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Guide to the Sidney W. Mandel Collection of English Legal Documents ca. 1519 - ca. 1920

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Mandel, Sidney W.. Collection of English Legal Documents

Dates:

ca. 1519 - ca. 1920

Size:

5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Sidney W. Mandel Collection of English Legal Documents contains miscellaneous English legal documents collected by the Chicago attorney during his travels in England. Interested in the similarities between modern day American legal terminology and that of the English courts, Mandel assembled a variety of documents including mortgages, leases, wills, and marriage settlements. The collection spans the sixteenth through twentieth centuries, but the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are best represented, with a majority of the documents originating in London and in the counties surrounding and to the south of the capital. Most of the manuscripts are inscribed on parchment, with many bearing well-preserved seals.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Mandel, Sidney W.. Collection of English Legal Documents, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The Sidney W. Mandel English Legal Documents Collection contains miscellaneous English legal documents collected by the Chicago attorney during his travels in England. Interested in the similarities between modern day American legal terminology and that of the English courts, Mandel assembled a variety of documents including mortgages, leases, wills, and marriage settlements. The collection spans the sixteenth through twentieth centuries, but the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are best represented, with a majority of the documents originating in London and in the counties surrounding and to the south of the capital. Most of the manuscripts are inscribed on parchment, with many bearing well-preserved seals.

The documents in the collection are arranged chronologically, oversized documents have been placed at the end of the collection.

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