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James Bradley Thayer, 1831-1902. papers

Collection Identifier: Law-MMS-093
Overview: This collection includes materials relating chiefly to Thayer's writing and teaching career. Includes research notes and drafts for A Preliminary Treatise on the Law of Evidence at the Common Law (1898) and his biography of John Marshall (1901); papers relating to his participation in the writing of the constitutions of North and South Dakota, 1889, and his chairmanship of a committee concerned with Indian legislation, 1887-1892; diary-like letters to his wife, Sophia Bradford (Ripley) Thayer,...

Mashpee Indian Land Case Records

Collection Identifier: HOLLIS 9861143
Overview: The Mashpee Indian Land Case Records consists of depositions, trial transcripts, memoranda and research materials related to the Mashpee Wampanoags's suit against the town of Mashpee, Massachusetts and its large landowners. These materials are related to a preliminary trial which sought to establish the Mashpees's legitimacy as a legal Native American "tribe" who could be rightfully awarded former tribal lands on Cape Cod.