Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Gordon Wilson, Lee Jones, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The following study deals with that phase of the life of Irvin S. Cobb that had direct bearing on his creation of Judge Priest; with the causes that influenced him to write the Judge Priest stories; with the life of William Sutton Bishop, who was the original of the fictitious character Judge Priest; and with the stories of Judge Priest and his people.


Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, North America