- New York (State). Supreme Court.
- Call number
- MssCol 24157
- Physical description
- .17 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
- New York State Supreme Court register, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The New York State Supreme Court, established in 1691 during the colonial period as the Supreme Court of Judicature, is a trial court with a branch in each of New York's counties. The inscription at the front of this volume, "Albany, April," suggests the register was used by the Supreme Court's clerk office in Albany, which opened in 1797. The register covers 1798 to 1807. The entries, recorded in chronological order, list the names of plaintiffs and defendants, attorney names (for some, but not all entries), judgments, debts, fees, interest, and payments made, if any. Some cases were part of the Tioga, Albany, Onondaga, Otsego and Chenango circuits; much of the litigation pertained to ejectment actions. A loose index is in the back for cases that appear to be recorded in a different volume.
Source of acquisition
Purchased from Donald A. Heald, 2017.
Compiled by Susan M. Kline, 2017.
- Court records -- New York (State)
- Courts -- New York (State) -- 18th century
- Courts -- New York (State) -- 19th century
- New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources
- New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328