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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1114

Barnstable County (Mass.) documents,

Eighteenth-century legal documents issued by John Otis, Barnstable County (Mass.) clerk.


  • 1716-1771.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.))

Documents, letters and summons issued primarily by John Otis, the clerk of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Biographical / Historical

John Otis, Esquire (1687-1758) graduated from Harvard College in 1707. He was a member of "His Majesty's Honorable Council" from 1747 until his death, as well as king's attorney.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Recataloged from: CL 10138, CL 10139, CL 10140, CL 10144, CL 10238, CL 10286.

Bequest of George Lyman Kittredge; received: 1944 .

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
Barnstable County (Mass.). Barnstable County (Mass.) documents: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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