Collection of legal documents

Collection of legal documents

Dates: 1841-1843

Contains legal documents signed by Abraham Lincoln when he was a justice of the peace for the circuit court of Hancock County, Illinois, dating from between 1841 and 1843.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1797-1852
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 802
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopies.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection of 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: Vault MSS 802; Collection of legal documents; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 802, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Brigham Young University purchased the contents of this collection from Peter Crawley in October of 1983.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1983.
Subject Terms
Illinois. Circuit Court (Hancock Co.); Civil Procedure and Courts; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Legal documents
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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Collection of legal documents
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-20T15:30-0600
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Biographical History

Abraham Lincoln (1797-1852) was a farmer and justice of the peace in Illinois.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts