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Peter McCall Lectures and Law Academy of Philadelphia Collection

MSS.007

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: Manuscripts Collection
Creator:
McCall, Peter, 1809-1880
Title:
Peter McCall Lectures and Law Academy of Philadelphia Collection
Date:
1855-1861, 1897
Call Number:
MSS.007
Extent:
6 items
Language:
English
Text: [Folder]
1
Abstract:
Peter McCall was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1809. McCall was Professor of practice, pleading, and evidence at law and in equity at Penn Law School. After resigning his post at the Law School, he became a University Trustee. McCall was a prominent member of Philadelphia public life, serving as mayor in 1844 and as Chancellor of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, the oldest law association in the United States, from 1873 until his death in 1880.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Peter McCall Lectures and Law Academy of Philadelphia Collection, MSS.007, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Biography/History

Peter McCall was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1809. After earning his degree from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1826, McCall studied law with Joseph Reed Ingersoll. McCall was professor of practice, pleading, and evidence at law and in equity at Penn Law School. After resigning his post at the Law School, McCall became a University Trustee. McCall was a prominent member of Philadelphia public life, serving as mayor in 1844 and as Chancellor of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, the oldest law association in the United States, from 1873 until his death in 1880.

The collection, 1855-1861, includes handwritten lectures from 1856 on Appearance, Bail, and Judgment of Default; Argument Lists of the Law Academy of Philadelphia sessions, 1855-1861; and an 1858 pamphlet entitled "Charter, Constitution & Bylaws of the Law Academy of Philadelphia."

Scope and Contents

Handwritten lectures from 1856 on Appearance, Bail, and Judgment of Default; Argument Lists of the Law Academy of Philadelphia sessions, 1855-1861 and 1885-1886; an 1858 pamphlet entitled "Charter, Constitution & Bylaws of the Law Academy of Philadelphia," and a pamphlet entitled "An Address Delivered by Honorable John Dean...Before the Law Academy of Philadelphia" (May 20, 1897).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Mark Williams in February 2005.

Processing Information note

Processed by Melissa Backes.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Law Academy of Philadelphia
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Pamphlets

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