In 1959 Paul approved the school system's plan to divide the city into six geographical districts and to assign all city elementary students to neighborhood schools. In practice, however, the white children in the one predominantly black district were automatically reassigned to a white school. There was one white and one black high school in the city, and black students who petitioned for admittance to the white high school were subjected to evaluations of their academic records and school behavior. When plaintiffs objected to this unequal treatment in 1960, Paul upheld it with certain reservations. The Fourth Circuit, in Dodson v. School Board, 289 F.2d 439 (1961), refused to reverse Paul's decision but directed the school system to move toward a fairer plan. They noted that school authorities had made a genuine effort to begin desegregation and that the "able and conscientious" District Judge had retained the case on his docket for future action as necessary. When the plaintiffs returned to his court, Paul followed the direction of the circuit and ordered the school system to apply admissions procedures absolutely equally to both races. He declared, "This in effect means that as matters now stand attendance at the high schools in Charlottesville is to be based solely on the student's decision as to which school he prefers to attend." Allen v. School Board, 203 F. Supp. 225, 229 (1961).

Two years after the Allen case got under way, Paul began hearing another desegregation case. Warren County had three elementary schools for white children, one elementary school for black children, and one high school for whites only. Consequently the county was transporting its black high school students to other counties. In 1958 Paul issued an injunction, affirmed by the Fourth Circuit, ordering the school system immediately to admit the black plaintiffs to the white high school. School Board of Warren County v. Kilby, 259 F.2d 497 (1958). Although the governor promptly closed the high school, when it reopened in early 1959 twenty-two black students were allowed to attend Warren County High School. Paul felt swift action was called for in this case of egregious inequality, although total integration was by no means achieved quickly.

Paul's measured rulings in the Charlottesville and Warren County cases show no particular inclination to push the white community beyond the minimum school integration required by Brown. Viewed in the context of Virginia's political atmosphere, though, Paul's approach seems quite moderate and reasonable. He approached a situation which many Virginians saw as catastrophic with the same dignity, respect for the law, and sense of fairness that he had brought to property or illegal liquor cases.

The Charlottesville and other school integration cases hit Paul late in his career, and with them came unprecedented citizen and media attention, much of it unfavorable. Since he was in his late 70s, once again a widower, and in poor health, he had reasonable excuses for leaving these difficult issues to younger judges. But there is no indication in Paul's papers that he ever considered such a possibility. He appeared in court only a few weeks before his death at the age of eighty on February 13, 1964.

Scope and Content Information

The Paul papers are organized in six series based upon the nature of the files: administrative material, general civil and criminal cases, bankruptcy cases, land condemnation cases, professional correspondence, and speeches and articles.

Series Iis comprised of administrative files containing extensive correspondence and records of the administration of the federal district court from the early 1930s to the early 1960s. Changes over these years and Paul's reactions to them are reflected in reports and in correspondence with other judges, the district court staff, and the staff of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Other substantial files in this series contain information regarding case loads, rules of court, probation, jury call decisions, and the appointments of U.S. commissioners.

Series IIconsists of general civil and criminal case files arranged in alphabetical order by plaintiff last name. While these files primarily contain correspondence, there are occasional copies of some of the court records of a case. By far the single most important cases in the collection are those concerning school desegregation. The case files for Allen v. School Board of the City of Charlottesville and Kilby v. School Board of Warren County contain Paul's extensive correspondence with other district and circuit judges as well as with the lawyers involved, annotated motions, drafts of opinions, and other important documents. The general case files are followed by motions, pleadings and orders, and by handwritten notes taken from the bench, both of which had been kept separate from the case files.

The school desegregation cases have many exchanges of letters with J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., John S. Battle, Jr., Oliver W. Hill, Spottswood W. Robinson, III, and S. W. Tucker.

Series III,the bankruptcy case files, is broken into two subseries. Subseries I contains files concerning bankruptcies of individuals and businesses are preceded by the administrative files concerning these cases. The second subseries concerns bankruptcies of farmers handled under Section 75 of the Bankruptcy Act.

Series IVis comprised of land condemnation cases and are listed by last name of the first owner named in the case; also noted is the county in which the land is located. These files include the commissioners' reports, orders, opinions (some handwritten), and correspondence.

Series Vcontains professional correspondence between Jugde Paul and other judges.

Series VIcontains a small collection of speeches and articles by Judge Paul.

Not limited to Series V, but sprinkled throughout the collection is Judge Paul's correspondence with other judges. His most frequent and long-term correspondent was Judge Alfred D. Barksdale. Other judges with whom he corresponded regularly when their terms overlapped were Albert V. Bryan, Armistead M. Dobie, Ted Dalton, Sterling Hutcheson, John J. Parker, Floyd H. Roberts, Simon E. Sobeloff, and Roby C. Thompson.

