Law and Legal History

In 1968 Mr. William H. Edwards, a prominent Providence lawyer, donated his collection of 1,050 books on the U.S. Supreme Court and on legal history to the Library. The collection is particularly strong in biographies of Supreme Court justices and in books written by them. It also includes some early English legal books, two of which were printed in the sixteenth century. On a front flyleaf of most of the books is a note by Mr. Edwards indicating where and when he bought the book, and how much he paid for it.