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R. Randolph Hicks Collection of Records of Appellate Court Cases in Virginia

Identifier: MSS-2016-04

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 10 volumes of briefs for cases in which Mr. Hicks participated. Two of the volumes pertain to the Stein, et al v. Morris, et al suit, related the Morris Plan banks. David Stein, a former client of Arthur J. Morris sued him arguing that he had stolen the idea from him, but the court found against him. (Trumbull, Gunnar, Consumer lending in France and America. Credit and Welfare, Cambridge University Press, 2014).


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1895 - 1915


Biographical / Historical

R. Randolph Hicks was born in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1870. The son of Robert J. and Nannie T. (Randolph) Hicks, he studied at the University of Virginia where he graduated from the Law Department in 1890. After graduation, he moved to Roanoke where he practiced law for several years. He was member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Roanoke City from 1897-1898.

Mr. Hicks moved to Norfolk in 1898, and became an important trial lawyer. In 1915, the UVA Alumni Bulletin informed that "R. Randolph Hicks, '90, Arthur J. Morris, '01, Theodore S. Garnett, Jr., '98 & Richard Tunstall, '10, announce the consolidation of their law offices under the firm name of Hicks, Morris, Garnett & Tunstall." Their practice was advertised as "General Practice in State and Federal Courts, with particular attention to Corporation, Financial, Admiralty and Commecial Law, including a complete Collection Department."

Hicks moved to New York City in 1917 as partner of the law firm of Satterlee, Canfield and Stone. He was in charge of litigation related to the Morris Plan Corporation of America.

He died July 1, 1951.


10 Volumes

Language of Materials



Collection of ten volumes of printed briefs of Appellate Court cases in Virginia, 1895-1915.

Physical Location

Special Collections (Basement) shelves.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Arthur J. Morris Law Library acquired this collection of 9 volumes of briefs in October of 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States