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Guide to the John Tabor Kempe Papers
1678-1782 (bulk 1752-1774)
 MS 344

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Title: John Tabor Kempe Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1678-1782 (bulk 1752-1774)
Abstract: The John Tabor Kempe Papers contain primarily court case records (12 boxes) for the colonial province of New York during the tenures of Attorneys General William Kempe and his son, John Tabor Kempe. The bulk of these records date from 1752 to 1774, and concern civil disputes, often over land ownership, tenancy and estates, as well as criminal acts. Also included in the papers are professional correspondences of both John Tabor Kempe and William Kempe, court agendas and fees, legal papers, land and property records, financial records, government documents, and a photograph.
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet
Call Phrase: MS 344