In Her Own Right

Belva Lockwood biographical notes

Date created 1908-01-01 – 1917-01-01
Creators Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917
Description Lockwood's handwritten notes for her biography. She recounts an incident in the case involving the Estate of General John Sevier; Emmetta Humphreys, administratrix to the estate, attempted to have Lockwood dismissed from the case, but the Chief Justice of the Court of Claims dismissed Humphreys' Motion and praised Lockwood extensively.
Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917 | Sevier, John, 1745-1815 | United States. Court of Claims | Women lawyers | Claims against decedents' estates
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Belva Ann Lockwood Papers, SCPC-DG-098, Swarthmore College Peace Collection as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, Lockwood-0090. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see