University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the Robert W. Stayton Papers, 1934-1950



Collection Summary

Creator: Stayton, Robert Weldon, 1886-1963
Title: Robert W. Stayton Papers
Dates: 1934-1950
Abstract: The collection contains minutes, proceedings, correspondence, reports, memoranda, printed material, creative works, and legal-style documentation that reflect the involvement and activities of Robert W. Stayton in the formulation, interpretation, and evaluation of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and in the study of the Texas civil judicial system.
Size: 10.5 linear feet (22 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: 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

Robert W. Stayton (1886-1963) earned his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Texas. He sat on the Texas Supreme Court's Commission of Appeals from December 1923 to June 1925, concurrently serving as president of the Texas Bar Association from 1924 to 1925. Judge Stayton joined the faculty at the University of Texas School of Law from 1925. He taught a wide range of subjects, but was best known as one of the nation's authorities on civil practice and procedure.

From its creation in 1929 until 1946, Stayton was a member of the Texas Judicial Council, tasked with studying and reporting on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial branch. In 1940, the legislature authorized the Supreme Court of Texas to revise the Rules of Civil Procedure. Stayton and twenty other members were appointed to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure in order to create rules of civil procedure for actions in Texas. The final work consisted of 822 rules and was adopted by the Texas Supreme Court in September 1941. After the adoption of the rules, Stayton remained on the committee for another twenty years where he continued to work on amendments and revisions. He also served as chair of the Subcommittee on Interpretation of Rules of Civil Procedure. This subcommittee was formed to assist in interpreting the new rules and consisted of William A. Vinson, Randolph L. Carter, and Allan D. Montgomery.


Contents of the Collection

The collection contains minutes, proceedings, correspondence, reports, memoranda, printed material, creative works, and legal-style documentation that reflect the involvement and activities of Robert W. Stayton in the formulation, interpretation, and evaluation of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and in the study of the Texas civil judicial system.

Arranged in four series representing the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, the Subcommittee on the Interpretation of Rules (of the Committee on the Improvement of Justice of the State Bar of Texas), the Texas Civil Judicial Council, and Stayton Research Projects, the records illuminate Stayton’s participation in the drafting, amendment, and subsequent interpretation of the 1941 Rules of Civil Procedure, and his study of administration, ethics, judicial holdings, and pendency of litigation in the Texas Civil Judicial System.

The records of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee (1939-1949) represent nearly half of the total records and thoroughly document the establishment, subdivision, and activities of the Committee related to the drafting and promotion of the new rules. While the bulk of the main committee’s general records consists of correspondence, reports, proceedings of institutes, and printed material, less well documented are the activities of its six subcommittees, which range from studies of existing procedural statutes to drafting procedural rules for trials and special proceedings.

Especially well documented, through the general and numbered correspondence and printed material of the Subcommittee on the Interpretation of Rules (1941-1947), is Stayton’s participation in answering practicing attorneys’ inquiries regarding the appropriate application of the new rules.

The material of the Stayton Research Projects, which comprises only about one-fifth of the total group (1934-1950), primarily deals with one study conducted under the auspices of the University of Texas Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences, whose results were published in several articles in the Texas Law Review. Also included are statistics on litigation pendency and case studies. The primary study surveys the grounds and rationales of holdings of the Texas Supreme Court from 1886 and those of Texas appellate courts from 1931, with access facilitated through a project explanations book.

The records of the Texas Judicial Council (1940-1950), while dealing with ethics and judicial administration during the 1940s, provide only limited coverage of these topics and Stayton’s involvement.


