A Guide to the Burns & Burns Records, 1871-1910 Burns & Burns Records Ms1994-032

A Guide to the Burns & Burns Records, 1871-1910

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1994-032


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1994-032
Title
Burns & Burns Records, 1871-1910
Physical Charactistics
2 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Creator
Burns and Burns (Law firm) (Lebanon, Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of the office records of Burns & Burns, Attorneys at Law, of Lebanon, Virginia. The records consist of case files, legal briefs, correspondence, circuit court petitions, and collection notices.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Burns & Burns Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Burns & Burns Records, Ms94-032, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Burns & Burns Records were purchased by Special Collections in 1994.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Burns & Burns Records occurred in 1996. Additional processing was completed in 1998.


Historical Information

The collection consists of the office records of Burns & Burns, Attorneys at Law, of Lebanon, Virginia. The records begin as those of Burns & Ayers until approximately 1900, when the firm changed its name to Burns & Burns and was headed by William E. Burns.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the office records of Burns & Burns, Attorneys at Law, of Lebanon, Virginia. The records begin as those of Burns & Ayers until approximately 1900, when the firm changed its name to Burns & Burns and was headed by William E. Burns. The records consist of case files, legal briefs, correspondence, circuit court petitions, and collection notices. Corporate clients include the Norfolk & Western Railway Company, Clinch Valley Coal & Iron Company, the Long Pole Lumber Company, the Bassett Jewelry Company, and the Illinois Sewing Machine Company, among others. The firm also defended several people against the Commonwealth of Virginia in murder trials.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Box-Folder 1
1
Elizabeth Samples vs. Stuart Land & Cattle Company, land dower dispute, 1871-1897
Box-Folder 1
2
W.A. Stewart vs. A.S. Carter, land dispute, 1891-1895
Box-Folder 1
3
H.C. Stuart vs. J.H. Tow, 1892-1898
Box-Folder 1
4
Miscellaneous collection correspondence, 1892-1918
Box-Folder 1
5
Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia at Wytheville, James S. Helton vs. P.L. Johnson, 1893
Box-Folder 1
6
R. Stinson & Son vs. Harris & Stinson, 1893-1896
Box-Folder 1
7
L.B. Self vs. A.K. Couch, 1893-1898
Box-Folder 1
8
Holland addition (Coeburn Land & Improvement Co.), 1893-1905
Box-Folder 1
9
W.H. Barrow vs. C.W. Hunt, 1894
Box-Folder 1
10
Brown vs. B.J. Wysor, 1894
Box-Folder 1
11
James S. Helton vs. P.L. Johnson, 1894
Box-Folder 1
12
P.L. Johnson vs. L. Finney, 1894
Box-Folder 1
13
Pocahontas Inn vs. Samuel Ashton Jr., 1894
Box-Folder 1
14
Tucker & Co. vs. Harris and Stinson, 1894
Box-Folder 1
15
H.C. Stuart vs. Sue G. Hancock, estate settlement, 1894-1895
Box-Folder 1
16
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. W.N. Rensch, 1894-1896
Box-Folder 1
17
Campbell vs. Carter's heirs, 1894-1896
Box-Folder 1
18
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. John Wilson, felony, 1895
Box-Folder 1
19
Dr. Harter Medicine Co. vs. L.J. Johnson, 1895
Box-Folder 1
20
Mary E. Stinson vs. Margaret Hargis, estate settlement, 1895-1896
Box-Folder 1
21
Tucker & Co. vs. H.C. Davis, 1895-1896
Box-Folder 1
22
Powers, Little & Co. vs. J.H. Humphreys, 1895-1897
Box-Folder 1
23
J.T. Puckett vs. D. Getzendanner, 1895-1898
Box-Folder 1
24
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Alfred Goff et al, 1896
Box-Folder 1
25
Huntsman Bros. & Co. vs. J.B. Fuller, 1896
Box-Folder 1
26
Elizabeth Rasnick vs. Reuben Banner, 1896
Box-Folder 1
27
J.M. Robinson Norton & Co. vs J.T. Kendrick & Co., 1896
Box-Folder 1
28
Tucker & Co. vs. Honaker Produce & Supply, 1896
Box-Folder 1
29
Debt collections against T.K. Wallace, 1896-1899
