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Guide to the Alexander Papers
1668-1818 (bulk 1717-1786)
  MS 8

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Container List

Series 5: Legal Papers, 1665-1817

Scope and Contents note

Series 5 contains Legal Papers. For purposes of this arrangement, Legal Papers refers to those papers such as wills, contracts, conveyances, deeds, etc. that do not pertain to court cases. Because most of the legal papers in the collection have to do with the sale or transfer of lands in New Jersey, legal papers are arranged by county. The papers are then arranged chronologically within the county. Usually the parties to the land transfers are members of the Board of Proprietors transferring property among themselves, or to and from other holders of large tracts. In some instances, however, the parties are settlers (or proprietors), and Indians. Occasionally appearing among the legal papers are leases from landlords to tenants.

In addition to the legal papers in boxes 12 -19, there are seven oversize deeds in the collection. These oversize items are not foldered, and are in boxes 59 and 60.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Bergen County
1685-1769
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Bergen County
1770-1816
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Burlington County
1700-1770
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--Bergen County-- Ramapo Tracts
N.D.; 1712-1749
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Bergen County-- Ramapo Tracts
1750-1759
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--Bergen County-- Ramapo Tracts
1760-1765
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Bergen County-- Ramapo Tracts
1766-1791
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--Essex County
N.D.[1697]-1759
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Essex County
1760-1817
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Gloucester County
1768; 1770
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Hunterdon County
1723-1769
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--Middlesex County
1672-1722
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Middlesex County
1723-1744
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--Middlesex County
1745-1762
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Legal Papers--Middlesex County
1763-1775;1792
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Monmouth County
N.D.;1682-1745
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Monmouth County
1746 - 1761
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Legal Papers -- Monmouth County
1762 - 1775
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Morris County
1739- 1774;1801;[1809]
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--Salem County
1717
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Legal Papers--Somerset County
N.D.;1695;1716- 1742
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Legal Papers--Somerset County
1743-1753
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Legal Papers--Somerset County
1754-1773
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Sussex County
1753-1815
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
1665;1701;1705- 1739
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
1740-1744
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
1745-February 1750
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
March 1750-1759
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
1760-1768
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Eastern Division
1769-1774;1783; 1784
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Western Division
1691;1710-1744
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Western Division
1745-1759
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--New Jersey--Abstracts of Deeds
1741 - 1768
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Legal Papers--Doobie & Drummond Estates--Folder 1
N.D.; 1698-1747
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Legal Papers--Doobie & Drummond Estates--Folder 2
[1698-1747]]
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Colony/State of New York
1668-1733
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Colony/State of New York
1734- 1785;1794;1797;18 03
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--Canajoharie--Albany County--New York
1730-1773
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Mohawk Lands
N.D.; 1722-1723
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--Mohawk Lands
1724
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Legal Papers--Mohawk Lands
1725-1743
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Legal Papers--Oblong or Equivalent Lands
1708-1730
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Legal Papers--Second Nine Partners Tract
1704-1714; 1734- 1745
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Legal Papers--Second Nine Partners Tract
1746
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Legal Papers--Second Nine Partners Tract
1747-1749
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Legal Papers--Second Nine Partners Tract
1750-1754
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Legal Papers--Colonies other than New Jersey and New York
1720;1729;1742;17 65
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Legal Papers--Great Britain and Ireland
N.D.; 1687-1801
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Legal Papers--Unspecified Counties and Colonies
N.D.; 1716-1737
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Legal Papers--Unspecified Counties and Colonies
1738-1748
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Legal Papers--Unspecified Counties and Colonies
1744- 1768;1774;1795

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