Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Supreme Court:

An Inventory of Supreme Court Records at the Texas State Archives, 1840-1980



Overview

Creator: Texas. Supreme Court.
Title: Supreme Court records
Dates: 1840-1980
Abstract: The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. It also has the authority to conduct proceedings for the removal or involuntary retirement of state judges; supervises State Bar operations; promulgates rules and regulations for the discipline, supervision, and disbarment of lawyers; and has supervisory and administrative control over the judicial branch. The records consist of case files, applications, dockets, minutes, opinions, and indexes, covering the period 1840-1980. Also present are the records of the Texas Commission of Appeals, consisting of minutes, dockets, and opinions, dating 1879-1892, 1918-1943.
Quantity: 6,396.81 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that the bulk of the A and B case files (except misfiles and oversize items) are stored at the State Records Center. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m will usually be available by noon the next day.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Supreme Court was created in 1836 by the Constitution of the Republic of Texas (Article IV, adopted March 17, 1836) with unlimited and conclusive appellate jurisdiction. Congress established the court by an act approved December 15, 1836. This court consisted of the Chief Justice, elected jointly by both houses of Congress; and the elected judges of the district courts. The Supreme Court had jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases to hear and determine all manner of pleas, complaints, motions, causes, and controversies brought before it by any lower court, but no appeal could be determined until the lower court had made a final judgment or decree except in particular cases as provided by law. A clerk was appointed by the court. He recorded all the actions of the court and was also charged with preserving the records and transcripts of the court. Following the move to statehood, the First Legislature of the State of Texas organized a Supreme Court, Act of May 12, 1846, to consist of a chief justice and two associate justices, appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate, to six-year terms.

The terms of the court changed frequently during the 19th century. Initially, the court met annually at the seat of government. Legislation passed on January 22, 1842 established another annual term to be held at Nacogdoches, but changed that by an act passed on February 3, 1842 which directed the court to hold its annual term at Washington. Further legislation in 1845 (February 3, 1845) directed the court to hold annual terms wherever Congress convened. The Act of May 12, 1846 directed the court to meet annually in Austin. Legislation passed in 1850 (3rd Legislature, Chapter XII, November 30, 1850) amended this act and directed the court to hold three terms a year, in Austin, Tyler, and Galveston, with each term lasting about three months. The court continued to meet in this manner until 1892. Following legislation which reorganized the courts system in 1892, the Supreme Court once again met annually in Austin, which it continues to do.

The Supreme Court initially heard appeals from civil and criminal cases. The Court of Appeals was created by the Texas Constitution of 1876, Article V, Section 4, which removed all criminal jurisdiction from the Supreme Court, and transferred civil jurisdiction to the Court of Appeals in some situations. In 1879, to help relieve the backlog of pending civil cases in both of these courts, a commission of arbitration and award, known as the Commission of Appeals, was created by the 16th Legislature (Chapter 34, Special Session). Civil cases were referred to this commission with the written consent of the parties or their attorneys, and the commission's opinions, unless overturned by the superior appellate court, became the opinion of record of that court. This Commission was composed of three judges appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. This initial commission ceased to exist in October 1885. In 1887, it was created again (Senate Bill 281, 20th Legislature, Regular Session), still with three judges, to hear cases pending in the Supreme Court. It was increased to six judges in 1891, then discontinued in 1892 upon the reorganization of the courts system with the creation of the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Courts of Civil Appeals. In 1918, due to a multi-year backlog of cases pending before the Supreme Court, another Commission of Appeals was created (Senate Bill 28, 35th Legislature, 4th Called Session). This Commission was divided into two sections--A and B, each with three judges appointed as previously. This last Commission was discontinued in 1945 and its six judges became justices on the Supreme Court, increasing the number of justices to nine (Senate Joint Resolution 81, 49th Legislature, Regular Session).

A major reorganization of the courts system was undertaken in 1891-1892. A constitutional amendment was passed in 1891, followed by legislation approved April 1892 (22nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). This removed all civil jurisdiction from the Court of Appeals, changing that body to the Court of Criminal Appeals, and created the Courts of Civil Appeals (initially three, eventually fourteen courts). The justices of all of these courts, following the expiration of their current terms, were to be elected by the voters. The mandate of the Supreme Court changed, limiting the appeals which could be sent before it. It now had appellate jurisdiction to questions of law arising in all civil cases for which the Courts of Civil Appeals had appellate but not final jurisdiction. A constitutional amendment in 1940 once again authorized direct appeals from trial courts to the Supreme Court in a limited class of cases.

As of 2008, the Supreme Court today consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices, elected to six-year overlapping terms. As the highest civil court in the state, it has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. Its caseload consists of three broad categories: determining whether to grant review of the final judgment of a court of appeals; disposition of regular causes (granting petitions for review, accepting petitions for writ of mandamus or habeas corpus, certified questions, accepted parental notification appeals, and direct appeals); and disposition of numerous motions related to petitions and regular cases. The court determines which petitions for review will be granted, usually taking only those cases that present the most significant legal issues in Texas in need of clarification.

The Supreme Court also has the authority to conduct proceedings for the removal or involuntary retirement of state judges. The court has many administrative duties as well, including the promulgation of several rules, such as the civil and appellate procedures for the Texas judicial system, and the procedural rules for the Commission on Judicial Conduct; monitoring the caseloads of the 14 courts of appeals and transferring cases between the courts to equalize their dockets; supervising State Bar operations; and promulgating the rules and regulations for the discipline, supervision, and disbarment of lawyers. The court also has supervisory and administrative control over the judicial branch.

(Sources include: Texas General and Special Laws; A Reference Guide to Texas Law and Legal History, Sources and Documentation, Gruben and Hambleton; and the following websites: Texas Courts Online, Judicial Information Program ( http://www.courts.state.tx.us/oca/judinfo.asp); and the Supreme Court website ( http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/). Websites accessed March 2008.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. It also has the authority to conduct proceedings for the removal or involuntary retirement of state judges; it supervises State Bar operations; promulgates rules and regulations for the discipline, supervision, and disbarment of lawyers; and has supervisory and administrative control over the judicial branch. The records consist of case files, applications, dockets, minutes, opinions, and indexes, covering the period 1840-1980. Also present are the records of the Texas Commission of Appeals, consisting of minutes, dockets, and opinions, dating 1879-1892, 1918-1943. The records document the actions of the justices but do not cover the more routine or administrative functions of the clerk or other aspects of the functioning of the judicial system. Later accessions, located in separate finding aids following this guide, provide information on administrative functions of the Supreme Court.

The court met in Austin through the year 1850. Beginning in 1851, the court held annual three month terms in three different sections of the state. The sites of these terms were Galveston, Austin, and Tyler. Beginning in the 1850s the Galveston term ran January through March; the Tyler term, April through June; and the Austin term October through December. By the mid-1870s, the Austin term was changed to April through June and the Tyler term to October through December. Beginning in 1879 some cases were referred to the Commission of Appeals. Results of these actions can be found in the minutes and opinions of these early Supreme Court records, and in the records of the Commission.

During the circuit court period (1840-1892) the court enacted several numbering systems. A new numbering system was begun by the court in January 1841, causing a duplication of numbers with cases filed prior to that date. When the court began to travel (between Austin, Galveston, and Tyler) the clerk at each of the court sites assigned their own case numbers, causing further duplication. The court generally maintained separate records for each geographical term. In some cases, minutes and opinions were recorded for more than one of the terms, often for multiple-year periods, in the same volume. Dockets, minutes, and opinions in the early 1870s are present for Austin, but not for Tyler and Galveston. It is likely the court met only in Austin for the approximate period of 1871-1873. In 1944, all cases created during the circuit court period were re-numbered with an "M" number and a direct and reverse index was compiled on index cards. A new numbering system was begun in late 1892/ early 1893. Applications to the Supreme Court were assigned application numbers. Successful applications became cases and were assigned a new number, called a cause number, while unsuccessful applications simply retained their application number. This created two separate filing systems: case files arranged by cause number and applications filed by application number. Beginning in 1918, many of the cases before the Supreme Court were referred to the Commission of Appeals. Such referrals and results (opinions, etc.) are detailed in the dockets and the minutes of the Commission, and opinions of the Commission are listed in the opinion books.

Beginning in 1944, a new universal numbering and filing system was begun. The separate application numbering system used since 1893 was abandoned. All applications were assigned cause numbers, whether or not the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. The new numbering system began by assigning cause numbers with a letter prefix, starting with #A - 1 in January 1944.

The case files are the most voluminous type of record. Case files presently held by the Texas State Archives are the "M" series (1843-1892), no prefix-number series (1892-1943), "A" series (1944-1966) and "B" series, (1967-1980). As of 2008, the "C" series and later series are held by the Supreme Court.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized in seven series and seven subseries by State Archives staff.
Minutes, 1841-1943, 21.78 cubic ft.
  • Supreme Court minutes, 1841-1943, 19.33 cubic ft.
  • Commission of Appeals minutes, 1879-1892, 1918-1943, 2.45 cubic ft.
Indexes and registers, 1840-1950, 15.75 cubic ft.
Dockets, 1840-1980, 63.80 cubic ft.
  • Supreme Court dockets, circuit court period, 1840-1892, 22.22 cubic ft.
  • Supreme Court dockets, 1892-1980, 39.32 cubic ft.
  • Commission of Appeals dockets, 1879-1892, 1918-1943, 2.26 cubic ft.
Opinions, 1840-1949, 31.22 cubic ft.
  • Supreme Court opinions, 1840-1949, 22.61 cubic ft.
  • Commission of Appeals opinions, 1881-1885, 1888-1892, 1922-1943,, 8.61 cubic ft.
Rejected applications, 1892-1943, 524.17 cubic ft.
Overruled applications for writs of mandamus and habeas corpus, 1901-1943, 26 cubic ft.
Case files, about 1843-1980, 5714.09 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Most of the A and B Case files are in off-site storage (except for misfiles and oversize items). Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day.

Case files may possibly contain documents sealed by the court, and therefore excepted from public disclosure under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 76A. When a researcher requests a case, the file will be reviewed by an archivist in order to remove sealed documents. The researcher will be informed that sealed documents have been removed from the file and it will then be up to the researcher to obtain permission from the Supreme Court to access the documents.

Rarely, Case files may possibly contain material not related to the case, such as attorney's notes about another case. Before a researcher is granted access to a case, an archivist will review the files and remove all such materials. The researcher will be informed if materials are removed. If the researcher wishes to access the documents, the Archives will contact the court to determine the appropriate course of action on a case-by-case basis. Because the judiciary is not covered by the Texas Public Information Act, the Archives cannot estimate how long it will take the Court to respond to a request.

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Commission of Appeals.
Subjects:
Appellate courts--Texas.
Court records--Texas.
Judicial opinions--Texas.
Document Types:
Case files--Texas--Appellate courts--1840-1980.
Dockets--Texas--Appellate courts--1840-1980.
Opinions--Texas--Appellate courts--1840-1949.
Minutes--Texas--Appellate courts--1841-1943.
Indexes--Texas--Appellate courts--1840-1950.
Registers--Texas--Appellate courts--1840-1950.
Function:
Adjudicating.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives, Records
The Canyon Dam and Melvin Belli Collections, the Houston urban expressway plans, and the Judge O.P. Carillo hearings are exhibits from Supreme Court cases.
Texas Supreme Court, Galveston Term, Clerk's correspondence, 1868-1870, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Supreme Court, Galveston Term Naturalization ledger, 1855 and 1867-1869 (bulk 1855), fractional cubic ft.
Texas Supreme Court, Canyon Dam and Reservoir Collection, 1958-1965, 0.5 cubic ft.
Texas Supreme Court, State Bar vs. Melvin Belli Collection, 1964, fractional cubic ft.
Texas Supreme Court, Provost of Judicial Education, 1988-1993 (bulk 1992-1993), 2 cubic ft.
Texas Supreme Court, Administrative Division, Blueprints and drawings, 1956-1991, 2.52 cubic ft.
Texas Highway Department Records, 1920s-1930s, 1962-1975, 5.65 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Appeals, Records, 1876-1892, 15.48 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Appeals (1st), Records, 1887-1975 (bulk 1892-1975), 903.74 cubic ft., including 87 volumes
Texas Court of Appeals (2nd), Selected case files, 1892-1944 (bulk 1894-1919), 582 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Appeals (3rd), Records, 1891-1998, 1157.48 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Appeals (4th), Case files, 1891-1981, 1,443 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Appeals (8th), Case files, [not after 1960s] and ca. 1981-1982, about 156 cubic ft. [The 8th Court files are housed in El Paso at the University of Texas at El Paso.]
Texas Court of Appeals (14th), Case files, 1967-1975, 161 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Records, 1892-2007, 4,104.29 cubic ft.
Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, Public records and scanctions, 1973, 1978-1988, 0.75 cubic ft.
Texas State Archives, Manuscript Collections
Kilgarlin, William W., Texas Supreme Court Justice's working papers, 1983-1988, 51 cubic ft.
Calvert, Robert W., Papers as a Supreme Court Justice, 1944-1972, 22 cubic ft. [These papers are unprocessed, but a folder inventory is available in the Archives search room.]
Greenhill, Joe R., Transcript of oral interview with former Chief Justice Greenhill, 1981, fractional. [This collection is unprocessed, see an archivist for assistance. The call number for the transcript is 1992/082.]
Griffin (Meade F.) Collection (Griffin was a former Texas Supreme Court Justice), 1949-1969, about one cubic ft. [This collection is unprocessed, see an archivist for assistance. The call numbers are 2-22/996 and 2-22/997]
Publications
Opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1840 to 1844 inclusive, James Wilmer Dallam, St. Louis, Mo.: Gilbert Book Co., 1883 [c. 1881].
Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Texas; from January term 1840, to the close of the spring term, 1853...., W. Alexander, Philadelphia, Pa.: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854.
"The missing cases of the Republic," Texas Law Review, James W. Paulsen, vol. 65, Austin, Tx.: Texas Law Review Association, 1983. (opinions of 1845 term)
The Texas Reports, vol. 1-163, various publishers, 1846-1963.
Southwestern Reporter, St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1887-present

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identity the item and cite the series), Texas Supreme Court records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1984/013, 1985/030, 1985/103, 1988/134, 1989/160, 2008/126, 2008/127, 2008/132, 2008/162, 2009/114

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982; September 6, 1983; November 1, 1984; April 15, 1985; and June 19, 1989; by the Texas Historical Commission on May 4, 1988; by Tammy Kubecka on April 28, 2005; by Peter Luke on May 25, 2005; the Heritage Auction Galleries on December 19, 2007; and the Attorney General's Office on June 23, 2008 and March 11, 2009.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, date unknown

Laura Saegert, revised March 1995

Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001

Laura Saegert, additions made to case files to reflect transfer of records to the State Records Center, August and November, 2002, June 2003

Laura Saegert, additions made to case files to reflect transfer of records to the State Records Center and finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004

Laura Saegert, restriction statements revised, September 2004

Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008

Laura Saegert, addition of M case file, March 2009

Other Formats for the Records

Orders and opinions of the Supreme Court are available on the Supreme Court website ( http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/recent.asp) from Octobert 1997-present.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1841-1943,
21.78 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. These records are the minutes of the Texas Supreme Court and Commission on Appeals. The minutes provide a summarized account of the proceedings and decisions of the court, dating 1841-1943. The early minutes of the court, 1841-1892, include orders and judgments with each day's proceedings along with a list of the justices present. Information found in the later minutes of the court, 1893-1943, includes the date, justices present and cases discussed--giving application or cause number, parties, actions, county and district case of origin, referrals to the Commission of Appeals, and date a mandate was issued. The minutes of the Commission of Appeals, 1879-1892 and 1918-1943, generally contain the date and cases addressed.
Organization of the Records
The minutes are organized into two subseries, as received from the court.
  • Supreme Court minutes, 1841-1943, 19.33 cubic ft.
  • Commission of Appeals minutes, 1879-1892, 1918-1943, 2.45 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Texas Supreme Court minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Supreme Court minutes, 1841-1943,
19.33 cubic ft.
Records are the minutes of the Texas Supreme Court. The minutes provide a summarized account of the proceedings and decisions of the court, dating 1841-1943. The circuit court era volumes (1841-1892) usually cover just one term (Galveston, Tyler, or Austin) for a period of years; in later years of this era, the volumes include two or three of the terms for multi-year periods. These early minutes include orders and judgements with each day's proceedings along with a list of the justices present. Some routine matters appear infrequently in the minutes, such as lists of court costs and the appointment of clerks. It is necessary to know the court term and date of the case in order to locate judgements in these records. There is some overlap in dates in these volumes. Minutes in the last volume extend into the next court period (the multi-number, multi-docket period) through the year 1895. The beginning and ending dates for each volume (and for multiple sessions in the volumes) are given. Beginning in 1879, referrals to the Commission of Appeals are also noted. Also present, primarily in the 1870s-1890s, are copies of selected cases which were referred from one term (i.e., Austin, Galveston, Tyler) to another.
Information found in the later minutes (post-1892) includes the date, justices present and cases discussed--giving application or cause number, parties, actions, county and district case of origin, referrals to the Commission of Appeals, and date a mandate was issued. Other items occasionally present include lists of cases transferred between Courts of Civil Appeals; lists of attorneys issued Supreme Court licenses; and resolutions or memorials for deceased justices and judges. Some volumes contain loose pages, usually lists of cases to be transferred. As of 2008, minutes from 1944 forward are held by the Supreme Court.
Arrangement
The volumes of minutes are arranged roughly in chronological order by the beginning date of each volume as received from the court. Most of the volumes are not indexed.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-90 Minutes, January 1841-April 1849
Volume
201-91 Minutes, Austin, December 1849-January 1856
Volume
201-92 Minutes, Galveston, January 1851-March 1855
Volume
201-93 Minutes, Tyler, April 1851-June 1856
Volume
201-95 Minutes, Galveston, February 1856-February 1865
Volume
201-94 Minutes, Austin, October 1856-January 1859
Volume
201-96 Minutes, Tyler, April 1857-June 1860
Volume
201-97 Minutes, Austin, October 1859-October 1866
Minutes, Galveston, March 1861
Volume
201-98 Minutes, Tyler, April 1861-May 1869
Volume
201-99 Minutes, Austin, October 1866-December 1869
Minutes, Galveston, March 1869-June 1870
Volume
201-100 Minutes, Galveston, January 1867-January 1868
Volume
201-101 Minutes, Galveston, January 1868-March 1870
Volume
201-102 Minutes, Austin, December 1870-November 1872
Volume
201-103 Minutes, Austin?, December 1872-June 1875
Volume
201-104 Minutes, Tyler, October 1874-October 1883
Minutes, Galveston, January 1877-April 1883
Minutes, Austin, June 1878-May 1883
Volume
201-105 Minutes, Galveston, January 1875-March 1881
Austin, April 1876-June 1881
Minutes, Tyler, October 1880-November 1881
Volume
201-106 Minutes, Austin, April 1876-June 1881
Minutes, Tyler, November 1877-December 1881
Volume
201-108 Minutes, Galveston, January 1882-March 1883
Minutes, Austin, April 1882-May 1883
Volume
201-107 Minutes, Austin, April 1882-June 1886
Minutes, Tyler, October 1882-December 1886
Galveston, March 1877, January 1883-January 1886
Volume
201-110 Minutes, Tyler, October 1883-December 1888
Minutes, Galveston, January 1884-March 1885, January 1887-March 1888
Volume
201-109 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1884
Minutes, Austin, June 1884
Minutes, Tyler, October and December 1884
Volume
201-111 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1885
Minutes, Austin, April-June 1885
Minutes, Tyler, December 1885
Volume
201-112 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1886
Minutes, Austin, April and June 1886
Minutes, Tyler, December 1886
Volume
201-113 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1887
Minutes, Austin, May 1887
Volume
201-114 Minutes, Austin, April 1887-June 1891
Minutes, Tyler, October 1887-December 1891
Minutes, Galveston, January 1888-March 1892
Volume
201-115 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1888
Minutes, Austin, April-June 1888
Volume
201-116 Minutes, Tyler, October 1888-December 1891
Minutes, Galveston, January 1889-April 1892
Minutes, Austin, April 1891-August 1892
Volume
201-117 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1889
Minutes, Austin, April 1889
Volume
201-118 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1890
Minutes, Austin, April 1890
Volume
201-119 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1891
Minutes, Austin, May-June 1891
Volume
201-120 Minutes, Galveston, January-March 1892
Minutes, Austin, April-June 1892
Volume
201-121 Minutes, Austin, April 1892-December 1892
Minutes, 1892 - June 1895
Volume
201-228 Minutes, October 1895 - June 1898
Volume
201-229 Minutes, October 1898 - December 1901
Volume
201-230 Minutes, January 1902 - May 1905
Volume
201-231 Minutes, May 1905 - June 1908
Volume
201-232 Minutes, October 1908 - January 1912
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201-233 Minutes, January 1912 - June 1915
Volume
201-234 Minutes, October 1915 - January 1919
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201-235 Minutes, January 1919 - March 1921
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201-236 Minutes, March 1921 - March 1923
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201-237 Minutes, March 1923 - March 1925
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201-238 Minutes, April 1925 - February 1927
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201-239 Minutes, February 1927 - December 1928
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201-240 Minutes, December 1928 - June 1930
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201-241 Minutes, October 1930 - May 1932
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201-242 Minutes, May 1932 - May 1934
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201-243 Minutes, May 1934 - May 1936
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201-244 Minutes, May 1936 - April 1938
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201-245 Minutes, April 1938 - November 1939
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201-246 Minutes, November 1939 - June 1941
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201-247 Minutes, June 1941 - January 1943
Commission of Appeals minutes, 1879-1892, 1918-1939,
2.45 cubic ft.
These records are minutes of the Texas Commission of Appeals, dating 1879-1892, 1918-1943. Minutes provide a summarized account of the proceedings of the court. Information given includes the date and cases addressed. The early minutes, 1879-1892, were part of the early Supreme Court period and cover the Tyler and Austin terms for those years. References to Commission of Appeals actions are also given in records found in the Supreme Court minutes. In 1918 the Commission was divided into A and B sections. There are separate volumes of minutes for each section. The volumes in this series are not indexed.
Arrangement
The minutes are arranged by site or section, then chronologically, as received from the court.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commission of Appeals minutes, Texas Supreme Court records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-308 Minutes, Tyler, 1879-about 1880
Volume
201-309 Minutes, Tyler, 1881-1891
Volume
201-310 Minutes, Austin, 1890-1892
Volume
201-311 Minutes, Section A, 1918-1939
Volume
201-312 Minutes, Section A, 1939-1943
Volume
201-313 Minutes, Section B, 1918-1943



 