Contents List

Administrative Papers
Box: 20
  • Box 1
    Administrative Office (AO): Cases Held Under Advisement 1940-61
  • Box 1
    AO: Correspondence and Reports 1943-44, 1948
  • Box 2
    AO: Final Civil Docket Reports 1941-1960
  • Box 3
    AO: Finances 1961-64
  • Box 3-5
    AO: Memoranda, Reports & Correspondence 1940-64
    22 folders
  • Box 5
    AO: Numbered Bulletins and Pamphlets 1939-63
    5 folders
  • Box 5
    AO: Reports on Anti-trust and Patent Cases 1951
  • Box 6
    Appointments and Recommendations 1932-63
    4 folders
  • Box 6
    Book Lists 1944-64
  • Box 6
    J. L. Branch 1932-63
  • Box 6-7
    Case Loads 1939-62
    8 folders
  • Box 7
    Correspondence 1939-63
    4 folders
  • Box 7
    Department of Justice: Correspondence--Attorney General 1940-1957
  • Box 7
    Department of Justice: Numbered Circulars 1932-39
  • Box 7-8
    Examinars' Reports: References in Bankruptcy, U.S. Commissioners, et.al. 1931-56
    7 folders
  • Box 8
    Hotel Reservations 1943-58
  • Box 8
    Judicial Salaries; Vacations 1953-57
  • Box 8
    Juror Qualifications 1943-48
  • Box 8-12
    Jury Call Decisions and Correspondence 1938-61
    24 folders
  • Box 12
    Jury Costs 1950-54
  • Box 12
    Jury Instructions n.d.
  • Box 12
    Office Space and Equipment 1935-62
    8 folders
  • Box 12
    Pay Vouchers: J. L. Branch 1932-64
  • Box 13-14
    Probation Office 1931-61
    22 folders
  • Box 15
    Receipts: P.O. Box in Harrisonburg 1933-64
  • Box 15
    Receipts: Publishing Companies 1956-64
  • Box 15
    Receipts: Telegrams 1935--6; 1943-5
  • Box 15
    Receipts: Telephone Bills 1933-64
    7 folders
  • Box 16
    Receipts: Travel Vouchers 1932-61
    3 folders
  • Box 16
    Receipts: Travel Vouchers -- J.L. Branch 1932-61
    2 folders
  • Box 16
    Receipts: Travel Voucher Authorizations -- J.L. Branch 1932-61
  • Box 17
    Reports to Senior Circuit Judge 1939-63
    3 folders
  • Box 17
    Requisitions 1936-64
    5 folders
  • Box 18
    Rules of Court 1907-61
    6 folders
  • Box 18
    terms of Court 1930-48
  • B 19
    U.S. Commissioners: Appointments 1933-59
    6 folders
  • Box 19
    U.S. Commissioners: Correspondence and Memoranda 1933-49
    2 folders
  • Box 19-20
    Commissioners: Shenandoah National Park 1937-62
    4 folders
  • Box 20
    U.S. District Attorney 1939-60
  • Box 20
    U.S. District Court Clerk 1939-62
    3 folders
  • Box 20
    U.S. District Court Reporter 1934-63
    3 folders
  • Box 20
    U.S. Marshals 1939-58
CASES
Box: 40
  • B 21
    Abuse in V.A. Facilities 1936-43
  • Box 21
    Adams v. Aiken 1963
  • Box 21
    Aldridge v. Jocie Motor Lines 1956
  • Box 21
    Alldred v. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen 1948
  • Box 21
    Alleghany Land Co n.d.
  • Box 21
    Allen v. School Board of City of Charlottesville 1956-62
    3 folders
  • Box 21
    American Furniture v. Norfolk & Western n.d.
  • Box 21
    Appalachian Electric v. National Rural Electric Cooperative and Clyde T. Ellis 1948-51
  • Box 21
    In the Matter of Appalachian Electric Power Co. 1951-58
  • Box 21
    In the Matter of Daisy W. Atkinson n.d.
  • Box 21
    Atkinson v. Hall; Wheeling v. Hall 1950
  • Box 21
    Atlantic Coast Line Railway v. Bristol Steel and Iron Works 1939-40
  • Box 21
    Austin Organ v. Gilmer n.d.
  • Box 21
    Automatic Draft and Stove v. Bailey-Spencer Hardware 1939-40
  • Box 22
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: A 1930-61
    5 folders
  • Box 22
    Barnes v. Deane 1940-41
  • Box 22
    Barnhart v. Western Maryland Railway 1942
  • Box 22
    In re Max Berliner 1945
  • Box 22
    Berman's Jewelry v. U.S 1952
  • Box 22
    Blackburn v. John Hancock Mutual Life 1958
  • Box 22
    Blackwell v. Vance Trucking 1956
  • Box 22-23
    Blackwood Coal & Coke Co.: Girard Trust v. Blackwood Coal 1933-47
    10 folders
  • Box 24
    Blanton v. Pacific Mutual Life Insurance 1944-52
    3 folders
  • Box 24
    Bolling v. [?] n.d.
  • Box 24
    Bond, Receiver v. Williamson 1937-42
  • Box 24
    Boorman v. Lunsford 1957-59
  • Box 24
    , In re Boston National Bank 1934-37
  • Box 24
    Bowles v. Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association 1936-40
  • Box 24
    Bowles v. U.S.; Matthews v. U.S. 1952
  • Box 24
    Brannon v. Town of Front Royal n.d.
  • Box 24
    C.E. Branscome 1955-57
  • Box 24
    David E. Bratton 1954
  • Box 24
    Brinckerhoff v. U.S. 1951
  • Box 24
    Burlington Mills v. Textile Workers Union 1941-42
  • Box 24
    In re Wyatt T. Burnette 1958-61
  • Box 24
    Burton v. U.S. 1949
  • Box 25
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence 1938-63
    8 folders
  • Box 25
    Calfee v. Brooks Livestock n.d.
  • Box 25
    Campbell v. First National Bank of Abingdon n.d.
  • Box 26
    Carter Coal v. Litz 1941-44
    2 folders
  • Box 26
    Carter Coal v. Tazewell National Bank 1944-47
  • Box 26
    Casto v. N.Y.C. R.R. [New York Central Railroad?] 1954
  • Box 26
    Cavalier Poultry v. Fawley Motor Lines 1955-56
  • Box 26
    Clark v. Norfolk and Western 1954-58
  • Box 26
    Harry Clemmer's admin. v. Jefferson Standard n.d.
  • Box 26
    Harry Clemmer's admin. v. Jefferson Standard 1936-45
    3 folders
  • Box 27
    Collier v. U.S. n.d.
  • Box 27
    Commercial Casualty Insurance v. Bowles 1938-39
  • Box 27
    Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. F.W. Poe Manufacturing 1957
  • Box 27
    Commonwealth v. Stiff n.d.
  • Box 27
    Condair v. Shenandoah Manufacturing n.d.
  • Box 27
    Conley v. U.S. n.d.
  • Box 27
    Corbin v. County School Board of Pulaski County 1947, 1951
  • Box 27
    Creasy v. U.S. n.d.
  • Box 27
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence 1932-62
    8 folders
  • Box 28
    Daniel v. Corbin n.d.
  • Box 28
    Danville v. C & O Ry.; Danville Hotel v. C & O Ry. n.d.
  • Box 28
    Davis v. Sprinkler 1938-40
  • Box 28
    Department of Labor Cases 1959-60
  • Box 28
    Desegregation Cases 1958-1962
  • Box 28
