Collection of land indentures

Collection of land indentures

Dates: 1405-1919

Collection includes 1,449 handwritten land indentures, mostly on parchment and some on paper. The materials relate to the sale and ownership of land in England over nearly three centuries. Also included are prenuptial and loan agreements and wills. These materials have been used as examples of handwriting for paleography courses.

  • Extent: 31 boxes (13 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 1779
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English and Latin.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of land indentures 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 1779; Collection of land indentures; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1779, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; City and Town Life; Land titles--England--History--Sources; Paleography, English--England--History--Sources; Land tenure--England--History--Sources; Great Britain--History; Prenuptial agreements--England--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Deeds; Wills; Leases; Manorial records; Mortgages; Probate records
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of land indentures
Finding Aid Author
Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-18 10:52:42 -0600.
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts