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George Wilson and Elizabeth Dent Wilson Family Photos and Memorabilia

Identifier: MSS-00-3

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 135 photograhs and 8 diplomas, certificates and licenses.


  • Creation: 1870s-1960s


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.


143 items

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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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