Box-Folder 1
30
Miscellaneous postcards, 1896-1918
Box-Folder 1
31
Miscellaneous envelopes, 1896-1924
Box-Folder 1
32
The Fidelity Insurance, Trust Safe & Deposit Co. vs. Norfolk & Western Railroad Co., 1897
Box-Folder 1
33
Norfolk & Western Railway and Lebanon & Cleveland Telephone papers concerning placement of telephone equipment on N & W property, 1897
Box-Folder 1
34
M.L. Ogburn & Co. vs. J.J. Dickenson, 1897
Box-Folder 1
35
The Russell College vs. A.F. Hunt, 1897
Box-Folder 1
36
The Russell College vs. H. Sawyers, 1897
Box-Folder 1
37
H.A. Shoemaker vs. James S. Helton and V.B. Meade, 1897
Box-Folder 1
38
Martha Ann Street vs. Wilson et al, land deed, 1897
Box-Folder 1
39
The Piano Manufacturing Co. vs. William E. Fields, 1898
Box-Folder 1
40
Jackson, Oglesby & Co. vs. H.D. Lockhart & Co., 1898-1899
Box-Folder 1
41
Pearre Bros. & Co. vs. C.H. Compton & Co., 1898-1899
Box-Folder 1
42
Letters of Jane Collins, Jack Hardin, C.E. Stafford and others concerning Burns & Ayers interest in land and timber, 1898-1900
Box-Folder 1
43
Pearre Bros. & Co. vs. C.H. Compton & Co., 1898-1900
Box-Folder 1
44
J.H. Meade vs. M.V. Fletcher, 1898-1903
Box-Folder 1
45
Receipt for writ tax in Burns & Ayers vs. J.B. Fugate, 1900
Box-Folder 1
46
Letter concerning Howard vs. N & W Railway, 1900
Box-Folder 1
47
F.R. Penn Tobacco Co. vs. H.F. Garrett & Co., 1900
Box-Folder 1
48
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Taylor Horton and Henry Horton, 1900-1901
Box-Folder 1
49
Ashbrook and Thomas vs. A.J. Kaufhold, 1900-1905
Box-Folder 1
50
Powers, Little & Co. vs. C. Wallace, 1901-1902
Box-Folder 1
51
Powers, Little & Co. vs. T.K. Wallace & Son, 1901-1902
Box-Folder 1
52
Fee bills for J.B. Ashbrook, 1901-1904
Box-Folder 1
53
C.S. and J.H. Bradshaw vs. G.C. Gose, Administrator, 1902
Box-Folder 1
54
H.H. Dickenson & Son vs. H.B. Ferguson, 1902-1904
Box-Folder 1
55
Benjamin Dye vs. J.C. Artrip, 1902-1907
Box-Folder 1
56
G.W. Quarles & Co. vs. J.E. Monk, 1903
Box-Folder 1
57
Cyrus Blankenship vs. W.M. Ritter Lumber Co., 1903
Box-Folder 1
58
W.E. Burns correspondence concerning Robert Cross loan with the Princeton Banking Co., 1903
Box-Folder 1
59
Clinch Valley Barytes Co. Vs. J. McGlothins heirs, 1903
Box-Folder 1
60
A. Combs vs. R. Clark, 1903
Box-Folder 1
61
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Frank A. Smith, 1903
Box-Folder 1
62
Wolford Bros. Vs. Barney Thompson, 1903
Box-Folder 1
63
Interstate Coal & Iron Co. and Clinch Valley Coal & Iron Co. vs. John Cook's heirs (also, see same vs. John Warder's heirs), 1903-1905
Box-Folder 1
64
Interstate Coal & Iron Co. and Clinch Valley Coal & Iron Co. vs. John Warder's heirs (also, see same vs. John Cook's heirs), 1903-1906
Box-Folder 1
65
Incorporation of Swords Creek Coal and Coke Co., 1903-1906
Box-Folder 1
66
John W. Ball vs. Clinch Valley Barytes Co., 1903-1908
Box-Folder 1
67
Mary E. Counts vs. Lot Counts, et al, 1903-1909
Box-Folder 1
68
J.W. Bastic vs. John C. Fugate, debt, 1904
Box-Folder 2
1
McCue & Wright Milling Co. vs. J.H. Shoemaker, 1904
Box-Folder 2
2
Office of W.W. Bird, commissioner of Lebanon, VA, depositions concerning S.M. McEwen vs. Dawson Coal & Coke, 1904
Box-Folder 2
3
W.L. Dennis vs. Parris Charles, 1904
Box-Folder 2
4
Elk Garden Mercantile Co. vs. C.J. Dickenson, 1904
Box-Folder 2
5
Enterprise Foundry Co. vs. Robinson and Sharmaker, 1904
Box-Folder 2
6
H.C. Ketron vs. Geo W.H. Gilmer, partition, 1904
Box-Folder 2
7
Wilson Litton vs. Mary Litton, settlement of Salomon Litton's estate, 1904
Box-Folder 2
8
Contract for Long Pole Lumber Co. and William H. Haire, 1904
Box-Folder 2
9
McCue & Wright Milling Co. vs. J.E. Monk, 1904
Box-Folder 2
10
McEwen depositions concerning suit against Dawson Coal & Coke, 1904
Box-Folder 2
11
S.N. Johnson vs. Norfolk & Western Railway Co., 1904
Box-Folder 2
12
H.C. Smith letter to Burns & Burns, 1904
Box-Folder 2
13
Thompson & Crockett vs. Norfolk and Western Railway Co., 1904
Box-Folder 2
14
In re Kilgore's direct index and reference to deed books, 1904
Box-Folder 2
15
Isaac Eberly vs. Paris Charles, 1904
