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*Wythe, George. ''[[Between Fowler and Saunders|Between William Fowler and Susanna His Wife, Plaintiffs, and, Lucy Saunders, an Infant, by James A. Patterson, Her Guardian, Defendent; Between Parke Goodall and John Clough, Plaintiffs, and, John Bullock, the Younger, Defendent]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1798?] [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]  
 
*Wythe, George. ''[[Between Fowler and Saunders|Between William Fowler and Susanna His Wife, Plaintiffs, and, Lucy Saunders, an Infant, by James A. Patterson, Her Guardian, Defendent; Between Parke Goodall and John Clough, Plaintiffs, and, John Bullock, the Younger, Defendent]].'' [Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1798?] [Bound with other Wythe titles which include his manuscript corrections.]  
  
*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
  
 
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*[[Daniel Call|Call, Daniel]]. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicholson, 1801. [Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe.]
 
*[[Daniel Call|Call, Daniel]]. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicholson, 1801. [Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe.]
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*Tatham, William. ''[[Report of Kamper v. Hawkins|Report of a Case Decided on Saturday the 16th of November 1793, in the General Court of Virginia wherein Peter Kamper was Plaintiff, Against Mary Hawkins, Defendant, on a Question Adjourned from the District Court of Dumfries, for Novelty and Difficulty, Touching the Constitutionality of an Act of Assembly ...]]'' Philadelphia: Printed for A. M'Kenzie, & Co. ... by W.W. Woodward ..., 1794. [Includes presentation inscription from the author to George Wythe.]
  
 
==Library of Virginia==
 
==Library of Virginia==
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*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1781 May). ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty.'' Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781.
 
*Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1781 May). ''Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty.'' Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781.
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==Monticello Foundation, Jefferson Library==
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*Homer. ''[[Iliad of Homer|The Iliad of Homer]]''. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. London: Printed for Henry Lintot, 1750. [Volume I only, also has signatures of Ellen Wayles Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.]
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==Mount Gulian Historic Site, Hudson Valley, New York==
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*Virgil. ''[[P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis]]''. Ex recensione Alexandri Cuningamii Scoti. Edinburgi: Apud G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1743. [Also includes a list of references to Homer and marginalia in Wythe's hand.]
  
 
==Private collections==
 
==Private collections==
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*Coke, Edward. ''[[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, kt.  In English, in Thirteen Parts Compleat; (With References to All the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law.)]].'' London: In the Savoy, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, for R. Gosling, 1738. [Volumes IV only. Also inscribed on inside of front board: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr, 1806."]
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*Atkyns, John Tracy. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery|Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke: Collected and Methodized by John Tracy Atkyns ... with Notes and References, and Three Tables; One of the Several Titles with Their Divisions, Another of the Names of the cases, and a Third of the Principal Matters]].'' London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1765. [Includes note: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr 1806, and by D. Carr to Jon. B. Carr in 1836 & by him to G.W. Randolph in 1846 & by him to [?] Kean in 1867", with marginal notes by Wythe.]
 
*Atkyns, John Tracy. ''[[Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery|Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke: Collected and Methodized by John Tracy Atkyns ... with Notes and References, and Three Tables; One of the Several Titles with Their Divisions, Another of the Names of the cases, and a Third of the Principal Matters]].'' London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1765. [Includes note: "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr 1806, and by D. Carr to Jon. B. Carr in 1836 & by him to G.W. Randolph in 1846 & by him to [?] Kean in 1867", with marginal notes by Wythe.]
  
*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
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*Wythe, George. ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery|Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]].'' Richmond, VA: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795. [Includes marginal notes by Wythe.]
  
 
==Virginia Historical Society==
 
==Virginia Historical Society==

Latest revision as of 10:09, 17 October 2019

Many of the actual volumes from George Wythe's personal library have survived to the present day. In particular, some books willed to Thomas Jefferson ended up at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., which has the largest collection of books originally owned by Wythe.

George Wythe's copy of Acts Passed at a General Assembly (1780). From the collection of the Library of Virginia.

This list indicates surviving books' current locations, and proof of Wythe's prior ownership:

College of William & Mary, Wolf Law Library (on permanent loan from the Earl Gregg Swem Library)

Includes Wythe bookplate

Includes Wythe signature

Inscribed to Wythe

  • Blair, Hugh. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1784. [Inscribed on the front leaf: For the Honorable George Wythe Esquire from his most affectionate friend and obliged humble servant Thomas Lee Shippen. Thomas Lee Shippen; also includes George W. on front leaf]

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library

Includes Wythe’s bookplate

Inscribed by Wythe

  • Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia; written in the Year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the Winter of 1782, for the use of a Foreigner of Distinction,… [Paris]: 1782 [1784-85]. 1st edition [Inscribed on the front blank leaf: The Gift of the Honbl. George Wythe To Upton Beall May 10th 1787. Virginia & Maryland. Also inscribed on the first page: Upton Beale/ To gift the Honb. G. Wythe.]

Inscribed to Wythe

Library of Congress

Includes Wythe bookplate

  • Bacon, Matthew, Joseph Sayer, and Owen Ruffhead. A New Abridgment of the Law. 3rd ed. London, In the Savoy: 1736-66. [Volume II has Wythe's bookplate; volume IV has Wythe's name inscribed.]

Includes Wythe signature

Inscribed by Wythe

Inscribed to Wythe

Library of Virginia

Includes Wythe signature

  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1776 Oct.). At a General Assembly, begun and held at the capitol, in the city of Williamsburg, on Monday the seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and in the first year of the Commonwealth. Williamsburg: Printed by Alexander Purdie, printer to the Commonwealth, 1776.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1779 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday the third day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.. Williamsburg: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicholson, 1779.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1780 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday, the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1780.
  • Virginia. Laws, etc. (Session laws: 1781 May). Acts passed at a General Assembly: begun and held in the town of Richmond, on Monday the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Richmond: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson, 1781.

Monticello Foundation, Jefferson Library

Includes Wythe's bookplate

  • Homer. The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. London: Printed for Henry Lintot, 1750. [Volume I only, also has signatures of Ellen Wayles Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.]

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Hudson Valley, New York

Includes Wythe's bookplate

Private collections

Includes Wythe bookplate

Includes Wythe signature

  • Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil ... and Samuel Manship, 1700. [Signed on title page: George Wythe. Includes list of garden seeds in Wythe's hand.]

University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Includes Wythe's bookplate

  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1754. [Includes manuscript note, "The Bible belonged to George Wythe, bequeathed by him to Thomas Jefferson, given by Thomas Jefferson to his grand-daughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, bequeathed by her to her niece Martha Jefferson Trist, given by her to her son, Nicholas Philip Trist Burke, Alexandria, Va., after his death given to the University of Virginia by Martha Jefferson Burke, Alexandria, Va., July 4, 1912."]

Inscribed by Wythe

Virginia Historical Society

Includes Wythe’s bookplate

See also