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Collection Number: 00365

Collection Title: James Iredell Papers, 1771-1799

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract James Iredell was a lawyer, colonial customs collector, state official, and United States Supreme Court justice, of Edenton, N.C. The collection includes Port of Roanoke (N.C.) customs records, 1771-1776; legal fee books, 1774-1799, and case book, 1786-1790; case books, 1793-1799, of Federal circuit courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia; and personal accounts, law notes, and legal writings, and an essay on the causes of the American Revolution (on microfilm).
Creator Iredell, James, 1751-1799.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James Iredell Papers, #365, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Selected volumes are available on microfilm.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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James Iredell (1751-1799) was a lawyer, colonial customs collector, state official, and United States Supreme Court justice, of Edenton, N.C.

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The collection includes Port of Roanoke (N.C.) customs records, 1771-1776; legal fee books, 1774-1799, and case book, 1786-1790; case books, 1793-1799, of Federal circuit courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia; and personal accounts, law notes, and legal writings, and an essay on the causes of the American Revolution (on microfilm).

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Original finding aid #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 1

Folder 2-5

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder numbers not used #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 2-5

Oversize Volume SV-365/1-3

SV-365/1

SV-365/2

SV-365/3

Volumes 1-3: Port of Roanoke records, 15 April 1771-5 July 1774 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" SV-365/1-3

Oversize Volume SV-365/4-5

SV-365/4

SV-365/5

Volumes 4-5: Port of Roanoke records, 20 May 1774-5 July 1776 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" SV-365/4-5

Folder 6

Volume 6: Legal fee book, 1774-1799 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: Legal fee book, 1784-1790 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: Legal fee book, 1786 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: Legal case book, 1786-1790 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 10: Circuit court of Virginia case book, May 1793 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: Circuit court of Rhode Island case book, 1795 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: Personal account book, 1795-1797 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: Circuit court of Pennsylvania case book, 1797 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 13

Includes case notes from Virginia courts.

Folder 14

Volume 14: Circuit court of the State of South Carolina case book, 1798 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 15: Circuit court of the United States, Pennsylvania, case book, 1799 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: Circuit court of the United States, New Jersey, case book, 1799 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder number not used #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 17

Oversize Volume SV-365/17

"The Doctrine of the Laws of England, concerning Real Property, as far as it is in use, or force, in the State of North Carolina. Volume the first." #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" SV-365/17

Folder 18

Volume 18: "An Essay on the Law of Pleading, in Suits at Common Law." Volume 2. #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: "An Essay on the Law of Pleading, in Suits at Common Law." Volume 3. #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 20: "An Essay on the Law of Pleading, in Suits at Common Law." Volume 4. #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 21: "Principles Concerning the Construction of Statutes." Volume 1, "Laws of the United States" #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 22: "Appendix to the Law of Evidence, Volume the first" #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 23: Law notes #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 24: Law notes #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 24

Folder 25

Decree of John Baptist Beasley, Judge of the Court of Admiralty held at Edenton, N.C., 30 December 1782 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 25

Declaring the British sloop Vine to be legally a prize of the brigantine General Gregory. James Iredell was advocate of the court for the owners and officers of the General Gregory.

Folder 26

Copy of the accounts (January 1787-June 1794) of Thomas Benbury, Collector of the Port of Roanoke, with the state, made 28 July 1795 #00365, Series: "Volumes, 1771-1799" Folder 26

Copy is from the office of John Haywood, Treasurer of the State of North Carolina.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2010

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