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Legal instruments

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents that give expression to a legal act or agreement, for the purpose of creating, securing, modifying, or terminating a right, or for the purpose of furnishing evidence of a right. For documents having legal relevance in general, use "legal documents."

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Dorset, England legal documents

Call Number: GEN MSS 1870
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1723-1812

G. & C. Merriam Company archive

Call Number: GEN MSS 370
Overview: The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey...
Dates: 1797-1978, bulk 1830-1892

Samuel Johnson Hitchcock papers

Call Number: MS 1184
Overview: Correspondence and financial and legal papers relating to Samuel Johnson Hitchcock's education at Yale College, teaching at Fairfield Academy, legal practice with Seth P. Staples, and legal instruction at his and Staples' private law school which was incorporated into the Yale Law School.
Dates: 1762-1845, bulk 1805-1845

Nicaragua Canal Company records

Call Number: GEN MSS 1774
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal papers, clippings, and other documents relating to the Nicaragua Canal Company. Included are original charters and agreements with the Nicaraguan government to build a canal, as well as financial statements, partnership agreements between American investors, and lists of stockholders in the Nicaragua Canal Construction Company, such as former United States Vice President Levi P. Morton and a number of senators. In addition, the...
Dates: circa 1860s-1902

Vasily Vladimir Sardanovski collection

Call Number: MS 1708
Overview: A collection of thirteen documents in Russian and other Cyrillic languages, ranging in date from 1886 to 1914. The documents include birth and school certificates, court documents, wedding invitations, deeds of purchase for serfs, and deeds of property.
Dates: 1886-1914