Arrangement of the Collection

Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedures, 1939-1949
Subcommittee on the Interpretation of the Rules, 1941-1947
Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1940-1950
Stayton Research Projects, 1934-1950

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Stayton, Robert W. (Robert Weldon), 1886-1963.
Subjects (Organizations)
Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. State Bar of Texas.
Texas Civil Judicial Council.
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law.
Subjects
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law -- Faculty.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert W. Stayton Papers, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Katy Telling, 2017.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1939-1949

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1 1 Rules Committee data, 1940
2 Sub-Committee on Sub-Committees and Lists of Statutes: correspondence, Stayton report, proposed breakdown of [sub]-committees, 1940
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2 1 Bar Association activities and legal institutes concerning the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure; Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice and Procedures, 1940-1949
2 Bar Association activities and legal institutes concerning the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure; Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice and Procedures, 1940-1949
3 [Sub]Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Drafts of rules, correspondence, reports
4 [Sub]Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Drafts of rules, correspondence, reports
5 [Sub]Committee on Trial Procedure (Pre-Trial): Reports to main committee, correspondence, suggested changes, 1940
6 [Sub]Committee on Ancillary Proceedings and [Sub] Committee on Special Proceedings: Reports to main committee, correspondence, suggested changes, 1940
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3 1 Supreme Court Advisory Committee material, 1941
2 Supreme Court Advisory Committee material, 1941
3 Final Rules as promulgated, undated
4 Committee activities in securing approval of the Rules and against subsequent legislative encroachment in matters of a procedural nature, 1941-1945
5 Committee activities in securing approval of the Rules and against subsequent legislative encroachment in matters of a procedural nature, 1941-1945
6 Information secured from outside sources and inquiries from interested persons outside of Texas, 1939-1945
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4 1 Committee report on Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Alexander’s copy), 1940
2 Committee report on Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Wynne’s copy), 1940
3 Committee report on Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Stayton’s copy), 1940
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5 1 Miscellaneous material on work on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1940
2 Miscellaneous material on work on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1940
3 Miscellaneous material on work on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1940
4 Newspaper clippings on Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, 1940
5 Supreme Court Advisory Committee - work of the main committee material, 1939-1940
6 Supreme Court Advisory Committee - work of the main committee material, 1939-1940
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6 1 Jury Submission under the new rules, 1941
2 Lawyer’s Institute Proceedings, 1941
3 District Judges Institute, 1941
4 New Rules for Civil Procedure, 1941
5 Rules Committee Changes, 1941
6 Texas Bar Journal material pertaining to promulgation and official amendments of the rules, 1940-1945
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7 1 Suggestions, minutes, correspondence
2 Suggestions, minutes, correspondence
3 Correspondence, drafts and orders regarding amendments of rules, 1942-1943
4 Correspondence, drafts and orders regarding amendments of rules, 1942-1943
5 Correspondence, drafts and orders regarding amendments of rules, 1942-1943
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8 1 Correspondence, suggested changes and amendments to rules, 1944-1949
2 Correspondence, suggested changes and amendments to rules, 1944-1949
3 Bibliography on Rule Making Power of Supreme Court of Texas
4 Sub-Committee on Sub-Committees and Lists of Statutes: Committee to survey procedural statutes and on subcommittees material, 1940
5 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): General material, 1939-1940
6 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): General material, 1939-1940
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9 1 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
2 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
3 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
4 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
5 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
6 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Suggestions, correspondence
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10 1 [Sub] Committee on Trial Procedure (Actual Trial): Report to main committee
2 [Sub] Committee on Appellate Procedures: List of statutes, draft of reports, reports to main committee, and recommendations, 1940
3 [Sub] Committee on Appellate Procedures: List of statutes, draft of reports, reports to main committee, and recommendations, 1940
4 [Sub] Committee on Appellate Procedures: General material, 1940
5 [Sub] Committee on Appellate Procedures: General material, 1940



Subcommittee on the Interpretation of Rules (of the Committee on the Improvement of the Administration of Justice, State Bar of Texas), 1941-1947

