Proceedings in Legal Cases

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MSS 408-409
  • Dates of Creation
      1736-1738
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      100 x 158 mm. 2 volumes (91 folios and 126 folios); Condition: boards are detached from both vols.

Scope and Content

Two notebooks containing detailed notes on legal cases, with summaries of proceedings, citations of precedents and epitomes of judgements. The notebooks may have been compiled by an attorney or clerk involved in the cases, or by a court reporter, and the notes appear to have been made in the course of the court proceedings. There is a table of contents at the front of the second volume, listing the cases in each legal term.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller J.E. Cornish in June 1926.

Note

Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MSS 408-409).