    Dickenson v. Anderson 1938-40
  • Box 28
    Dillon v. Riverside n.d.
  • Box 28
    Dorney v. Dorney 1957
  • Box 28
    Driver v. U.S. 1956
  • Box 28
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: D 1938-61
    5 folders
  • Box 28
    Ellison v. Spruce River Coal n.d.
  • Box 28
    Escue v. Rasmussen 1953-55
  • Box 28
    Evans v. Thrasher 1945
  • Box 28
    Evans v. U.S. 1944-46
  • Box 29
    Everhardt v. Washington Fish Exchange 1962
  • Box 29
    Export Leaf Tobacco v. American Insurance 1958
  • Box 29
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: E 1939-59
    2 folders
  • Box 29
    Falwell v. U.S. 1946-47
  • Box 29
    Farm Bureau v. Daniel n.d.
  • Box 29
    Farm Bureau v. Hammer n.d.
  • Box 29
    Feamster v. Castle n.d.
  • Box 29
    Fidelity & Deposit v. Bank of Giles; Fidelity & Deposit v. First National Bank n.d.
  • Box 29
    Fitzgerald v. Stout 1949-50
  • Box 29
    Flanagan v. Glen Falls n.d.
  • Box 29
    Fleming v. Lewis; Fleming v. Real Estate Agency 1947
  • Box 29
    In re Edmond C. Fletcher Cases 1942-43
  • Box 29
    Food & Fruit Industries v. Natural Fruit Products n.d.
    [Patent Infringement]
  • Box 29
    Foster v. Brotherhood Railway Carmen; Aldred v. Brotherhood 1948
  • Box 29
    Fox v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1952
  • Box 29
    Fretwell v. People's Service Stores 1936-41
  • Box 29
    Fritz v. Nicholson 1940
  • Box 30
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: F 1939-62
    6 folders
  • Box 30
    Gentry, Administrator v. Beatty 1942-43
  • Box 30
    Gibson v. U.S. 1959
  • Box 30
    Gilbert v. Manning n.d.
  • Box 30
    John Gilford Estate n.d.
  • Box 30
    Gillette Safety Razor v. Fretwell n.d.
  • Box 31
    Goins v. County School Board of Grayson County 1960-61
  • Box 31
    Hall v. Perley 1958
  • Box 31
    Hall v. Perley n.d.
  • Box 31
    In re Phillip H. Haney 1941
  • Box 31
    In re Phillip H. Haney 1957-58
  • Box 31
    Harris Brothers v. First National Bank n.d.
  • Box 31
    City of Harrisonburg v. Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. n.d.
  • Box 31
    In re Walter R. Hartman 1960-63
  • Box 31
    Hatke v. National Fire Insurance 1937
  • Box 31
    Heffernan v. Mount Vernon Bank and Trust 1962-63
  • Box 31
    Helms v. Holmes 1942
  • Box 32
    Herold v. Briscoe 1955
  • Box 32
    Hines & Baltimore v. L & N Railroad 1944-45
  • Box 32
    Hodges v. New York Life n.d.
  • Box 32
    Houff Transfer v. U.S. 1952
  • Box 32
    Hubbard Milling v. Brown 1947-1952
    2 folders
  • Box 32
    Hypes v. Virginian Railway 1941
  • Box 32
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: H 1939-61
    8 folders
  • Box 33
    Ingram v. Greenleaf 1940-41
  • Box 33
    ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) Cases 1949
  • Box 33
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: I 1937-57
  • Box 33
    Jacob v. Clearbrook Woolen 1955
  • Box 33
    Jeffcoate v. Virginian Railway; Kelly v. Virginian Railway 1954
  • Box 33
    Jewell Ridge Coal v. Early n.d.
  • Box 33
    Johnson v. Norfolk and Western 1958-59
  • Box 33
    Johnson v. U.S. 1957-58
  • Box 33
    Johnson Service v. J.M. Turner 1957-59
  • Box 33
    Johnston v. Poirier 1958
  • Box 33
    Jones v. Camp 1947-49
  • Box 33
    Junk v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco 1938
  • Box 33
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: J 1939-60
    4 folders
  • Box 34
    Kelly (Receiver of the Bank of Norton) v. Yeary 1936-37
  • Box 34
    Kennett v. Early 1937-38
  • Box 34
    Kilby v. School Board of Warren County 1958-62
    2 folders
  • Box 34
    Kirkland Distributing v. U.S. 1960
  • Box 34
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: K 1936-60
    4 folders
  • Box 34
    Lane Co. v. Coleman Furniture n.d.
  • Box 34
    Larson v. U.S. 1958
  • Box 34
    Lawhorne v. Hercules Powder 1947
  • n.d. b
    Lemon v. U.S. b
    34
  • Box 34
    Lentz v. Riverton Lime 1938
  • Box 34
    Letterman v. Norfolk & Western n.d.
  • Box 34
    London v. Hercules Powder 1947-51
  • Box 34
    Long v. Dunkley 1938(?),
  • Box 35
    Lynchburg Traffic Bureau v. U.S. and Interstate Commerce Commission 1963-64
  • Box 35
    Lyons v. Bailey and Safety Motor Transit 1936
  • Box 35
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: L 1936-62
    6 folders
  • Box 35
    Mackall v. U.S.; Pickett v. U.S. 1957-58
  • Box 35
    MacCorkle v. U.S. 1933-34
  • Box 35
    Maryland Casualty v. American Employers' Insurance 1953-54
  • Box 36
    McAleenan v. Horning 1944-45
  • Box 36
    McLendon v. Ramsey n.d.
  • Box 36
    , McElrath v. Industrial Rayon 1935-41
  • Box 36
    Medford v. Ellis 1943
  • B 36
    Merck v. Mathieson 1955-58
  • Box 36
    In re Merimac Anthracite Coal 1933-40
  • Box 36
    Miles Laboratories v. Mick-or-Mack; Miles Laboratories v. Garland 1954-58
  • Box 36
    Miller v. Harris n.d.
  • Box 36
    Miller v. South River Mining 1958-59
  • Box 36
    Moffet v. [?] n.d.
  • Box 36
    Morris v. Camel; Vandiver v. Camel 1952
  • Box 37
    Morrison v. U.S. 1959
  • Box 37
    Myers v. American Well Works 1939-40
  • Box 37
    Myers v. Mutual Benefit 1955
  • Box 37
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: M 1935-55
    4 folders
  • Box 37
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: Mc 1935-62
    3 folders
  • Box 37
    Re: National Bank of Norton 1938
  • Box 37
    National Fruit Product v. U.S. 1952
  • Box 37
    National Labor Relations Board v. Ryder Tank Lines 1960-62
  • Box 37
    National Toy and Tinsel v. Merimac Anthracite Coal 1941
  • Box 38
    Nolan v. U.S. 1950
  • Box 38
    Noland v. Wood Construction 1937-38
  • Box 38
    Nonsuco v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue; San Vicente v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1956
  • Box 38
    Nordstrom v. Firestone Tire and Rubber; Werkheiser v. Firestone Tire and Rubber 1950-51
  • Box 38
    Norfolk Southern v. Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works n.d.