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11 1 General correspondence, 11/20/41 to 3/2/42
2 General correspondence, 3/3/42 to 5/6/42
3 General correspondence, 5/7/42 to 7/14/42
4 General correspondence, 7/15/42 to 10/10/42
5 General correspondence, 10/12/42 to 1/21/43
6 General correspondence, 1/22/43 to 4/14/43
7 General correspondence, 4/20/43 to 9/16/43
8 General correspondence, 9/17/43 to 2/2/44
9 General correspondence, 2/3/44 to 4/13/44
10 General correspondence, 4/22/44 to 9/1/44
11 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 11/20/41 to 3/17/42
12 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 3/26/42 to 7/9/42
13 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 7/15/42 to 7/28/42
14 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 8/11/42 to 1/28/43
15 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 2/23/43 to 5/25/43
16 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 7/5/43 to 2/29/44
17 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 3/1/44 to 8/2/44
18 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 8/3/44 to 9/11/44
19 General correspondence [Vinson copy], 9/12/44 to 11/15/44
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12 1 Question [A], Rules 101 and 2, inquiry from Homa S. Hill, 1942
2 Question [B], Rules 101 and 4, inquiry from John C. Marburger, 1941
3 Question [C], Rules 169, 85, and 1, inquiry from Henry Taylor, 1941
4 Question [D], Rules 169 and 170, inquiry from Perkins, 1942
5 Question [E], Rule 689, inquiry from Homa S. Hill, 1942
6 Question [F], Article 2013, inquiry from Judge A. O. Newman, 1942
7 Question [G], Rules 101 and 2, inquiry from G. B. King, 1941
8 Question [H], Article 3989, Rule 751, inquiry from L. C. Scarborough, 1942
9 Question [I], Rule 686, inquiry from George H. Templin, 1941
10 Question No. 6, Rules 659 and 661, inquiry from J. S. Simkins, 1942
11 Question No. 7, Rules 364 and 657, inquiry from Sam Darden, 1942
12 Question No. 10, Rule 306, inquiry from Lamar Cecil, 1942
13 Question No. 11, Rule 169, inquiry from Esir Tobolowsky, 1942
14 Question No. 12, Rules 385 and 297, inquiry from Fred Much, 1942
15 Question No. 13, Rule 306, inquiry from Chas. M. Cocke, 1942
16 Question No. 15, Rule 385, inquiry from James P. Alexander, 1942
17 Question No. 16, Rules 4 and 101, inquiry from Ben J. Dean, 1942
18 Question No. 17, Rules 237 and 239, inquiry from H. M. Oster, 1942
19 Question No. 18, Rule 364, inquiry from Lewis A. Scott, 1942
20 Question No. 19, Rules 266 and 269, inquiry from Thos. A. Cox, 1942
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13 1 Question No. 20, Rule 169, inquiry from Herf M. Weinert, 1942
2 Question No. 21, Rules 751 and 753, inquiry froom William G. Niece, 1942
3 Question No. 22, Rule 39, inquiry from R. T. Wilkinson, 1942
4 Question No. 23, Rule 169, inquiry from E. D. Hurt, 1942
5 Question No. 24, Rule 101, inquiry from Mabel Grey Howell
6 Question No. 25, Rules 106-108, inquiry from Joab Campbell, 1942
7 Question No. 26, Return or Writ of Sequestration, inquiry from Geo. E. Shive, 1942
8 Question No. 27, Rules 525 and 237, inquiry from Earl C. Fitts, 1942
9 Question No. 28, Rules 101, 114, and 115, inquiry from E. M. Critz, 1942
10 Question No. 29, Rules 353 and 363, inquiry from Homa S. Hill, 1942
11 Question No. 30, Rule 266, inquiry from Roy W. McDonald, 1942
12 Question No. 31, Rules 324 and 330-k, inquiry from Virgil Childress, 1942
13 Question No. 32, Rule 164, inquiry from Judge W. R. Blalock, 1942
14 Question No. 33, Rules 93, 166, 248, and 330, inquiry from Allen D. Montgomery, 1942
15 Question No. 34, Rules 72, 73, 86, and 87, inquiry from E. L. Gilbert, 1942
16 Question No. 35, Rule 327, inquiry from Robert Price, 1942
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14 1 Question No. 36, Rules 72 and 75, inquiry from Allen D. Montgomery, 1942
2 Question No. 37, Rules 94, 277, and 279, inquiry from E. M. Critz, 1942
3 Question No. 38, Rules 101 and 110, inquiry from Enoch Fletcher
4 Question No. 39, Rule 331, Article 2092, inquiry from David E. O’Fiel, 1942
5 Question No. 40, Rules 749 and 751, inquiry from C. C. Jopling, 1942
6 Question No. 41, Rules 409, 460, and 465, inquiry from H. L. Garrett, 1942
7 Question N. 42, Presumption where statement of facts silent, anonymous, 1942
8 Question No. 43, Articles 2008 and 4662, inquiry from Charles Murphy, 1942
9 Question No. 44, Rule 169, inquiry form William Pannill, 1942
10 Question No. 45, Rule 169 and Article 3716, inquiry from H. D. Stringer, 1942
11 Question No. 46, Rule 372-k, inquiry from Norman M. West, 1942
12 Question No. 47, Rules 167, 169, and 170, inquiry from Sam Holliday, 1942
13 Question No. 48, Rules 86, 87, and 527, inquiry from O. H. Woodrow, 1942
14 Question No. 49, Rules 86 and 87, inquiry from S. M. Adams, 1942
15 Question No. 50, Rules 72, 73, 86, and 87, inquiry from E. L. Gilbert, 1942
16 Question No. 51, Rule 699, inquiry from William Flournoy, 1942
17 Question No. 52, Rule 329, inquiry from Jesse F. Holt, 1942
18 Question No. 53, Rule 279, inquiry from C. S. Eidman, Jr., 1942
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15 1 Question No. 54, Rule 364, inquiry from E. M. Critz, 1942
2 Question No. 55, Rule 481, inquiry from Dorsey B. Hardeman, 1942
3 Question No. 56, Rules 370, 376, and 377, inquiry from G. D. Fairbanks, 1942
4 Question No. 57, Article 4639a and Rules 2, 15, 101, and 819, inquiry from O. L. Parish, 1942
5 Question No. 58, Article 2013 and Rule 87, inquiry from H. Grady Chandler, 1942
6 Question No. 59, Rule 169, inquiry from Esir Tobolowsky, 1942
7 Question No. 60, Rules 87 and 88, inquiry from Edward H. Moss, 1942
8 Question No. 61, Rule 347, John C. Marburger, 1942
9 Question No. 62, Rules 386 and 324, inquiry from H. L. Garrett, 1942
10 Question No. 63, Rules 481 and 504, inquiry from W. T. Williams, 1942
11 Question No. 64, Rule 330-j, inquiry from Harry B. Berry, 1942
12 Question No. 65, Rules 237-239 and Article 1920, inquiry from H. M. Oster, 1942
13 Question No. 66, Bryan v. Meyers, 163 S. W. (2d) 866, 1942
14 Question No. 67, Rules 533, 594, and 606, inquiry from Hardy Moore, 1942
15 Question No. 68, Wagley v. Fambrough, 163 S.W. (2d) 1072, 1942
16 Question No. 69, Presumption where Statement of Facts, 1942
17 Question No. 70, Rules 748 and 749, inquiry from J. W. Culwell, 1942
18 Question No. 71, Rules 739 and 122, inquiry from S. E. Fish, 1942
19 Question No. 72, Rules 244 and 239, inquiry from W. A. Hadden, 1942
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16 1 Question No. 73, Rules 85, 87, 101, and 237, inquiry from Richard S. Brooks, 1942
2 Question No. 74, Rules 195, 201, and Article 3757, inquiry from Major T. Bell, 1942