Indexes and registers, 1840-1950,
15.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. These are various indexes and registers of the Texas Supreme Court, dating 1840-1950. The indexes serve as an alphabetical index to both the cases and the dockets. The best access to the early case files (1840-1892) is through the "M" card index. In 1944, all cases created during the circuit court period were re-numbered with an "M" number and a direct and reverse index was compiled on index cards. This is a large card file providing direct and reverse access to the cases. The cards list the style of the case, date filed, "M" case number, and the original case number. Also present is a direct index (volume), 1870-1941, which initially covered cases heard during the Austin term. It later expanded to include other cases. It gives the style of the case and the original case number (no "M" numbers). The last case numbers present are in the "A" number series. Otherindexes (volumes) are a direct and reverse index giving the style of the case and cause or application numbers for the years 1934-1938, an index to expenses and newsclippings,1940-1941, and registers of lawyers practicing before the Supreme Court, 1882-1950, bulk 1893-1943. The first register begins with the term in Galveston, in December 1882 and contines through 1943, the next covers 1935-1950. The registers provide the name of the lawyer, town, county, and date. Occasionally a date of death is provided in the usually blank remarks column. Because of the limited time-span of the post-1892 indexes, the dockets should be used to access case files from this period.
Arrangement
The indexes are arranged by type, as received from the court.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court indexes and registers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Index
"M" card file Direct and reverse index to case files, 1840-1892
Volume
201-180 Direct index, 1870-1941, bulk 1870-1892
Volume
201-299 Direct and reverse index, 1934-1938
Volume
201-179 Register of Lawyers Practicing in the Supreme Court..., 1882-1943
Volume
201-297 Register of Lawyers Practicing in the Supreme Court..., 1935-1950
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201-298 Index to expenses and newspaper clippings, 1940-1941



 