  • Box 38
    Norfolk and Western v. U.S. 1956
  • Box 38
    Novocol Chemical v. Powers and Anderson 1942
  • Box 38
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: N 1932-63
    3 folders
  • Box 38
    In re Henry Charles O'Dell 1954-58
  • Box 38
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: O 1936-60
    3 folders
  • Box 38
    Pacific-Atlantic Steamship v. U.S. 1946-48
  • Box 38
    Peck v. Norfolk and Western 1947-48
  • Box 38
    Peeler v. Shell Union Oil 1938-40
  • Box 39
    Penello v. Burlington Industries 1963
  • Box 39
    Penello v. Local No. 980 1957
  • Box 39
    Penello v. Roanoke Building & Construction Trades Council 1956
  • Box 39
    Penny v. Alexandria Building Supplies 1951
  • Box 39
    Peoples National Bank of Charlottesville v. U.S. 1954-56
  • Box 39
    Pettry v. Lehigh Portland Cement 1956
  • Box 39
    Poe v. U.S. 1936-40
  • Box 39
    Poti-Port v. Federal Trade Commission 1962
  • Box 39
    Power and Combustion v. Wilson Mandate 1962
  • Box 39
    Pritchard v. Nelson 1942-44
  • Box 39
    Proctor v. Biller 1957-58
  • Box 39
    In re Production Credit Association 1959-60
  • Box 39
    Prudential Insurance v. Cupp n.d.
  • Box 39
    Prudential Insurance v. Thomas 1960-61
  • Box 39
    Pugh v. Lindsay n.d.
  • Box 39
    Pullman v. U.S. n.d.
  • Box 39-40
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: P 1935-64
    7 folders
  • Box 40
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: Q 1950-58
  • Box 40
    Rachman v. Cohen 1956-60
  • Box 40
    In re C. L. Radford 1956-57
  • Box 40
    Railway Labor Executives Assn. v. U.S. 1962-64
  • Box 40
    Rakes v. U.S. 1964
  • Box 40
    Reasor v. Crum 1956
  • Box 40
    , Redmond v. O'Sullivan Rubber 1950
  • Box 40
    Richardson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1956
  • Box 40
    Richmond Sand and Gravel v. Motor Tug "Fisher" 1947-48
  • Box 40
    Rickett v. Federal Roanoke Truck Sales 1951
  • Box 40
    Ex parte E. J. Roberts 1944-50
  • Box 40
    Robertson v. Norfolk and Western 1956-57
  • Box 40
    Rodgers v. Irvine 1957-58
  • Box 40
    Rogers v. Houff 1956
  • B 41
    Re: William Edward Ross 1946
  • Box 41
    Rudisill v. Chesapeake and Ohio 1946-50
  • Box 41
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: R (6 folders) 1933-59,
  • Box 41
    Sampsell, et al v. Casey Jones 1944-45,
  • Box 41
    Saville v. U.S. n.d.,
  • Box 41
    Scott v. Norton Hardware n.d.,
  • Box 41
    Sechrist v. Dyke 1958,
  • Box 41
    Shepard & Co. v. Agwilines 1942,
  • Box 41
    Shepherd v. Mitchell 1956,
  • Box 41
    Shreckhise v. Ritchie n.d.,
  • Box 41
    Silberstein v. Virginia State Lines 1958,
  • Box 41
    Simmons v. Atlantis Greyhound 1947-48,
  • Box 41
    Smallwood v. U.S. 1934-37,
  • Box 41
    Smith v. Gay 1950-51,
  • Box 42
    Smith v. National Fruit Products 1936-37,
  • Box 42
    Smith v. U.S. 1950-51,
  • Box 42
    Snead v. New York Central 1954-55,
  • Box 42
    Standard Brands v. Eastern Shore Canning 1947-49,
  • Box 42
    Stearn, et al. v. U.S. and ICC 1949,
  • Box 42
    Steele v. Harry Hamrick and Hoover Lines 1937,
  • Box 42
    Stephenson v. Equitable Life Assurance Society 1936-37,
  • Box 42
    Sterrett v. Hirsh 1932-39,
  • Box 42
    Stevens, et al. v. Howard D. Johnson Co. 1949-50,
  • Box 42
    Straight Side Basket v. Berryville Basket 1933-36,
  • Box 42
    Strong v. Cabell 1938-39,
  • Box 42
    Sutton v. Hart n.d.,
  • Box 42
    Swanson v. Rector and Visitors of U.Va. 1950,
  • Box 42-44
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: S (11 folders) 1930-63,
  • Box 44
    Tennessee Valley Authority v. Southern States Power n.d.,
  • Box 44
    Tiedman, et al. v. American Pigment; Tiedman, et al. v. Appalachian Electric 1952-57,
  • Box 44
    Tilghman Moyer v. Pulaski National Bank 1938,
  • Box 44
    Tomlinson v. U.S. 1935-40,
  • Box 44
    Tompkins v. Tompkins 1934-36,
  • Box 44
    Tucker v. Fowlkes n.d.,
  • Box 44-45
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: T (6 folders) 1936-64,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Appalachian Electric (3 folders) n.d.,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. H.C. Bolling n.d.,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Boone n.d.,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Cases of Early June Peas (4 separate suits) 1942-44,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Chesapeake and Ohio 1941-44,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Coffman 1940-43,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp. n.d.,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Danton 1950-53,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Fletcher 1948-54,
  • Box 45
    U.S. v. Franklin 1945-47,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Gochenaur n.d.,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Hall 1954,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Harnsberger 1952,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Lee Bank and Trust 1934-38,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Leftwick n.d.,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. McWilliams (sediton case) 1944,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Gomery Granville Miller 1940-41,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Mucherino 1962-63,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Nowlin 1938-39,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. M.G. O'Farrell 1954,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. One Chevrolet Truck n.d.,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. One Ford Coach Automobile n.d.,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Perkins 1958,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Pittsburgh Plate Glass 1957-59,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Roanoke Motor n.d.,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Saglietto; U.S. v. Ravasini (2 folders) 1941-42,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. St. Clair 1944-55,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Shively (Franklin County liquor conspiracy case) 1936-37,
