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The great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary; being a curious miscellany of sacred and prophane history. Containing ... the lives and ... actions of the patriarchs, judges, and kings of the Jews; ... Together with the establishment and progress both of religious and military orders ... As also, the fabulous history of the heathen gods and heroes. The description of empires ... The whole being full of remarks ... by Louis Moréri

Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions as it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October MDCLXII, upon occasion of certain queries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers, and commissioners of the Navy ... by John Evelyn

L'authoritie et iurisdiction des courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: nouelment collect & compose by Richard Crompton

The law of ejectments : shewing the nature of ejectione firme, the difference between it and trespass, and how to be brought or removed where the lands lie in franchises ... as also, who are good witnesses or not in the trial on ejectment, and what shall be allowed good evidence or not ... together with the learning of special verdicts at large, relating to titles of land and estates, in several rules : and of judgments, with their several forms of entries in special cases ; and of habere facias ...

The reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower, knt. of cases adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench, in the reign of His Late Majesty King William III. with several learned arguments by Sir Bartholomew Shower

An exact table of fees of all the courts at Westminster, as they were delivered in Parliament by the persons following

The tryal of Thomas earl of Macclesfield, in the House of peers, for high crimes and misdemeanors; upon an impeachment by the knights citizens and burgesses in Parliament assembled, in the name of themselves and of all the commons of Great-Britain. Begun the 6th day of May 1725, and from thence continued by several adjournments until the 27th day of the same month by Earl Thomas Parker of Macclesfield

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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.

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Real nameLewis Morris

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Member sinceDec 16, 2008

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