George Wythe Bibliography

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Full-length biographies

  • Blackburn, Joyce. George Wythe of Williamsburg. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.
  • Brown, Imogene E. American Aristides: A Biography of George Wythe. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1981.
  • Clarkin, William. Serene Patriot: A Life of George Wythe. Albany, New York: Alan Publications, 1970.
  • Dill, Alonzo Thomas. George Wythe: Teacher of Liberty. Williamsburg, Va.: Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission, 1979.
  • Kirtland, Robert Bevier. George Wythe: Lawyer, Revolutionary, Judge. New York: Garland, 1986.
  • Loker, Aleck. George Wythe: Venerable Statesman, Jurist and Educator. Williamsburg, Va.: Solitude Press, 2007.

Biographical articles

  • Lewis, J. L., Jr. "Prize Biography: George Wythe." Literary Inquirer 3, no. 2 (30 July 1834): 13.
  • Minor, B. B. "Memoir of the Author." In Decisions of Cases In Virginia, by the High Court Chancery, with Remarks Upon Decrees By the Court of Appeals, Reversing Some of Those Decisions, by George Wythe, edited by B. B. Minor, xi-xxxx. Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Randolph, 1852.
  • Taylor, Lyon G. and Charles Washington Coleman. "Glimpses of Old College Life." William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine 8, no. 3 (January 1900), 153-160
  • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. "George Wythe." In Great American Lawyers, edited by William Draper Lewis, 51-90. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John C Winston, 1907.
  • William R. Smith, "George Wythe," in Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, edited by John Sanderson, 2:161-184. Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy, 1823. Reprinted in Sanderson's Biographies of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, edited by Robert T. Conrad, 633-644. Philadelphia: William Brotherhead, 1865; and An Outline of the Political and Social Life of George Washington, and Biographical Sketches of the Lives of the Fifty-six Signers of the Declaration of Independence, edited by in James Tyson, 2:196-212. Oakland, CA: Pacific Press, 1895.
  • "Wythe, George." In Encyclopædia Americana, edited by Francis Lieber, 13:287. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1833.

Wythe the judge

Wythe the teacher

  • Hunter, Thomas. "The Teaching of George Wythe." In The History of Legal Education in the United States: Commentaries and Primary Sources, edited by Steve Sheppard, 1:138-168. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999.

Wythe's death

  • Berexa, Daniel P. "The Murder of Founding Father George Wythe." Tennessee Bar Journal (January 2011): 22-29.
  • Chadwick, Bruce. I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing that Shocked a New Nation. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  • Hemphill, W. Edwin. "Examinations of George Wythe Swinney for Forgery and Murder: A Documentary Essay." The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., 12, no. 4 (October 1955): 543-574.
  • Munford, George Wythe. "Chancellor Wythe's Death." In The Two Parsons; Cupid's Sports; The Dream; and The Jewels of Virginia, 414-433. Richmond, Virginia: J.D.K. Sleight, 1884.

Wythe's library

  • LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on May 1, 2014.