A contract to render professional services is personal and non-assignable.1 An attorney can not assign an executory contract whereby he agrees to render professional services,2 nor can an abstracter assign a contract employing him to do certain abstracting.3 A contract for the employment of a teacher can not be assigned,4 and on the division of the school district, the new district is not bound by such contract.5 A publisher can not assign a contract with an author for publishing a book;6 nor can a printer assign a contract to do public printing;7 nor can a newspaper assign a contract to print a delinquent tax list; 8 nor can a nurseryman assign a contract whereby he is to prune and care for certain trees.9

1* Armstrong v. Athens County, 41 U. S. (16 Pet.) 281, 10 L. ed. 965 [affirming, 10 Ohio 235]; Mercantile Bank v. Tennessee, 161 U. S. 101, 40 L. ed. 656; Gulf, etc., Ry. v. Hewes, 183 U. S. 66, 46 L. ed. 86; Rochester Railway Co. v. Rochester, 205 U. S. 236, 51 L. ed. 784; Yale University v. New Haven, 71 Conn. 316, 43 L. R. A. 490, 42 Atl. 87; Lake Shore, etc., Ry. v. Grand Rapids, 102 Mich. 374, 29 L. R. A. 195, 60 N. W. 767.

14 Louisville, etc., Ry. v. Palmes, 109 U. S. 244, 27 L. ed. 922 [affirming, 19 Fla. 231]; Detroit, etc., Ry. v. Common Council, 125 Mich. 673, 84 Am. St. Rep.

589, 85 N. W. 96, 86 N. W. 809; State Board v. Ry., 49 N. J. L. 193, 7 Atl. 826.

15 Woodcock v. Bostic, 118 N. Car. 822, 24 S. E. 362.

1 Chapin v. Longworth, 31 O. S. 421; Deaton v. Lawson, 40 Wash. 486, 111 Am. St. Rep. 922, 2 L. R. A. (N.S.) 392, 82 Pac. 879.

2 Sloan v. Williams, 138 111. 43, 12 L. R. A. 496, 27 N. E. 531; Hilton v. Crooker, 30 Neb. 707, 47 N. W. 3. The client may treat such attempted assignment as a renunciation of the entire contract. Hilton v. Crooker, 30 Neb. 707, 47 N. W. 3; Corson v. Lewis, 77 Neb. 446, 109 N. W. 735.

3 Linn County Abstract Co. v. Beech-ley, 124 la. 146, 99 N. W. 702.

A promise by A who sells his abstracting business to B, to turn over to B all orders which A may receive, does not bind A to turn over such orders to a corporation to whom B has sold such business. Linn County Abstract Co. v. Beechley, 124 Ia. 146, 99 N. W. 702.

4 Board of Education v. State Board of Education, 81 N. J. L. 211, 81 Atl. 163 [affirmed, Glazer v. Flemington, 85 N. J. L. 384, 91 Atl. 1068].