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Showalter 1952(?),
  • Box 46
    U.S. v. Showker 1950-51; 1953,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Shrout 1958,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Smith 1958,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Sutherland 1937,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Town of Waynesboro 1947-48,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Wenzel 1962-63,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Wolcott 1943-44,
  • Box 47
    U.S. v. Wolfe 1952-53,
  • Box 47
    U.S. for the use of Noland Co. v. Worsham and American Surety 1935-37,
  • Box 47
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: U 1936-60,
  • Box 47
    Vaughan v. Ellis[?] n.d.,
  • Box 47
    Vaughan v. Miller n.d.,
  • Box 47
    Vaughn v. Virginian Railway 1942-44,
  • Box 47
    Vecellio v. Bopst 1937-38,
  • Box 47
    Virginia Stage Lines v. U.S. 1942,
  • Box 47
    Vroon v. Templin 1960,
  • Box 47
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: V (1934-64) 1934-64,
  • Box 47
    Wachter v. Palumbo n.d.,
  • Box 47
    Walker v. Farley 1958-63,
  • Box 47
    Walker v. Floyd County School Board 1960-64,
  • Box 48
    Wallinger v. Certainteed Products n.d.,
  • Box 48
    Weakley v. U.S. 1945-47,
  • Box 48
    Weaver v. Marcus 1947-48,
  • Box 48
    Wedge v. Titus Nursery 1934-40,
  • Box 48
    Weeks v. Weeks 1962-63,
  • Box 48
    Weissman v. Davies 1951-53,
  • Box 48
    Werth v. Williams 1952(?),
  • Box 48
    West v. Chesapeake & Ohio 1951-52,
  • Box 48
    Wheeling Steel v U.S. 1936-38,
  • Box 48
    Whitlock v. Lambert 1954,
  • Box 48
    Whittaker v. Fossan 1960-62,
  • Box 48
    Wiley & Sons v. U.S. and ICC 1949,
  • Box 48
    Williams v. Nichols 1959,
  • Box 48
    Williams v. Shope 1938,
  • Box 48
    Willis v. Dermis n.d.,
  • Box 48
    Wood v. U.S. n.d.,
  • Box 48
    Woods v. Forman; U.S. v. Kessler; U.S. v. Lynskey 1949,
  • Box 48
    Wright v. U.S. 1952-56,
  • Box 48
    Wyant v. Caldwell 1936-40,
  • Box 49
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: W (7 folders) 1935-62,
  • Box 49
    Miscellaneous Case Material, Primarily Correspondence: X,Y,Z 1936-63,
  • Box 50-57
    Miscellaneous Cases: Motions, Pleadings & Orders: A -Z (57 folders) n.d.,
  • Box 58-60
    Miscellaneous Case Notes: Handwritten Notes on Testimony taken from Bench (41 folders) 1933-61,
  • Box 61
    Miscellaneous Unknown Cases n.d.,
  • Box 61
    Miscellaneous Criminal Cases: Correspondence, Motions, Pleadings & Orders (19 folders) 1939-61,
BANKRUPTCY CASES
  • Box 62
    Administrative: Correspondence (6 folders) 1928-64,
  • Box 62-63
    Admin.: Referees in Bankruptcy -- Appointments (5 folders) 1931-62,
  • Box 63-64
    Admin.: Referees in Bankrutcy --Expense Accounts (12 folders) 1934-59,
  • Box 64
    Admin.: Referees in Bankruptcy -- Map 1946,
  • Box 64
    Admin.: Referees in Bankruptcy -- Reports for Judicial Conferences 1947;1954;1958,
  • Box 65
    Edna E. Allen 1932
  • Box 65
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: A (2 folders) 1933-59,
  • Box 65
    Charles Barksdale & E.C. Buck 1933,
  • Box 65
    Beaver Products Co. (3 folders) 1932-34,
  • Box 65
    Boothe Drug Store n.d.,
  • Box 65
    Henry Potter Britt n.d.,
  • Box 65
    James H. Burnley 1947(?),
  • Box 65
    Charles B. Burruss 1933,
  • Box 65
    Bush & Hancock, Inc. 1933,
  • Box 65
    Annie L. Butler n.d.,
  • Box 65-66
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: B (6 folders) 1932-61,
  • Box 66
    Samuel Caldwell 1945(?),
  • Box 66
    Carden & Carden n.d.,
  • Box 66
    Central States Electric Corporation (4 folders) 1930-45,
  • Box 67
    Hallie J. Cobb 1933-34,
  • Box 67
    Isabel Cochrane 1937(?),
  • Box 67
    Courtroy & Courtroy 1958(?),
  • Box 67
    David Morse Crabtree 1944-45,
  • Box 67
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: C (5 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 67
    E.L. Davis, trading as Perm-Davis Coal Co. n.d.,
  • Box 67
    James Davis 1949(?),
  • Box 67
    Dixie Splint Coal Co. 1937-40,
  • Box 67-68
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: D (3 folders) 1932-63,
  • Box 68
    Levi Hamilton Easter 1934-43,
  • Box 68
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: E 1932-38,
  • Box 68
    W.F. Flanagan 1932-34,
  • Box 68
    Fuller Drug Co. 1933-34,
  • Box 68
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: F (2 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 68
    George Garber 1936(?),
  • Box 68
    S.A. Garrison, Inc. 1956-57,
  • Box 68
    Miscellaneous Cases: Reocords & Correspondence: G (2 folders) 1928-59,
  • Box 69
    Hailey Mercantile Co. 1932-34,
  • Box 69
    William Holloway 1937(?),
  • Box 69
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: H (5 folders) 1928-59,
  • Box 69
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: I 1933-36;1949;1954,
  • Box 69
    Vivian D. Johnston 1932-33,
  • Box 69
    Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mills Corp. 1930-60,
  • Box 69-70
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: J (2 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 70
    Reba B. Koontz 1933,
  • Box 70
    Charles Eugene Kyle 1935-36,
  • Box 70
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: K (2 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 70
    W.D. Lawton n.d.,
  • Box 70
    Lincoln Industries 1958(?),
  • Box 70
    James Stoker Long 1938(?),
  • Box 70
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: L (3 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 70
    Lloyd Marcus 1933,
  • Box 70
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: Mc (2 folders) 1934-59,
  • Box 70-71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: M (4 folders) 1930-62,
  • Box 71
