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A Guide to the Augusta County (Va.) Law Library Association Library Record, 1853-1883 Augusta County (Va.) Law Library Association Library Record, 1853-1883 1187939

A Guide to the Augusta County (Va.) Law Library Association Library Record, 1853-1883

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Barcode number
1187939
Title
Augusta County (Va.) previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit previous hitLibrary next hit Record, 1853-1883
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Augusta County Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, previous hitLibrary next hit of Virginia
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Augusta County (Va.) previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit previous hitLibrary next hit Record, 1853-1883. Local government records collection, Augusta County Court Records. The previous hitLibrary next hit of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the previous hitLibrary of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Augusta County under the accession number 43836.

Historical Information

The Augusta County previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit was formed after an act of the General Assembly, passed 29 March 1853, authorized the establishment of previous hitlaw next hit previous hitlibraries next hit. The act stated that members of the bar practicing in a given locality should procure by voluntary contribution a previous hitlaw next hit previous hitlibrary next hit of the value of at least one hundred dollars for the use of the courts held in the particular locality. The Augusta County previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit first met on 7 June 1853 under the supervision of Judge Lucas P. Thompson to establish the rules for the formation and management of the previous hitlaw next hit previous hitlibrary next hit. Any member of the bar would be eligible for membership after paying the required admission fees and dues. Books were either donated or purchased with previous hitlibrary next hit funds. Users of the previous hitlibrary next hit were limited to judges of federal and state courts, lawyers, and previous hitlaw next hit students. The clerk of court would serve as librarian, and a three-member previous hitlibrary next hit committee was formed to biannually report the condition of the previous hitlibrary next hit and to make any suggestions for the enlargement and management of the previous hitlibrary next hit. John B. Baldwin, Alexander H. H. Stuart, and John N. Hendren served on the first previous hitlibrary next hit committee. The Augusta County previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit started with twenty members and a fund of approximately two hundred dollars. During its first year of existence, the previous hitlibrary next hit previous hitassociation next hit purchased upwards of a hundred volumes, and when combined with donations the previous hitlibrary next hit contained nearly five hundred volumes. Throughout the thirty years documented by the previous hitLibrary next hit Record, the previous hitlibrary next hit continued to grow although membership remained steady, with approximately twenty members reported at each term.

Scope and Content

The Augusta County (Va.) previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit previous hitLibrary next hit Record, 1853-1883, documents the meetings of the previous hitlibrary next hit previous hitassociation next hit. Early meetings record the formation of the previous hitassociation next hit and the establishment of rules to govern the management of the previous hitlibrary next hit. The remainder of the meetings documented include the presentations of the previous hitlibrary next hit committee reporting on the condition of the previous hitlibrary next hit and its membership. These presentations discusses book purchases and book donations. Each report is followed by a statement from the librarian about the condition of the previous hitlibrary next hit and its volumes. The committee also included the receipts for any books purchased and a detailed list of books donated that include notations concerning the condition of the donated volumes. Membership lists are also provided that include the name of the member and the amount of dues or fees paid throughout the term.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Augusta County previous hitLaw next hit previous hitLibrary next hit previous hitAssociation next hit (Augusta County, Va.).
  • Subjects:

  • previous hitAssociation next hit previous hitlibraries next hit--Virginia--Augusta County.
  • previous hitLaw next hit previous hitlibraries next hit--Virginia--Augusta County.
  • previous hitLibraries next hit--Virginia--Augusta County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Local government records--Virginia--Augusta County.
  • Minute books--Virginia--Augusta County.
  • Organization records--Virginia--Augusta County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Augusta County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Augusta County (Va.)--Intellectual life--19th century.