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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:

Shriver collection

Identifier: MS 0750

The Shriver collection consists of daybooks, ledgers, cash books, and other accounts of the Shriver family businesses at Union Mills, Carroll County, Maryland (flour milling, saw millings, tanning, stores at Petersburgh and Big Pipe Creek). A majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence between the various members of the Shriver family concerning business and family happenings.

Dates: 1784-1944

Slater and Slater and Roy business correspondence and records

Identifier: MS 3069
Abstract Lawson, Slater, and Slater & Roy were merchants who sold general sundries including hardware, lumber, clothes, and household goods which for the most part were imported from England. Various businesses operated from the late 1700s through the 1820s. This collection encompasses 1 company and three of those merchants as well as family members. Thisincludes Lawson, Slater, and Slater & Roy. The collection contains business correspondence, bills and receipts, promissory notes, shipping...
Dates: 1787-1894; Majority of material found within 1787-1819

Stirling collection

Identifier: MS 2366

The Stirling collection contains a wide variety of manuscript items most of which relate to the Stirling family of Shane, Maryland, in the 7th district of Baltimore County. The collection includes deeds, indentures, wills, plats, surveys, tax levies, receipts, promissory notes, bills of sale, account books, and correspondence.

Dates: 1760 - 1923

Tilghman-Goldsborough papers

Identifier: MS 3267

This collection contains the papers of the Tilghman and Goldsborough families of Dorchester and Talbot County, Maryland, circa 1726-1864. Names associated with the papers are Charles Goldsborough (1707-1767), the father of Governor Charles Goldsborough, William Tilghman Goldsborough (1808-1876), Mary Tilghman Roberts (1753-1819), and Matthew Tilghman (1779-1828). Included are correspondence, wills, and land records.

Dates: 1726 - 1864

Van Bibber-Goodwin-Hart family papers

Identifier: MS 2778

This collection consists of the family papers of the Van Bibber, Goodwin, and Hart families, 1795-1955.

Dates: 1795 - 1955

William J. Ward collection

Identifier: MS 3056
Abstract Summary: This collection is the personal and business papers of William J. Ward, 1808-1892, consisting of: business and family correspondence; indentures, deeds depositions, land plats, and other legal documents; receipts, lists, and other financial documents; printed materials; and a garden journal. Some correspondence in the collection mentions Civil War Reconstruction issues from the perspective of a Southern Sympathizer. Of particular interest is a sermon by William J. Ward, published in...
Dates: 1725-1911

William M. Marine collection

Identifier: MS 1016

William Matthew Marine, 1843-1904, was a Baltimore attorney, the collector of the Port of Baltimore during the 1890's, and an amateur writer. This collection contains 32 boxes comprised of his legal and political correspondence, notes, and clippings from 1808-1904.

Dates: 1808-1904

William P. Preston collection

Identifier: MS 0978
Abstract The William P. Preston Collection contains primarily three groups of material: papers of William P. Preston, prominent Baltimore criminal lawyer; correspondence of his wife Margaret Smith Preston; and correspondence as well as other material related to their daughter May Preston McNeal. The items pertaining to William P. Preston are nearly all connected with his legal practice. Included are accounts, bills, and receipts associated with insolvency and debt collection cases; case note; court...
Dates: 1799-1913

Wilson papers

Identifier: MS 0833
Abstract The Wilson papers contains a collection of personal and business papers of members of Wilson family, principally, Reverend Franklin Wilson, a Baptist minister, and his wife Virginia Appleton Wilson; his son, John Appleton Wilson, an architect, and daughter Adelaide S. Wilson, and granddaughter, Virginia Appleton Wilson. Papers include correspondence, diaries, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, legal documents, church records and records of John Appleton's architectural firm. Topics...
Dates: 1790-1952