Papers and records of lawyers and judges and their professional organizations.
"A Practical Treatise on Conveyancing," n.d., (C1205)
A Practical Treatise on Conveyancing, with notes by Mr. Preston, copied by Ira Newburn and Darlingon Durham. The book is indexed for law students, and includes a list of recommended reading.
American Civil Liberties Union, Mid-Missouri Chapter, Records, 1968-1984, (C1735)
0.4 linear feet
The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Mid-Missouri Chapter, con-sist of case files, correspondence, and meeting minutes.
Anderson, Thomas Lilbourne (1808-1885), Papers, 1860-1864, (C0678)
The papers of Thomas Lilbourne Anderson, lawyer, politician, and U.S. Congressman who practiced law in St. Charles and Palmyra, Missouri contain an autobiography and three letters written to Anderson in the 1860s, one describing the Battle of Springfield in 1863.
Atwood, Frank Ely (1878-1943), Papers, 1888-1943, (C3131)
21 linear feet
Correspondence, reports, case records, judicial opinions, speeches, articles, and news-clippings, covering Atwood’s professional and political careers and his work as an active layman in the Southern Baptist Church.
Baird, William E., Record Book, 1857-1872, (C1093)
Baird was assignee of H.G. Brunt, Boonville, MO. Book contains his accounts for May-June 1857, and the Cooper County, MO, grand jury records, March Term 1869-October Term 1872.
Baltzell, George J., Papers, 1870-1874, (C0227)
Legal papers and docket book of justice of the peace of Reddish Township, Lewis County, Missouri. Includes a few marriage records.
Barcroft, Elias, Papers, 1817-1837, (C2302)
Two documents concerning the transfer of land title by Elias Barcroft to Elias Rector for Amos Rawls in the Missouri Territory, 1817. One document has a notation that it was recorded in the Saline County, MO, court, 1837.
Barker, John T. (1877-1958), Papers, 1912-1958, (C0002)
23 folders and 5 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, speeches, reviews, photographs, and scrapbooks of John T. Barker, an attorney from Macon, Missouri, who was attorney general of Missouri, 1913-1917.
Barrett, Jesse William (1884-1953), Papers, 1905-1953, (C0009)
21.75 linear feet, 11 volumes, 2 card files
The papers of a St. Louis lawyer and politician; attorney general of Missouri, 1921-1925; Republican candidate for governor in 1936; commander of the Missouri Department of the American Legion, 1932-1933; and president of the Missouri Bar Association, 1933-1934. The collection includes material about the American Legion, Methodist Episcopal Church, Culver-Stockton College, Barrett’s St. Louis Law practice, his term as attorney general, Missouri Bar Association, his business and family, and Republican Party campaigns and elections.
Beck-Cole-Mason Letters, 1854-1877, (C0215)
Letters from Joseph M. Beck, Chester C. Cole (1824- ) and Charles Mason (1804-1882), all of whom were Chief Justices of the Iowa Supreme Court.
Becker, William Henry, Papers, (WUNP5654)
34 linear feet
Papers of a lawyer, judge, and political advisor. Includes personal and professional files: correspondence, case files, photographs, financial records, writings, and miscellaneous.
Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.
Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), Papers, 1804-1811, (C1458)
Copy of letter to Jno. and N.P. Hardeman, Franklin, TN, requesting the Hardemans, merchants, to send him specific books, personal items and, periodically, a statement of his account. Benton's memorandum book of Tennessee legal cases, 1810-1811.
Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), Papers, 1850-1852, (C1466)
Benton's certified statements in the slander suit against him by James H. Birch, in the Clay County Circuit Court, Liberty, MO.
Boggs, James E. (1878-1953), Justice of the Peace, Record Book, 1900-1902, (C3859)
The James E. Boggs, Justice of the Peace, Record Book concerns crimes and misdemeanors in Boone County, Missouri, from 1900 to 1902.
Boggs, Lilburn W. (1792-1860), Letter, 1837, (C1465)
To [William Learned Marcy], from City of Jefferson, MO, April 18, 1837. Governor Boggs of Missouri notified Governor Marcy that Henry W. Bamman, charged with forgery in New York, was committed to the Cole County jail and was available for immediate extradition.
Boone, Daniel (1734-1820), Appeal Bond, 1789, (C1830)
Appeal bond in case of Hugh McClintick vs. Daniel Boone and William Hall for trespassing, August 10, 1789. Original in Huntington Library, Pasedena, CA.
Boone, Daniel (1734-1820), Papers, 1784-1787, (C2204)
Court order by Daniel Boone requiring Robert Mosby to pay James Meriwether for court attendance and traveling expenses in the case of Robert Mosby vs. Thomas Johnson and Henry Garrett, April 1787. Account receipt to Elizabeth Ash from Squire Boone, May 8, 1784. Includes positive and negative photostats.
Brown, B. Gratz (1826-1885), Letter, 1850, (C2202)
To [Orlando Brown], from St. Louis, MO, Mar. 10, 1850. Brown informs his uncle of the death of Weissinger and discusses his own success in the law profession, his personal goals, and friends. Also typed copy.
Burnham, W. H., Class Notes, 1861, (C0641)
Notes of lectures on anatomy and physiology by Professor Norwood and on international and constitutional law, taken at the University of Missouri by W.H. Burnham of Clarksville, Pike County, MO.
Cahoon, Benjamin Benson (1846-1923), Papers, 1842-1889 (C0081)
0.8 linear feet
Papers and correspondence of a Fredericktown, Missouri, lawyer dealing primarily with his business as a land agent. He paid taxes, made collections, sold land and furnished abstracts of title. Also a few cases involving collection of debts for merchants.
Carey, Scott (1884-1963), Papers, 1917-1961, (C2336)
A private detective for more than fifty years, Carey was also a special officer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in the Missouri Bootheel region. Correspondence, reports of arrests, affidavits, and photographs pertinent to Carey's work as a private detective and Frisco Lines agent in Scott and Pemiscot Counties.
Carpenter, G.L., Postcard, 1890, (C1963)
To Eugean Yourley, Dexter, MO, from Hickman, KY, Nov. 25, 1890. Announces reward for arrest and detention of John Smedley and R.C. Smith.
Carter, Isaac, Bill of Court Costs, 1860-1861, (C1485)
Itemized bill of court costs in the case of STATE OF MISSOURI vs. ISAAC CARTER for grand larceny.
Chambers, Silas, Land Survey, 1796, (C2432)
Land survey indicating the boundaries of Chambers' 62 1/2 acre plot in Kennedys Creek, Bourbon County, KY.
Childs, Theodore F., Letter, 1872, (C2039)
Announces opening of law office. Business card enclosed.
Collins, Lewis, Claim, 1821, (C2078)
Statement of amount due Collins for hauling water from Columbia to Smithton for the Boone County Court.
Craig, Corydon F., Papers, 1904, (C3101)
Affidavit and newspaper clipping regarding the 44 calibre pistol used to kill Jesse James.
Crowley, Conrad and Elizabeth, Deed of Trust, 1853, (C1984)
For sale of land in Buchanan County, MO, to John and Thomas Curd.
Devins, Charles, Letter, 1877, (C0552)
To John Bruce, Montgomery, AL, from Washington, D.C., Apr. 30, 1877. Inquiry concerning charges made by John H. Purness against U.S. Commissioner Isaac Heyman and others.
Donnelly, Robert T. (1924-1999), Papers, (WUNP5827)
Letters of Missouri Supreme Court Justice Robert Donnelly written to his family from US camps and Europe while in the 102nd Infantry Division during World War II.
Drell, Adrienne (1943- ), Papers, c. 1930-2006, (C4084)
10.6 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette, 1 video cassette
The papers of Adrienne Drell contain articles, drafts, subject files, correspondence, and miscellaneous professional and personal papers of a journalist who worked for the Waukegan News-Sun and the Chicago Sun-Times, largely covering court cases. Included in the papers is material relating to cases she covered, including the Rev. L.R. Davis, Operation Greylord, and Baby Richard.
Eagleton, Thomas F. (1929-2007), Papers, 1944-1987, (C0674)
Papers of a Democratic Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, 1956-1960; Attorney General of Missouri, 1960-1964; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1964-1968; and U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1969-1986. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and newspaper clippings.
Execution Invitation, 1936, (C0984)
Invitation to attend the execution of George McKeever at the county jail in Fulton, MO. Mourning envelope addressed to Miss Annabel Brooks, New Bloomfield, MO.
Finch, James A., Jr. (1907- ), Papers, 1951-1980, (C0769)
4.4 linear feet
Papers of assistant attorney general of Missouri, 1932; acting prosecuting attorney of Cape Girardeau County, 1941-1942; member and president of the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri, 1951-1965; and judge, 1965-1978, and chief justice, 1971-1973, of the Missouri Supreme Court. Material consists of correspondence from Finch’s term on the Board of Curators and his speeches at various judicial conferences and other functions.
Ford, Joe, Letter, 1891, (C0991)
Letter giving custody of his son, Will Ford, to Mrs. Will Cunningham and Miss Scebie.
Fulkerson, Robert C., Record Book, 1837-1838, 1843-1859, (C3804)
Record book of a Montgomery County, Missouri, shopkeeper and justice of the peace. Contains sales records (1837-1838) of the Loutre Lick Store, Loutre Lick, Missouri, and justice of the peace dockets (1843-1859) for Danville Township, Montgomery County, Missouri. A donor-compiled index is included.
Gentry, Daniel, Deposition, ca. 1903, (C0663)
Group depositions on behalf of the plaintiff, Gentry, in a legal case involving floods on the Grand River. Ira B. Hyde was attorney for the plaintiff. The defendant was the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, represented by Orton & Orton.
