Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1779 - 1845

Biography

Joseph Story (September 18, 1779 – September 10, 1845) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1812 to 1845, during the Marshall Court and early-Taney Court eras. He is most remembered for his opinions in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee and The Amistad case, and especially for his magisterial Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, first published in 1833. Dominating the field in the 19th century, this work is a cornerstone of early American jurisprudence. It is the second comprehensive treatise on the provisions of the U.S. Constitution and remains a critical source of historical information about the forming of the American republic and the early struggles to define its law.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 831564
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831564
Date(s): 1831-10-14
Abstract

In English.

George Ticknor letter

Mss 836429
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836429
Date(s): 1836-07-29
Abstract

In English.

Jeremiah Mason letter

Mss 819560
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 819560
Date(s): 1819-08-10
Abstract

In English.

Jeremiah Mason letter

Mss 828630
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 828630
Date(s): 1828-11-30
Abstract

In English.

John White Webster letter

Mss 830409
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 830409
Date(s): 1830-07-09
Abstract

In English.

Joseph Story letter

Webster Mss 841421
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 841421
Date(s): 1841-07-21
Abstract

In English.

Joseph Story letter

Webster Mss 825375
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 825375
Date(s): 1825-06-20
Abstract

In English.

Joseph Story letter

Webster Mss 831123.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831123.1
Date(s): 1831-01-23
Abstract

In English.

Joseph Story letter

Mss 831508
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831508
Date(s): 1831-09-08
Abstract

In English.

Joseph Story letter

Mss 821111
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 821111
Date(s): 1821-01-11
Abstract

In English.