Collection of court documents

Collection of court documents

Dates: 1827-1956

Collection includes court documents from the Wayne County, New York Court of Common Pleas and the Lake County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas during the period of 1827 to 1873. The court cases document the environment in which the Mormon Church developed, including early Church history in Palmyra, New York, and later developments in Kirtland, Ohio.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 3877
  • 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
Organized into three series: I. Wayne County, New York Court of Common Pleas, 1827-1844. II. Lake County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, 1844-1873. III. Miscellaneous documents, 1834-1956.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of court 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 3877; Collection of court documents; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3877, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lawrence Faria, Steven M. Faria, Richard D. Faria, David Faria, John Moore, and Carl Grout.
Subject Terms
Civil Procedure and Courts; Courts--New York (State)--Wayne County--History--Sources; Courts--Ohio--Lake County--History--Sources; Lake County (Ohio)--History--19th century--Sources; Politics, Government, and Law; Wayne County (N.Y.)--History--19th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Judicial records
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Collection of court documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:21-0700
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts