Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New From Georgetown Law's Special Collections

The Special Collections and Archives Department of the Edward Bennett Williams Library at Georgetown Law has updated its website to provide a much better view of its holdings, including the recently acquired McLaughlin Brothers Collection. As the description of the collection explains:
The collection was donated in January 2007 by Pamela Skewes-Cox, great-grand daughter of William Law McLaughlin, a Georgetown Law alumnus [pictured at right]. The collection spans the years 1879-1913 and is comprised of letters and other forms of correspondence, written by or to William Law McLaughlin and his young brother Daniel Joseph McLaughlin while they were students at Georgetown. William McLaughlin was a student at Georgetown Law and his brother Daniel Joseph was a student at Georgetown College. After graduating both brothers went on to practice law in Deadwood, Dakota with their father. Their letters provide a unique view of Georgetown student life in the late 1800s.