    National Manufacturing Co. 1958(?),
  • Box 71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: N (2 folders) 1934-61,
  • Box 71
    French Oakes n.d.,
  • Box 71
    Robert Osborn n.d.,
  • Box 71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: O (2 folders) 1933-60,
  • Box 71
    George William Paynter 1937,
  • Box 71
    Pride of Virginia Poultry Corp. 1959-61,
  • Box 71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: P (3 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: Q 1934-41,
  • Box 71
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: R (3 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 71
    Shawker Bros., Inc. 1950(?),
  • Box 71-72
    Sidney's Incorporated (3 folders) 1932-34,
  • Box 72
    Ansel Solenberger 1959(?),
  • Box 72
    James Luther Sturgill 1956,
  • Box 72
    J.C. Sutherland 1939-41,
  • Box 72
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: S (6 folders) 1932-60,
  • Box 72
    Walter Thompson 1943(?),
  • Box 72
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: T (2 folders) 1932-59,
  • Box 72
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: U 1939-58,
  • Box 72-73
    Virginia Hot Springs Co. (6 folders) 1939-54,
  • Box 73
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: V (2 folders) 1934-59,
  • Box 73
    Robert Irwin Winn 1939,
  • Box 73
    Jesse C. Wood 1942-44,
  • Box 73
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: W (3 folders) 1932-61,
  • Box 73
    Harding Yates 1941-42,
  • Box 73
    James Elmer Yount 1941,
  • Box 73
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence: Y-Z 1933-59,
SECTION 75 BANKRUPTCY CASES
  • Individual and Business Cases
  • Box 74
    Administrative: Conciliation Commissioners (6 folders) 1934-50,
  • Box 74
    Admin.: Conciliation Commissioners -- Forms n.d.,
  • Box 74
    Admin.: Conciliation Commissioners -- Record of Appointments 1934-49,
  • Box 74
    Admin.: Correspondence Regarding Statute 1934-43,
  • Box 75
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- A 1934-36,
  • Box 75
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- B 1934-43,
  • Box 75
    Oder P. Carter (2 folders) 1940-51,
  • Box 75
    Mary V. Chaney (2 folders) 1937-48,
  • Box 75
    Lucy Conrad (2 folders) 1935-37,
  • Box 75
    James L. Cunningham 1934-35,
  • Box 75
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- C 1935-42,
  • Box 75
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- D 1934-40,
  • Box 75
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- E 1939-59,
  • Box 76
    James Flanagan 1935-37,
  • Box 76
    Sallie T. Frazier 1937,
  • Box 76
    S. Grat Gillespie 1934-36,
  • Box 76
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- G 1934-43,
  • Box 76
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- H 1934-43,
  • Box 76
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- J 1935,
  • Box 76
    Nannie P. Large 1936-38,
  • Box 76
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- L 1935-50,
  • Box 76
    Elizabeth Massey 1937(?),
  • Box 76
    Meyers & Sifford 1934-35,
  • Box 77
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- M (2 folders) 1934-40,
  • Box 77
    James R. Nichols (4 folders) 1934-37,
  • Box 77
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- O 1935;1942,
  • Box 77
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- Q 1934-38,
  • Box 77
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- R 1934-48,
  • Box 77
    J.E. Sheets 1935-39,
  • Box 77
    W.J. Shelburne 1936-38,
  • Box 77
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- S 1934-36,
  • Box 78
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- T 1934-49,
  • Box 78
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- U 1935-36,
  • Box 78
    C.D. Vernon 1935-37,
  • Box 78
    Annie R. Wharton (2 folders) 1935-44,
  • Box 78
    D.H. Whitmore 1942-45,
  • Box 78
    G. Frank Wolfe 1937(?),
  • Box 78
    Robert Page Wright 1937,
  • Box 78
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- W (2 folders) 1934-43,
  • Box 78
    Unknown Case n.d.,
CONDEMNATION CASES
  • Box 79
    Administrative Matters (7 folders) 1934-60,
  • Box 79
    Admin.: Condemnation Procedure, Rule 71A -- Correspondence (2 folders) 1947-56,
  • Box 80
    Admin.: Condemnation Rule -- Article by John Paul for Iowa Law Review and related correspondence 1957-60,
  • Box 80
    Admin.: Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts -- Preliminary Drafts of Proposed Amendments and Subsequent Reports 1944-51,
  • Box 80
    George Abbitt Land (Buckingham and Appomattox) 1941,
  • Box 80
    E.P. Akers' Heirs' Land (Montgomery) 1942
  • Box 80
    Annie C. Alexander Land (Pulaski) (3 folders) 1942-46,
  • Box 80
    Agnes M. Altizer Land (Pulaski) 1942-43,
  • Box 80
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- A 1935-42,
  • Box 80
    Edgar W. Bell Land (Pulaski) 1941-42,
  • Box 80
    J.R. Bentley Land (Pulaski) 1943,
  • Box 80
    C.A. and J.A. Bloyd Land (Bath) 1937-39,
  • Box 80
    A.L. Browne Land (Rappahannock) 1937-38,
  • Box 80
    Lawrence A. Buzzard Land (Bath) 1932-38,
  • Box 80
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- B 1940-51,
  • Box 81
    Bessie A. Caldwell Land (Craig and Roanoke) 1943-51,
  • Box 81
    Willie Ann Cale Land (Augusta and Bath) 1941-45,
  • Box 81
    Roy M. Cash Land (Amherst) 1941-45,
  • Box 81
    F.J. Chapman Land (Bedford and Roanoke) 1937-38,
  • Box 81
    Clifton Forge National Bank Land (Botetourt) 1936-40,
  • Box 81
    J.A. Cline Land (Alleghany) 1937-40,
  • Box 81
    L.M. Crabtree Land (Pulaski) 1941-44,
  • Box 81
    Craig-Giles Iron Co. Land (Craig and Giles) 1936-38,
  • Box 81
    J.W. Crouse Land (Carroll and Grayson) 1939-40,
  • Box 81
    Eldon K. Crowder Land (Alleghany) 1940-42,
  • Box 81
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- C 1933-50,
  • Box 81
    Joseph Darnell Land (Rappahannock) 1938-42,
  • Box 81
    John L. Dickinson, Trustee (Craig and Montgomery) 1937-38,
  • Box 81
