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HOLLIS 601633

C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell Research Notes and Correspondence, 1852-1902: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Law School Library, Special Collections
Call No.: HOLLIS 601633
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell
Title: C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell research notes and correspondence
Date(s): 1852-1902
Quantity: 12 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection contains C.C. Langdell's research notes for publications, case briefs, and lectures. There is also a small amount of correspondence, as well as notes written by James Barr Ames on topics related to Langdell's research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Please contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information:

Processed by Molly McGinn Shapiro, August 2003.
Re-processed by Margaret Peachy, July 2008.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Biographical Information



Series List/Description

The majority of the items in this collection are not dated. Where possible a publication date is used to approximate a time frame for the notes.

Scope and Contents

The C.C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell research notes and correspondence span the years 1852-1902. The bulk of the collection consists of Langdell's handwritten notes and drafts for lectures, articles, and some of the case briefs that would appear in his books such as A Summary of Equity Pleading . The collection also contains correspondence, the bulk of which is between Langdell and Joseph R. Webster and dates to Langdell's pre-Harvard private practice. There are also notes written by James Barr Ames. These notes relate to topics of interest to Langdell and include equity pleading and infringement of patent.

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Additional Index Terms

Contracts -- United States.
Equity -- Cases.
Equity pleading and procedure -- Great Britain.
Equity pleading and procedure -- United States.
Great Britain. Court of Chancery.
Judicature acts.
Suretyship and guaranty.
Ames, James Barr, 1846-1910.
Langdell, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1826-1906.
Webster, Joseph R.