The purpose of this bibliography is to facilitate the writing of legal history. Many of the entries refer to articles and books which were written before 1900 and were never intended to be historical treatments of their subjects but rather to be commentaries on the contemporary law. The other major type of entry is biographical sketches, usually obituaries, of judges and lawyers. Obituaries in newspapers have not been included. The periodical sources have been searched through the last 1977 issues. This bibliography is limited to secondary materials because the references to the primary sources are already readily available.
William Hamilton Bryson, A Bibliography of Virginia Legal History Before 1900 (1979).