Gibson, Charles, Scrapbook, (WUNP5825)
Compilation of photographs and memorabilia related to the foreign service career of prominent St. Louis lawyer, Charles Gibson; 1899.
Gibson, Charles, Scrapbook, 1852-1897, (SUNP2147)
Photographs, citations, compiled by a St. Louis lawyer whose prominence, abilities earned him gifts and honors at home and abroad.
Givens, Spencer H., Collection, 1816-1911, (C0106)
0.2 linear feet
This collection consists of documents collected by Spencer H. Givens: the Levin Cropper Papers and historical documents. The Cropper papers contain business and personal correspondence with his brother in New York, his children in Illinois, and other family members in Louisiana and Mississippi. The historical documents include miscellaneous land grants and indentures, estate documents, business correspondence, naturalization and emigration documents, handbills, newspapers and advertisements.
Goff, James B., Letter, 1878, (C2029)
To Mrs. Austin A. King, from St. Louis, June 10, 1878. Letter enclosing Austin A. King's license to practice law in Tennessee.
Grady, Joseph H., Papers, 1853-1902, (C2950)
Accounts, tax receipts, minutes, and reports of cases heard in Macon County, MO, by a justice of the peace in Jackson Township.
Hagerman-Hayden Papers, 1852-1893 (C0110)
0.6 linear feet
Letters and papers of an Alexandria, Missouri, lawyer; a Keokuk, Iowa, student at Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis; and a music student in Oberlin, Ohio.
Hardin, Charles Henry (1820-1892), Papers, 1842-1892 (C0111)
0.1 linear feet
Hardin was a lawyer, governor of Missouri, 1874-1876, and founder of Hardin College in Mexico, Missouri. Collection includes correspondence with wife and friends, essays, speeches, unofficial reports, law notebook, legal cases in Boone, Callaway, Macon, and Randolph Counties, and diary of Mary Hardin, 1854-1856 and 1859.
Harris and Price, Attorneys at Law, Papers, c. 1920s-1930s, (WUNP4004)
1 linear feet
Case files and ledgers of Harris and Price, Attorneys at Law, Columbia, MO.
Harris, Victor B. (1909-1960), Papers, 1921-1960, (C3920)
3 linear feet
Papers of a St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer active in the St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State (PAOU), and other organizations relating to the Bill of Rights and civil liberties. Harris specialized in litigation on union issues and free speech during the period of the House Un-American Activities hearings, segregation, and the rights of married women to continue teaching.
Hay, Charles Martin (1879-1945), Papers, 1919-1933, (C0039)
7 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, legal cases, speeches, clippings, and political material of a St. Louis at-torney, politician, prohibitionist, and leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Several cases concern prohibition enforcement or lead companies in southeastern Missouri. Hay was three times an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator.
Hayden, Peyton R. (1796-1855), Law Notebook, 1835-1842 (C0269)
Notes of a Boonville lawyer concerning law cases in Boone, Cole, Cooper, and Howard Counties, Missouri.
Hinch, Samuel, Summons, 1810, (C3177)
Summons for Samuel Hinch to testify in the case of Henry and William Hand, defendants, vs. John H. Wright, plaintiff.
Hines, Thomas D., Speech, 1927, (C0664)
Paper about circuit court judges from the time courts were established in 1815, read before Cape Girardeau Historical Society.
Hockaday, John A. (1837-1903), Scrapbook, 1903, (C1406)
Newspaper tributes to the memory of John A. Hockaday, judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, 1890-1903.
Hoff, William Davidson, Letters, 1878-1880, (R1174)
These are three letters from W. D. Hoff, an attorney at Stockton in Cedar County, Missouri, to D. C. Entrekin at Independence in Jackson County, Missouri. They concern back taxes on land in Cedar County owned by the estate of Entrekin's late son, Torbert.
Holt, Ivan Lee, Jr., (1913-1997), Papers, 1937-1981, (C0823)
11.25 linear feet
The collection contains materials collected by William R. Denslow, including his father's memoirs, articles on local history, letters (1859-1861), written by a young boy working on a whaling ship, and a typescript copy of an 1898 diary describing the Yukon gold fields.
Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972), Letter, 1950, (C3586)
To L.M. White, Mexico, MO, from Washington, D.C., Apr. 11, 1950. An acknowledgment and thank you for copies of the MEXICO EVENING LEDGER story on Assistant Chief of Police William Sullivan.
Hyde, Ira B. (1838-1926), Papers, 1867-1939 (C0122)
6 linear feet
Letterbooks of law firm of Hyde and Orton, later Ira B. Hyde and Sons, of Princeton, Missouri, and of Ben C. Hyde. Circuit court bar docket, 1869-1939. Land plot of Ravanna, Missouri. Newspaper clippings and notes dealing with politics.