Dockets, 1840-1980,
63.80 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. Records are dockets of the Texas Supreme Court and the Commission of Appeals, dating 1840-1980. Dockets function as a brief entry of the court proceedings, some also serving as a calendar of cases awaiting action in court. The State Archives has dockets from 1840 to 1980, dockets after that period are at the Supreme Court. Docket of the circuit court period (1840-1892) consist of court dockets, bar dockets, a motion docket, and a docket of criminal cases. The court dockets (referred to as "dockets") are the most numerous and contain the case or application number, attorneys, parties, county, filing dates, and orders, both of the previous term and present term in many cases. Dates of these dockets reflect the court terms, not the filing date of a case. The docket volumes, except for the first few, cover only a particular geographical term of the court (Austin, Galveston, or Tyler), sometimes covering more than one year.
The later dockets of the Supreme Court, 1893-1980, consist of application dockets, 1892-1943; court dockets, 1893-1944; motion dockets, 1893-1947; referred application dockets, 1917-1918; general case dockets, 1913-1920; file dockets, 1944-1980; docket sheets, 1944-1980; and a chambers docket, 1971-1973. The court dockets and the file dockets are the most useful tools for locating case files, as indexes held by the State Archives cover little of this period.
The dockets from the Commission of Appeals cover the years 1879-1892 and 1918-1943. The early set of dockets covers the Tyler and Austin terms of the circuit court period. In 1918, the Commission was divided into A and B sections. There are separate dockets for these sections, each with its own numbering system. Information given in the dockets includes the cause number, Commission of Appeals docket number, parties, counties and/or district, filing date, and orders.
Organization
These records are organized into three series, as received from the court.
Supreme Court dockets, circuit court period, 1840-1892, 22.22 cubic ft.
Supreme Court dockets, 1892-1980, 39.32 cubic ft.
Commission of Appeals dockets, 1879-1892, 1918-1943, 2.26 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identity the item and cite the series), Texas Supreme Court dockets. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982 and June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Supreme Court dockets, ciruit court period, 1840-1892,
22.22 cubic ft.
These are dockets of the Supreme Court from the circuit court period, 1840-1892. Dockets function as a brief entry of the court proceedings, some also serving as a calendar of cases awaiting action in court. Dates of these dockets reflect the court terms, not the filing date of a case. The docket volumes, except for the first few, cover only a particular geographical term of the court (Austin, Galveston, or Tyler), sometimes covering more than one year.
There are several types of dockets present: court dockets, bar dockets, a motion docket, and a docket of criminal cases. The court dockets (referred to as "dockets") are the most numerous and contain the case or application number, attorneys, parties, county, filing dates, and orders, both of the previous term and present term in many cases. In January 1841, a new numbering system was begun by the court. Any cases continued after January 1840 were given a new number--both the old and new numbers can be found in the earliest dockets for some cases. In many of these dockets, especially those created prior to the Civil war, "M" numbers are given as well for some cases. In 1944 "M" numbers were assigned to all cases from the period, becoming the case number of record.
The bar dockets (1860-1862, 1869-1874) contain the case number, attorneys, parties, county, and filing dates. The only orders present are from those cases begun in a previous term, and such orders are present only in the later years. These dockets do not contain "M" numbers. The motion docket (1891-1892) gives the docket and application numbers, district, county, attorneys, parties, purpose (rehearing, to dismiss, etc.), date filed, and orders. The other docket is a docket of criminal cases from Austin, 1871-1874, containing the case number, parties, county, crime, and orders.
Most of the dockets are not indexed, making it difficult to locate cases since the entries are arranged by district, then numerically within each section. Also, since "M" numbers are not always present, the original case number has little value. Patrons should consult the direct and reverse "M" card file index to locate cases.
Arrangement
Dockets are arranged chronogically by year then further arranged by location of the court session, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court dockets, circuit court period. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-1 Index and Docket of the Causes in the Supreme Court, 1840-1843
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201-2 Docket, 1842-1846
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201-3 Docket, 1846-1847
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201-4 Docket, 1848-1849
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201-5 Docket, Galveston, 1851-1855
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201-6 Docket, Tyler, 1851
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201-7 Docket, Tyler, 1852-1853
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201-8 Docket, Austin, 1851-1854
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201-9 Docket, Tyler, 1854
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201-10 Docket, Austin, 1855-1856
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201-11 Docket, Tyler, 1855-1856
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201-12 Docket, Galveston, 1856-1858
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201-13 Docket, Tyler, 1857-1858
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201-14 Docket, Austin, 1859
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201-15 Docket, Austin, 1859
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201-16 Docket, Galveston, 1859
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201-17 Docket, Tyler, 1859
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201-18 Docket, Austin, 1860-1864
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201-19 Docket, Galveston, 1860
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201-20 Docket, Tyler, 1860
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201-21 Bar docket, Tyler, 1860
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201-22 [Bar docket], Tyler, 1860-1861
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201-23 Docket, Galveston, 1861-1865
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201-24 [Bar docket], Galveston, 1861-1862
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201-25 Docket, Tyler, 1861-1864
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201-26 Docket, Tyler, 1864-1867
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201-27 Docket, Austin, 1866
[Note: Some cases filed to 1867, no orders present for those.]
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201-28 Docket, Austin, 1867
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201-29 Docket, Galveston, 1867
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201-30 Docket, Austin, 1868-1870
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201-31 Docket, Galveston, 1868
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201-32 Docket, Tyler, 1868-1870
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201-33 Docket, Galveston, 1869
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201-34 [Bar docket], Galveston, 1869
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201-35 [Bar docket], Austin, 1870
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201-36 Docket, Galveston, 1870
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201-37 Docket, Austin, 1870-1871
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201-38 [Bar docket], Galveston, 1872
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201-39 Docket of criminal cases, Austin, 1871-1874
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201-40 Docket, [Austin?], 1872-1873
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201-41 Bar docket, Galveston, 1872-1873
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201-42 Docket, Austin, 1874
[Note: Some cases filed to 1875, no orders present for those.]
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201-43 Bar docket, Austin, 1874
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201-44 Docket, Tyler, 1874
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201-45 Docket, Austin, 1875
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201-46 Docket, Tyler, 1875
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201-47 Docket, Austin, 1875-1876
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201-48 Docket, Tyler, 1876
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201-49 Docket, Tyler, 1876
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201-50 Docket, Tyler, 1877
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201-51 Docket, Austin, 1877-1878
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201-52 Docket, Tyler, 1878
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201-53 Docket, Austin, 1879-1880
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201-54 Docket, Tyler, 1879
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201-55 Docket, Galveston, 1880
[Note: Some cases filed to 1881, no orders present for those.]
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201-56 Docket, Tyler, 1880
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201-57 Docket, Austin, 1881-1882
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201-58 Docket, Galveston, 1881
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201-59 Docket, Tyler, 1881
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201-60 Docket, Galveston, 1882
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201-61 Docket, Tyler, 1882
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201-62 Docket, Austin, 1883-1884
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201-63 Docket, Galveston, 1883
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201-64 Docket, Tyler, 1883
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201-65 Docket, Galveston, 1884
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201-66 Docket, Tyler, 1884
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201-67 Docket, Austin, 1885-1886
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201-68 Docket, Galveston, 1885
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201-69 Docket, Tyler, 1885
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201-70 Docket, Galveston, 1886
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201-71 Docket, Tyler, 1886
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201-72 Docket, Austin, 1887
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201-73 Docket, Galveston, 1887
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201-74 Docket, Tyler, 1887
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201-75 Docket, Austin, 1888
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201-76 Docket, Galveston, 1888
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201-77 Docket, Tyler, 1888
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201-78 Docket, Austin, 1889
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201-79 Docket, Galveston, 1889
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201-80 Docket, Tyler, 1889
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201-81 Docket, Austin, 1890
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201-82 Docket, Galveston, 1890
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201-83 Docket, Tyler, 1890
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201-84 Docket, Austin, 1891
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201-85 Docket, Galveston, 1891
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201-86 Docket, Tyler, 1891
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201-214 Motion docket, Austin, 1891-1892
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201-87 Docket, Austin, 1892
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201-88 Docket, Austin, 1892
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201-89 Docket, Galveston, 1892
Supreme Court dockets, 1892-1980,
39.32 cubic ft.
These are dockets of the Supreme Court dating 1892-1980. Dockets function as a brief entry of the court proceedings, some also serving as a calendar of cases awaiting action in a court. Several types of dockets are present in this series: application dockets, court dockets, motion dockets, a referred application docket, general case dockets, file dockets, docket sheets, and a chambers docket. The court dockets and the file dockets are the most useful tools for locating case files as indexes held by the State Archives cover little of this period.
Cases submitted to the Supreme Court were assigned an application number and recorded in the application dockets. Three sets of application dockets are included here. Application dockets, 1892-1954, contain the application number, names of attorneys, parties, county and district the case of origin, the filing date, and orders, usually brief--refused, dismissed, granted, etc. In the early years a note giving a date when the costs were paid is present as well. Each volume has a direct name index. Application dockets of the consultation room is a set of application docket books used as a reference source in the Consultation Room of the Court dating 1894-1943. These dockets are from the time when there was a separate numbering system for all applications to the Court. The dockets provide the application numbers, names of the parties, disposition of the applications, and remarks by the justices. These remarks are sometimes substantive as to why the application was accepted or rejected by the Court. Last is a referred application docket which indicates that the applications were referred to the Court by the lower courts or by the Commission on Appeals. The docket has categories for the application number, parties, disposition and remarks. The remarks indicate whether the application was granted, refused, dismissed, or overruled. This docket covers only a short period of time, from 1917 to 1918, and from application number 9275 to 10,757. Entries in all the application dockets are arranged numerically by application number.
Court dockets record the cause number of the applications that the court decided to hear, dating 1893-1944. Dockets contain the cause number, attorneys, parties, district and county case of origin, filing date, and orders. The orders consist of the date submitted, date of the decision, referrals to Commission of Appeals, and judgment, or orders, of the Supreme Court and/or the Commission of Appeals. The application number is present in many of the entries as well. The volumes have a direct name index. Entries in the dockets are arranged numerically by the cause number.
Motion dockets contain the motion number, application number, district and county case of origin, attorneys, parties, purpose (rehearing, to dismiss, etc.), filing date, and orders, including date submitted and date of decision. The bulk of the dates covered are 1893-1943, with coverage extending to 1947 in the last volume. The dockets are not indexed until late 1933, then a direct name index is provided in the back of the volumes. Entries in the dockets are arranged numerically by the motion number.
A general case docket recorded cases with opinions submitted from the Commission of Appeals to the Supreme Court. This docket includes the date the case was received in the Supreme Court, cause number, style of case, date of decision, and name of judge. Occasionally there are written comments on the disposition of the case. This docket contains cause numbers from 1913 to 1920, with the opinions given by the Commission of Appeals beginning midway through the volume, dating 1918-1920. Entries are in numerical and chronological order.
File dockets, dating 1944-1980, list all applications filed with the Court in numerical order, by cause number. The cause number was assigned when the application was filed. The same cause number stayed with an application whether the Court rejected the application or agreed to hear it as a case. These dockets provide the cause number, style of the case (names of the parties), cause of action (writ of error, mandamus, habeas corpus, certified question, or direct appeal), district court number, and date of filing. The dockets have an alphabetical index in the front to provide access by name of appellant. The dockets do not say if the application was granted or refused, that information is in the dockets sheets or the case file.
Docket sheets cover the years 1944-1980 and list the Supreme Court's cases in cause number order. These sheets provide more information than the file dockets. The docket sheets list the names of the parties, the district court and the court of appeals, date when writ of error was filed, the attorneys, dates when instruments were filed and opinions mailed, cause of action, and dates of the orders by the court. The docket sheets do not provide any type of alphabetical name index.
The last docket is a chambers docket, a more recent type of docket used by the Supreme Court to track the history of a case on appeal. The docket has spaces for the names of the parties, Supreme Court cause number, Civil Court of Appeals name and case number, county of origin, Southwestern Reporter 2nd citation, and ruling. The cases are arranged numerically and chronologically. This docket covers only a two-year period, 1971-1973. There is no name index.
Arrangement
Dockets are arranged by type and then by date, by State Archives staff. Entries in the dockets are generally numerical by application or cause number.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court dockets. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982 and June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Application dockets
Volume
201-181 1 - 1000, November 1892 - April 1896
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201-182 1001 - 2000, April 1896 - August 1898
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201-183 2001 - 3113, August 1898 - July 1901
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201-184 3114 - 4226, July 1901 - April 1904
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201-185 4227 - 5143, April 1904 - June 1906
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201-186 5144 - 6060, June 1906 - September 1908
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201-187 6061 - 6977, September 1908 - August 1910
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201-188 6978 - 7899, August 1910 - August 1912
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201-189 7900 - 8823, August 1912 - May 1914
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201-190 8824 - 9754, May 1914 - March 1916
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201-191 9755 - 10678, March 1916 - January 1918
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201-192 10678 - 11601, January 1918 - March 1920
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201-193 11602 - 12525, March 1920 - May 1922
Volume
201-194 12526 - 13449, May 1922 - March 1924
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201-195 13450 - 14387, March 1924 - December 1925
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201-196 14388 - 15311, December 1925 - April 1927
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201-197 15312 - 16235, April 1927 - July 1928
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201-198 16236 - 17719, July 1928 - August 1930
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201-199 17720 - 19196, August 1930 - August 1932
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201-200 19197 - 20673, August 1932 - July 1934
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201-201 20674 - 22171, July 1934 - June 1936
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201-202 22172 - 23921, June 1936 - December 1938
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201-203 23922 - 25671, December 1938 - May 1941
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201-204 25672 - 27364, May 1941 - December 1943
Application dockets, Consultation Room
Volume
201-377 Application docket, #390 - 1649, (1894-1895)
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201-378 Application docket, #1650 - 3149, (1896-1901)
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201-379 Application docket, #3150 - 4654, (1901-1905)
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201-380 Application docket, #4655 - 6265, (1905-1909)
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201-381 Application docket, #6266 - 7865, (1909-1912)
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201-382 Application docket, #7866 - 9465, (1912-1916)
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201-383 Application docket, #9466 - 11,055, (1916-1919)
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201-384 Application docket, #11,056 - 12,655, (1919-1922)
Volume
201-385 Application docket, #12,656 - 14,255, (1922-1925)
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201-386 Application docket, #14,256 - 15,855, (1925-1928)
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201-387 Application docket, #15,856 - 17,455, (1928-1930)
Volume
201-388 Application docket, #17,456 - 19,055, (1930-1932)
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201-389 Application docket, #19,056 - 20, 655, (1932-1934)
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201-390 Application docket, #20,656 - 22,255, (1934-1936)
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201-391 Application docket, #22,256 - 25,000, (1936-1940)
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201-366 Application docket, #25,000 - 27,364; and Cause # A-1 - A-165 (1940-1943), (January - May 1944)
Referred application docket
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201-392 Referred application docket, 1917-1918
Court dockets
Volume
201-205 1 - 1000, February 1893 - April 1901
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201-206 1001 - 1996, April 1901 - May 1909
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201-207 1997 - 2998, May 1909 - May 1917
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201-208 2999 - 4000, May 1917 - May 1923
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201-209 4001 - 5002, June 1923 - December 1927
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201-210 5003 - 6004, November 1927 - July 1931
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201-211 6005 - 7000, July 1931 - October 1935
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201-212 7001 - 7996, October 1935 - May 1942
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201-213 7997 - 8209, May 1942 - February 1944
Motion dockets
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201-215 1 - 1000, March 1893 - October 1902
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201-216 1001 - 2000, October 1902 - December 1908
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201-217 2001 - 3001, January 1909 - July 1913
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201-218 3002 - 4002, July 1913 - May 1917
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201-219 4003 - 5017, May 1917 - February 1921
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201-220 5018 - 6018, February 1921 - October 1923
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201-221 6019 - 7026, October 1923 - February 1926
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201-222 7027 - 8027, February 1926 - March 1928
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201-223 8028 - 9028, March 1928 -March 1930
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201-224 9029 - 10988, March 1930 - October 1933
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201-225 10989 - 12948, October 1933 - May 1937
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201-226 12949 - 15048, May 1937 - May 1941
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201-227 15049 - 16410, May 1941 - March 1947
General case docket
Volume
201-393 General case docket, 1912-1920
File dockets
Volume
201-320 File docket, A1 - A5035 (January 1944 - December 1954)
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201-321 File docket, A5036 - A9499 (January 1955 - March 1963)
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201-322 File docket, A9500 - A11,829 (March 1963 - December 1966)
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201-323 File docket, B1 - B5400 (January 1967 - June 1975)
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201-324 File docket, B5401 - B10,000 (July 1975 - December 1980)
Docket sheets
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201-325 Docket sheets, A1 - A430 (1944)
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201-326 Docket sheets, A431 - A790 (1945)
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201-327 Docket sheets, A791 - A1123 (1946)
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201-328 Docket sheets, A1124 - A1534 (1947)
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201-329 Docket sheets, A1535 - A2015 (1948)
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201-330 Docket sheets, A2016 - A2482 (1949)
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201-331 Docket sheets, A2483 - A2977 (1950)
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201-332 Docket sheets, A2978 - A3462 (1951)
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201-333 Docket sheets, A3463 - A3954 (1952)
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201-334 Docket sheets, A3955 - A4446 (1953)
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201-335 Docket sheets, A4447 - A5035 (1954)
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201-336 Docket sheets, A5036 - A5610 (1955)
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201-337 Docket sheets, A5611 - A6156 (1956)
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201-338 Docket sheets, A6157 - A6626 (1957)
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201-339 Docket sheets, A6627 - A7109 (1958)
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201-340 Docket sheets, A7110 - A7642 (1959)
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201-341 Docket sheets, A7643 - A8159 (1960)
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201-342 Docket sheets, A8160 - A8767 (1961)
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201-343 Docket sheets, A8768 - A9382 (1962)
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201-344 Docket sheets, A9383 - A9932 (1963)
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201-345 Docket sheets, A9933 - A10,536 (1964)
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201-346 Docket sheets, A10,537 - A11,179 (1965)
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201-347 Docket sheets, A11,180 - A11,829 (1966)
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201-348 Docket sheets, B1 - B637 (1967)
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201-349 Docket sheets, B638 - B1271 (1968)
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201-350 Docket sheets, B1272 - B1901 (1969)
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201-351 Docket sheets, B1902 - B2481 (1970)
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201-352 Docket sheets, B2482 - B3124 (1971)
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201-353 Docket sheets, B3125 - B3744 (1972)
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201-354 Docket sheets, B3745 - B4379 (1973)
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201-355 Docket sheets, B4380 - B4984 (1974)
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201-356 Docket sheets, B4985 - B5719 (1975)
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201-357 Docket sheets, B5720 - B6742 (1976)
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201-358 Docket sheets, B6743 - B6880 ( Part 1) 1977
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201-359 Docket sheets, B6881 - B7263 ( Part 2) 1977
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201-360 Docket sheets, B7264 - B7700 ( Part 1) 1978
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201-361 Docket sheets, B7701 - B8124 ( Part 2) 1978
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201-362 Docket sheets, B8125 - B8564 ( Part 1) 1979
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201-363 Docket sheets, B8565 - B9057 ( Part 2) 1979
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201-364 Docket sheets, B9058 - B9518 ( Part 1) 1980
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201-365 Docket sheets, B9519 - B10,000 ( Part 2) 1980
Chambers docket
Volume
201-369 Chambers docket, B2801 - B4093 (June 1971 - June 1973)
Commission of Appeals dockets, 1879-1892, 1918-1943,
2.26 cubic ft.
These records are dockets of cases presented to the Commission of Appeals, dating 1879-1892, and 1918-1943. Dockets function as a brief entry of the court proceedings, some also serving as a calendar of cases awaiting action in a court. An 1879-1880 docket covers the Tyler term of the early Supreme Court period, the Austin terms are covered for the years 1880-1892. None are present for the Galveston terms. In 1918, the Commission was divided into A and B sections. There are separate dockets for these sections, each with their own numbering system. Information given in the dockets includes the cause number, Commission of Appeals docket number, parties, counties/and or district, filing date, and orders. The first 20th century volume also lists the court (Supreme Court or Court of Appeals) the case was sent from, the next few volumes include orders from a previous term. In the later volumes, the disposition of the Commission of Appeals order is given "Approved, [date]", etc. Beginning in 1918 the dockets are indexed. A general case docket (volume 201-293 in the Dockets series) contains a list of cases with opinions by the Commission of Appeals, dating 1918-1920, found midway through this volume.
Arrangement
The dockets are arranged chronologically for the first period and then chronologically within each section for the second period, as received from the court.
Preferred Citation
(Identity the item), Commission of Appeals dockets, Texas Supreme Court records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-300 Docket, Tyler, 1879-1880
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201-301 Docket, Austin, 1880-1883
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201-302 Docket, Austin, 1891-1892
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201-303 Docket, Section A (1-1002), 1918-1927
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201-304 Docket, Section A-2 (1003-1998), 1927-1936
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201-305 Docket, Section A-3 (1999-2461), 1936-1943
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201-306 Docket, Section B (1-1002), 1918-1928
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201-307 Docket, Section B-2 (1003-1935), 1928-1943



 

