Letters from Sumner to Story, Washington D.C. (1834)

Source: Library of Congress, Joseph Story Papers

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Letters from Sumner to Story, Washington D.C. (1834), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Letters from Charles Sumner to Joseph Story

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Abstract:
Two letters from Charles Sumner to his friend Justice Joseph Story. In the letters Sumner describes the delivery of the Wheaton v. Peters opinion by the Supreme Court, an event from which Story was absent. According to the description the scene included visible tensions between the majority and minority judges as well as an order by Chief Justice Marshall to the reporter Richard Peters not to mention those tensions in his report.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • McGill, Meredith L. 'The Matter of the Text: Commerce, Print Culture, and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law.' 9 American Literary History 1 (1997).

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  • Joyce, Craig. 'The Story of Wheaton v. Peters, in Intellectual Property Stories.' In Jane C. Ginsburg and Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss eds. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.

  • Abrams, Howard B. 'The Historic Foundation of American Copyright Law: Exploding the Myth of Common Law Copyright.' 29 Wayne L. Rev. 1119 (1983).


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1834: Wheaton v. Peters
1834: Wheaton v. Peters Independent Report

Author: Charles Sumner

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1834

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress, Joseph Story Papers

Persons referred to:
Baldwin, Henry
Calhoun, John Caldwell
Cowen, Esek
Duvall, Gabriel
Jackson, Andrew
Leigh, Benjamin Watkins
Lincoln, Levi, Jr.
Marshall, John
McDuffie, George
McLean, John
Peters, Richard, Jr.
Pinckney, Henry Laurens
Porter, Robert
Story, Joseph
Sumner, Charles
Thompson, Smith
Virgil
Webster, Daniel
Wheaton, Henry

Places referred to:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Louisiana
New Orleans
Washington

Cases referred to:
Wheaton v. Peters (1834) 33 U.S. 591

Institutions referred to:
U.S. Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Supreme Court

Legislation:
Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790

Keywords:
common law copyright

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