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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 623

III. Writs, by case name, 1761-1802

Scope and Contents

The legal documents in this series of writs were received in the repository folded into thirds and arranged by case name. This order was retained in the repository. Some documents also includes additional manuscript legal documents that were folded inside the writ. Some of the personal names on these cases have been spelled multiple ways, and the dates often span years when the case began and finished.

Additional writs can be found in series: II. Legal documents, 1754-1804 and undated.


  • 1729-1805

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


3 linear feet (14 boxes)


Arranged alphabetically by case name.

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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