Wood Bouldin (1872-1876)

Further reading:

John O. Peters, “Wood Bouldin (1811-1876),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998).

Brent Tarter, A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia (2016). Bouldin wrote the majority opinion in the landmark case  Antoni v. Wright (1872), the first important court case in the prolonged litigation of the debt controversy in Virginia after the Civil War.


Research collections:

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Marshall Hunter Holmes Papers, 1847-1882 (bulk 1866-1876); 1 microfilm reel (originals at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California).
Correspondence and resolutions regarding Bouldin’s death.

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Charlottesville, Va.
George C. Hannah Gravel Hill Papers, 1818-1889; 2 items (microfilm; originals, Virginia Historical Society).
Letters from Wood Bouldin to George C. Hannah, March 17, 1870 and April 14, 1871.