Biography of Oliver L. Barbour
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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OLIVER L. BARBOUR.

THROUGH the work of bright and earnest men the Saratoga county bar gained a State and national reputation, and none is more entitled to rank with the foremost of its intellectual giants than the subject of this brief notice.

Oliver L. Barbour was born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1811, and removed to Saratoga Springs when a youth. He was a relative of Reuben Hyde Walworth, and as the "Chancellor's" confidential clerk gained a wide and thorough knowledge of law. He rose to eminence, principally through the authorship of legal treatises, all of which hold high rank, having been commended by Chief Justice Story, the American jurist, and other authorities of repute.

He wrote the following treatises: "Equity Digest, Embracing English, Irish and American Reports" in four volumes, "Collyer on Partnerships," "Chitty on Bills," "A Treatise on Criminal Law," "A Treatise on the Law of Set-off," "A Treatise on the Court of Chancery" in two volumes, "Reports of Cases decided in the Court of Chancery" in three volumes, "Reports of Cases decided in the Supreme Court of the State of New York" in eighteen volumes, and revisions of his "Chancery Practice" and "Equity Practice." Hamilton College conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL. D.


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