    Douthat Land Co. (Alleghany and Bath) 1937-40,
  • Box 81
    Walden Dudley Estate (Pulaski) 1940-60,
  • Box 81
    M.L. Earman Land (Appomattox) 1936,
  • Box 81
    F.C. Eckmann Land (Bath) 1938-39,
  • Box 81
    Edgar S. Edwill Land (Cumberland) 1941-42,
  • Box 81
    Nancy A. Elgin Land (Patrick) 1950-51,
  • Box 81
    Walter M. Elmore Land (Craig) 1949-51,
  • Box 81
    England, Walton & Co. Land (Rockingham) 1935-43,
  • Box 82
    Charles F. Fielder Land (Grayson) 1936-37,
  • Box 82
    Forest Lumber Co. Land (Highland) 1936,
  • Box 82
    J.E. Fowler Land (Clarke and Loudoun) 1957-58,
  • Box 82
    Minnie B. Fudge Estate (Alleghany) 1958-60,
  • Box 82
    Miscellaneous Cases: Reports & Correspondence -- D-F 1936-47,
  • Box 82
    Bertha B. Galbraith Land (Botetourt and Craig) 1936-39,
  • Box 82
    Claude E. Garrett Land (Washington) 1950-52,
  • Box 82
    Gates, Trustee (Smyth and Washington) 1927-38,
  • Box 82
    T.M. Gathright (Alleghany and Botetourt 1938-39,
  • Box 82
    Gilpin Estate Trustees & Nettie C. Wiley Land (Clarke and Loudoun) 1955-62,
  • Box 82
    Girard Trust Co. Land (Craig) 1937-38,
  • Box 82
    Edna M. Givens Land (Craig) 1939,
  • Box 82
    Gochenour Land (Warren) 1934,
  • Box 82
    Annie Burke Good Land (Rockingham) 1949-50,
  • Box 82
    Mary Kate Gough Land (Scott) 1937-38,
  • Box 82
    Hagen Estate (Scott) 1935-43,
  • Box 82
    K.A. Harman Land (Rockingham) 1933-37,
  • Box 83
    H.H. Harmon Land (Augusta) 1942-44,
  • Box 83
    B.L. Haymaker Land (Montgomery) 1941-43,
  • Box 83
    T.B. Helms Land (Craig) 1941,
  • Box 83
    James P. Hewitt Land (Craig) 1937-38,
  • Box 83
    Elmer V. Hodges Land (Frederick) 1933-37,
  • Box 83
    Hope and Boguess Land (Botetourt) 1937-38,
  • Box 83
    W.S. Hundley Land (Halifax) 1951-52,
  • Box 83
    R.S. Hurt Land (Montegomery) 1941-42,
  • Box 83
    David Ingram Land (Rockbridge) 1940-41,
  • Box 83
    Ivanhoe Mining and Smelting Corp. Land 1950-53,
  • Box 83
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- H-I 1937-51,
  • Box 83
    Jenkins Land (Rappahannock) 1937-38,
  • Box 83
    Johannas Jenkins Land (Rappahannock) 1937-39,
  • Box 83
    Laura Johnston Land (Giles) 1950-57,
  • Box 83
    A. Ray Johnston Land (Giles) 1944-45,
  • Box 83
    C.C. Jones Land (Craig) 1937-38,
  • Box 83
    James Ellwood Jones Estate (Grayson, Smyth and Wythe) 1937-38,
  • Box 83
    Edwin Jordan Estate (Craig and Alleghany) 1939-41,
  • Box 83
    Frederick Juchhoff Land (Cumberland) 1938-39,
  • Box 83
    Kanawha-Dunlap Land Co. (Alleghany) 1937-59,
  • Box 84
    A.C. Keebler Land (Smyth) 1937,
  • Box 84
    Keystone Coal Co. Land 1933-38,
  • Box 84
    James C. Kitzmiller Land (Washington) 1950,
  • Box 84
    Fayette S. Krenning Land (Wythe) 1941-44,
  • Box 84
    A.E. Krise Land (?) 1933-34,
  • Box 84
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- K 1942-55,
  • Box 84
    R.T. Lambeth Land (Augusta) 1939-40,
  • Box 84
    Schuyler Larkin Land (Craig) 1937-38,
  • Box 84
    Lorenzo Lawson Land (Montegomery) 1941-44,
  • Box 84
    G.W. Layman Land (Craig) 1940-41,
  • Box 84
    Nancy E. Lee Land (Patrick) 1937-40,
  • Box 84
    Leftwich Timber Co. (Amherst and Nelson) 1937-38,
  • Box 84
    Lincoln Investment Co. Land (Grayson and Smyth) 1934-35,
  • Box 84
    Liquidating Committee of First National Bank of Highland Co. (Bath and Highland) 1935-37,
  • Box 84
    W.M. Long Land (Page and Rockingham) 1935-51,
  • Box 84
    Look and Lincoln, Ltd. Land (Grayson and Smyth) 1935-38,
  • Box 84
    J.S. Lowman Land (Page and Rockingham) 1935-40,
  • Box 84
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- L 1932-51,
  • Box 84
    Mary S. Malone Land (Montgomery) 1942-51,
  • Box 84
    Maryland-West Virginia Lumber Co. Land (Shenandoah) 1934,
  • Box 84
    Hilda Masters Land (Giles) 1948-50,
  • Box 84
    Thomas B. McCaleb Land (Alleghany) 1939,
  • Box 84
    Lee McConnell Land (Alleghany) 1941-42,
  • Box 84
    A.H. McDannald Land (Alleghany and Bath) 1937-38,
  • Box 85
    Clyde E. McDannald Land (Alleghany and Bath) 1950-51,
  • Box 85
    W.H. McLeod Land (Pulaski) 1941-50,
  • Box 85
    L.L. Meador Land (Cumberland) 1939,
  • Box 85
    S.R. Millar Estate (Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren) 1935-59,
  • Box 85
    A.R. Miller Land (Rockingham) 1936-37,
  • Box 85
    F.K. Miller Land (Augusta) 1935-48,
  • Box 85
    Octavia V. Miller Land (Rockingham) 1951-52,
  • Box 85
    Mineral Development Co. Land (Scott) 1939-40,
  • Box 85
    W.C. Moran Land (Bath and Rockbridge) 1936-41,
  • Box 85
    Charles W. Morehead Land (Pulaski) 1941-44,
  • Box 85
    Ray C. Moyston Land (Halifax) 1950-51,
  • Box 85
    James W. Nethers Land (Rappahannock) 1936-38,
  • Box 85
    North Fork Lumber Co. Land (Highland) 1936-38,
  • Box 85
    Sarah O'Riorden Land (Botetourt and Rockbridge) 1937-38,
  • Box 85
    T.A. Parker Land (Alleghany) 1940-51,
  • Box 85
    William F. Phillips Land (Rockingham and Shenandoah) 1935-42,
  • Box 85
    William S. Pool Land (Halifax) 1952-57,
  • Box 86
    Potts Valley Mining & Manufacturing Co. (Alleghany and Craig) 1937-39,
  • Box 86
    J.B. Powers & M.E. Tracy Land (Alleghany and Botetourt) 1938,
  • Box 86
    Clark S. Price Land (Washington) 1949-51,
  • Box 86
    M.A. Price Land (Shenandoah) 1939,
  • Box 86
    Lula M. Pritchard Land (Rockbridge) 1933-36,
  • Box 86
    Gardner C. Pruett Land (Wythe) 1949,
  • Box 86
    Pulacki Iron Co. Land (Wythe) 1936-40,
  • Box 86
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- M-P 1935-59,
  • Box 86
    Quincy Coal Co. Land (West Virginia) 1934-35,
  • Box 86
    H.A. and C.H. Revercomb (Bath) 1940,
  • Box 86
    Stella Dalton Richardson Land (Montgomery and Pulaski) 1941-49,
  • Box 86
    John Riggleman Land (Rockingham) 1935-38,
  • Box 86
    Roaring Run Land Corp. (Botetourt) 1940-41,
  • Box 86
    Anna D. Rock Land (Craig) 1949-58,
  • Box 86
    W.V. Rogers Land (Alleghany) 1936-40,
  • Box 87
