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The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2013: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Laurel Davis Apr 2013

The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2013: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2013 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured books on the subject of Roman law donated to the Boston College Law Library by Michael H. Hoeflich. This exhibit was the second of two on this topic.


The Law Among Nations [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis Sep 2012

The Law Among Nations [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Digital version of a Fall 2012 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Law Among Nations, Laurel Davis Sep 2012

Law Among Nations, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2012 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured early works related to international law, in editions ranging from the 15th to the 18th century.


The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts, Laurel Davis Sep 2011

The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts, Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit included legal books published in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1878.


The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis Sep 2011

The Golden Age Of Legal Publishing In Massachusetts [Virtual Exhibit], Laurel Davis

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Digital version of a Fall 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit included legal books published in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1878.


The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2011: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2011

The Michael H. Hoeflich Collection Of Roman Law Books - Spring 2011: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2011 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured books on the subject of Roman law donated to the Boston College Law Library by Michael H. Hoeflich. This exhibit was the first of two on this topic.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2010: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Sep 2010

Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2010: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2010 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Books And Their Covers: Decorative Bindings, Beautiful Books, Karen S. Beck Apr 2010

Books And Their Covers: Decorative Bindings, Beautiful Books, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2010 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit focused on books related to the law with bindings that were decorative or otherwise of historic interest. Publication dates of featured books range from the 15th to the 20th century.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2009: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Sep 2009

Recent Additions To The Collection - Fall 2009: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 2009 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. Many of the books in the exhibit are described as "works likely to have been owned and used by working English and American lawyers who lived during the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries."


A Law Student Collects: Simon Greenlear And Michael Morales: Spring 2009, Karen S. Beck, Michael Morales Apr 2009

A Law Student Collects: Simon Greenlear And Michael Morales: Spring 2009, Karen S. Beck, Michael Morales

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2009 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured books, manuscripts, and ephemera related to the early American legal educator Simon Greenleaf.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2008: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2008

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2008: An Illustrated Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2008 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2007: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Apr 2007

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2007: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2007 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library.


Kitty Preyer And Her Books, Karen S. Beck Jan 2006

Kitty Preyer And Her Books, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a 2006 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from the collection of Kathryn Conway "Kitty" Prior, which was donated to the Boston College Law Library in 2005. The books range from the 17th to the 20th century and cover a variety of topics related to the law.


Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2005: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck Jan 2005

Recent Additions To The Collection - Spring 2005: A Guide To The Exhibit, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2005 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The books in the exhibit are described as "many of the books likely to have been owned and used by a seventeenth-century practicing common lawyer – not necessarily a 'typical' lawyer’s library, but rather the library of a particularly wealthy and learned practitioner."


Highlights From The Brooker Collection, 1716-1930: The Robert E. Brooker Iii Collection Of American Legal And Land Use Documents, Karen S. Beck Jan 2004

Highlights From The Brooker Collection, 1716-1930: The Robert E. Brooker Iii Collection Of American Legal And Land Use Documents, Karen S. Beck

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 2004 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured highlights from the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents. The documents reveal telling details about American life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Digital copies of many Brooker Collection documents are available as part of Boston College's Digital Collections.


Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald Sep 1999

Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 1999 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured notebooks produced by American and British law students in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.


Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor Mar 1998

Law & Order Made Amusing: A Selection Of Law Books For Children From The Collection Of Morris L. Cohen, Karen S. Beck, Mary Sarah Bilder, Ann Mcdonald, Sharon Hambly O'Connor

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Spring 1998 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibit featured selections from Morris L. Cohen's collection of law books for children.


The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker Sep 1981

The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Caleb Cushman, August 4, 1856, Lemuel Shaw Aug 1856

Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Caleb Cushman, August 4, 1856, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This letter, from Shaw to an attorney possibly named Caleb Cushman (not the more well-know Massachusetts historical figure Caleb Cushing) discusses attorney's fees awarded by the Supreme Judicial Court.


Draft Letter From Lemuel Shaw To The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Lemuel Shaw Apr 1854

Draft Letter From Lemuel Shaw To The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This draft letter was Lemuel Shaw's response to the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for information about why no Supreme Judicial Court decisions had been published since 1851.


Letter To Lemuel Shaw From The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Samuel D. Parker, Isaac Davis, William Aspinwall Apr 1854

Letter To Lemuel Shaw From The Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, April 7, 1854, Samuel D. Parker, Isaac Davis, William Aspinwall

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This letter accompanied an Order from the Massachusetts Senate asking Lemuel Shaw to explain why no Supreme Judicial Court decisions had been published between 1851 and 1854.


Copy Of Senate Order, March 31, 1854, P. Lawson Mar 1854

Copy Of Senate Order, March 31, 1854, P. Lawson

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This Senate Order, along with several letters in this collection, pertain to the Supreme Judicial Court's alleged failure to publish any of its decisions since 1851.


Letter To Lemuel Shaw From Samuel Putnam, January 28, 1842, Samuel Putnam Jan 1842

Letter To Lemuel Shaw From Samuel Putnam, January 28, 1842, Samuel Putnam

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

Samuel Putnam (1768-1853) wrote this heartfelt letter of friendship to Lemuel Shaw upon the occasion of Putnam's retirement from the bench. Putnam served on the Supreme Judicial Court from 1814 to 1842.


Letter To Lemuel Shaw From John Prince, January 12, 1838, Lemuel Shaw Jan 1838

Letter To Lemuel Shaw From John Prince, January 12, 1838, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

In this letter, John Prince thanks Lemuel Shaw for his friendly letter and seeks assurance that he still has a job at the letter's conclusion. This letter appears to be a response to another letter in this collection, dated January 10, 1838, in which the five justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court criticize an un-named court employee, probably Prince, for "indulging to excess in the use of ardent spirit". This item also includes a typescript of the letter annotated by Arthur P. Rugg, associate justice (1906-1911) and chief justice (1911-1938) of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


Unsigned Letter To John Prince From The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, January 10, 1838, Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court Jan 1838

Unsigned Letter To John Prince From The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, January 10, 1838, Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

This unsigned letter was written on behalf of the five justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The scribe criticizes one of the court's employees, most likely John Prince, for "indulging to excess in the use of ardent spirit" and threatens him with the loss of his appointment. Evidently the problem resolved itself, for Shaw served as Chief Justice for thirty years, from 1830 to 1860. Prince responds to this message in a letter dated January 12, 1838, which is also part of this collection. This item also includes a typescript of the letter annotated by Arthur P. Rugg ...


Letter From Lemuel Shaw To James Kent, May 9, 1836, Lemuel Shaw May 1836

Letter From Lemuel Shaw To James Kent, May 9, 1836, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

Lemuel Shaw wrote this letter to Kent, thanking Kent for sending him a copy of the third edition of Kent's Commentaries on American Law (1836).


Letter To Lemuel Shaw From Charles Folsom , July 4, 1833, Charles Folsom Jul 1833

Letter To Lemuel Shaw From Charles Folsom , July 4, 1833, Charles Folsom

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

Charles Folsom, scholar, editor, and Harvard professor, wrote this letter to Lemuel Shaw, who was president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at the time (1832-1837).


Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Charles Bulfinch, August 28, 1800, Lemuel Shaw Aug 1800

Letter From Lemuel Shaw To Charles Bulfinch, August 28, 1800, Lemuel Shaw

The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw

Lemuel Shaw wrote this letter to Charles Bulfinch, Chairman of the Boston School Committee, seeking a position at the South Reading School (later the Franklin School). Shaw had recently graduated from Harvard. He obtained the position and held it for one year, before beginning a law apprenticeship with David Everett.