3 Question No. 75, San Antonio Joint Stock Land Bank v. Malchar, 164 S. W. (2d) 197, 1942
4 Question No. 76, Rule 107, inquiry from Robert G. Carter, 1942
5 Question No. 77, Rule 751, inquiry from Clem Calhoun, 1942
6 Question No. 78, Rule 107, inquiry from K. K. Woodley, 1942
7 Question No. 79, Rule 471, inquiry from H. Grady Chandler, 1942
8 Question No. 80, Rule 106, inquiry from S. H. Sanders, 1942
9 Question No. 81, Rule 51(B), inquiry from Max H. Rogers, 1942
10 Question No. 82, Rules 107 and 114, inquiry from K. K. Woodley, 1942
11 Question No. 83, Rules 749 and 752, inquiry from E. L. Gilbert, 1943
12 Question No. 84, Rule 751, inquiry from I. N. Jett, 1943
13 Question No. 85, Rule 101, inquiry from J. F. Dabney, 1943
14 Question No. 86, Consolidated Underwriters v. Ruff, 164 S. W. (2d) 550, 1943
15 Question No. 87, Garrett vx. Mercantile National Bank, 1943
16 Questions Nos. 88 and 89, Clark v. Eads, 1943
17 Question No. 90, Rule 301, Starr v. Ferguson, 1943
18 Question No. 91, Sub-committee Opinion No. 42, inquiry from John A. Ford, 1943
19 Question No. 92, Rule 142, inquiry from Randolph Pierson, 1943
20 Question No. 93, Rule 266, inquiry from L. L. Montgomery, 1943
21 Question No. 94, "Points" in appellant's brief, 1943
22 Question No. 95, Rule 109, inquiry from D. O. Beene, 1943
23 Question No. 96, Rule 695, inquiry from Ben J. Dean, 1943
24 Question No. 97, Rule 737, inquiry from E. D. Slough, 1943
25 Question No. 98, Rule 87, inquiry from Charles Murphy, 1943
26 Question No. 99, Rule 94, inquiry from H. D. Stringer, 1943
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17 1 Question No. 100, Rule 184-A, inquiry from Sam Holliday, 1943
2 Question No. 101, Rules 167 and 169, inquiry from Russell Talbott, 1943
3 Question No. 102, Rule 86, inquiry from Murray G. Smyth, 1943
4 Question No. 103, Rules 751 and 571, inquiry from Lloyd L. Davis, 1943
5 Question No. 104, Rule 86, inquiry from J. F. Dabney, 1943
6 Question No. 105, Rules 627 and 755, inquiry from T. J. Renfro, 1943
7 Question No. 106, Forcible Entry and Detainer--Cross Action for Penalty, inquiry from O. M. Stubblefield, 1943
8 Question No. 107, Rules 107 and 119, inquiry from E. M. Critz, 1943
9 Question No. 108, Rule 751, inquiry from Tom Nash, 1943
10 Question No. 109, Rule 414, inquiry form William J. Park, 1943
11 Question No. 110, Rule 109, inquriy from W. A. Ray, 1943
12 Question No. 111, Rules 101 and 114-116, inquiry from George E. Shive, 1943
13 Question No. 112, Rules 324-374, Headstream v. Mangum, 1943
14 Question No. 113, Rule 420, inquiry from O. D. Montgomery, 1943
15 Question No. 114, Rules 68, 90, 374, 418, 431, 434, 437, 503; 1944
16 Question No. 115, Rule 114, inquiry from J. G. Davis, 1944
17 Question No. 116, Rules 90, 91, 268, 274, 66, 67, Bednarz v. State, 1944
18 Question No. 117, Article 2013, inquiry from O. H. Woodrow, 1944
19 Question No. 118, Rules 107 and 244, inquiry from Leo N. Duran, 1944
20 Question No. 119, Rule 571, inquiry from S. H. Sanders, 1944
21 Question No. 120, Repeal of Article 2175, inquiry from C. T. McCormick, 1944
22 Question No. 121, Rule 355, inquiry from Reynolds N. Cate, 1944
23 Question No. 122, Rule 116, inquiry from C. C. Jopling, 1944
24 Question No. 123, Rule 101, inquiry from Ronald Smallwood, 1944
25 Question No. 124, Rule 237, inquriy from Robert Hughes, 1944
