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Title
Miscellania A
Names
Smith, William, 1728-1793 (Creator)
Collection

William Smith Jr. papers

I. William Smith Jr. papers

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1752 - 1764 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2796
Genres
legal documents
Documents
Description
Smith's legal commonplace book contains original writings guiding his own legal practice; copies of agreements and protocols among lawyers practicing before the New York Supreme Court of Judicature; and copies or abstracts of legal works, acts, ordinances and instructions pertaining to the practice of law in Britain and America. Writings notably include: “A scheme for drawing out bills of costs in the Supream [sic] Court of New York, digested into tables,” with similar tables for the Inferior Court; a “Promptuary,” listing seventeen steps to manage his case work before the Court; and “Some Directions relating to the Study of Law,” known to be his father’s syllabus. Among the copies (of documents dating as early as 1684) are instructions for preparing letters of marque, 1756, and instructions to Smith and others as Commissioners to depose New York witnesses in a case before the High Court of Chancery in England, 1764.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11985427
MSS Unit ID: 2796
Archives EAD ID: 2113782
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1410b0e0-9531-0134-6808-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1728: Creator Born
  • 1752: Created (Approximate)
  • 1793: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Miscellania A" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1752 - 1764. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2430aa40-6eff-0135-0ec1-0934ee5f88c5

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Miscellania A" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2430aa40-6eff-0135-0ec1-0934ee5f88c5

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1752 - 1764). Miscellania A Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2430aa40-6eff-0135-0ec1-0934ee5f88c5

Wikipedia Citation

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Miscellania A