    John E. Roller Estate (Rockingham) 1936-38,
  • Box 87
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- R 1934-50,
  • Box 87
    Shanklin Farms, Inc. (Smyth) 1936-41,
  • Box 87
    William M. Shoun Land 1954,
  • Box 87
    H.W. Silsby Land (Arlington) 1958,
  • Box 87
    Southwest Virginia Mineral Land Corp. (Lee) 1941-42,
  • Box 87
    W.H. Spiller Heirs Land (Smyth) 1939-40,
  • Box 87
    J.L. Stanley Land (Grayson) 1933-34,
  • Box 87
    J.P. Stevens & Co. (Charlotte and Halifax) (2 folders) 1954-58,
  • Box 87
    R.W. Stoneburner Land (Shenandoah) 1937-42,
  • Box 87
    T.B. Stuart Land (Charlotte, Halifax and Mecklenburg) 1952-59,
  • Box 87
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- S 1933-51,
  • Box 87
    Tennessee Valley Authority v. Southern States Power Co. 1939-44,
  • Box 88
    H.H. Thomas Land (Alleghany) 1936-38,
  • Box 88
    J. McDaniel Thomas Land (Washington?) 1950-51,
  • Box 88
    William R. Thomas Estate (Bath and Highland) 1935-38,
  • Box 88
    Tide Water Oil Co. (Bath) 1939-41,
  • Box 88
    F.M. Tompkins Land (Lee and Scott) 1936-39,
  • Box 88
    L.B. Trigg Land (Montgomery and Pulaski) 1941-46,
  • Box 88
    Triton Chemical Land (Botetourt) and Noland Co. v. Triton Chemical [Bankrupt] 1942-43,
  • Box 88
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- T 1935-59,
  • Box 88
    U.S. v. 170.32 Acres of Land n.d.,
  • Box 88
    United States Lumber Co. (Bath and Highland) 1936-38,
  • Box 88
    Virginia Land Bureau (Amherst, Nelson and Rockbridge) 1936,
  • Box 89
    W.T. Whitten Land (Amherst and Nelson) 1936-39,
  • Box 89
    Olive Vaughan Williams Land (Halifax) 1953-58,
  • Box 89
    Lina B. Wittig Land (Rockingham) 1940-42,
  • Box 89
    Miscellaneous Cases: Records & Correspondence -- V-W 1933-49,
  • Box 89
    Robert Young Land 1937,
  • Box 89
    Miscellaneous Cases: Correspondence, Motions, Pleadings & Orders 1932-36,
  • Box 89
    Miscellaneous Cases, Matters Under Two or More Names: Records & Correspondence 1937-38,
  • Box 89
    Unknown Cases n.d.,
PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE
  • Box 90
    ABA (American Bar Association) Meeting 1952,
  • Box 90
    Alcohol Tax Unit 1939;1943,
  • Box 90
    Judge J.L. Almond 1938,
  • Box 90
    Judge A.D. Barksdale (7 folders) 1939-64,
  • Box 90
    Civil Service Retirement Act 1940-50,
  • Box 90
    Criminal Code: Destruction of Mail Boxes 1949,
  • Box 90
    Diversity of Citizenship 1949,
  • Box 90
    Judge Armistead M. Dobie 1939-42,
  • Box 91
    Clarence Gentry: Memorial Service 1963,
  • Box 91
    Judicial Conferences (4 folders) 1942-63,
  • Box 91
    Juries and Their Role 1940,
  • Box 91
    Juvenile Act: Juvenile Delinquency 1941,
  • Box 91
    Maintenance of Federal Prisoners in State & County Institutions: Report 1939;1941,
  • Box 91
    Military Matters: Desertion 1943,
  • Box 91-92
    Miscellaneous (6 folders) 1930-64,
  • Box 92
    Naturalization 1940-62,
  • Box 92
    Judge Paul's Death: Correspondence (J.L. Branch) 1964,
  • Box 92
    Pre-Trial Conferences 1949,
  • Box 92
    Pre-Trial Procedure; U.S. Commissioners 1948-55,
  • Box 92
    Probation Violators 1941-42,
  • Box 92
    Proposed Legislation: Civil Procedure Rules (2 folders) 1947-48; 1954-55,
  • Box 92
    Proposed Legislation: Federal Corrections Act (2 folders) 1944-45,
  • Box 92
    Proposed Legislation: Federal Criminal Laws -- Revision 1943-44,
  • Box 92
    Proposed Legislation: Federal Judicial Code -- Revision; Rules of Civil Procedure -- Amendments 1939-45,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Habeas Corpus 1947,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Immigration (McCarran-Walter Act) 1953,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Indeterminate Sentence Bill 1941,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Insane Criminals -- Treatment 1941-42;1946,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Interlocutory Appeals 1952,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Judgeship Bill (Appointment of Additional District Judges) 1952-54,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Miscellaneous 1957-58,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Picketing of Courts; Juvenile Offenders 1948-49,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Richard H. Poff 1955,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Pre-Sentence Reports 1944,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Probationers' Transfer of Jurisdiction 1945-46,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Salary Increase for Judges 1945-46; 1948-49,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Senior Judges' Administrative Duties 1957,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Sentence Reviews by Courts of Appeals in Criminal Cases 1956-57,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Sentencing -- Federal Procedure 1957-58,
  • Box 93
    Proposed Legislation: Venue Change 1959;1963,
  • Box 93
    Retirement 1958,
  • Box 93
    Judge Floyd Roberts 1938-39,
  • Box 93
    A. Willis Robertson 1938,
  • Box 93
    Selective Service Act (5 folders) 1936-1945,
  • Box 93
    Suffrage Commission; Poll Tax 1945-49,
  • Box 93
    Judge Roby Thompson 1957-60,
SPEECHES AND ARTICLES
  • Box 94
    Admission of Attorneys Before the Bar 1937(?),
  • Box 94
    Admission to Practice of Resident Attorneys n.d.,
  • Box 94
    Bankruptcy Act 1934,
  • Box 94
    Closing of Big Stone Gap Division 1949,
  • Box 94
    Conduct of Judges n.d.,
  • Box 94
    Conscientious Objectors 1946(?),
  • Box 94
    Federal Corrections Act 1942(?),
  • Box 94
    Instructions for Commissioner of Shenandoah National Park n.d.,
  • Box 94
    Qualifications of Attorneys to Practice n.d.,
  • Box 94
    Rigid Interpretations of Constitution, Wagner Act, Social Security Act, etc. n.d.,
  • Box 94
    Selection Process of Jurors 1948(?),
  • Box 94
    Trends in Federal-State Relations and their Constitutional Implications 1938,
  • Box 94
    Voting Rights 1941-45(?),