William W. Cook's Written Work

In chronological order.

Cook, William W. A Treatise on the Law of Stock and Stockholders as Applicable to Railroad, Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Commercial, Business Turnpike, Bridge, Canal, and Other Private Corporations Webpage opens in new window. New York : Baker, Voorhis & Co., 1887: 787 pgs.

———. "Remarks of Mr. William W. Cook before the [New York State] Senate Judiciary Committee, on the Civil Code,"; Albany Law Journal 35 (1887): 246-247.

———. Trusts: The recent combinations in trade, their character, legality and mode of organization, and the rights, duties and liabilities of their managers and certificate holders Webpage opens in new window. 2nd ed., with supplement. New York, L.K. Strouse & Co., 1888: 113 pgs.

———. Corporations: As Created and Regulated by the Statutes and Constitutions of the Various States and Territories, also of the Federal Government, and of England, Canada, France, and Germany Webpage opens in new window. New York: L.K. Strouse, 1889: 162 pgs.

———. A Treatise on Stock and Stockholders and General Corporation Law. Webpage opens in new window 2nd ed. Chicago, Callaghan and Company, 1889: 1066 pgs.

———. The Corporation Problem: The Public Phases of Corporations, Their Uses, Abuses, Benefits, Dangers, Wealth, and Power, with a Discussion of the Social, Industrial, Economic, and Political Questions to Which They Have Given Rise. Webpage opens in new window New York, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1891: 262 pgs.

———. A Treatise on Stock and Stockholders, Bonds, Mortgages and General Corporation Law Webpage opens in new window. 3rd ed. 2 vols. Chicago: Callaghan and Co., 1894: 2068 pgs.

———. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock Webpage opens in new window. 4th ed. 3 vols. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1898: 2783 pgs.

———. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock Webpage opens in new window. 5th ed. 3 vols. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1903: 3359 pgs.

———. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock Webpage opens in new window. 6th ed. 4 vols. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1908: 4309 pgs.

———. "A governmental railroad holding company," North American Review, 187 (1908): 886-897.

———. Cook's Railroad Pamphlets Webpage opens in new window. N.p.: 1908-1923.
Note: reprints, original pamphlets, typed letters, etc., by Mr. Cook, together with 3 folded Senate bills; assembled and bound for Mr. Cook.

———. "Industrial democracy or monopoly? How American railways can be taken over for the people safely and easily," McClure's Magazine, Jan. 1912, 352-360.

———. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock Webpage opens in new window. 7th ed. 5 vols. Boston: Little Brown and Compnay, 1913: 4984 pgs.

———. "How to stop government ownership [of railroads]. New work for the Interstate Commerce Commission," Harper's Weekly, April 14, 1914, 21.

———. "A Bill for the Nationalization of Railroads," Michigan Law Review 14 (1915): 1 -13.

———. "A Plan for the Nationalization of Railroads,"Yale Law Review 24 (1915): 370-380
Note: Article was reprinted in The Engineering Magazine, June 1915, 411-414.

———. A Federal Railroad Board: A Series of Letters to the New York Sun Webpage opens in new window. New York: n.p., 1916: 54 pgs.

———. William W. Cook to Hon. Francis G. Newlands, "A Proposed Solution of the Railroad Problem" Webpage opens in new window. New York: October 24, 1917: 36 pages.

———. "Legal Possibilities of Federal Railroad Incorporation,"Yale Law Review 26 Yale (1917): 207-223.

———. The Railroads After the War Webpage opens in new window. New York: n.p., 1918: 10 pgs.

———. Public control and low freight rates -- the two essentials of any solution of the railroad problem. Webpage opens in new window New York: n.p., 1919: 36 pgs.

———. A Solution of the Railroad Problem in Sight. New York: n.p., 1919: 30 pgs.

———. A Treatise on Telegraph Law Webpage opens in new window. New York: Wm. Siegrist, inc., 1920: 237 pgs.

———. Will the Railroad Act of 1920 Solve the Railroad Problem? Webpage opens in new window. New York: n.p., 1920: 17 pgs.

———. "The Legal Legislative and Economic Battle Over Railroad Rates,"Harvard Law Review 35 (1921): 30-46.

———. "Review of Modern democracies, by James Bryce," Michigan Law Review 8 (1921): 896-898.

———. "Stock Without Par Value," American Bar Association Journal 7 (1921): 534-537.

———. "'Watered stock'- Commissions - 'Blue sky laws' - Stock without par value," Michigan Law Review 19 (1921): 583-598.

———. "Note and comment: Constitutionality of the La Follette amendment to the Internal Revenue Law of 1921." Michigan Law Review 20 (1922): 527-530.

———. "Note and comment: The new "Lawyers’ [sic] Club"—Law school news," Michigan Law Review 20 (1922): 887-889.

———. "Note and comment: Taxation—internal revenue act," Michigan Law Review 20 (1922): 432-433.

———. "Power and Responsibility of the American Bar," American Bar Association Journal 8 (1922): 665-672, 687.

———. Power and Responsibility of American Bar Webpage opens in new window. New York: Tudor Press., 1923: 47 pgs.

———. "The Corporation; A Little Essay Setting Forth the Many Important Services Performed by this Institution, which is Roundly Abused and Yet Trusted by Americans to the Farthest Limit," American Bar Association Journal 9 (1923): 502-503.

———. "The Law Book of the Future," Michigan Law Review 21 (1923): 365-511.

———. "The Mysterious Massachusetts Trust," American Bar Association Journal 9 (1923): 763-767.

———. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock Webpage opens in new window. 8th ed. 6 vols. New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co., 1923: 5936 pgs.

———. "Some Constitutional Phases of the Cummins Railroad Consolidation Bill," Michigan Law Review 22 (1923-24): 579-581.

———. "Fraud and Ultra Vires in Reorganizations," American Bar Association Journal 10 (1924): 780-787, 866-869.

———. The Principles of Corporation Law Webpage opens in new window. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1925: 815 pgs.

———. "A Letter to the Lawyers Club (dedication papers)," Michigan Law Review 24 (1925): 34-38.

———. "Dedication of Lawyers Club Building at Ann Arbor," American Bar Association Journal 11 (1925): 537-539.

———. American Institutions and Their Preservation Webpage opens in new window. New York: Norwood Press, 1927: 403 pgs.

———. "Legal Research; Statement of American Law is Greatest Problem Facing the Bar Today; Four Methods of Grappling with Problem which have been Presented; Criticism of American Law Institute Plan; Possibility of Combining this with the Halsbury Method," American Bar Association Journal 13 (1927): 281-285.

———. "The Law School and the State, a Communication Read at the Third Annual Founder’s Day Dinner, April 20, 1928," Michigan Law Review (1928): 843-845.

———. American Institutions and their Preservation Webpage opens in new window. 2nd ed. 2 vols. New York: Norwood Press, 1929: xv, 833 p.

———. "A Letter to the Lawyers Club," Michigan Law Review 27 (1929): 921-926.

———. "A Letter to the Lawyers Club, Read at the Foundation [sic] Day Dinner, April 25, 1930," Michigan Law Review 28 (1930): 1003-1008.


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