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18 1 Question No. 125, Rules 88 and 169, inquiry from A. N. Moursund, 1944
2 Question No. 126, Rule 117, inquiry from Jacobs and Mabry, 1944
3 Question No. 127, Rule 775, inquiry from O. H. Woodrow, 1944
4 Question No. 128, Rules 330-331, inquiry from Yale Hicks, 1944
5 Question No. 129, Rules 186-215, inquiry from Thomas R. Cox, 1944
6 Question No. 130, Rule 169, inquiry from Ocie Speer, 1944
7 Question No. 131, Rules 431 and 437, inquiry from Robert W. Stayton, 1944
8 Question No. 132, Rule 301, inquiry from Thomas R. Cox, 1944
9 Question No. 133, Rule 114, inquiry from E. T. Yates, 1944
10 Question No. 134, Rule 187, inquiry from Sam Holliday, 1944
11 Question No. 135, Rules 51 and 97, inquiry from Hon. Overton L. Parish, 1944
12 Question No. 136, Rules 101, 106, and 107, inquiry from B. W. King, 1944
13 Question No. 137, Rules 162 and 237, inquiry from Ben Lee Chote, 1945
14 Question No. 138, Rule 752, inquiry from Pierce E. Holmes, 1945
15 Question No. 139, Rule 164-A, inquiry from Murray G. Smyth, 1945
16 Question No. 140, Rules 114-116, inquiry from E. H. Swaim, 1945
17 Question No. 141, Rule 681, inquiry from J. V. Vandenberge, Jr., 1945
18 Question No. 142, Rule 277, inquiry from O. H. Woodrow, 1945
19 Question No. 143, Rule 745, inquiry from Tom Nash, 1945
20 Question No. 144, Rule 114, inquiry from C. G. Dibrell, 1945
21 Question No. 146, Rule 753, inquiry from Jeff D. Stinson, 1946
22 Question No. 147, Rules 114-117, inquiry from Berry B. Cobb, 1946
23 Question No. 148, Rule 330, inquiry from O. B. Garcia, 1946
24 Question Nos. 149 and 150, Rules 109 and 742, inquiry from S. E. Fish, 1946
25 Question No. 151, Rule 167, inquiry from Howard Barker, 1946
26 Question No. [152?], Rule 537, inquiry from E. D. Slough, 1946
27 Question No. [153?], Rules 320 and 330, inquiry from [O. H. Woodrow?], 1946
28 Question No. [154?], Rules 381, 385, and 386, inquiry from [Ralph W. Richardson?], 1946
29 Question No. [155?], Rules 63 and 70, inquiry from [Helen M. Viglini?], 1947
30 Question No. [156?], Rule 4 and Article 4632, inquiry from [H. R. Allison?], 1947
31 Question No. [157?], Article 4116, inquiry from J. D. Pickett, 1947
32 Question No. [158?] and 159[?], Rule 109, inquiry from Lon D. Herbert, 1947
33 Question No. [160?], Rules 143, 72, and 5, inquiry from Harry B. Berry, 1947
34 Question No. [161?], Rule 266, inquiry from Homer Darley, 1947
35 Question No. [162?], Rules 63 and 166, inquiry from William M. Cramer, 1947



Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1940-1950

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19 1 Correspondence, telegrams, reports, 1940-1950
2 Correspondence, telegrams, reports, 1940-1950
3 Correspondence, telegrams, reports, 1940-1950



Stayton Research Projects, 1939-1950

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20 1 Project explanations book (annotated), 1934
2 Project explanations book (annotated, copy 2), 1934
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21 1 Holding summary, 1886
2 Holding summary A-E Book 1, 1931
3 Holding summary F-I Book 2, 1931
4 Holding summary J-O Book 3, 1931
5 Holding summary P-Z Book 4, 1931
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22 1 “Step” Book, 1886
2 “Step” Book, 1931
3 “Ground” Book, 1886
4 “Ground” Book, 1931
5 Statistics related to pendency in Texas civil litigation, 1950
6 Case studies