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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:

Perine family papers

Identifier: MS 0645

This collection consists of the papers of David Maulden Perine, his sons William Buchanan Perine, E. Glenn Perine, and E. Glenn's son Washington Perine. Topics covered include legal practice, especially estate settlement in Baltimore, 1820s-1880s; Bank of Maryland affair, 1834; and Washington, Glenn, and Perine family histories.

Dates: 1783-1941

Philpot-Randall family papers

Identifier: MS 2816

This collection consists of manuscript items, legal documents, and correspondence belonging to the Philpot and Randall families, 1726-1936.

Dates: 1726-1936; Majority of material found within 1850-1900

Richard Dorsey papers

Identifier: MS 1764

This collection contains the incoming correspondence of Richard Dorsey, a tobacco inspector of Baltimore. Also included are land papers and legal documents relating to the Baltimore and Fredrick-Town Turnpike Road. The dates of the collection span 1797-1848.

Dates: 1797-1848

Ridgely family papers

Identifier: MS 1127

This collection consists of the papers pertaining to the Ridgely family of Hampden in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1757 to 1949.

Dates: 1757-1949

Rieman family collection

Identifier: MS 3045

The papers in the Rieman Family Collection span over 150 years, and document the genealogical history of the Rieman Family in Baltimore. The materials consist of legal papers, wills, land deeds, real estate records, plats and blueprints, and records of the genealogical research conducted by various Rieman family members during the twentieth century.

Dates: 1815-1991

Robert E. Lee Hall collection

Identifier: MS 2475

This collection consists of the papers of Robert E. Lee Hall (1862-1939), a Baltimore pharmacist, doctor, and lawyer. The papers depict not only Hall's legal career but his involvement in numerous political and community organizations as well.

Dates: 1885-1952

Samuel K. Dennis papers

Identifier: MS 1139

This collection contains the correspondence and legal case files of Samuel K. Dennis, District Attorney for Maryland and later Chief Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore, 1928-1944.

Dates: 1900-1952

Samuel Shoemaker papers

Identifier: MS 1877
Abstract The collection consists chiefly of letters written by Samuel Moor Shoemaker by business associates (especially men employed by the Adams Express Company), friends, some Shoemaker family members, and a few politicians (e.g. Schyler Colfax 1823-1885 and James A. Garfield 1831-1881). The letters contain information about Shoemaker's business ventures (especially the Adams Express Company), family news, and expressions of gratitude from the recipients of gifts given by shoemaker. Other letters...
Dates: 1868-1887

Lowe-Seth papers

Identifier: MS 1567

This collection consists of the business papers of the Lowe, Seth and Ensey families, settlers in colonial Maryland. They contain indentures and deeds of land, land surveys, promissory notes, inventories of household goods, receipts for money received, legal papers and deeds pertaining to the Low and Seth families, and mortgages, 1709-1909.

Dates: 1708-1909

Shoemaker-Eccleston collection

Identifier: MS 2861

The Shoemaker-Eccleston Collection consists of correspondence, notes, and receipts mainly relating to the wealthy benefactress Augusta Chambers Eccleston Shoemaker (1833-1907) and her father, John Bowers Eccleston (1794-1860), Maryland Court of Appeals Judge from 1851 to 1860.

Dates: 1818-1895