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George Wharton Pepper Law School Papers

MSS.001

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection
Creator:
Pepper, George Wharton, 1867-1961
Title:
George Wharton Pepper Law School Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1886-1954
Call Number:
MSS.001
Extent:
1 linear foot
Language:
English
Abstract:
George Wharton Pepper was born in Philadelphia in 1867. He graduated from Penn Law School with an LL.B. in 1889 and was first in his class. As a student, Pepper helped found The Daily Pennsylvanian, the university's student-run examination. In addition to studying law with Philadelphia scion George Washington Biddle, Pepper taught at Penn Law School from 1893 to 1910, when he left to attend to his expanding private practice. Pepper also served as United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1922 to 1927. The collection, 1886-1954, include correspondence regarding law school matters; syllabi, notes, lectures, and case files, probably from the 1890s; papers related to Pepper's service on the Trustee Committee and Reorganization Committee; and articles and other writings drafted by Pepper.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the George Wharton Pepper Law School Course Material, Biddle Law Library Archives Manuscript Collection, MSS.001, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Biography/History

George Wharton Pepper was born in Philadelphia in 1867. He graduated from Penn Law School with an LL.B. in 1889 and was first in his class. As a student, Pepper helped found The Daily Pennsylvanian, the university's student-run examination. In addition to studying law with Philadelphia scion George Washington Biddle, Pepper taught at Penn Law School from 1893 to 1910, when he left to attend to his expanding private practice. Pepper also served as United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1922 to 1927.

Scope and Contents

The George Wharton Pepper Law School Papers, 1886-1954, include correspondence regarding law school matters; syllabi, notes, lectures, and case files, probably from the 1890s; papers related to Pepper's service on the Trustee Committee and Reorganization Committee; and articles and other writings drafted by Pepper.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jordon Steele in October 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Subject(s)
  • Alumni and Alumnae
  • University of Pennsylvania. Trustees

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1927-1938, 1952-1954.

Box
1
Folder
1-2

Teaching Materials, 1890s.

Box
1
2
Folder
3-9
1-18

Trustee and Reorganization Committee Files, 1914-1950.

Box
2
Folder
19-20

Articles and Other Writings, 1886-1902, 1951-1952.

Box
2
Folder
21
John G. Johnson File, 1935.
Scope and Contents note

Primarily tables of data summarizing more than 2,000 cases argued by John G. Johnson, a Philadelphia lawyer. The collection also includes some materials commemorating the life of Johnson upon his death in 1917. Wharton used these materials, compiled by Frank B. Murdoch, for lectures he delivered at the University of Virginia in 1935.

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