The Resource James A. Kerr Letter Books

James A. Kerr Letter Books

Label
James A. Kerr Letter Books, 1889-1907
Title
James A. Kerr Letter Books
Inclusive dates
1889-1907
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Language
eng
Summary
James A. Kerr Letter Books, 1889-1892 and 1902-1907, provide a record of out going correspondence related to Kerr's law practice, which appears to have specialized in property law. Letter Book, 1889-1892, contains frequent correspondence with the Board of Directors of the Twin City Permanent Building Association of Norfolk about transfer of property rights along with other letters concerning the settlement of cases and finalizing of client bills. Also included in the earlier letter book are several letters to Kerr's aunt Rosa, no surname provided, and his brother Henry Kerr detailing the settlement of his aunt Martha's estate to which Kerr was administrator. Letter Book, 1902-1907, consists almost solely of correspondence with the clerk's office of the county and corporation courts of Norfolk regarding legal rights to transfer property titles. Included in the letters regarding property rights are detailed descriptions of the property and any improvements along with the names of the original property owners and to whom the title was being transferred. The majority of the letters are signed James A. Kerr but a few are signed Ellis & Kerr, presumably Kerr's law firm
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Biographical or historical data
James A. Kerr was a lawyer practicing in Norfolk, Va., during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Cataloging source
Vi
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James A. Kerr Letter Books
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from the city of Norfolk
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Norfolk (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001630759
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Type of unit
v.

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