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Papers of Aaron Burr (Project) Card Index to Court Cases in which Aaron Burr was an Attorney or Litigant

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Card indexes document court cases in which Aaron Burr was an attorney or a litigant. Separate card files index plaintiffs, defendants, and attorneys; cases in each court; and cases in chronological order. Courts represented are the New York Supreme Court of Judicature, Court of Chancery, and Court for the Correction of Errors; the New York City Mayor’s Court (Court of Common Pleas for County and City of New York); and the United States District Court for New York and the Circuit Court for New York, Southern District. Most cards refer to a court document (filed parchment or paper, or entry in a minute book or common rule book). There are also cards for Burr legal documents in private manuscript repositories.
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Quantity:
3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1975-1978
Series Number:
JN104

Arrangement

Alphabetical by name of party or attorney, or numerical by date of case.

Scope and Content Note

Card indexes document court cases in which Aaron Burr was an attorney or a litigant. Separate card files index plaintiffs, defendants, and attorneys; cases in each court; and cases in chronological order. Courts represented are the New York Supreme Court of Judicature, Court of Chancery, and Court for the Correction of Errors; the New York City Mayor’s Court (Court of Common Pleas for County and City of New York); and the United States District Court for New York and the Circuit Court for New York, Southern District. Most cards refer to a court document (filed parchment or paper, or entry in a minute book or common rule book). There are also cards for Burr legal documents in private manuscript repositories.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Selected documents are reproduced in the Papers of Aaron Burr (Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1977), Series III. Legal Papers (15 microfilm reels). Name and case index to those documents is in Mary-Jo Kline and Joanne Wood Ryan, eds., The Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Aaron Burr 1756-1836 (Glen Rock, N.J.: 1978).

Related Publications

Selected documents are reproduced in the Papers of Aaron Burr (Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1977), Series III. Legal Papers (15 microfilm reels). Name and case index to those documents is in Mary-Jo Kline and Joanne Wood Ryan, eds., The Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Aaron Burr 1756-1836 (Glen Rock, N.J.: 1978).

Custodial History

This index was not created in the New York County Clerk’s Office, but it has evidently been held by that office for nearly forty years. The majority of the entries in the index relate to pre-1848 court records that were transferred to the New York State Archives in early 2017. The index was donated by Mary-Jo Kline, editor of the papers of Aaron Burr.

Card index was compiled to identify court and other legal documents for the print and microfilm editions of the papers of Aaron Burr. The project was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and hosted by the New York Historical Society. The editors were Mary-Jo Kline and Joanne Wood Ryan.

State court records referred to in the index were then located at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, City University of New York (on deposit by the New York Court of Appeals), or at the New York County Clerk's Office. The state court records at Queens College were transferred to the New York State Archives in 1982. The pre-1848 state court records at the New York County Clerk's Office were transferred to the State Archives in 2017.

Acquistion Information

These records were transferred by the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration in 2017.

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