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Finding Aid for the Warren C. Shearman collection of English and American documents, ca. 1350-1875 (bulk 1558-1822)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Warren C. Shearman collection of English and American documents
    Date (bulk): ca. 1350-1875 (bulk 1558-1822)
    Collection number: 826
    Creator: Shearman, Warren C.
    Extent: 1 document box (.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box 1 map folder
    Abstract: This collection contains a variety of legal documents, including powers of attorney, indentures, writs, affidavits, correspondence, bonds, last wills and testaments, wills intestate, marriage settlements, land sales, etc., dating from ca. 1350-1875, with the bulk of materials originating from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries in England and America.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Warren C. Shearman, 1963.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Sara Torres in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Warren C. Shearman collection of English and American documents (Collection Number 826). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Warren C. Shearman was a collector of rare books, maps, and manuscripts. The Collection of English and American Documents was his collection of assorted manuscripts. It contains diverse and eclectic items in terms of time period, provenance, and type of legal document, dating from ca. 1350-1875, with the bulk of materials originating from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries in England and America.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains a variety of legal documents, including powers of attorney, indentures, writs, affidavits, correspondence, bonds, last wills and testaments, wills intestate, marriage settlements, land sales, etc., from both England and America. Particular highlights of this collection include a late fourteenth-century British document written on parchment in an anglicana scribal hand, several documents relating to the family of Sir Peter Temple, several documents relating to the Hall family and their estate in Normanton in Nottinghamshire, a letter from George II of Great Britain to William Henry, Earl of Rochford, regarding the Essex militia, several Elizabethan-era writs, a copy of part of the will of Dr. Benjamin Chandler, and several land transfers and purchases in the Boston area dating from the early colonial era. While the American documents include items from many of the original colonies and states, the British documents, though somewhat geographically diverse, include items from very similar locales, in particularly, Langar, Barnston, and Normanton-on-the-Wolds in Nottinghamshire, and Thoydon Mount, Essex.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The documents are organized into series based on provenance, depending on whether they are American or English. The American documents are then organized based on geographical provenance, while the British documents are organized based on relevance to a particular family, type of document, or chronology.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Warren Shearman --Archives.

    Related Material

    Warren Shearman Collection [of books], Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles. [Individually cataloged and can be searched in the UCLA Library Catalog.]