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Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, American lawyer.

Background

Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan was born on June 4, 1830 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jacob Abbott.

Education

Graduated from the University New York, 1850. Attended Harvard Law School, 1851.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1852, practiced in partnership with brother Austin. Secretary New York Code Commission, 1864, drew up penal code (basis for law now existing). A commissioner to revise statutes of the United States, 1870-1872.

Author: (fiction, with his brothers) Come Cut Corners. The Experiences of a Conservative Family in Fanatical Times, 1855, Matthew Caraby (under pseudonym Benauly), 1859. (with Austin Abbott) Abbott’s Reports of Practice Cases in the Courts of the State of New York, 1855, Reports of cases in Admiralty, United States District Court for Southern New York, 1847-1850, published 1857, A Collection of Forms of Pleadings in Actions, 1858.

Digest of New York Statutes and Reports, 5 vols., 1860. A Collector of Forms of Practice and Pleading in Actions, 1864. The Clerk’s and Conveyancer’s Assistant, 1866.

Digest of the Reports of the United States Courts and Acts of Congress, 4 vols., 1867. General Digest of the Law of Corporations, 1869. Digest of Reports of Indiana to the Year 1871.

Reports of Decisions Rendered in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, 1863-1871, 2 vols., 1870-1871. United States Digest, 14 vols., 1879. Dictionary of Terms and Phrases used in American or English Jurisprudence, 1879.

General Digest of English and American Cases on the Law of Corporations, 1868-1878, published 1879. National Digest, 4 vols. (United States court decisions of year 1884, supplement published 1889), 1884.

The Patent Laws of All Nations, 2 vols., 1886. Decisions on the Law of Patents for Inventions, English Cases, 1662-1843, 3 vols., 1887.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (fiction, with his brothers) Come Cut Corners. The Experiences of a Conservative Family in Fanatical Times, 1855, Matthew Caraby (under pseudonym Benauly), 1859. (with Austin Abbott) Abbott’s Reports of Practice Cases in the Courts of the State of New York, 1855, Reports of cases in Admiralty, United States District Court for Southern New York, 1847-1850, published 1857, A Collection of Forms of Pleadings in Actions, 1858.

      Digest of New York Statutes and Reports, 5 vols., 1860. A Collector of Forms of Practice and Pleading in Actions, 1864. The Clerk’s and Conveyancer’s Assistant, 1866.

      Digest of the Reports of the United States Courts and Acts of Congress, 4 vols., 1867. General Digest of the Law of Corporations, 1869. Digest of Reports of Indiana to the Year 1871.

      Reports of Decisions Rendered in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, 1863-1871, 2 vols., 1870-1871. United States Digest, 14 vols., 1879. Dictionary of Terms and Phrases used in American or English Jurisprudence, 1879.

      General Digest of English and American Cases on the Law of Corporations, 1868-1878, published 1879. National Digest, 4 vols. (United States court decisions of year 1884, supplement published 1889), 1884.

      The Patent Laws of All Nations, 2 vols., 1886. Decisions on the Law of Patents for Inventions, English Cases, 1662-1843, 3 vols., 1887.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Litcomb, 1853.

father:
Jacob Abbott. Abbott

spouse:
Elizabeth Litcomb