Hyde, Ira B. (1838-1926), Papers, 1856-1924, (C2406)
0.4 linear feet
School, speech, law and political materials of Ira B. Hyde, a Princeton, MO, lawyer who attended Oberlin College and was prosecuting attorney for Mercer County, congressman (1873-1874), and a promoter of railroads and banks.
Hyde, Laurance M., Papers, (WUNP4372)
0.8 linear feet
Addition to collection of Missouri Supreme Court Judge and noted jurist.
Hyde, Laurance Mastick (1892-1978), Papers, 1869-1966, (C3390)
16 linear feet
The papers of the Missouri Supreme Court Justice, 1942-1966, relate to his activities in the American Bar Association, Conference of Chief Justices, and Missouri Bar Association, and in promulgating the Missouri Court plan, Missouri Constitution of 1945, and the Missouri Code. The collection also contains limited Hyde family papers and genealogical materials.
Illinois, Carlinville, Papers, 1884-1894, (C0661)
Miscellaneous legal documents, papers, and clippings.
James, Frank (1844-1915), Jury Photograph, 1883, (C2257)
Photograph of the jury that acquitted Frank James at Gallatin, MO.
Jameson, E.H.E., Letter, 1865, (C1571)
To Thomas C. Fletcher, from St. Louis, July 5, 1865. Letter recommending the appointment of Thomas Allen of Brunswick, a Union man, as judge of the Chariton County court of common pleas. Endorsed by W.S. Field and A. Griffen. Returned by the governor for added recommendations.
Johns, John, Certification, 1809, (C1634)
Certification that Johns attended the trial of Samuel Nugent as a grand juror.
Johnson, Waldo Porter (1817-1885), Papers, 1878-1884, (C0586)
Leases of a coal mine, the Hoover Bank, to D.W. Coonce in 1881, to Richard W. Perrin in 1884, and to James A. Paisley in 1878. Contract for rebuilding a barn and a lease for a farm with Richard Bught. Also a list of law books ordered by Johnson in 1880.
Kenyon, Phineas, Power of Attorney, 1850, (C1578)
Power of attorney to Robert Kenyon, Boone County, MO, for Phineas Kenyon, June 1, 1850.
Kratzer, Christian, Affidavit, 1842, (C1700)
Kratzer's affidavit swearing to ownership of described land.
Krauskopf, Joan Miday (1932- ), Papers, 1970-1982, (C3912)
3.3 linear feet
Joan M. Krauskopf was a law professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her papers relate to the women's movement, the campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri and in the U.S. Congress, and her specialty of family law. Included in the collection are correspondence, promotional literature, articles by Krauskopf, and many articles and newspaper clippings.
Lamm, Henry, Papers, 1904-1916 (C0128)
0.7 linear feet
Letters of congratulation on election as justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, 1904, and Republican nomination for governor, 1916; articles; addresses; and reminiscences entitled Flatsam, Jetsam, and Ligan, stories involving a number of Missouri law cases.
Lawless, Burton, Papers, 1818-1876, (C2056)
Deeds, tax receipts, and will pertaining to property in Saline County, MO.
Lawson, J. W., Law Notebook, 1874, (C0657)
Notebook of questions on law kept by Lawson on the textbook by Leake on contracts.
Leonard, Abiel (1797-1863), Papers, 1782-1932, n.d., (C1013)
16.4 linear feet
Abiel Leonard of Fayette, Missouri, was a lawyer, landowner, and prominent Whig, who began his law practice in Missouri in 1819 and served on the Missouri Supreme Court in the 1850s. His papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Leonard family, as well as deeds, contracts, wills, depositions, bills, receipts, account books, some military documents, photo-graphs, maps, and miscellaneous material.
Louisiana Territory, District of St. Charles. Grand Jury Papers, 1811, (C1750)
True presentments of the grand jurors, November term, 1811, Court of Quarter Sessions, District of St. Charles, Territory of Louisiana. Resolutions concern giving the people of the district a voice in the making of laws and protection from Indians on the frontier.
Lozier, Ralph F. (1866-1945), Papers, 1855-1945, (C2655)
65.75 linear feet
Correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and newsclippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels (check contract if publication request occurs). Campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.
Major, Samuel Collier (1840-1894), Papers, 1861-1884, (C0368)
A letter, 5 April 1861, listing law books and where they might be purchased; a handbill for an administrator's sale, 6 June 1876; and a handwritten legal bond, 6 October 1884. Major was a public administrator.
Massie, Jeremiah, Legal Papers, 1836-1838, (C3445)
The papers include transcripts of a court case in which Massie, formerly of Sangamon County, Illinois, was convicted of larceny from a steamboat; letters of support for Massie; a clemency petition signed by the citizens of Sangamon County, including Abraham Lincoln; and the pardon, signed by Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.
McCue, Paul M., Receipt, 1855, (C2041)
Receipt for payment for land at office at Plattsburg, MO.
