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Lemuel Shaw papers, 1648-1923.

Author: Lemuel ShawJames Trecothick AustinCharles Pelham CurtisRichard Henry Dana, Jr.Timothy FullerAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Personal and professional papers of Lemuel Shaw, lawyer and Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, and of the Shaw, Savage, Melville (or Melvill), Cargill, and Knapp families. Included among the family papers are letters from Shaw to his mother, Susanna Hayward Shaw; papers of Thomas Melvill; records and accounts of Charles Savage of Savage and Co. of Louisville, Kentucky; and correspondence among the
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lemuel Shaw; James Trecothick Austin; Charles Pelham Curtis; Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; Timothy Fuller; Daniel Henshaw; Charles G Loring; Elizabeth Shaw Melville; Herman Melville; Thomas Melville; Leverett Saltonstall; Charles Savage; Hope Savage Shaw; John Oakes Shaw; Caroline Cobb Shaw; Oakes Shaw; Samuel Savage Shaw; William Sullivan; Charles Sumner; Daniel Webster; Cargill family.; Knapp family.; Melville family.; Savage family.; Shaw family.; Savage & Co. (Louisville, Ky.)
OCLC Number: 19527637
Notes: Photographs removed to the Lemuel Shaw photographs (Photo. Coll. 500.66).
Description: 35 boxes, and 11 vols., and 1 oversize box.
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Personal and professional papers of Lemuel Shaw, lawyer and Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, and of the Shaw, Savage, Melville (or Melvill), Cargill, and Knapp families. Included among the family papers are letters from Shaw to his mother, Susanna Hayward Shaw; papers of Thomas Melvill; records and accounts of Charles Savage of Savage and Co. of Louisville, Kentucky; and correspondence among the interrelated families, including Elizabeth Knapp Shaw and Hope Savage Shaw (Shaw's wives), his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville, and his sons, Lemuel and John Oakes Shaw. Shaw's professional papers relate to his legal practice and career as Chief Justice and contain correspondence with clients and colleagues on cases, points of law, and current legal and political issues.

Among the subjects covered are the Goldthwaite land patent in New York and the Penobscot Bank in Maine. Correspondents include William Sullivan, Daniel Henshaw, Charles G. Loring, Daniel Webster, Charles P. Curtis, James T. Austin, Charles Sumner, Richard H. Dana (1815-1882), Leverett Saltonstall, Timothy Fuller, and many other prominent lawyers, jurists, and politicians. Also, an account book (1787-1807) of Oakes Shaw (Lemuel's father); writ books, letterbooks and ledgers of Lemuel Shaw, including accounts with clients (1815-1861); diaries of Samuel Savage Shaw (1851-1912) and of Mrs. John Oakes Shaw (1850-1879); and an account book with occasional diary entries of Thomas Melvill (1815-1818).

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