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Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

Dates: 1839-1860

Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.

  • Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Illinois. Circuit Court (Hancock Co.)
  • Call Number: MSS 1443
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Documents are arranged alphabetically either by plaintiff in a suit or by the petitioner in a single action.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Legal documents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1443; Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1443, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from David Martin, Steven Barnett, and Peter Crawley, 1975.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1443.xml
Subject Terms
Babbitt, Almon W. (Almon Whiting), 1813-1856; Backenstos, Jacob B. (Jacob Benjamin), 1811-1857; Davis, Amos, 1811-1877; Foster, Robert D., 1811-; Kimball, Hiram S., 1806-1863; Law and Wilson; Reyburn, Thomas; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Smith, William, 1811-1893; Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891; Yates, Christopher E.; Correspondence; Hancock County (Ill.)--History; Material Types; Mormon Church--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Perez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-03T13:52-0600
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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts