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Alexander H. H. Stuart's Legal Education and Certification

Class Attendance Record

An attendance sheet dated June 2, 1828, notes that Alexander H. H. Stuart, then studying law at the University of Virginia, was never absent from his classes on law and medical jurisprudence. Signed by the faculty chairman George Tucker, the report was sent to Stuart's father, Judge Archibald Stuart, of Staunton.

Citation: Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers, 1791–1928, Accession #345 and 2362, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: George Tucker

Created: June 2, 1828

Medium: University of Virginia record

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Alexander H. H. Stuart's Law License

This handwritten document, dated August 19, 1828, certifies that Alexander H. H. Stuart is permitted to practice law "as counsel or attorney in the Superior and inferior Courts of this Commonwealth." Three sitting judges approved the license, citing Stuart's legal ability after having examined him, and also noting his "honesty, probity and good demeanor," which were attested to in a certificate issued by the county court of Augusta.

Citation: Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers, 1791–1928, Accession #345 and 2362, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Robert White, Richard E. Parker, and Allen Taylor

Created: August 19, 1828

Medium: Legal document

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Class Attendance Record

    An attendance sheet dated June 2, 1828, notes that Alexander H. H. Stuart, then studying law at the University of Virginia, was never absent from his classes on law and medical jurisprudence. Signed by the faculty chairman George Tucker, the report was sent to Stuart's father, Judge Archibald Stuart, of Staunton.

    Citation: Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers, 1791–1928, Accession #345 and 2362, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: George Tucker

    Created: June 2, 1828

    Medium: University of Virginia record

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Alexander H. H. Stuart's Law License

    This handwritten document, dated August 19, 1828, certifies that Alexander H. H. Stuart is permitted to practice law "as counsel or attorney in the Superior and inferior Courts of this Commonwealth." Three sitting judges approved the license, citing Stuart's legal ability after having examined him, and also noting his "honesty, probity and good demeanor," which were attested to in a certificate issued by the county court of Augusta.

    Citation: Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers, 1791–1928, Accession #345 and 2362, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Robert White, Richard E. Parker, and Allen Taylor

    Created: August 19, 1828

    Medium: Legal document

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections