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Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Casebooks, 1935-1949

Class outlines & notes, 1948-1950

Publications of Henry Gilchrist, 1948-1950

Casebooks - separated to Faculty Writings Collection, 1935, 1948-1950

Separated materials - publications, 1927, 1947-1950, 1974

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the Law School Notebooks of Henry Gilchrist at the Tarlton Law Library



Collection Summary

Creator Gilchrist, Henry, 1924- .
Title Law School Notebooks of Henry Gilchrist
Dates 1927-1974, bulk 1948-1950
Abstract A UT School of Law alumnus, Henry Gilchrist went on to become the fifth lawyer in the Dallas firm of Jenkens & Bowen, which later became known as Jenkens & Gilchrist and grew to over 400 lawyers with offices in eight cities. His collection consists of course outlines, class notes, annotated textbooks, and related materials that Gilchrist compiled during his studies at the University of Texas School of Law, 1948-1950.
Size 5 linear ft. (7 boxes).
Repository Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin  727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

The son of Gibb Gilchrist (president of Texas A & M College and first Chancellor of the Texas A & M System), Henry Gilchrist entered The University of Texas School of Law in January 1948 after earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering from A & M and serving three years in the U.S. Army during World War II. His study method in law school was to read and brief the cases assigned, and to prepare a course outline as he progressed through each course. In his second year, Gilchrist was selected to the editorial staff of the Texas Law Review, served as the journal's Senior Note Editor in his third year, and published two case notes and an article ("The Form of a New Texas Constitution") in vol. 28 (1949-50). He was also Prof. M. K. Woodward's Quizmaster, was inducted into the Chancellors honor society, belonged to the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation in August 1950. Gilchrist's first job after graduation was with the law firm of Douglass & McGuire in Pampa, Tex., and in 1951 he became the fifth lawyer in the Dallas firm of Jenkens & Bowen, which later became known as Jenkens & Gilchrist and grew to over 400 lawyers with offices in eight cities. Gilchrist was the firm's Managing Partner for about 25 years.

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Contents of the Collection

Course outlines, class notes, annotated textbooks, and related materials compiled by Henry Gilchrist during his studies at the University of Texas School of Law, 1948-1950, provide a nearly complete documentary record of one student's legal education. As was typical for law students, Gilchrist would first read and brief the cases assigned for class, then take notes from class lectures and discussions, and then organize these materials into a typed outline for the course. This outline became the student's guide in preparing for the final examination. Some of the outlines are over 200 pages long. The collection contains 28 typed course outlines, each in its own binder, as well as class notes for 3 courses, and 21 heavily annotated casebooks and textbooks. Also present are two issues of the TEXAS LAW REVIEW containing two case summaries authored by Gilchrist (Nov. 1949) and an article he wrote, "The Form of a New Texas Constitution" (June 1950). The period when Gilchrist attended the UT Law School is significant because it was a time of explosive enrollment growth from returning World War II veterans, as well as growth of the faculty. Gilchrist's professors included Leon Green, George W. Stumberg, Leo W. Leary, Joseph Witherspoon, Clarence Morris, Howard Williams, William O. Huie, and Gus Hodges.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Organized in the following series: 1. Class outlines & notes, 1948-1950. -- 2. Casebooks, 1935-1949. -- 3. Casebooks, separated to Faculty Writings Collection, 1935, 1948-1950. -- 4. Publications of Henry Gilchrist, 1948-1950. -- 5. Separated materials, publications, 1927, 1947-1950, 1974.

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Index Terms

Major Subjects
Gilchrist, Henry, 1924- -- Archives.
Gilchrist, Henry, 1924- -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Law -- Study and teaching -- Texas -- Austin -- History -- 20th century.

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Separated Material

Many items were separated from the collection and shelved at another location within the Rare Books Room. See folder listing for details.

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Administrative Information

Cite As

Law School Notebooks of Henry Gilchrist, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Henry Gilchrist, July 1999.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Casebooks, 1935-1949

box folder
L82 8 AN OUTLINE OF CRIMINAL LAW (Austin, 1949)
9 CASES AND MATERIALS ON TEXAS PUBLIC LANDS / compiled by W. O. Huie (revised ed.; Austin: Hemphill's, 1949)
NOTE: Inserted: card, "Re-elect Bascom Giles Commissioner of the General Land Office" with "Texas Land Measure" table on back (2 copies); "To Those Buying or Selling Oil and Gas Leases on School Lands...", 3 p. memorandum signed by Bascom Giles; blank Land Office oil lease form; and HISTORY AND DISPOSITION OF TEXAS PUBLIC DOMAIN / by Bascom Giles (Austin, 1945).
10 TEXAS LAND LIMITATIONS / compiled by W. O. Huie (revised ed.; Austin: Hemphill's, 1949)
11 TEXAS TRUST ACT (Appendix B)
box folder
L83 1 BASIC CONTRACT LAW / by Lon L. Fuller (St. Paul: West, 1947)
2 CASES ON BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS: CORPORATIONS, VOLUME 1 / by E. Merrick Dodd, Jr. & Ralph J. Baker (Chicago: Foundation Press, 1940)
3 A SELECTION OF CASES ON THE GOVERNMENT AND LAW OF THE TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM / by Samuel Bertram McAlister (College Station: Educational Publishing Co., 1935)
4 CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE LAW OF AGENCY AND PARTNERSHIP / selected by Robert Elden Mathews (Chicago: Callaghan & Co., 1940)
5 CASES AND OTHER MATERIALS ON JUDICIAL REMEDIES ... / by Austin Wakeman Scott & Sidney Post Simpson (2nd ed., 3rd printing; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School, 1946)
box folder
L84 1 CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE LAW OF PROPERTY [vol. 1] / by Ralph W. Aigler, Harray A. Bigelow & Richard R. Powell (St. Paul: West, 1942)
2 CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE LAW OF PROPERTY [vol. 2] / by Ralph W. Aigler, Harray A. Bigelow & Richard R. Powell (St. Paul: West, 1942)
3 CASES ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW / by Noel T. Dowling (3rd ed.; Chicago: Foundation Press, 1946)
4 "Rules of Practice and Procedure in Civil Actions, Promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas", TEXAS BAR JOURNAL 11:1 (Jan. 1948)
NOTE: Complete issue.
5 THE JUDICIAL PROCESS IN TORT CASES / by Leon Green (2nd ed.; St. Paul: West, 1939)

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Class outlines & notes, 1948-1950

box folder
L78 1 Outline of Contracts, Spring 1948, 1948
2 Contracts (class notes), Prof. Leo W. Leary, Spring 1948, 1948
3 Outline of Torts, Prof. Leon Green, Spring 1948, 1948
4 Outline of Procedure I, Fall 1948, 1948
box folder
L79 1 Materials on Constitutional Law: containing outline, review lecture notes, and transcribed report of same..., Prof. Witherspoon, Fall 1948, 1948
2 Outline of Property I [personal property], Fall & Spring 1948-49, 1948-1949
3 Outline of Real Property, 1948-49, 1948-1949
4 Outline of Bills and Notes, Spring 1949, 1949
5 Outline of Employees' Rights, Spring 1949, 1949
6 Outline of Insurance, Spring 1949, 1949
7 Outline of Private Corporations, Spring 1949, 1949
box folder
L80 1 Outline of Agency and Partnership, Prof. R. Morse, Summer 1949, 1949
2 Outline of Marital Community, Summer 1949, 1949
3 Briefs & Class Notes, Marital Community, Prof. W. O. Huie, Summer 1949, 1949
4 Outline of Administrative Law, Fall 1949, 1949
5 Outline of Criminal Law, Fall 1949, 1949
6 Outline of Procedure II, Fall 1949, 1949
box folder
L81 1 Outline of Texas Land Titles, Fall 1949, 1949
2 Outline of Evidence, Prof. Clarence Morris, Spring 1950, 1950
3 Outline of Oil & Gas, Prof. Howard Williams, Spring 1950, 1950
4 Outline of Oil & Gas, Prof. Howard Williams, Spring 1950, 1950
NOTE: Includes slip opinion, "Final Examination in Oil and Gas (Mr. H. Williams)", 1950 May 26, and carbon copies of pages in preceding binder.
5 Briefs & Class Notes, Oil & Gas, Prof. Howard Williams, Spring 1950, 1950
6 Outline of Procedure III, Prof. Young, Spring 1950, 1950
box folder
L82 1 Outline of Taxation, Prof. Hall, Spring 1950, 1950
2 Outline of Conflict of Laws, Summer 1950, 1950
3 Outline of Damages, Summer 1950, 1950
4 Outline of Procedure Ia, Prof. Gus Hodges, Summer 1950, 1950
5 Outline of Wills & Administration, Summer 1950, 1950
6 Federal Courts, outline, undated
7 Actions, Parties, Jurisdiction & Venue: Texas Rules & Statutes, outline, undated

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Publications of Henry Gilchrist, 1948-1950

box folder
L84 6 "Negligence as a Matter of LawÑInability to Stop Car Within the Range of One's Vision (King v. Farmers Educational & Cooperative Oil Co., S.D. 1948)", and "Trial-Conduct of Judge-Facial Expressions (Hill v. State,Tex.Crim.App. 1948)", TEXAS LAW REVIEW 28:1 (Nov. 1949), 120-123,
NOTE: Complete issue.
7 "The Form of a New Texas Constitution", TEXAS LAW REVIEW 28:6 (June 1950), 851-861,
NOTE: Complete issue.
8 "The Form of a New Texas Constitution", TEXAS LAW REVIEW 28:6 (June 1950), 851-861,
NOTE: Reprint.

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Casebooks - separated to Faculty Writings Collection, 1935, 1948-1950

box folder
- - CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE LAW OF EVIDENCE / by Charles T. McCormick (2nd ed.; St. Paul: West, 1948),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-126
- HANDBOOK ON THE LAW OF DAMAGES / by Charles T. McCormick (St. Paul: West, 1935),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-127
- SELECTED TEXAS STATUTES FOR USE IN THE COURSE ON WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION / [W. O. Huie] (Austin: Hemphill Book Stores, 1950),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-129
- CASE BOOK ON TEXAS CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN TRIAL AND APPELLATE COURTS [vol. 3] / by Robert W. Stayton (Austin: Hemphill's Book Stores, 1948),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-130
- CASE BOOK ON TEXAS CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN TRIAL AND APPELLATE COURTS [vol. 4] / by Robert W. Stayton (Austin: Hemphill's Book Stores, 1948),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-131
- CASES AND MATERIALS ON COVENANTS FOR TITLE, ESTOPPEL BY DEED, AND RECORDATION / by Howard R. Williams (Austin: Hemphill's Book Stores, 1949),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-132
- TEXAS SUPPLEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES / W. O. Huie (Austin: Hemphill's Book Stores, 1949),
NOTE: Item separated to the Faculty Writings Collection, FW1999-133

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Separated materials - publications, 1927, 1947-1950, 1974

box folder
- - PLEDGE MANUAL AND PLEDGE RITUAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FRATERNITY OF PHI DELTA PHI (10th ed.; Boulder, Colo.: The Fraternity, 1947),
NOTE: Now at Archives KF 289 P465 1947
- VERNON'S ANNOTATED REVISED CIVIL STATUTES OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, REVISION OF 1925: CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS (ANNOTATED) (2 vols.; with "1948 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part"; Kansas City, Mo.: Vernon Law Book Co., 1927),
NOTE: Item shelved in reference collection, Rare Book Room.
- THE FORMS OF ACTION AT COMMON LAW: A COURSE OF LECTURES / by F. W. Maitland (Cambridge, U.K.: the University Press, 1948,
NOTE: Item shelved in reference collection, Rare Book Room.
- THE MISSING FIRST CHAPTER: A HISTORY OF THE FORMATION OF THE TEXAS LAW REVIEW / by John Robert Anthony (June 1974),
NOTE: Now at Archives KF 292 T44 A41 1974 c.2
- THE LAWYER AND ABSTRACT EXAMINATION / Fred A. Lange, Houston, Texas (Bench and Bar Lecture Series; Austin: Law School, The University of Texas, February 28, 1950),
NOTE: Now at Archives KFT 1327 Z9 L29 c.2

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