Meyer, Walter E. (1882-1957), Papers, 1889-1958, (C2638)
54.4 linear feet
Materials collected and used by Meyer in several suits on behalf of the minority stockholders of St. Louis Southwestern Railroad (Cotton Belt).
Miller, Clelland D. (1850-1876), Notes, 1872, (C2631)
Notes while awaiting trial for the robbery of the Corydon, IA, bank in November 1872.
Milligan, Maurice M. (1885-1959), Report, 1939, (C0665)
Statement of the facts in a case against T.J. Pendergast involving income tax evasion, 1939. Milligan was an attorney for the prosecution.
Minor, James L., Letter, 1843, (C1538)
To the Circuit Clerk of Boone County, Columbia, MO, from City of Jefferson, MO, Jan. 18, 1843. Letter enclosing certified copy of an act passed by the 12th General Assembly and approved by Governor Thomas Reynolds. Act amended the practice of law and established the terms of Missouri circuit and justice courts and the St. Louis court of common pleas.
Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, Records, 1914-1979, (C3658)
1.2 linear feet
Minutes, bylaws, correspondence, resolutions, association histories, probate decisions and financial reports of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges from its founding in 1914 as the Missouri Probate Judges' Association to 1979. The organization has also been called the Missouri Association of Probate Judges and the Missouri Association of Probate and Magistrate Judges during the course of its history.
Missouri Territory. Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas, List of Cases, 1809, (C1907)
List of cases for the March term of court.
Missouri, Boone County, Prosecuting Attorney, Records, 1948, (WUNP5603)
0.1 linear feet
Correspondence, affidavits, testimony, and other investigative materials regarding sexual activities at the University of Missouri and in Columbia, MO.
Missouri, Boone County, Public Notice, 1822, (C2077)
Notice of application to County Court for Richard Gentry or Thomas Duley to be appointed justice of the peace for Columbia township, Boone County.
Missouri, Boone County. Bond, 1842, (C1474)
Bond for two dollars to Peter Howe, signed by M.R. Arnold, president, and W. Woodson, clerk, June 22, 1842.
Missouri, Boone County. Circuit Court Records, 1839, (C2690)
0.2 linear feet
Records of the Boone Circuit Court in three cases against Joseph Smith, Jr., Caleb Baldwin, Parley P. Pratt, King Follett, and others resulting from the Mormon War. Others are on file in the Circuit Court Office, Boone County, MO.
Missouri, Boonville. Mayor's Court, Records, 1840-1848, (C2980)
Record of civil cases tried before the mayor and brought to court by the city or the council. Cases involve assault and battery, disturbing the peace, slaughter house operations, market practices, food quality, street improvements, slave offenses, and general safety. Record shows the defendant, the charge, case disposition, sentence, and court costs.
Missouri, Callaway County, Cote Sans Dessein Township. Justice of the Peace, Docket Book, 1816-1827, (C0966)
Record of court proceedings, marriages, and stray livestock. Cases concern settlement of debts, loan repayments, estates, land ownership, and assault and battery. Volume was begun by William H. Dunnica, the first justice of the peace (1821-1823), as a mercantile accounts record.
Missouri, Cape Girardeau County. Oaths of Loyalty, 1865-1866, (C1062)
Abstract of oaths filed in conformity with requirements of 7th section of 2nd article of the new constitution.
Missouri, Columbia. Police Records, 1882-1946, (C2380)
30 volumes, 2 folders on 12 rolls of microfilm
Police Court dockets, 1882-1939, call books, 1931-1939, records of arrests, convictions, and fines, 1931-1946; and miscellaneous papers, 1929-1937. Department of Police, Columbia, Missouri.
Missouri, Cooper County. Circuit Court Records, 1876-1884, (C1564)
Indictments and endorsements against Frank and Jesse James, Charles Pitts, and Cole and Robert Younger for robbery and obstructing the railroad, Cooper County Circuit Court, November term, 1876. Warrants for Frank James' arrest, April 2, 1884. Petition for writ of habeas corpus and bonds, April 28, 1884.
Missouri, Cooper County. Circuit Court, Docket, 1819-1834, (C1084)
Court docket includes a roll of attorneys and dates admitted.
Missouri, Daviess County. Circuit Court Records, 1839, (C1603)
Court records, April Term, 1839. Affidavits and indictments concerning Mormon difficulties. Joseph Smith, Jr., Lyman Wright, Moses Daily, Joseph Younger, Terry Durpee, Ephraim Oivens, John Lemon, James Whitaker, Alonson Brown, James Bingham, Amos Tubbs, Absolem Dutchfield, William Aldridge, George Smith, and Cabel Baldwin.
Missouri, Henry County. Court, Bond, 1905, (C2057)
Refunding bond for $1000.
Missouri, Howard County, Chariton Township. Civil and Criminal Docket, 1906-1916 (C0267)
Record of court proceedings as kept by John H. Scott, justice of the peace of Chariton Township.
Missouri, Madison County. Justice of the Peace Records, 1841-1845, (C1157)
Records of Justice of the Peace Caleb Cox.
Missouri, Montgomery County, Bear Creek Township. Justice of the Peace, Docket Book, 1847-1852, (C3811)
Record of court proceedings and stray livestock. Cases concern settlement of debts, loan repayments, damage suits, breach of the peace, and assault and battery. Donor-compiled index included.
Missouri, Persia. Bond, 1820, (C2551)
Bond for purchase of land in town of Persia, signed by town trustees Obadiah Babbitt, John Lefler, and Nathaniel Patten.
Missouri, Ray County. Justice of the Peace, Docket, 1836-1851, (C1215)
Docket includes names of defendants and plaintiffs, nature of complaint, and synopsis of case. Some marriages recorded. Justices were P. Ewell, W. Berry, and W.L. Bransford.
Missouri, Scotland County. Justice of the Peace, Docket, 1841-1848, (C1245)
Justice of the peace docket from Maidenkirk Township, Scotland County, MO. Includes names of defendants and plaintiffs and outcome of the cases. Some stray livestock records.
Missouri, St. Charles, Citizens' Petition, 1820, (C1692)
Petition to the judge of the St. Charles circuit court from the inhabitants of St. Charles recommending the appointment of Daniel Howland as constable, March 1820.
Missouri, St. Charles. Circuit Court Seal, 1840, (C1683)
Impression of the seal of the St. Charles circuit court.
Missouri, Ste. Genevieve. Archives, 1756-1930, (C3636)
1474 folders on 78 rolls of microfilm
French colonial, and territorial records of the District of Ste. Genevieve. Ste. Genevieve County records and court records. A third of the documents are dated 1756-1804; the remainder date from 1805 to 1930. Original documents are in the possession of the Ste. Genevieve County Court.
Missouri, Ste. Genevieve County. Justice of the Peace, Docket and Stray Book, 1825-1838, (C1236)
Justice of the peace court docket, 1822-1825, and stray records, 1825-1838, for Ste. Genevieve County, MO.
Missouri. Circuit Court, 2nd, Judgments, 1821-1863, (C1072)
Information pertaining to cases presented in the court, including the names of the parties involved; date of judgment; nature of action; amounts of debts, damages, and costs; and the manner of satisfaction. Cases are listed alphabetically and chronologically within, for the most part.
Missouri. Circuit Court, 6th, Pettis County, Record Book, 1870-1875, (C1202)
Record book of court cases, containing synopsis of each case, listing witnesses, and giving the outcome.
Mitchell, Thomas C., Jr., Papers, 1900-1966, (SUNP2129)
Items pertain to the career of Mitchell, a Jefferson city lawyer and businessman who served on the Appellate Judicial Commission under Governor John C. Dalton.
Muldrow, William, Papers, 1848-1869, (C1902)
Deeds, copies of deeds, and other legal papers pertaining to a suit of Muldrow against John A. Sutter.
Mussey, John B., Letter, 1849, (C1606)
To John Hall, Carlisle, Nicholas County, KY, from New Liberty, Owen County, KY, May 26, 1849. Mussey, Hall's lawyer, wrote about land titles and the settlement of R.T. Squire's estate. Hall was estate administrator and guardian of Squire's child.
Napton, W.B., Letter, 1857, (C1879)
To C.F. Jackson, Oct. 3, 1857. Letter discussing at length the necessity of salaries to attract good Missouri Supreme Court judges; combating the growing discussion of emancipation of the slaves; Missouri politics; and the completion of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.
Nelson, Earl F. (1884-1945), Papers, 1862-1945 (C0148)
0.2 linear feet
Two Civil War letters; World War II letters; miscellaneous correspondence of Nelson family; speeches by Nelson on U.S. Constitution, history of Sullivan County, and proposal of new Missouri constitution; University of Missouri Law School Foundation bulletin; notes; and other miscellaneous material.
Oliver Family, Papers, 1805-1977, (C3731)
18.1 linear feet
Papers of a prominent Cape Girardeau, MO, family including family and professional correspondence, patriotic organizations materials, legal firm records, family financial and legal records, speeches and writings, genealogical materials, information on Missouri State Normal School and First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, photographs, and miscellany.
Orr, Thomas B., Extradition Papers, 1887, (C1620)
Extradition warrant to Missouri Governor John Sappington Marmaduke from Nebraska Governor John Milton Thayer, for Thomas B. Orr, who obtained property under false pretences.
Orr, William J., Papers, 1899-1940, (R0857)
These papers deal mostly with the conviction, appeal, and later death of J. F. Kennedy, a train-robber. William J. Orr was an attorney for the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis and later the St. Louis-San Francisco railways, who prosecuted Kennedy in 1899. Also included is an obituary for Orr from the Springfield (Mo.) News Leader.
Park, Guy Brasfield (1872-1946), Papers, 1932-1937, (C0008)
24.2 linear feet
Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.
Patee, John, Directive, 1865, (C1982)
Instructs John Curd, as his trustee, to collect money from a lottery at Patee House and use it towards payment of debts.
Perry, William, Summons, 1808, (C3679)
Summons, 22 August 1808, for William Perry to testify in suit of John Smith T vs. Moses Austin in the General Court of Louisiana Territory.
Poague, Haysler F., Books, 1913-1934, (C0866)
The collection contains books kept by a Henry County, Missouri, lawyer and realtor, including cases, fees, and real estate with prices and commissions.
Quinn, Bartholomew, Papers, 1826, (C2304)
Three documents concerning the transfer of title to land in Saline County, MO, from Richard M. Cummins to Bartholomew Quinn.
Rankin, Cha[rle]s S., Letter, 1876, (C1629)
To [Charles Henry Hardin, Hillsboro, MO], from [Herculaneum, MO], Jan. 12, 1876. Letter to governor about disputed land claims and court case.
Reeder, Lee (1909- ), Papers, 1931-1941, (C2536)
23.3 linear feet
Papers of a Kansas City attorney. Records of action relating to the trucking industry, labor disputes, bill collection and bankruptcy, damage suits, divorce cases, patent cases, and estates. Some papers pertaining to local Democratic politics, Boy Scouts, and Country Club Congregational Church.
Richards, Allen D. (1833-1895), Papers, 1875-1893 (C0156)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of justice of the peace and postmaster of Dewitt, Carroll County, Missouri.
Richards, John Edward, Legal Papers, 1860-1936, (C2155)
Legal papers of J.E. Richards of Moscow Mills, MO, his immediate family, contemporaries, and descendants. Stock certificates, leases, deeds, insurance policy, and bills.
Robinson, Benj[amin], Order, 1731, (C1523)
To the sheriff of Carolina County, 5 April 1731, demanding Robert Dudley's presence in court in the case of William Kennan vs. Robert Dudley.
Rollins, James H. (1940- ), Papers, 1961-1981 (C3056)
3 cubic feet
James Henry (Jimmy) Rollins was a black civil rights activist and University of Missouri law student who was convicted of dispensing marijuana in 1968, jumped bail to avoid prosecution and was subsequently caught and imprisoned in 1974 for that and other crimes. The papers consist primarily of letters from the imprisoned Rollins to one of his supporters, and of notes, newspaper clippings, case files, and other printed material related either to his case or to contemporary political and racial conditions in Columbia and at the University of Missouri.
Ruffin, James Edward (1893- ), Papers, 1929-1965, (C2345)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence and legal papers of a Democratic congressman-at-large, 1933-1935; lawyer; and special assistant to the attorney general, 1935-1953.
Russell, William N., Law Notebook, 1864, (C0845)
Notes on law lectures of Professors Campbell, Cooley and Walker, taken by William N. Russell in 1864. Also gives date he began law practice (May 16, 1864) and a record of clients and fees.
Sappington, John (1776-1856), Papers, 1840-1841, (C1947)
Promissory note to Sappington by Joseph P. Taylor. Typed memo of four lawsuits of Sappington's in Red River County, TX.
Seal, John, Extradition Papers, 1887, (C1686)
Request from Governor Richard J. Oglesby of Illinois to Missouri Governor John S. Marmaduke for extradition of John Seal, a fugitive charged with murder.
Seiler, Robert E., Papers, (WUNP4393)
3 linear feet
Personal papers of a Supreme Court Judge. Inventory of papers prepared by his office to be found in accession folder.
Seiler, Robert E., Papers, (WUNP4410)
1 linear feet
Addition. Notes and summaries on cases, 1971 to January 1975. Inventory.
Seiler, Robert E., Papers, (WUNP4470)
10 linear feet
Notes and summaries on various cases before the Supreme Court of Missouri.
Seiler, Robert E., Papers, (WUNP4511)
2 linear feet
Case files, etc. of a former judge of the Missouri Supreme Court.
Shackelford, Thomas (1822-1908), Papers, 1820-1908, (C0163)
0.6 linear feet
Personal and business letters, documents and memoirs of a lawyer and politician of Glasgow, MO. He was a member of the Missouri Convention of 1861 and of the Constitutional Convention of 1875. Includes family letters and letters relating to his legal practice and politics, a few of them pertaining to the Constitutional Convention of 1875.
Smith, Robert C., Papers, (WUNP5921)
Papers of a Columbia, MO, lawyer involved in many civic activities. Includes speeches from dedication ceremonies, planning documents for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and records of the Hinkson Investment Club.
Smith, W. E., Letter, 1890, (R0884)
This is a letter of 20 February 1890 from W. E. Smith, Judge of Probate Court at Pineville in McDonald County, Missouri, to W. S. Sherley of Martinsville, Indiana. The letter deals with the affairs of Sarah Stockwell, deceased.
Sorrell, John, Land Warrant, 1853, (C1970)
Warrant for land issued to John Sorrell and transferred to William Sorrell.
Spencer, Robert, and Pierre Pallardie, Papers, 1840, (C1792)
Copies of testimony in the case of Hugh H. Wardlow vs. George Gaty heirs, regarding land in St. Charles, MO.
Stanley, Geo[rge] E., Invitation, 1896, (C1539)
To Cha[rle]s A. Thomas, Norborne, MO, from Carroll County, MO, Apr. 30, 1896. Invitation to witness the execution of William P. Taylor, April 30, 1896, at 11:00 A.M. for the May 10, 1894, murder of Gus Meeks. Invitation nontransferable.
Stephens, J.L., et al., Subpoena, 1877, (C1573)
Andrew B. Moore, Thomas Argenbright, Felix Crockett, and J.L. Stephens commanded to appear before T.M. Rice to testify for the plaintiff in the case of Thomas W. Norris against Charles F. Moore, Cooper County Circuit Court, Boonville, MO.
Stone, Kimbrough (1875-1958), Papers, 1897-1958, (C0005)
11 linear feet; also available on 37 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1917-1947 (presiding judge, 1928-1947), who continued to work with the court after his retirement in 1947. Topics covered in the papers include the U.S. courts; Democratic politics; Kansas City and Missouri bar associations and law schools; and fraternal and charitable organizations.
Stone, W[illia]m J[oel] (1848-1918), Letter, 1893, (C1517)
To Geo. H. Lyons, Kansas City, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, May 12, 1893. Letter and clipping define Stone's position in the indebtedness case, Ninth National Bank of New York vs. St. Clair County, MO. Lyons and B.R.F. Copenhaver, St. Clair County court judge, were imprisoned for refusing to comply with writ of mandamus.
Thompson, William, Papers, 1836 (C0432)
Copies of testimony given before Alfred G. Sloan and Walter H. Taler, justices of the peace of Big Creek Township in Van Buren County [Cass County], on charges against William Thompson for stealing and against James Laurance for whipping William Thompson.
Tong, Marvin E., Papers, 1878-1947 (C0177)
0.9 linear feet
Bar dockets of Ozark County circuit court; case briefs before courts of appeals in Missouri; minutes of meetings of Missionary Baptists; case briefs before U.S. and Missouri Supreme Courts; pamphlets of Civil War recollections; and memorial addresses on life of Champ Clark.
Trudeau, Zenon, Decree, 1796, (C1653)
Decree in French to the inhabitants of St. Charles, MO, settling a land and boundary line dispute as recommended by the arbitrators.
Truman, Harry S., Records, (SUNP2728)
0.2 linear feet
Photocopy. Records of two court cases, TRUMAN vs. CHILTON and GALLAGHER vs. CHILTON, tried in the Circuit Court of Shannon County, 1908-1911 and in the Supreme Court of Missouri in 1917.
U.S. States of the United States, Records, Missouri, 1762-1870 (C2968)
10 rolls of microfilm
Documents relating to the early history and development of Missouri which were located during the WPA Historical Records Survey. Only the rolls containing Missouri materials are in this series.
University of Missouri, School of Law, Faculty Meeting Records, 1873-1890, (C0856)
Records of official meetings, polls of students, and lists of students receiving passing grades on various examinations.
Wheat, Almeron, Papers, 1841-1860, (C1948)
Letters to a Quincy, IL, lawyer concerning debt collection and legal matters.
Wilson, Francis M. (1867-1932), Papers, 1853-1946, (C1039)
27.4 linear feet, 14 volumes
Papers of a U.S. district attorney, receiver for the Kansas City Railways Company, and Democratic nominee for governor of Missouri in 1928 and 1932, who died a month before the election of 1932. Also papers concerning his father, R.P.C. Wilson, I.
Winchell, Homer H., Letters, 1868-1869, (C1922)
Two letters from the clerk of the Marion County circuit court regarding the gift of a portrait of Judge Nathaniel B. Tucker to be hung in the circuit courtroom.
Yancey, Charles S. ( -1857), Letters, 1839-1865 (C0192)
Letters of a circuit court judge from Greene County, Missouri, largely written to his wife in Springfield. Tell of the court; discusses Benton; Clay Compromise; and the slavery question. Other family letters. Originals in possession of donor.
Younger, Cole (1844-1916) and James (1848-1902), Papers, 1885-1897 (C0443)
1 folder, photostats
Letters from Cole Younger in the Stillwater, MN, prison to his aunt and to W.C. Bronaugh. Letters from Missouri officials, 1897, and a petition signed by members of the 39th General Assembly to the Minnesota Board of Pardons asking for the Youngers' release.
Zwick Family, Papers, (WUNP5968)
Correspondence, legal papers, photographs, and miscellaneous personal papers of Galius and Helen Zwick of St. Joseph, Missouri, former members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.