Edward Calohill Burks (1877-1882)

Further reading:

Peter Wallenstein, “Edward Calohill Burks (1821-1897),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998).

Peter Wallenstein, “‘These New and Strange Beings’: Women in the Legal Profession in Virginia, 1890-1990,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 101, No 2 (April 1993); discussion of Burks’ editorial about the court’s reversal, in 1895, on Belva Lockwood’s application to practice law in Virginia.


Research collections:

Letters, Edward C.  Burks to Rowland D. Buford, January 7, 1861-March 12, 1861, published in  “The Change of Secession Sentiment in Virginia in 1861: letters from Edward Calohill Burks to Rowland D. Burford, 1861,” American Historical Review 31, no. 1 (Oct. 1925). Burks wrote the letters while he was attending the General Assembly and secession convention in Richmond.

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Joseph Christian Correspondence, 1859-1882; 1 microfilm reel (54 items; originals at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA).
Correspondence concerning cases pending before the Supreme Court.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Va.
Ellis Family Papers, 1794-1927, section 11; 13 items.
Correspondence with Judge Taylor Berry of Amherst Court House concerning Berry’s appointment to the Virginia judiciary.

Robert Taylor Scott Papers, 1889-1893; 42 items.
Correspondence with Robert Taylor Scott (of Warrenton, Va.) concerning his nomination as Attorney General of Virginia by the Democratic Party in 1889 and 1893.

Conrad Holmes Papers, Section 11, 1812-1950 (bulk 1854-1915).
Correspondence with Holmes Conrad (of Winchester, Va., and Washington, D.C.), a lawyer in Winchester and Washington and Assistant Attorney General and Solicitor General of the United States.