Andrew Wylie papers
- 1854 - 1886
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
The Papers relate to Andrew Wylie's legal practice and to his work as a Judge of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Attorney's papers (1854-1859) consist of correspondence with clients and prospective clients. Judge Wylie apparently specialized in financial litigation, and the letters reflect his clients' business problems. Letters are chronological in sequence, and were originally pasted in three separate letter books. All letters are incoming mail; there are no copies of outgoing letters.
The judicial papers include some of Judge Wylie's legal opinions in cases of public interest, trial notes, drafts, briefs, memoranda, notes on authorities, and correspondence relating to these cases. Some of the more interesting cases in which Judge Wylie wrote for the Court and which are represented in these Papers are United States v. Baker (1864) and the so-called Star-Route Trial (1883).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Wylie, Andrew. Papers, 1854-1886 Finding Aid.
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