Opinions, 1892-1949,
31.22 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. Records are bound opinion books and typescript opinions of the Texas Supreme Court and the Commission of Appeals, dating 1892-1949. Opinions set forth the reasons for the decision of the court and any relevent precedents. Any of the justices may file an opinion dissenting from or concurring with the court's judgement. The early opinions of the Supreme Court (1840-1893) give the style of the case, case number, opinion, and judge delivering the opinion. In most cases, the county from which the case was appealed is also given. Dissenting opinions, if listed, will follow the opinion of the court. Dates reflect the court terms or the date the opinion was issued. The later opinion books of the Court, 1893-1943, provide the style of the case, cause number, county and district case of origin, opinion, judge delivering the opinion, and date opinion was delivered. Dissenting opinions, if present, will follow the opinion of the court. In some early cases, application or motion numbers are given instead of the cause number. Beginning with the October term in 1922, these volumes also contain opinions of the Commission of Appeals on certified questions, habeas corpus, and mandamus. There is also a small amount of typescript copies of opinion of the Supreme Court, 1944-1949, which include majority, concurring and dissenting opinions. These opinions contain the following information: cause number, style of case, origin (county and district court), opinions, and the date delivered. The opinions for 1944-1946 are in five bound volumes; the opinions for 1948-1949 are unbound.
Opinions of the Commission of Appeals date 1881-1892, 1922-1943. Information given is the filing date, cause number, style, statement and opinion of lower court, report of the Commission of Appeals, and date. Separate opinion volumes exist for the early years, 1881-1892. Beginning in 1922 the Commission of Appeals opinions on certified questions, habeas corpus, and mandamus are included in the Supreme Court opinion books. Opinions for some years, especially 1879-1880, 1886-1887 and 1918-1921 are missing. References to Commission of Appeals actions are also given in opinion books of the early Supreme Court period records, which may cover the early missing information. Later opinions, 1944-1945 (through the demise of this commission) are included in with Supreme Court opinion books of the same period, volumes 201-370 and 371.
The court's opinions have been published in several publications, see the list in the Related Materials section of the finding aid.
Organization
These records are organized into two series as received from the court.
Supreme Court opinions, 1840-1949, 22.61 cubic ft.
Commission of Appeals opinions, 1881-1892, 1922-1943, 8.61 cubic ft.
Related Material
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
Publications
Opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1840 to 1844 inclusive, James Wilmer Dallam, St. Louis, Mo.: Gilbert Book Co., 1883 [c. 1881].
Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Texas; from January term 1840, to the close of the spring term, 1853...., W. Alexander, Philadelphia, Pa.: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854.
"The missing cases of the Republic," Texas Law Review, James W. Paulsen, vol. 65, Austin, Tx.: Texas Law Review Association, 1983. (opinions of 1845 term)
The Texas Reports, vol. 1-163, various publishers, 1846-1963.
Southwestern Reporter, St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1887-present
Preferred Citation
(Identity the item and cite the series), Texas Supreme Court opinions. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982 and June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Supreme Court opinions, 1840-1949,
22.61 cubic ft.
Records are bound opinion books of the Texas Supreme Court dating 1840-1949. Opinions set forth the reasons for the decision of the court and any relevent precedents. Any of the justices may file an opinion dissenting from or concurring with the court's judgement. The early opinions of the Supreme court (1840-1893) give the style of the case, case number, opinion, and judge delivering the opinion. In most cases the county the case was appealed from is also given. After 1850, most of the volumes cover one geographical term (Galveston, Austin, Tyler) over a period of years. However, a few of the volumes in the 1880s-1890s include two or three geographical terms for single or multi-year periods. Many of the opinions are not dated; those that are will give the date the opinion was delivered following the opinion. For cases referred to the Commission on Appeals (1880s-1890s), the decision reached by that Commission is given (affirmed, revised, remanded) following the Supreme Court opinion.
The later opinion books of the Court, 1893-1943 provide the style of the case, cause number, county and district case was from, opinion, judge delivering the opinion, and date opinion was delivered. Dissenting opinions, if present, will follow the opinion of the court. In some early cases, application or motion numbers are given instead of the cause number. Beginning with the October term in 1922, these volumes also contain opinions of the Commission of Appeals on certified questions, habeas corpus, and mandamus. The opinion books, through June 1922, are not indexed and the opinions are filed chronologically. The volumes from October 1922 through June 1928 do contain an alphabetical index to the cases in each volume. Beginning in October 1928, the opinions are filed in the volumes alphabetically. To locate an opinion, the date it was delivered is necessary, especially in the older volumes. From mid-1922 to 1943 the indexes help, but the term the opinion was delivered must be known.
The State Archives only has a few opinions from the 1944-1980 era (1944-1946, 1948-1949), these being typescript copies of opinions of the Supreme Court, including majority, concurring and dissenting opinions. The opinions for 1944-1946 are bound volumes; the opinions for 1948-1949 are unbound. Opinions contain the following information: cause number, style of case, origin (county and district court), opinions, and the date delivered. Following the typescript opinions is a list of boxes containing Supreme Court opinions that affirmed the decisions of the Commission of Appeals from some of the later no-prefix case files. The files contain a letter from the Chief Justice affirming the decision and the opinion from the Commission of Appeals. These opinions were separated from their case files for a large photoduplication project for Lexus Nexus.
The court's opinions have been published in several publications, see the list in the Related Materials section of the finding aid.
Arrangement
The early opinions, 1840-1892, are arranged chronologically by the beginning date of the volume. The beginning and ending dates of each volume (and for multiple terms in the volume) are given.
The later opinion books, through June 1922, are not indexed and the opinions are filed chronologically. The volumes from October 1922 through June 1928 do contain an alphabetical index to the cases in each volume. Beginning in October 1928, the opinions are filed in the volumes alphabetically. To locate an opinion, the date it was delivered is necessary, especially in the older volumes. From mid-1922 to 1943 the indexes help, but the term the opinion was delivered must be known.
The opinions from 1944-1946 and 1948-1949 are arranged alphabetically by name of appellant.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court opinions. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982 and June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-122 Opinions, January 1840-December 1845
[Note: Use photocopy, 201-122A]
Volume
201-123 Opinions, December 1846-December 1847
Volume
201-124 Opinions, December 1848-February 1850
Volume
201-125 Opinions, February-March 1850
Volume
201-126 Opinions, Galveston, January 1851-March 1853
Volume
201-128 Opinions, Tyler, April 1851-May 1853
Volume
201-127 Opinions, Austin, November 1851-December 1855
Volume
201-129 Opinions, Tyler, May 1853-May 1854
Volume
201-130 Opinions, Galveston, January 1854-April 1856
Volume
201-132 Opinions, Tyler, April 1855-June 1856
[Note: Some items in this term's opinions were dated 1857, these may be misdated or the term “April 1856” was not changed on the ledger pages.]
Volume
201-131 Opinions, Austin, November 1855-January 1859
Volume
201-133 Opinions, Galveston, April 1856-March 1857
Volume
201-134 Opinions, Tyler, April 1857-June 1859
Volume
201-135 Opinions, Galveston, February 1858-April 1859
Volume
201-136 Opinions, Austin, October 1859-December 1862
Volume
201-138 Opinions, Galveston, February 1860-February 1866
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201-137 Opinions, Tyler, April 1860-May 1867
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201-139 Opinions, Austin, November 1863-December 1866
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201-140 Opinions, Galveston, February 1865-March 1868
Volume
201-141 Opinions, Austin, October 1867-June 1870
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201-142 Opinions, Tyler, April 1868-May 1869
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201-143 Opinions, Galveston, February 1869-1870
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201-144 Opinions, Austin?, December 1870-June 1872
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201-145 Opinions, Austin?, June 1872-October 1873
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201-146 Opinions, Austin?, October 1873-June 1874
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201-147 Opinions, Austin, June 1874-June 1876
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201-148 Opinions, Tyler, October 1874-December 1875
Volume
201-149 Opinions, Tyler, late 1875-December 1878
Volume
201-150 Opinions, Austin, April 1877-December 1880
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201-151 Opinions, Galveston, February 1878-March 1881
Volume
201-152 Opinions, Tyler, October 1879-November 1883
Volume
201-153 Opinions, Austin, December 1880-June 1882
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201-155 Opinions, Galveston, January 1882-March 1883
Volume
201-154 Opinions, Austin, June 1882-October 1883
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201-156 Opinions, Galveston, March 1883-January 1885
Volume
201-157 Opinions, Austin, May 1883-June 1884
Opinons, Tyler?, October-December 1883
Opinions, Galveston, January-March/April 1884
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201-158 Opinions, Tyler, November 1883-November 1885
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201-159 Opinions, Austin, June 1884
Opinions, Tyler, October-December 1884
Opinions, Galveston, January-May 1885
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201-160 Opinions, Austin, May 1885-April 1887
Opinions, Tyler?, December 1885
Opinions, Galveston, January-March 1887
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201-161 Opinions, Galveston?, 1885
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201-162 Opinions, Tyler?, December 1885-October 1888
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201-163 Opinions, Galveston, January 1886-January 1887
Opinions, Austin?, April-June 1886
Opinions, Tyler?, December 1886
Volume
201-164 Opinions, Galveston, January-March 1887
Volume
201-166 Opinions, Austin, May 1887-April 1888
Opinions, Tyler, October-December, 1887;
Volume
201-168 Opinions, Galveston, January-March, July 1888
Volume
201-165 Opinions, Galveston, January-April 1889
Volume
201-167 Opinions, Austin, April 1888-May 1889
Opinions, Tyler, October-December 1888
Volume
201-169 Opinions, Tyler, October 1888-December 1889
Opinions, Galveston? January-March 1890
Volume
201-170 Opinions, Austin, May 1889-May 1890
Opinions, Tyler, October-December 1889
Volume
201-171 Opinions, Tyler, December 1889-November 1891
Volume
201-173 Opinions, Galveston, January-April 1890
Volume
201-172 Opinions, Austin, May 1890-May 1891
Opinions, Tyler, October-December 1890
Opinions, Galveston, January-March 1891
Volume
201-177 Opinions, Galveston, January-March, July 1891
Volume
201-174 Opinions, Austin, May-June 1891
Opinions, Tyler, October-November, 1891
Volume
201-175 Opinions, Tyler, November-December 1891
Opinions, Galveston, January-March 1892
Opinions, Austin, April-June 1892
Volume
201-176 Opinions, Tyler, November-December 1891
Opinions, Galveston, January-February , 1892
Volume
201-178 Opinions, Galveston, January-March 1892
Opinions, Austin?, May.-August, 1892
Volume
201-248 Opinions, December 15, 1892 - June 21, 1894
Volume
201-249 Opinions, June 21, 1894 - November 4, 1895
Volume
201-250 Opinions, November 4, 1895 - October 29, 1896
Volume
201-251 Opinions, October 29, 1896 - November 22, 1897
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201-252 Opinions, November 22, 1897 - April 17, 1899
Volume
201-253 Opinions, April 17, 1899 - January 21, 1901
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201-254 Opinions, January 21, 1901 - June 16, 1902
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201-255 Opinions, June 16, 1902 - February 25, 1904
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201-256 Opinions, February 25, 1904 - May 18, 1905
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201-257 Opinions, May 14, 1905 - November 7, 1906
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201-258 Opinions, November 14, 1906 - December 11, 1907
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201-259 Opinions, December 11, 1907 - February 3, 1909
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201-260 Opinions, February 3, 1909 - May 4, 1910
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201-261 Opinions, May 11, 1910 - April 19, 1911
Volume
201-262 Opinions, April 19, 1911 - April 24, 1912
Volume
201-263 Opinions, April 24, 1912 - July 19, 1913
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201-264 Opinions, November 26, 1913 - March 31, 1915
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201-265 Opinions, March 31, 1915 - April 19, 1916
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201-266 Opinions, April 19, 1916 - December 21, 1918
Volume
201-267 Opinions, December 21, 1918 - April 13, 1921
Volume
201-268 Opinions, April 20, 1921 - June 24, 1922
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201-269 Opinions, October 1922 - June 1923
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201-270 Opinions, October 1923 - June 1924
Volume
201-271 Opinions, October 1924 - June 1925
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201-272 Opinions, October 1925 - June 1926
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201-273 Opinions, October 1926 - June 1927
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201-274 Opinions, October 1927 - June 1928
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201-275 Opinions, October 1928 - June 1929
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201-276 Opinions, October 1929 - June 1930
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201-277 Opinions, October 1930 - June 1931
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201-278 Opinions, October 1931 - September 1932
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201-279 Opinions, October 1932 - September 1933
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201-280 Opinions, October 1933 - September 1934
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201-281 Opinions, pt. I, October 1934 - September 1935,
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201-282 Opinions, pt. II, October 1934 - September 1935,
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201-283 Opinions, pt. I, October 1935 - September 1936,
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201-284 Opinions, pt. II, October 1935 - September 1936,
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201-285 Opinions, pt. I, October 1936 - September 1937,
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201-286 Opinions, pt. II, October 1936 - September 1937,
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201-287 Opinions, pt. I, October 1937 - December 1938,
Volume
201-288 Opinions, pt. II, October 1937 - December 1938,
Volume
201-289 Opinions, pt. I, January 1939 - December 1940,
Volume
201-290 Opinions, pt. II, January 1939 - December 1940,
Volume
201-291 Opinions, A-D, January 1941 - December 1942,
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201-292 Opinions, E-K, January 1941 - December 1942,
Volume
201-293 Opinions, L-R, January 1941 - December 1942,
Volume
201-294 Opinions, S-Z, January 1941 - December 1942,
Volume
201-295 Opinions, A-H, January 1943 - December 1943,
Volume
201-296 Opinions, J-Z, January 1943 - December 1943,
Typescript copies of opinions
Volume
201-370 Opinions, Volume 52, Part 1, A-L, 1944
Volume
201-371 Opinions, Volume 52, Part 2, M-Z, 1944
Volume
201-372 Opinions, Volume 53, Part 1, A-L, 1945
Volume
201-373 Opinions, Volume 53, Part 2, M-Z, 1945
Volume
201-374 Opinions, Volume 54, 1946
Box
201-375 Opinions, 1948
[unbound]
Box
201-376 Opinions, 1949
[unbound]
Separated opinions
[Supreme Court opinions that affirmed the decisions of the Commission of Appeals from some of the later no-prefix case files were separated from their case files for a large photoduplication project for Lexus Nexus around 2000. The files contain a letter from the chief justice affirming the opinion and the opinion from the Commission on Appeals. The opinions flattened and not returned to their proper case file, instead they are maintained separately in the boxes listed below.]
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201-7027 3832-3998
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201-7036 5607-5792
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201-7037 5793-5984
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201-7038 5985-6619
Commission of Appeals opinions, 1881-1885, 1888-1892, 1922-1943,
8.61 cubic ft.
These records consist of bound opinion books of the Commission of Appeals, dating 1881-1885, 1888-1892, 1922-1943. Opinions set forth the reasons for the decision of the court and any relevent precedents. Any of the justices could file an opinion dissenting from or concurring with the court's judgement. Information given is the filing date, cause number, style, statement and opinion of lower court, report of the Commission of Appeals, and date. Separate opinion volumes exist for the early years, 1881-1883, 1888-1892. Beginning in 1922 the Commission of Appeals opinions on certified questions, habeas corpus, and mandamus are given in the Supreme Court opinion books. The opinion books are filed in the Supreme Court opinions series but are listed below for convenience. Opinions for some years, especially 1879-1880, 1886-1887 and 1918-1921 are missing. References to Commission of Appeals actions are also given in opinion books of the early Supreme Court period, which may cover the early missing information. Later opinions, 1944-1945 (through the demise of this commission) are given in the Supreme Court opinion books, volumes 201-370 and 371. At the end of the inventory of the Supreme Court opinions, previous series, is a list of separated Supreme Court opinions that affirmed the decisions of the Commission of Appeals from some of the later no-prefix case files. The files contains a letter from the chief justice affirming the opinion and the opinion from the Commission on Appeals. These opinions were separated from their case files for a large photoduplication project for Lexus Nexus.
Arrangement
The opinions were initially filed chronologically. The volumes from October 1922 through June 1928 contain an alphabetical index to the cases in each volume. Beginning in October 1928 the opinions are filed in the volumes alphabetically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commission of Appeals opinions, Texas Supreme Court records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1983/056
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Volume
201-314 Opinions, Tyler, 1881
Volume
201-315 Opinions, 1882-1883
Volume
201-316 Opinions, 1883-1885
Volume
201-317 Opinions, 1888-1889
Volume
201-318 Opinions, 1890-1892
Volume
201-319 Opinions, 1892
Volume
201-269 Opinions, October 1922 - June 1923
Volume
201-270 Opinions, October 1923 - June 1924
Volume
201-271 Opinions, October 1924 - June 1925
Volume
201-272 Opinions, October 1925 - June 1926
Volume
201-273 Opinions, October 1926 - June 1927
Volume
201-274 Opinions, October 1927 - June 1928
Volume
201-275 Opinions, October 1928 - June 1929
Volume
201-276 Opinions, October 1929 - June 1930
Volume
201-277 Opinions, October 1930 - June 1931
Volume
201-278 Opinions, October 1931 - September 1932
Volume
201-279 Opinions, October 1932 - September 1933
Volume
201-280 Opinions, October 1933 - September 1934
Volume
201-281 Opinions, pt. I, October 1934 - September 1935
Volume
201-282 Opinions, pt. II, October 1934 - September 1935
Volume
201-283 Opinions, pt. I, October 1935 - September 1936
Volume
201-284 Opinions, pt. II, October 1935 - September 1936
Volume
201-285 Opinions, pt. I, October 1936 - September 1937
Volume
201-286 Opinions, pt. II, October 1936 - September 1937
Volume
201-287 Opinions, pt. I, October 1937 - December 1938
Volume
201-288 Opinions, pt. II, October 1937 - December 1938
Volume
201-289 Opinions, pt. I, January 1939 - December 1940
Volume
201-290 Opinions, pt. II, January 1939 - December 1940
Volume
201-291 Opinions, A-D, January 1941 - December 1942
Volume
201-292 Opinions, E-K, January 1941 - December 1942
Volume
201-293 Opinions, L-R, January 1941 - December 1942
Volume
201-294 Opinions, S-Z, January 1941 - December 1942
Volume
201-295 Opinions, A-H, January 1943 - December 1943
Volume
201-296 Opinions, J-Z, January 1943 - December 1943



 

Rejected applications, 1892-1943,
524.17 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. These records are rejected application files of the Texas Supreme Court, dating 1892-1943. Applications to the Supreme Court were assigned application numbers and listed in the application dockets. Successful applications were assigned cause numbers and are part of the case files, filed under the cause number. Rejected applications were those the court decided not to hear and are filed in this series, numerically by the application number. An application for writ of error is present, and occasionally transcripts and opinions from a Court of Civil Appeals. Legal records, such as transcripts, statements of fact, etc., were usually returned to the Court of Civil Appeals and thus are not usually present in these files. Most cases came to the Supreme Court during this period by writ of error.
Arrangement
Rejected applications are filed numerically by the application number as received from the court.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court rejected applications. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
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201-4725 41-100
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201-5065 25397-25459
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201-5066 25430-25459
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201-5067 25460-25491
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201-5068 25492-25519
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201-5069 25520-25548
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201-5070 25549-25575
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201-5071 25576-25602
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201-5072 25603-25634
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201-5073 25635-25661
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201-5074 25662-25698
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201-5075 25699-25723
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201-5077 25761-25793
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201-5078 25794-25818
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201-5083 25875-25906
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201-5084 25985-26107
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201-5085 26018-26054
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201-5086 26055-26087
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201-5087 26085-26111
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201-5088 26112-26156
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201-5089 26160-26199
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201-5090 26200-26249
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201-5091 26250-26281
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201-5096 26457-26479
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201-5097 26480 htru 26498
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201-5098 26499-26530
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201-5102 26616-26645
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201-5103 26646-26684
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201-5104 26685-26727
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201-5105 26728-26773
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201-5109 26904-26938
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201-5111 26989-27029
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201-5112 27030-27069
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201-5113 27070-27098
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201-5114 27099-27136
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201-5115 27137-27183 (part)
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201-5116 27183 (part)-27206
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201-5117 27208-27244
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201-5118 27245-27281
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201-5119 27282-27319
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201-5120 27321-27364



 

Overruled applications for writs of mandamus and habeas corpus, 1897-1943,
26 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. These applications consist of the unsuccessful applications and their accompanying records filed in the Texas Supreme Court for writs of mandamus and habeas corpus dating 1897-1943. All of these applications were overruled. These unsuccessful applications were separated from their case files and filed numerically by their motion number. Successful applications for writs are filed with their respective case files and are arranged by Supreme Court cause number.
Records in the applications include the motions for leave to file writs, petitions for writs, briefs and arguments of the relator, bonds for costs of writs, motions for rehearing, exhibits, lower court proceedings of record, agreed statements of fact, and related cover correspondence and telegrams.
The dockets for the applications for writs of habeas corpus and mandamus can be found in the motion dockets of the Dockets series, volumes 201-214 to 201-227.
Arrangement
These applications are filed roughly numerically by their motion number as received from the court. Some numbers are out of sequence.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court overruled applications for writs of mandamus and habeas corpus. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1989/160
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on June 19, 1989.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Box
201-4700 857-1599, 2339-2730, 3107-3278
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201-4701 4851-5603, 7822-8115
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201-4702 1635-2298, 9912-10172
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201-4703 10,275-10,637, 13333-13597
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201-4704 11045, 11562, 12766, 2764-3095, 6276-6334
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201-4705 6692-7129, 7591-7784
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201-4706 15470-15731, 3385-4277
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201-4707 4304-4849, 5604-6251, 6356-6633
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201-4708 11842-12060, 7245-7523
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201-4709 15950, 15746-15928, 15685, 15751, 15213-15240
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201-4710 15286-15433, 8202-8462
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201-4711 8463-9026, 9118-9624, 9629-9667
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201-4712 9857-9897, 10689-11021, 11052-11254
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201-4713 11259-11333, 11358-11554, 14627-14824
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201-4714 14625, 11563-11819, 12385-12537
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201-4715 12551-12605, 12950-13140, 12062-12129
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201-4716 12142-12214, 12220-12370, 13143-13259
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201-4717 13274-13300, 12663-12915, 13602-13633
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201-4718 13634-13718, 13625, 13770, 13738-14046
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201-4719 14064-14125, 14535, 14126-14308
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201-4720 14314-14613, 14641, 14664, 14847, 14989, 14870-14924
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201-4721 14955-15081, 15094-15201, 15211, 16027-16066
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201-4722 16113, 16149 [8 folders]
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201-4723 16142-16331, 383-7415



 

Case files, about 1843-1980,
5714.09 cubic ft.

