Legal Commonplace and Reports of Cases

Scope and Content

Legal commonplace with reports of cases, 366 folios: (fos 1-150) commonplace under alphabetical titles from 'Baile' to 'Tythes', based on printed sources, c. 1720; (fos 153-189) reports of what appear to be cases at Westminster, though written in the manner of moots, c. 1720; (fos 203-360v) more commonplace, but in no particular order; (2 fos, loose) report of the attorney-general v. Ramsay and Crawford regarding customs duties; (2 fos, loose) 'Time and place necessary circumstances attending all human actions', a note in the same hand as the last item and possibly continued from it. Inside the front cover is a 19th century insertion, 'Loddington' (there is a similar inscription in MS.Add.5949).

Administrative / Biographical History

The 'Loddington' in the front cover may refer to William Loddington (d. 1857), M.A.; B.D.; fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by E. Atkinson, 1915.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


For further details see J.H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1996), pp. 596-597.