George Wilson and Elizabeth Dent Wilson Family Photos and Memorabilia
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 135 photograhs and 8 diplomas, certificates and licenses.
- Creation: 1870s-1960s
- Wilson, George, 1895-1967 (Person)
Biographical / Historical
George Wilson was born in Richmond, VA, in 1895. He joined the New York firm of Breed, Abbott and Morgan (now Whitman, Breed, Abbott and Morgan) upon graduation from the Law School in 1920. He became a partner in 1928 and remained with the firm until his death in 1967. When he died, his will stipulated that a trust be established for Elisabeth, which should pass on to the Law School when she died. In turn, Mrs. Wilson chose to leave the Law School the residual of her own estate. Those two bequests total more than six million dollars for unrestricted use, the largest estate gift ever received by the Law School.
Language of Materials
Family photographs and memorabilia collection, 1895-1960.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by the estate of Elisabeth Dent Wilson in the fall of 2000.
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