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Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy

Identifier: MSS-92-2

Scope and Contents

This commonplace book of precedents is arranged by subjects and contains citations from English and American sources. Written in more than one hand, apparently over a number of years. The end paper contains a list of law books owned by Fauntleroy on Jaunary 1, 1828.

It is likely that Fauntleroy passed this book on to his son, Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, Jr., of Winchester, Virginia, who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1844, and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1857. Pasted in the book are two clippings about Fauntleroy, Jr.


  • Creation: circa 1800-1900


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This item, which was created in the period between 1800 and 1900, is in the public domain.  Permission to publish or reproduce is not required. 

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, born in in Richmond County, Virginia, 6 October 1796, served as an officer in the U.S. Army, returning to Virginia at the outbreak of the American Civil War. By the time of the 1880 census, when he was 82 and living with his son in Winchester, Virginia, he listed his occupation as lawyer. Fauntleroy, Sr., died in 1883. His son, Thomas T. Fauntleroy, was born in 1824, and received his law degree from UVA in 1844. He later served as a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Fauntleroy, Jr., died in 1906.


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Language of Materials



Handwritten precedent book with subjects in alphabetical order.

Custodial History

This book was transferred to the Law Library from the rare book stacks in 1992.

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Repository Details

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

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