Local History in Legal Records

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1968

GUSN

GUSN-169777

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Description

Legal records provide the historian with boundless resources for unlocking the past. The problem with the records is that they are sometimes obscure and require the reader to master new techniques. But Juliette Tomlinson argues that the reward of this hard work is bringing to light material that has been "smothered or buried in dark silence.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 158

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1968.058.212.003

Abstract

Legal records provide the historian with boundless resources for unlocking the past. The problem with the records is that they are sometimes obscure and require the reader to master new techniques. But Juliette Tomlinson argues that the reward of this hard work is bringing to light material that has been "smothered or buried in dark silence.

Date Notes

Volume 58, Number 212 (Spring, 1968)

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Record Details

Originator

Juliette Tomlinson (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1968). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England