Title and statement of responsibility area
George Elliott Collection
General material designation
- Textual record
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Dates of creation area
1585 - 1820 (Creation)
Physical description area
ca. 4 cm of textual records (18 leaves ; 77.5 x 67.5 cm)
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Scope and content
The collection consists of eighteen legal records from England, dating from 1525 to 1820, documenting leases, mortgages, indentures and similar acts. As a collection, the records contextualize economic transactions during the Early Modern period, and provide an understanding of the legal system of ownership and commerce. They contain place names and the names of people involved in the acts, and where legible these have been listed as access points in the finding aid.
Most documents are in fair condition, though some have stains, creasing, fading, separation at folds, or minor tears; as such they should be handled with care.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by the estate of Dr. George Elliott.
The documents were received roughly arranged by size, from smallest to largest, and this order has been maintained by the archivist.
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Finding aid available through this database, records are described at item level.
Generated finding aid
No further accruals are expected.
Handwritten on paper, parchment, and vellum, with special signs and seals.
Items in the collection contain signatures of the involved legal parties.
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Subject access points
Name access points
- Aakin, George (Subject)
- Baxtor, Elizabeth (Subject)
- Baxtor, Mark (Subject)
- Baxtor, Thomas (Subject)
- Cartwright, Francis M. (Subject)
- Cartwright, Hannah (Subject)
- Clifton, Robert (Subject)
- Newton, John (Subject)
- Parker, Robert (Subject)
- Swyth, Robert (Subject)
- Throfsell, Mary (Subject)
- Throfsell, William (Subject)
- Turner, Henry (Subject)
- Whalley, Richard (Subject)
- Whiteley, Joseph (Subject)
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The collection was arranged and described by Claire Williams in February 2019.