Collections tagged Legal

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Project features over 100 documents that explore the American Civil War's international legal dimensions. Boston attorney and future U.S. Congressman William W. Crapo corresponded with numerous fellow lawyers and clients between 1870 and 1876 to secure restitution from...

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The Papers of Roger B. Taney, 1792-1820

The Papers of Roger B. Taney, 1792-1820

Roger B. Taney practiced law in his home state of Maryland long before he became an influential member of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet and later wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford case (1857) as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taney...

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The Papers of Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey, 1850-1914

The Papers of Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey, 1850-1914

The documents in this collection contain the stories of nineteenth century English lives. Solicitors J. M. Shugar and A. W. Vaisey worked as probate and property lawyers in the town of Tring, Hertfordshire, in south central England. They handled wills, estates, and personal property issues for...

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Practicing Law in the Early American Republic

Practicing Law in the Early American Republic

The papers offered here feature documents written by major figures from the American Revolutionary era. These include Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; President James Monroe and future president John...

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The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893

The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893

John B. Minor joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1845 at the age of thirty-two. An 1834 graduate of the university, Minor began his teaching career following a decade in private practice. Minor, along with James P. Holcombe, directed the law program at UVA amidst national...

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Leland Stanford Papers

Leland Stanford Papers

Correspondence, telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches, journals, and newsclippings; and other materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of...

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Jane Lathrop Stanford Papers

Jane Lathrop Stanford Papers

The papers of Jane L. Stanford pertain largely to the founding and administration of Stanford University, along with her personal and social affairs; included in the papers are correspondence, business records, legal and financial papers, speeches, news clippings, and biographical materials.

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John D. Lee Case File

John D. Lee Case File

All transcription of the John D. Lee case files are DONE. Please don't join expecting any more works to be added. Explore the Subjects tab to see all the names and places getting linked from within documents. Case files document criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and...

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Phillips Family Papers

Phillips Family Papers

This collection compiles the legal documents, letters, books, and original works of several members of the Phillips family including Samuel Phillips (founder of Phillips Academy Andover) and his uncle John Phillips (founder of Phillips Exeter Academy). Items in the collections date 1647-1876...

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Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

Legal documents relating to lawsuits resulting from Central Pacific Railroad stock manipulation. Attorney Alfred A. Cohen represented the plaintiffs, and likely owned these documents. Individual stockholders in these cases received reduced or no dividends from their holdings, or were persuaded...

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Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows: Registers

Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows: Registers

The Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows collection (MSS 16411, Small Special Collections Library) contains minute books, financial records, correspondence, event programs, proceedings, a cemetary plot, a framed faternal collar, a fraternal apron, and a flag. Loose...

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Thomas Martin Diaries

Thomas Martin Diaries

Thomas P. Martin (1846-1910) was born on Albemarle Plantation in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War, he served in Company C of the 26th Louisiana Regiment. In 1865, Thomas Martin married Cornelia M. Taylor. Mr. Martin arrived in Fort Worth, Texas during the early 1890s, where...

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Brigham Young Probate Case File

Brigham Young Probate Case File

The first governor of the Utah Territory and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) died August 29, 1877. At the time, the church practiced an arrangement wherein the president held property and real estate as "trustee-in-trust." This allowed Young to direct and...

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Inventory of Women's Personal Property in Washoe County, NV

Inventory of Women's Personal Property in Washoe County, NV

The Nevada Constitution, ratified in 1864, contained a provision for documenting "all property, both real and personal, of the wife owned or claimed by her before marriage and that acquired afterward by gift, devise or descent" so that in the case of the end of the marriage, she could reclaim...

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The State of Utah vs. Joe Hill

The State of Utah vs. Joe Hill

Born in 1879 in Gavle, Sweden, Joseph Hillstrom (also known as Joe Hill) immigrated to the United States in 1902, and worked in a variety of jobs including laborer, miner, lumberman, and longshoreman. The often brutal working conditions he witnessed led him to join the Industrial Workers of the...

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Alabama Supreme Court Case Files

Alabama Supreme Court Case Files

When completed, this collection will contain all the original case files of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1820 through 1877. These records include interrogatories, exhibits, motions, and other details not included in the published rulings, though excerpts from the printed reports will be...

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Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

Francis Forbes - Correspondence relating to the Sudds, Thompson, and Robison cases, ca.1824-1830

In 1826, the privates Joseph Sudds and Patrick Thompson deliberately committed theft in the expectation that they would be transported, a fate they believed to be preferable to continued service in the army. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Darling, Governor of N.S.W., commuted their sentence to a...

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McCuddy family papers

McCuddy family papers

Letters, receipts, legal documents, deeds and other papers from the McCuddy family of Maryland, Woodford County, KY, and Logan County, KY. The collection contains extensive family and local history information, including descriptions of Indian attacks in Illinois as well as family births, deaths...

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Will Books

Will Books

Collection Status: Open for Transcription Transcription Difficulty Rating: Intermediate/Expert About the Collection Part of the Secretary of State wills collection, this is a series of bound recorded copies of probated wills. Some volumes also contain recorded deeds,...

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District Superior Court Records

District Superior Court Records

Collection Status: Temporarily Closed Due to Technical Difficulties Transcription Difficulty Rating: Expert About the Collection The supreme courts of justice system, in effect briefly from 1755 to 1759, served as the immediate predecessor and the pattern on which the district...

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Hayes Collection

Hayes Collection

Johnston and Wood family members owned and operated Hayes Plantation on the Albemarle Sound near Edenton, N.C. Members of the Johnston family include Gabriel Johnston (1699–1752), royal governor of the colony of North Carolina and planter; his brother Samuel Johnston (1702–1757),...

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Thomas Ruffin Papers

Thomas Ruffin Papers

CONTENT WARNING: the contents of these papers include depictions of brutal violence and human trafficking by enslavers. Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, planter, and politician, served in the North Carolina House of Commons, 1813-1816; as judge of the...

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Salt Lake County (Utah) Civil Case Indexes

Salt Lake County (Utah) Civil Case Indexes

The Civil Case Indexes record the names of plaintiffs and defendants involved in civil actions and provide assigned case numbers, facilitating clerical management of and access to the civil case files. We are transcribing the original books kept by the court clerk to provide a complete name...

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Jones Memorial Library MS2060 - Winston Petition

Jones Memorial Library MS2060 - Winston Petition

Jones Memorial Library Manuscript 2060 is a portion of the petition filed by attorneys Leigh & Anthony on behalf of Dorothea & Edmund Winston in response to a lawsuit brought by Patrick Henry's executors. Dorothea Dandridge was Henry's second wife - Henry married her in 1777 after his first...

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Trowbridge Family Collection

Trowbridge Family Collection

A collection of the personal and financial documents of Silas F. Trowbridge. Collection consists of probate documents related to the settlement of the W.C. Trowbridge Estate, promissory notes, and financial accounting notebooks from the late-1800s through the turn-of-the-century. Also contains...

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Loose Court Records Referencing Enslaved People

Loose Court Records Referencing Enslaved People

The Shelby County Museum & Archives houses over twenty thousand packets of Loose Court Case Records. Following a meticulous page-by-page examination of these cases, we have curated a collection focusing on cases involving enslaved individuals. The next phase of our project involves...

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Greene Connections

Greene Connections

Greene Connections is a volunteer initiative to preserve photographs and documents related to genealogy and local history in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Our team works with individuals, families, organizations, and repositories to digitally scan and archivally document historical items for...

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Colonial North America: Dumbarton Oaks

Colonial North America: Dumbarton Oaks

Colonial North America at Harvard Library provides access to remarkable and wide-ranging materials digitized as part of an ongoing, multi-year project. When complete, the project will make available to the world approximately 650,000 digitized pages of all known archival and manuscript materials...

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Colonial North America: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Colonial North America: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Colonial North America at Harvard Library provides access to remarkable and wide-ranging materials digitized as part of an ongoing, multi-year project. When complete, the project will make available to the world approximately 650,000 digitized pages of all known archival and manuscript materials...

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