Collection RBSC-ARC-1807 - George Elliott Collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

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George Elliott Collection

General material designation

  • Textual record

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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  • 1585 - 1820 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

ca. 4 cm of textual records (18 leaves ; 77.5 x 67.5 cm)

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Archival description area

Custodial history

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.

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Physical condition

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.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Finding aid available through this database, records are described at item level.

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No further accruals are expected.

Physical description

Handwritten on paper, parchment, and vellum, with special signs and seals.

Signatures note

Items in the collection contain signatures of the involved legal parties.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

The collection was arranged and described by Claire Williams in February 2019.

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