Box-Folder 2
16
Flat Top Grocery Co. vs. J.H. Shoemaker, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
17
Myrtle Harris vs. Charlie Harris, partition, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
18
William Honaker vs. Isaac Honaker, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
19
W.A. Scott & Co. vs. G.E. Burnett, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
20
John N. Watkins vs. W.J. Williamson, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
21
M.D. Wells vs. T.K. Wallace & Sons, 1904-1905
Box-Folder 2
22
R.E. Hawley vs. H.H. Aston, 1904-1909
Box-Folder 2
23
J.B. Bradshaw vs. Cosby Bradshaw, suit to partition land, 1905
Box-Folder 2
24
Bluefield Furniture Co. vs. G.E. Burnett, 1905
Box-Folder 2
25
L. Finney vs. Long Pole Lumber Co., 1905
Box-Folder 2
26
Morgan Justus vs. W.M. Ritter Lumber Co., 1905
Box-Folder 2
27
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Joe Doston, 1905
Box-Folder 2
28
Bluefield Hardware Co. vs. Brown & Cyphers, 1905
Box-Folder 2
29
G.W. Price vs. Norfolk and Western Railway Co., 1905
Box-Folder 2
30
Wilbur Stock Food Co. vs. J.T. Brattin, 1905
Box-Folder 2
31
Spencer Tracy Co. vs. Banner Co., 1905
Box-Folder 2
32
Sweer, Orr Co. vs. D. Banner, 1905
Box-Folder 2
33
Bluefield Furniture Co. vs. M.L. Barrett, 1905
Box-Folder 2
34
A.C. Fowler vs. Long Pole Lumber Co., 1905-1906
Box-Folder 2
35
A. D. Shoemaker vs. Gardner Barytes, 1905-1906
Box-Folder 2
36
Flanders vs. Salyer Bros., 1905-1906
Box-Folder 2
37
William Nash and Fullen Nash vs. Yellow Poplar Lumber Co., Excelsior Coal & Lumber Co., Russell Fork Coal & Lumber Co., and Virginia Trust Co., 1905-1910
Box-Folder 2
38
Elliot vs. Elliot, estate settlement, 1906
Box-Folder 2
39
Douglas H. Gordon vs. R.G. Watkins, estate settlement, 1906
Box-Folder 2
40
Guggenheimer & Co. vs. Banner & House, 1906
Box-Folder 2
41
Thomas McCloud vs. Clinch Valley Barytes Co., contract dispute, 1906
Box-Folder 2
42
The Red Cross Supply Co. vs. Mrs. Amanda Collins, 1906
Box-Folder 2
43
J.C. Smith correspondence to C.C. Burns concerning Counts vs. Counts, 1906
Box-Folder 2
44
Abbey Wilson and Robert Coleman vs. Abel McFaddin and J.C. Pipper, 1906
Box-Folder 2
45
A.C. Fowler vs. Hutchinson Lumber & Manufacturing Co., 1906-1907
Box-Folder 2
46
Bassett Jewelry Co. vs. L.L. Bays & Sons, 1906-1907
Box-Folder 2
47
Illinois Sewing Machine Co. vs. A.D. Stewart & Co., 1906-1908
Box-Folder 2
48
J.I. Hunt vs. J.H. Chandler, 1906-1908
Box-Folder 2
49
Travelers Insurance Co. vs. Clinch Valley Baryter Co., 1906-1909
Box-Folder 2
50
Thomas, Andrews & Co. vs. Salyer Bros., 1907
Box-Folder 2
51
Baltimore Bargain House vs. Perry Honaker & Co., 1908
Box-Folder 2
52
Bowser & Co. vs. A.L. Grizzle, 1908
Box-Folder 2
53
Guggenheimer & Co. vs. O'Keita Planning Mill Co., 1908
Box-Folder 2
54
Illinois Sewing Machine Co. vs. A.L. Grizzle, 1908
Box-Folder 2
55
Stebbins Specialty Co. vs. T. R. Robinson, 1908-1909
Box-Folder 2
56
O.H. Viall vs. Boyd & Alderson, 1908-1909
Box-Folder 2
57
E.R. Boyd note to C.C. Burns concerning Illinois Sewing Machine Co. vs. Henry Ratliff, 1909
Box-Folder 2
58
Correspondence between Robertson, Burns, and Morison concerning McEwen vs. Dawson Coal & Coke Co., 1910
Box-Folder 2
59
Ashbrook & Thomas vs. A.J. Kaufhold
Box-Folder 2
60
Sarah Barton vs. Jasper Cook's heirs
Box-Folder 2
61
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. David Ball and Cornelius Ball
Box-Folder 2
62
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Cook
Box-Folder 2
63
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Lindsay Thompson and Gregory Burnett
Box-Folder 2
64
Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Wiley Oquinn
Box-Folder 2
65
Charles Johnson vs. James L Smith and wife, ejectment
Box-Folder 2
66
Russell County Circuit Court depositions for S.M. McEwen vs. Dawson Coal & Coke Co.
Box-Folder 2
67
Dr. J.M. Taulbee vs. Russell County
Box-Folder 2
68
Abstract title of George A. Warder, et al
Box-Folder 2
69
Songs and memoriam by L.A. Killion written about his parents; Deed to L. Killion included