Waller Redd Staples (1870-1882)

Further reading:

Henry E. Blair, “Waller R. Staples,” The Virginia Law Register, Vol. 3, No. 10 (Feb. 1898), 689-696.

Editorial, “Death of Judge Waller R. Staples,” The Virginia Law Register, Vol. 3, No. 5 (Sep. 1897), 374.

Rosewell Page,”Waller R. Staples,” Virginia State Bar Association Proceedings v.11 (1898), p. 113-119.

James G. Randall, “The Virginia Debt Controversy,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4 (Dec. 1915), 553-557.

Brent Tarter, A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia (2016); 30-31. Staples’ dissenting opinion in  Antoni v. Wright (1872) is featured in Tarter’s discussion of litigation of the controversial Funding Act of 1871.  After he left the court, Staples was attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia in litigation of coupon cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Reminiscences of Some of the Dead of the Bench and Bar of Richmond: An Address Delivered before the Richmond Bar Association by Judge George L. Christian of the Richmond Bar, December 9, 1908,” The Virginia Law Register Vol. 14, No. 11 (March 1909), p. 829.

Waller R. Staples, “Virginia State Bar Association President’s Address delivered at the Sixth Annual Meeting held at Virginia Beach, Va., July 10th, 11th and 12th, 1894,” (1894).

The Code of Virginia, … published pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, (1886), revised by E.C. Burks, Waller R. Staples and John W. Riely.

Research collections:

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 pertaining to cases pending before the court.