The College of William & Mary's Wolf Law Library launched Wythepedia on May 1 in honor of Law Day. This online encyclopedia dedicated to the college's and the nation's first law professor, George Wythe, features descriptions of the library's George Wythe collection, Wythe's life and death by poisoning, his letters and papers, and even some poetry.

Linda Tesar is the managing editor of Wythepedia but it was a library-wide project with librarians, staff and graduate research assistants contributing. Check out Paul Hellyer's write up on Wythe's death by poisoning, and Fred Dingledy's reviews of Wythe's chancery cases, as well as Michael Umberger's article on Commonwealth v Canton.

Check out Wythepedia and learn about this fascinating man.

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