The Texas Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. Records are case files of the Texas Supreme Court dating about 1843-1980. Case files contain the most thorough documentation of the cases heard before the court. The files consist of two distinct groups of files, the circuit court era or "M" files, about 1843-1892, and case files from 1893-1980. As of 2008, case files for 1981 forward are held by the Texas Supreme Court. Types of materials present in these case files include original petitions (briefs, appeals), original indictments (criminal cases only for the early years), transcripts of proceedings from the district court, bills of exception, agreements, demurrer and answer, supplemental answers, statements of facts, testimony, judgements, motions, petitions and/or bonds for writ of error, citations in error, assignments of error, sheriff's returns, certifications of costs, waivers of service, precepts, motions for rehearing, applications for extensions of time, certification of costs, and opinions of the lower court. "M" numbers were assigned in 1944 to the early case files (about 1843-1892) because there had been several duplicate numbering systems in place. The original numbers can be found on the case files, in the dockets, and on the index cards. A significant number of the case files dating prior to 1853 were missing when these records were transferred to the State Archives. According to a letter from the court to an attorney requesting information about some old files (March 17, 1965, Carl B. Lyda to Attorney Hobart Hudson), many of the old Galveston and Tyler case files were destroyed by fire and flood before the records were transferred to Austin (transferred about 1892). The clerk also stated that other cases had been misplaced, lost or had disappeared since their transfer. In the early 1970s a large of number of early cases from the 1850s-1860s era, mainly involving the sale or disposition of slaves, were stolen from the court. In the past 3-4 years a number of cases have been recovered through replevin efforts, these are in boxes 201-7049 and 201-7050, almost all of them involving slave issues. Unfortunately, most of the cases lost or stolen through the years are still missing.
"M" cases that are known to be missing are not listed in the container inventory.
There are several occasions when the same " M" number was assigned to two different cases, usually cases filed within days of each other from different counties. For these cases a note in the finding aid will give the style of the case in addition to the case number. It is unknown why duplicate numbers were used.
Case files from 1893 to 1943 have only a cause number. Cause numbers were assigned an "A" prefix from January 1, 1944 to December 30, 1966, and a "B" prefix from January 2, 1967 to December 29, 1980. This series includes the "M", no-prefix, "A," and "B" cases. Access to the cases is through their case number. If the case number is not known, alphabetical access to the parties in the cases is available using the direct and reverse card index for the "M" cases and the name index in the dockets for the later cases. See the Dockets series for more information as there are a variety of dockets. Cases in oversize boxes and misfiles are listed in the folder inventory following the box that contains the bulk of the case. In a few instances the entire case may be present only in an oversize or misfile box. Researchers should request all boxes listed as containing the number of the case file they are seeking.
The bulk of the folder inventory (except the "M" cases) was removed from this finding aid and is split into three separate finding aids due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid for the no-prefix case files - Texas Supreme Court case files 1-8209, 1893-1943. Click on the following link to access the finding aid for the "A" case files - Texas Supreme Court case files A1-A11,829, 1944-1966. Click on the following link to access the finding aid for the "B" case files - Texas Supreme Court case files B1-B10,000, 1967-1980. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aids are found in separate dividers within the binder.
Arrangement
Case files are arranged by classification system ( "M", no-prefix, "A", and" B" cases) as received from the court, then by cause number therein.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Supreme Court case files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/056, 1984/013, 1985/030, 1985/103, 1988/134, 1989/160, 2008/126, 2008/127, 2008/132, 2008/162
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on November 22, 1982; September 6, 1983; November 1, 1984; April 15, 1985; and June 19, 1989; by the Texas Historical Commission on May 4, 1988; and by Tammy Kubecka on April 28, 2005; Peter Luke on May 25, 2005; the Heritage Auction Galleries on December 19, 2007; and the Attorney General's Office on June 23, 2008.
Processed by
Paul Beck, date unknown
Laura Saegert, revised March 1995
Laura Saegert, corrections and further encoding to TARO project standard, March 2001
Laura Saegert, additions made to case files to reflect transfer of records to the State Records Center, August and November, 2002, June 2003
Laura Saegert, additions made to case files to reflect transfer of records to the State Records Center and finding aid split due to online file size limitations, April 2004
Laura Saegert, restriction statements revised, September 2004
Laura Saegert, box numbers added to reflect the rehousing of case files, subgroups and series were restructured, finding aid was made DACS compliant, and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations, June 2008
Restrictions on Access
The bulk of the A and B case files (except for misfiles and oversize items) are in off-site storage. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day.
Case files may possibly contain documents sealed by the court, and therefore excepted from public disclosure by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 76A. When a researcher requests a case, the file will be reviewed by an archivist in order to remove sealed documents. The researcher will be informed that sealed documents have been removed from the file and it will then be up to the researcher to obtain permission from the Supreme Court to access the documents.
Case files may possibly also contain personal information of jurors and prospective jurors. According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 35.29, information collected by the court or by a prosecuting attorney during the jury selection process about a person who serves as a juror, including the juror's home address, home telephone number, social security number, driver's license number, and other personal information, is confidential and may not be disclosed by the court, the prosecuting attorney, the defense counsel, or any court personnel except on application by a party in the trial or on application by a bona fide member of the news media acting in such capacity to the court in which the person is serving or did serve as a juror. On a showing of good cause, the court shall permit disclosure of the information sought. (Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 371, § 1, eff. September 1, 1993). The Court of Criminal Appeals has verified that juror information is to be withheld from the public according to the statute cited above. Therefore, when a case is requested, an archivist will review the case to ascertain whether or not juror information is present. If such information is found, the researcher will be informed and the documents will be removed from the file. If an individual wishes to access juror information, they will have to obtain permission from the Supreme Court. Because the judiciary is not covered by the Texas Public Information Act, the Archives cannot estimate how long it will take the Court to respond to a request.
Case files may possibly also contain non-court documents. Before a researcher is granted access to a case, an archivist will review the files and remove all such materials. The researcher will be informed if materials are removed. If the researcher wishes to access the documents, the Archives will contact the Supreme Court to determine the appropriate course of action on a case-by-case basis. Because the judiciary is not covered by the Texas Public Information Act, the Archives cannot estimate how long it will take the Court to respond to a request.
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
M case files, about 1843-1892,
597 cubic ft.
[Cases not listed in the inventory are missing. Listed at the end of the inventory are a few partial cases that cannot be positively identified with an "M" case number.]
Box
201-3950 M40, M41, M48, M49, M57-M60, M64, M68, M73, M74, M76, M77, M80
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201-3951 M90, M94, M112, M114, M119, M121, M128, M131, M162, M166, M181-183, M194, M196, M197, M200, M201, M203, M205, M208, M210, M211, M214, M216-M218, M220, M221
Box
201-3952 M222, M224, M230, M232, M234, M238 - 244, M247, M251, M261-M263, M266-M278, M280
Box
201-3953 M282-M284, M286, M288, M289, M291-M301, M303, M304, M306, M307, M310-M312, M322
Box
201-3954 M329, M336, M345, M351, M353, M354, M356, M358, M370, M372, M374-M376, M380, M381, M383, M386, M387, M412 (partial)
[Note: Case file M-412 recovered through replevin efforts in 2009. It is not a complete file.]
M436, M437, M444, M455, M467
Box
201-3955 M468, M469, M471, M481, M486, M487, M490, M497, M498, M505, M507, M511, M523, M524, M527, M528
Box
201-3956 M529-M531, M533, M535, M539
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201-3957 M542, M544, M547, M548, M556, M557, M560, M564, M566, M568, M572, M577, M594, M601, M606, M609, M611, M613, M619-M623, M643
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201-3958 M648, M678, M690, M691, M701, M703-M705, M710, M717, M718, M722, M727-M729, M732, M733
Box
201-3959 M734, M736, M740, M745, M747, M751-M755, M757-M759, M761
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201-3960 M762-M765, M767-M776
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201-3961 M777-M788, M790, M791, M793, M794
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201-3962 M795, M796, M798-M809, M811, M812, M814, M815
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201-3963 M816-M820, M822-M825, M829-M833, M835, M836
Box
201-3964 M837, M839, M841, M843-M847
Box
201-3965 M848-M852, M854-M856, M858, M860-M863
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201-3966 M864-M867, M869-M879
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201-3967 M880-M897
Box
201-3968 M898-M901, M903-M905
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201-3969 M906, M908-M924
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201-3970 M925-M931, M934, M935, M937, M938, M940-M943, M945 -M954, M956, M957, M959-M961, M963
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201-3971 M964, M967-M978, M981, M982, M984, M986, M988-M992, M994, M996-M998
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201-3972 M999-M1015
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201-3973 M1016-M1032, M1034-M1036, M1038, M1039, M1041-M1044
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201-3974 M1045, M1046, M1048-M1051, M1053, M1054, M1057, M1068-M1070, M1075-M1077, M1080-M1091, M1093, M1094, M1096, M1099
Box
201-3975 M1104, M1106-M1108, M1110, M1111, M1113, M1115, M1119-M1124, M1126-M1134
Box
201-3976 M1136-M1140, M1142-M1149, M1151-M1155
Box
201-3977 M1156-M1169, M1171-M1173
Box
201-7050 M1174
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-3977 M1175, M1177-M1181, M1183-M1186
Box
201-3978 M1187-M1191, M1193, M1195-M1201, M1203, M1205-M1215, M1217-M1225, M1227
Box
201-3979 M1228-M1233, M1235, M1237-M1245, M1247-M1252
Box
201-3980 M1253, M1255-M1258, M1260-M1263, M1265-M1267, M1269-M1280, M1283, M1285-M1287
Box
