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Guide to the William Denman Papers, [ca. 1900-1959]
BANC MSS C-B 817  
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Description
Correspondence; reports; speeches and publications; legal and financial papers; briefs, arguments and other legal documents; copies of judicial opinions; scrapbooks; clippings.

Mainly concerning his legal and judicial career, his interest in politics and judicial and electoral reforms, his chairmanship of the U.S. Shipping Board and his association with the Coos Bay Lumber Co.

A few papers of his wife, Leslie Van Ness Denman, concerning the world's fair at San Francisco, 1939-40, included.
Background
William Denman was born in San Francisco on November 7, 1872, the son of James and Helen Virginia (Jordan) Denmen. He attended the public schools in the city, the University of California, from which he was graduated in 1894, and then the Harvard Law School, receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree there in 1897. In 1898 he was admitted to the California state bar and shortly after to the Supreme Court of the United States and the federal courts in California. From 1902 to 1903 he was assistant professor of law and lecturer at the Hastings College of Law and the University of California.
Extent
Number of containers: 42 boxes, 32 cartons, 21 v., 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research except cartons 15, 17, 27, 28, 29, 30, which are unarranged and unavailable for use. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of the Head of Public Services of The Bancroft Library.