Legacy Library: Lewis Morris

LewisMorris is a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

LewisMorris is also an author.

» See 's author page.

Search LewisMorris's books

Random books from LewisMorris's library

An Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing fees... in Council, this 19th Day of October in the Ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, Annous Domini 1710 by New York Council

Reports of divers resolutions in law, arising upon cases in the Court of Wards, and other courts at Westminster, in the reigns of the late kings, King James and King Charles by Earl James Ley of Marlborough

Modern entries, being a collection of select pleadings in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, viz. declarations, pleas in abatement and in bar, replications, rejoinders, &c. demurrers, issues, verdicts, judgments, forms of making up records of nisi prius, and entring of judgments, &c. in most actions : as also special assignments of errors, and writs and proceedings thereupon, both in the said courts and in Parliament : with the method of suing to and reversing outlawries by writ ... by John Lilly

Annalium tam regum Edwardi v., Richardi iij., Hen. vij., quam Hen. viij. titulorum ordine aplhabetico multo jam melius quam antea digestorum elenchus by William Fleetwood

The reports and arguments of that learned judge, Sir John Vaughan, kt. late lord chief justice of the Court of Common-Pleas, being all of them special cases : and many wherein he pronounced the resolution of the whole Court of Common-Pleas, at the time he was Chief Justice there by Sir John Vaughan

Lex testamentaria; or The law and customs of England, as well before the statute of Henry VIII. as since, concerning last wills and testaments. In which are collected, all the judgments and resolutions dispersed in the year-books, and all other reports both in law and equity, what estates in fee, in tail, for life or years, have been created by wills either expressly or by implication ... by William Nelson

Members with LewisMorris's books

Member gallery (2)

(see all 2 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

LewisMorris's reviews

Reviews of LewisMorris's books, not including LewisMorris's

Helper badges

HelperWork CombinationFiver

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.

 

Member: LewisMorris

CollectionsYour library (113)

ReviewsNone

TagsLaw (100), British Law (84), Reports (43), Pleadings (12), Session Laws (11), New York (10), Court of King's Bench (9), Case Law (7), Writs (7), Court of Common Pleas (6) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meLewis Morris III (8 April 1726 - 22 January 1798), New York landowner, lawyer, and statesman. Morris, a 1746 graduate of Yale, engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1760, when he was appointed a judge in the Court of Admiralty, a post he held until 1774. Morris served in the New York provincial convention in April 1775 at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress 1775-1777 (in which capacity he signed the Declaration of Independence). He held several state and local positions during and after the Revolution, including service as a state senator 1777-1781 and 1784-1788. Morris was a member of the first New York Board of Regents, serving from 1784 until his death. He also sat as a delegate to the state convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788.

Morris' library includes many books inscribed or signed by Lewis Morris I (15 October 1671 - 21 May 1746), the grandfather of our subject. Lewis Morris I served in the colonial governments of New Jersey and New York, including as governor of New Jersey beginning in 1738 until his death.

About my libraryMorris' library, of law books, is now at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. The collection can be browsed through their online catalog here. Their call numbers for the books are included in the Comments field for each record.

The collection was donated to the Yale Law Library in 1960 by three of Lewis Morris' descendents: A. Newbold Morris (Yale Law School Class of 1928), Stephanus Van Cortlandt Morris, and George L. Kingsland Morris.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Do you know of additional books which should be included here? Please contact Libraries of Early America coordinator Jeremy Dibbell.

GroupsLibraries of Early America

Real nameLewis Morris

LocationMorrisania, NY

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/LewisMorris (profile)
/catalog/LewisMorris (library)

Member sinceDec 16, 2008

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 115,150,766 books! | Top bar: Always visible