A colonial-era summons, 1739

Overview of the Collection

Title
A colonial-era summons
Dates
1739
Quantity
0.04 linear feet, (1 folder )
Collection Number
Mss.092
Summary
A colonial-era summons (1739). Jacob Sheaf, a Boston brewer, is summoned to appear in court on a charge of trespass brought by John Jekyl of Cambridge.
Repository
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
CMB1021
Tacoma, WA
98416-1021
Telephone: 2538792669
archives@pugetsound.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

A colonial-era summons, purchased from the Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company. Broadside dated 1739. Lyde Byfield, clerk of the court, issues a summons for Jacob Sheaf, a Boston brewer, to appear in court on a charge of trespass brought by John Jekyl of Cambridge.

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

A colonial-era summons, 1739. Mss.092. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections, Collins Memorial Library. Tacoma, Washington.

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Custodial History

Originally part of the Allyn K. Ford Collection held by the Minnesota Historical Society. The summons was deaccessioned from the Allyn K. Ford Collection in 2010.

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Subject Terms

  • Colonies--Law and legislation