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William Wallace Scott


"Born Orange County, Va., 1845. Educated at Virginia Military Institute and University of Virginia; practiced law in Lexington; edited papers at Charlottesville and Gordonsville; continued his law practice at Orange. Appointed State Librarian of Virginia in 1901; resigned, 1903, and has since served as Librarian of the Supreme Court of Appeals at Richmond. . . . Author of pamphlet volume of verses, 'Some Fugitive Rhymes, by an old Confederate Soldier.' Lives at Richmond, Va."

[Armistead C. Gordon, Virginian Writers of Fugitive Verse 129 (New York: James T. White & Co., 1923)] [We find no OCLC listing for Scott's Some Fugitive Rhymes][See, "William Wallace Scott," in W. Hamilton Bryson (ed.), Virginia Law Books: Essays and Bibliographies 121-122 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2000), a bio that indicates that Scott studied law at the University of Virginia from 1865 to 1867 and received his LL. B. degree. He practiced law in Lexington, Virginia for two years and at Orange for 10 years. He found and published, from 1873 to 1877, the Gordonsville Gazette.]]


W.W. Scott, A History of Orange County, Virginia: From its Formation in 1734 (O.S.) to theEend of Reconstruction in 1870 compiled mainly from original records, with a brief sketch of the beginnings of Virginia, a summary of local events to 1907, and a map (Richmond, Virginia: E. Waddey Co., 1907)(Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1990)(Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc. 1998)