William and Mary Law School

Papers of John Marshall and the Law Papers of St. George Tucker

John MarshallThis research is aimed at providing scholarly annotated editions of the papers of these two historic legal figures.  The Papers of John Marshall is a twelve-volume edition of the extant correspondence and papers of the statesman and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835.  The project was organized in 1966 with publication of the final volume by the University of North Carolina Press in 2006.  The project office continues as a research center and clearinghouse for the scholarly study of John Marshall and the Supreme Court.  Documents and collected research materials are archived at The Wolf Law Library.

St. George TuckerThe St. George Tucker Law Papers is an ongoing project begun in the Spring of 2006. Tucker (1752-1827) is best known in the field of law for his edition of Blackstone's Commentaries  (1803) which for many years was the leading American law text of the day.  The project will produce a two-volume annotated edition of Tucker's manuscript case reports from the Virginia courts (1786-1811) and the U.S. District and Circuit Court (1813-1824).  These papers are part of the Tucker-Coleman collection in the the College's  Swem Library.

Both projects were sponsored by the College of William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC).

For more information on the projects and Dr. Charles Hobson, Project Leader, visit:

The Law Papers of St. George Tucker

Papers of John Marshall