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Legal documents

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on documents having legal relevance in general. Works on documents written in order to give expression to a legal act or agreement for the purpose of creating, securing, modifying, or terminating a right, or for the purpose of furnishing evidence of a right, are entered under the heading Legal instruments.

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Crisp family papers

Identifier: MS 3107

This collection consists of various financial documents relating to the Crisp Family Estate including, deeds, letters, licenses, and bills.

Dates: 1831 - 1856

David Fowler collection

Identifier: MS 1876.1

This collection contains the personal and business papers of Judge David Fowler, Chief Judge of the Maryland Circuit Court in the late 19th century.

Dates: 1853-1911

Digges of Warburton papers

Identifier: MS 0246

Wills, deeds, letters, from 1680-1810, relating to Digges real estate in Maryland and Virginia; other family affairs. Included is a letter of Bishop John Carroll (1735-1815) to Daniel Carroll of Duddington (1696-1751) dated 1802, and papers of Thomas Attwood Digges. Genealogical materials relating to Digges, Brent, and Attwood families.

Dates: 1680-1810

E. A. Williams papers

Identifier: MS 0899
Abstract This collection contains personal and business papers of the Williams family of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Papers are principally those of Captain Edwin Williams (1828-1873), who was an officer in the Confederate Army, treasurer of the Roanoke Valley Railroad, a bank trustee, lawyer, and tobacco grower. Papers of other family members include those of Captain Williams' second wife, Lucy Kennon; his sons, Carter N., Thomas Nelson, and Henry S. Williams; daughters-in-law Rose Haskins and Sue...
Dates: 1749-1969

Eliza Coale Funk papers

Identifier: MS 3065

The Eliza Coale Funk Papers span more than 200 years of Maryland history, from roughly 1758 until 2004 and focus on the Chase, Coale, and Funk families.

Dates: 1758-2004

Eutaw Savings Bank records

Identifier: MS 2982

This collection contains bank drafts, both handwritten and printed, from Eutaw Savings Bank, as well as the bank’s correspondence, legal documents, and receipts.

Dates: 1863-1900; Majority of material found in 1864-1868; 1880

Francis Scott Key legal papers

Identifier: MS 3009

This collection contains materials that center around Francis Scott Key's legal practice. The legal documents include land claims, deeds of indenture, and insurance claims. There are also documents pertaining to land disputes with the Choctaw Nation. Other materials in the collection are receipts for a variety of items, such as pew rentals, groceries, schooling, and subscriptions, as well as family genealogy research and letters to Mr. Francis S. Key Smith, a great-grandson of Key.

Dates: 1812-1977; Majority of material found in 1820-1850

Hannah Mary Trimble papers

Identifier: MS 2517

This collection contains the diary of Hannah Mary Trimble (b. 1826) as well as letters, primarily incoming, from members of her family. Also included are legal and financial papers involving several generations of the family.

Dates: 1748-1916

Hoyt collection of Ridgely papers

Identifier: MS 2891

This collection consists of papers of various members of the Ridgley Family and related families including the Gough, Howard, Hoyt, and Yeaton families. There are also bills and receipts for the Hampton house, the Ridgley family estate. Among the materials are the papers of Family members including Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), John Ridgely (1792 – 1867), Charles Ridgely (1830 – 1872), and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854 – 1929).

Dates: 1716-1970

J. Alexis Shriver papers

Identifier: MS 0963

The papers of J. Alexis Shriver (1872-1951) are contained in 17 boxes and number approximately 3,000 items. Shriver was a business administrator, public celebrations organizer, local history buff, and collector of manuscripts. The latter three aspects of his life are represented best in this collection, which spans the years 1790 to 1945.

Dates: 1790-1945