Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bridgman, Richard Whalley
BRIDGMAN, RICHARD WHALLEY (1761?–1820), writer on law, was born about 1761, and died at Bath 16 Nov. 1820, in his fifty-ninth year. He was an attorney, and acted as one of the clerks of the Grocers' Company. He left the following works, published between 1798 and 1813:
- 'Thesaurus Juridicus; containing the Decisions of the several Courts of Equity, &c., systematically digested from the Revolution to 1798,' 2 vols. 8vo, 1799-1800.
- 'Reflections on the Study of the Law,' 1804, 8vo.
- 'Dukes' Law of Charitable Uses,' &c., 1805, 8vo.
- 'An Analytical Digested Index of the Reported Cases in the several Courts of Equity,' 1805, 2 vols.; 2nd edition, 1813, 3 vols.; 3rd edition, edited by his son, R. O. Bridgman, 1822, 3 vols. 8vo.
- 'Supplement to the Analytical Digested Index,' &c., 1807, 8vo.
- 'A Short View of Legal Bibliography, to which is added a Plan for classifying a Public or Private Library,' 1807, 8vo.
- 'A Synthesis of the Law of Nisi Prius,' 1809, 8vo.
- 'Judgment of the Common Pleas in Benyon against Evelyn,' 1811, 8vo.
- An annotated edition of Sir F. Buller's 'Introduction to the Law relative to Trials at Nisi Prius,' 1817, 8vo.