Collection of Dorset, England legal documents
Scope and Contents
Eighteen manuscript wills, deeds, leases, marriage settlements, and other legal documents for matters taking place in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset, England, 1723-1812.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Collection of Dorset, England Legal Documents is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2.17 Linear Feet ((1 box) + 5 broadsides)
Language of Materials
Eighteen manuscript wills, deeds, leases, marriage settlements, and other legal documents for matters taking place in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset, England, 1723-1812. Most documents concern the Willis and Best families.
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Former call number: Z117 045.
- Collection of Dorset, England Legal Documents
- Sarah Lerner
- December 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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