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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 014649632

Andrzej Henryk Wojcik collection of Cuban criminal and civil court documents

Overview

The collection is comprised of 88 criminal and 119 civil court judgments between 1881 and 1890.

Dates

  • 1881 - 1890

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Extent

.8 linear feet, (2 boxes.)
The Andrzej Henryk Wojcik Collection of Cuban criminal and civil court documents cover two separate periods of time and two different aspects of the Spanish colonial magistrate system in Cuba.. There are 88 criminal cases from 1890, which were decided by a panel of three colonial magistrates. Additionally, there are 119 civil court cases from 1881, which were decided by a panel of either three or five colonial magistrates. All documents in the collection were official handwritten court records and were previously bound.

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Criminal, 1890

    This series contains criminal judgements rendered by theHavana trial court from January 7, 1890 through April 30, 1890. Thedocuments are arranged chronologically with case numbers designatedfor each document; the names of the presiding magistrates are listedat the beginning of each document.

  2. Series II. Civil, 1881

    This series contains civil judgements rendered by theHavana trial court from April 2, 1881 through June 30, 1881. Thedocuments are arranged chronologically with case numbers designatedfor each document; the names of the presiding magistrates are listedat the end of each document.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Harvard Law School Library from Darius Wojcik, November 2014.

Related Material:

For related material, see MS Span 171, the Andrzej Henryk Wojcik collection of documents relating to slavery in Cuba.

General note

Within each series and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified by box and folder number. For example, the number 1-10 corresponds to box 1, folder 10.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Outly, July 2017
Title
Andrzej Henryk Wojcik collection of Cuban criminal and civil court documents, 1881-1890: Finding Aid.
Author
Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00285

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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