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Defendant index to enrolled decrees, in re papers, and other case files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a card file indexing part of Series J0061, Enrolled Decrees, In Re Papers, and Other Case Files, relating to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Circuits, Court of Chancery. Some cards, pertaining to divorce cases, cannot be attributed to a circuit. Cards generally list defendant and a cross-reference to a file or case number. Some cards list plaintiff; type of action; file date and names of solicitor/counselor. 5th Circuit cases pertain almost solely to naturalizations.
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Quantity:
1.6 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1823-1847
Series Number:
J2019

Arrangement

The bulk of the index is arranged numerically by circuit, then alphabetically by defendent's last name. Cards pertaining to divorce cases (circuit unknown) are arranged alphabetically by last name of the parties involved.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a card file index to part of Series J0061, Enrolled Decrees, In Re Papers, and Other Case Files. The cards index cases for the 3rd, 4th, and part of the 5th Circuits by defendant last name. There are also a few cards pertaining to divorce cases (male and female surnames the same) that cannot be attributed to any particular circuit. Cards generally list name of defendant and a cross-reference to a file or case number. Some cards list name of plaintiff, as well. A small number list type of action (e.g., bill, order, or subpoena), file date, number of documents attached, and names of solicitor/counselor, but for the most part these elements are blank.

Cards pertaining to divorce cases list an alphanumeric code most likely representing the initial of the parties' last name and case number. Cards indexing 5th Circuit cases are least in number and pertain almost solely to naturalizations. Scattered other references to the 5th Circuit and "Equity Court" are included in the index.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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Related Materials

Series J0061, Enrolled Decrees, In Re Papers, and Other Case Files, is partially indexed by this series.

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Custodial History

The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982. Upon transfer to the State Archives in 1982, the defendant index was originally accessioned as part of Series J0061-82. During 2002 the index was discretely accessioned as J2019.

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