Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (1842-1852)

Further reading:

E. Lee Shepard,  “Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (1789-1852),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998).

E. Lee Shepard, “Briscoe Gerard Baldwin: Staunton Law School: 1831-1839, circa,” William Hamilton Bryson, ed., Legal Education in Virginia: A Biographical Approach, 1779-1979, (1982).

Henry S. Tucker, “Letters to Briscoe Baldwin [1831], ” Bryson, ed., Essays on Legal Education in Nineteenth-Century Virginia  (1998).


Preamble and Resolutions Offered by Mr. Baldwin to the House of Delegates on the Missouri Question  (1819).

“Introductory Lecture [1831], ” William Hamilton Bryson, ed., Essays on Legal Education in Nineteenth-Century Virginia (1998).

Research collections:

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Charlottesville, Va.
Papers of the Stuart-Baldwin Families, 1764-1884; 8 linear feet.
Description from finding aid: Correspondence between Baldwin and his brother-in-law and law partner, Archibald Stuart, in Staunton; pertains to their legal practice, Baldwin’s law school in Staunton, and meetings of the Virginia Assembly. Correspondents include Briscoe’s wife, Martha S. Baldwin, and Supreme Court of Virginia justices William H. Cabell, William Daniel, Jr., and Henry St. George Tucker. Finding aid available.

Papers of the Stuart-Baldwin Families, 1786-1862; 26 items.
Correspondence, mostly incoming, of Briscoe G. Baldwin and Alexander H. H. Stuart, lawyers in Staunton, Virginia; letters concern family, legal, and business matters. Finding aid available.

Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Richmond, Va.
Briscoe Gerard Baldwin Papers, 1861-1865; 116 items.
Photocopies of  Baldwin’s Compiled Service Records in the U.S. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; include abstracts of Baldwin’s service record and his correspondence while serving in the Confederate States of America Ordnance Office, the Richmond Arsenal, and as Chief of Ordnance for the Army of Northern Virginia.