The collection includes a letter written by Minor to an unknown person on August 2, 1857. In addition to personal news, he disucsses an abolitionist paper, "The Kentucky News." He further describes living in Williamsburg since 1855 to chair the law department. He states that it is a "pleasant place to live in: abounding in people both polite and kind."
The collection also includes a copy of Minor's "Reasons for Abolishing the Liquor Traffic Addressed to the People of Virginia" (1853) and a broadside promoting his edition of "Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia" (1854 May).
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Biographical / Historical
Lucian Minor graduated from William & Mary in 1823 with a law degree. He was appointed Professor of Law there in 1855, serving as chair of the department until his death in 1858.