201-3981 M1288-M1292, M1298-M1306, M1315-M1317, M1319, M1320
Box
201-3982 M1321, M1323, M1324, M1326, M1328, M1329, M1332-M1335, M1337-M1342, M1344-M1348
Box
201-3983 M1349-M1352, M1354-M1365, M1367, M1368
Box
201-7050 M1370
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-3983 M1371
Box
201-3984 M1372, M1373, M1375, M1376, M1378, M1379, M1381-M1385, M1387, M1388, M1390
Box
201-3985 M1391-M1395, M1398-M1401, M1403-M1404
Box
201-3986 M1405-M1420
Box
201-3987 M1422-M1427, M1429-M1434, M1436 [2 folders], M1437
Box
201-3988 M1438, M1439, M1441, M1442, M1445-M1460, M1461 [2 folders], M1462 [2 folders]
Box
201-3989 M1468 [3 folders], M1469, M1470 [2 folders], M1471, M1472, M1475 [2 folders], M1477-M1482
[There were two cases stamped as M1475: Smith vs. State, original case number 425; Ponton vs. Bellows, original case number 425]
Box
201-3990 M1484, M1485, M1487-M1489, M1491, M1492, M1494, M1495, M1497-M1501
Box
201-3991 M1502 [2 folders], M1503-M1506, M1507-M1509 [each with two folders], M1512, M1513
Box
201-3992 M1514-M1533, M1536, M1538, M1539, M1541, M1542
Box
201-3993 M1543, M1546
Box
201-7050 M1548
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-3993 M1549-M1552, M1554-M1560, M1562-M1564, M1569-M1571, M1575, M1577, M1578, M1582, M1585-M1587, M1590, M1592, M1593, M1600, M1602-M1604
Box
201-7050 M1608
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It may not be a complete file.]
Box
201-3994 M1609, M1611, M1613, M1614, M1617-M1629, M1632, M1633 [2 folders], M1634, M1636, M1637, M1639
Box
201-3995 M1640-M1649, M1651, M1653, M1655-M1657
Box
201-3996 M1658-M1661, M1663-M1673
Box
201-7050 M1675
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-3996 M1676-M1678, M1681, M1687, M1691, M1695, M1696, M1699, M1705
[Note: following case M1699 is a fragment without a number that was found in the original wallet with cases M1656-M1699.]
Box
201-3997 M1706, M1707, M1717, M1719, M1720, M1723, M1724, M1726 -M1740, M1742-M1747
Box
201-3998 M1748-M1762, M1803, M1805, M1806, M1810, M1811, M1813-M1816
Box
201-3999 M1817-M1820, M1822-M1826, M1828-M1830, M1832-M1835, M1837, M1838, M1841, M1843-M1845
Box
201-4000 M1846-M1849, M1853-M1855, M1857-M1863, M1866-M1871, M1876, M1879
Box
201-4001 M1883, M1885, M1887, M1888, M1891-M1893, M1895, M1898, M1901, M1909, M1911, M1914, M1917, M1923, M1924, M1929, M1931, M1945, M1946, M1948-M1950, M1953, M1959, M1961, M1963, M1966, M1969, M1973, M1974
Box
201-7050 M1970, M1975
[Note: These case files were part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. They may not be complete files.]
Box
201-4001 M1990, M1991
Box
201-4002 M1992, M1993, M1995-M2015, M2018 - 2020
Box
201-4003 M2022-M2049, M2051-M2054
Box
201-4004 M2055-M2066, M2069-M2078, M2079 [2 folders], M2080
Box
201-4005 M2081-M2100 [2 folders], M2101-M2103
Box
201-4006 M2104 [2 folders], M2105-M2108, M2110-M2120, M2123 -M2131
Box
201-4007 M2132, M2133, M2139, M2145, M2146, M2148, M2149, M2151, M2152, M2155, M2156, M2158, M2159
Box
201-7050 M2160
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-4007 M2166, M2167, M2169 [2 folders], M2170-M2172
Box
201-4008 M2173, M2174, M2176, M2178-M2183, M2186-M2195
Box
201-4009 M2196-M2198, M2200-M2203, M2205, M2208-M2219, M2221-M2223, M2225
Box
201-4010 M2226-M2229, M2230 [2 folders], M2231-M2239, M2241 -M2244
Box
201-4011 M2245-M2247, M2249-M2251, M2254-M2260, M2264-M2266
Box
201-4012 M2274, M2276, M2277, M2284 [partial], M2286, M2288-M2294, M2296, M2299-M2303
Box
201-7050 M2284
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file; part is also present in box 201-4012].]
Box
201-4013 M2304, M2306-M2308, M2311-M2314, M2316, M2318-M2321, M2323, M2327, M2328, M2330, M2333, M2336, M2339, M2340, M2342, M2346-M2349
Box
201-4014 M2350-M2358, M2360-M2366, M2368, M2370, M2371, M2374, M2375
Box
201-4015 M2376-M2378, M2384-M2397, M2399-M2405, M2407-M2409, M2412-M2414, M2417-M2419
Box
201-4016 M2420-M2422, M2424-M2430, M2435, M2437, M2438, M2440, M2441, M2443, M2444, M2446, M2448, M2451-M2453, M2455
Box
201-4017 M2456-M2461, M2464-M2466, M2468-M2470, M2472
Box
201-7050 M2473
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-4017 M2474-M2476, M2479
Box
201-4018 M2480, M2481, M2483, M2486, M2489-M2494, M2501
Box
201-7050 M2503, M2507
[Note: These case files were part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. They are not a complete files.]
Box
201-4018 M2510, M2511 [partial], M2513-M2516, M2520
Box
201-7050 M2511, M2518
[Note: These case files were part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. They are not complete files. Part of case M2511 is also present in box 201-4018.]
Box
201-4019 M2523, M2527-M2529, M2531-M2533, M2535, M2539, M2540, M2543-M2547, M2550, M2555-M2558
Box
201-4020 M2559, M2560, M2563, M2565-M2577, M2579, M2583, M2584, M2586, M2587, M2589
Box
201-4021 M2590, M2591, M2597, M2599, M2600, M2605 [fragments], M2606-M2608, M2611, M2613, M2614, M2616, M2617, M2619-M2622
Box
201-4022 M2626-M2629, M2630 [2 folders], fragment [found with M2630], M2631-M2633, M2635, M2636, M2638, M2639, M2642, M2643, M2645, M2646
Box
201-4023 M2647, M2648, M2650-M2654, M2656-M2658, M2660-M2663, M2665-M2667, M2669, M2671-M2674, M2676, M2679
Box
201-4024 M2680-M2682, M2684, M2865 [2 folders], M2686, M2687, M2691-M2693, M2710, M2712
Box
201-4025 M2725, M2726, M2730
Box
201-7050 M2731, M2732
[Note: These case files were part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. They are not complete files.]
Box
201-4025 M2735, M2740, M2742 [partial], M2744, M2745
Box
201-7050 M2742
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file. Part of this case is also present in box 201-4025.]
Box
201-4026 M2746, M2753-M2758, M2764-M2766, M2768-M2770, M2773, M2775, M2776, M2779, M2782, M2784, M2785
Box
201-7049 Partial case file, likely part of case Rice, Adams and Company vs. Albert T. Burnley (misspelled Bumley in the M card file index), case M2771, 1857
Box
201-4027 M2786, M2787
Box
201-7050 M2788
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-4027 M2789, M2790, M2793, M2795, M2796, M2798, M2800, M2802-M2811
Box
201-7050 M2812
[Note: This case file was part of a cache of M case files recovered through replevin efforts in 2008. It is not a complete file.]
Box
201-4027 M2814, M2815, M2819, M2820
Box
201-4028 M2821-M2828, M2830-M2834, M2837, M2839, M2841 [2 folders], M2842-M2844, M2846, M2847, M2849
Box
201-4029 M2850, M2851, M2853, M2854, M2856, M2858-M2868
Box
201-4030 M2872, M2875-M2878, M2882, M2883, M2891-M2893, M2898-M2902, M2904-M2906
Box
201-4031 M2907-M2914, M2916-M2919, M2923-M2925, M2927, M2928, M2930-M2935
[There are two cases stamped as M2930 - Cramer vs. Mays, original case number 1048; Stamps and Noble vs. Kuykendall, original case number 1089. There are two cases stamped as M2933-McMahon vs. Chambers, et al, original case number 1064; Runnels vs. Swan, original case number 1092.]
Box
201-4032 M2936-M2951
[This box is almost entirely duplicate case numbers. M2936 - Carroll vs. Carroll, original case number unknown; Rice vs. Rice, original case number 1099. M2938 - Von Roeder vs. Robson, original case number 1049; DeChaumes vs. McMahon, original case number 1101. M2939 - Foster vs. Rice, original case number 1053; Johnson vs. Rice, original case number 1102. M2940 - Blum and Mayblum vs. Conner, original case number 1054; Herbert vs. Rice and Groesbeck, original case number 1103. M2941 - Varney vs. Ennis and Company, original case number 1061; Graves vs. Rice, original case number 1104. M2942 - Ryon vs. Glasscock, original case number 1062; Green vs. Rountree and Robison, original case number 1106. M2943 - Perkins vs. Tracy, original case number 1067; Ellis vs. Cochran, original case number 1110. M2946 - Sherman vs. BBB and CRR Company, original case number 1072; Turner vs. Norwood, original case number, 1113. M2948 - Baker vs. Henkels, original case number 1074; Duckworth vs. Deberry, original case number 1115. M2949 - Alstyne and Taylor vs. Rutherford and Thompson, original case number 1075; Ham vs. Mervin, et al, orignal case number 1116.]
Box
201-4033 M2952-M2967, M2969-M2973, M2976-M2979
[This box contains several sets of duplicate case numbers. M2952 - Brubon vs. State of Texas, original case number 1078; Clarke vs. Booter (sp.?), original case number 1119. M2957 - Vandeveer vs. State of Texas, original case number 1083; Sanders vs. Davis, original case number 1124. M2958 - Jennison vs. Gaston, original case number 1085; Settle and Somerville vs. Perry and Perry, original case number 1125. M2959 - Latham vs, Knapp, original case number 1087; State of Texas vs. Sylvester, original case number 1126.]
Box
201-4034 M2981-M2994
Box
201-4035 M2995-M2998, M3002-M3014, M3016, M3017, M3019, M3020, M3022-M3024, M3028, M3029, M3031-M3034, M3037, M3045, M3047
Box
201-4036 M3048, M3049, M3051, M3052, M3056-M3065, M3068-M3073, M3076, M3077, M3079-M3082, M3086, M3092
Box
201-4037 M3093, M3099-M3103, M3105-M3109, M3111-M3114, M3116, M3118, M3119, M3121-M3124
Box
201-4038 M3125-M3129, M3131-M3133, M3135-M3138, M3140, M3142, M3145, M3149-M3154, M3156-M3159
Box
201-4039 M3161, M3165-M3170, M3173-M3177, M3179, M3181, M3183-M3186, M3188-M3191, M3193
Box
201-4040 M3194, M3197, M3198, M3202-M3204, M3207-M3214, M3216, M3220, M3221, M3225-M3227, M3236, M3243, M3245, M3253, M3274, M3278, M3316-M3318, M3320
Box
201-4041 M3321-M3335, M3348, M3353, M3358, M3362-M3366, M3368-M3370, M3372-M3374, M3401, M3402, M3416, M3455, M3457, M3462
Box
201-4042 M3473-M3501, M3503, M3504, M3507, M3508, M3510-M3513
Box
201-4043 M3514-M3526, M3528, M3529, M3531-M3538, M3541, M3543-M3545, M3551-M3555
Box
201-4044 M3556, M3558, M3560-M3563, M3572-M3574, M3576-M3578, M3584, M3586, M3589-M3592, M3595, M3602, M3613-M3617, M3620, M3623, M3624, M3627, M3630
Box
201-4045 M3631-M3637, M3639-M3643, M3645, M3646, M3649, M3650, M3652, M3655-M3659, M3663, M3667, M3669-M3671
Box
201-4046 M3672, M3674, M3723, M3750, M3758, M3770, M3781, M3835, M3842, M3853, M3855, M3858, M3860, M3862-M3867, M3872
Box
201-4047 M3874, M3877, M3880, M3893, M3909, M3915, M3919, M3932, M3934-M3938
Box
201-4048 M3940-M3949, M3951, M3953-M3957, M3959
Box
201-4049 M3960-M3967, M3972, M3982, M3984-M3986, M3997
Box
201-4050 M4011, M4019, M4026, M4030, M4038, M4063-M4074, M4076-M4080, M4087-M4088, M4090-M4094, M4096, M4102, M4105-M4108
Box
201-4051 M4109-M4121, M4128, M4133, M4139, M4146-M4147, M4179, M4210, M4232-M4237, M4242
Box
201-4052 M4243-M4259, M4322, M4324, M4326, M4329-M4331, M4333-M4335, M4337-M4338, M4340-M4341, M4346
Box
201-4053 M4347 (part?), M4348-M4350, M4352-M4353, M4358, M4359, M4361, M4366, M4370, M4371, M4373, M4374
[Note: Cases M4358, M4366, M4370, and M4371 were bundled together, reasons unknown.]
Box
201-4054 M4375, M4377, M4379-M4380, M4388, M4390, M4391-M4396
Box
SC OS 2 M4395 (part), M3296 (part)
Box
201-4055 M4397-M4399, M4402-M4405, M4410, M4437-M4441
Box
201-4056 M4442-M4444 (part)
Box
SC OS 2 M4444 (part)
Box
201-4057 M4448, M4456, M4461-M4463, M4465-M4472, M4474-M4477, M4479
Box
201-4058 M4480-M4490, M4493-M4496, M4498-M4499, M4506, M4508, M4511, M4513-M4517, M4519, M4521, M4525, M4533, M4540-M4541, M4544-M4550
Box
201-4059 M4552, M4556-M4557, M4559, M4564, M4569, M4580, M4588-M4590, M4594, M4597-M4599, M4601-M4602
Box
201-4060 M4604-M4618, M4620-M4624, M4626-M4631, M4635
Box
201-4061 M4637, M4639, M4641, M4643-M4644, M4646-M4647, M4649-M4650, M4655, M4659, M4661, M4663-M4665, M4667-M4668, M4672-M4678, M4680, M4683-M4686
Box
201-4062 M4689-M4694, M4697, M4700, M4703-M4708
Box
201-4063 M4709-M4713, M4715, M4717, M4721, M4723-M4727, M4729-M4730, M4734, M4736, M4738-M4739, M4742, M4749-M4750, M4752-M4753, M4755, M4758-M4765, M4768, M4770-M4772, M4774-M4776
Box
201-4064 M4777-M4781, M4783-M4787, M4789-M4794, M4796-M4802, M4805
Box
201-4065 M4813-M4814, M4847, M4856, M4858, M4869 (part), M4871-M4872, M4916, M4921-M4922, M4935, M4937-M4938, M4940-M4941, M4957, M4966, M4969, M4976, M4978-M4981, M4983, M4986, M4989-M4991, M4993, M4995-M4997, M5002, M5005-M5007, M5009-M5012, M5014, M5017, M5019
Box
201-4066 M5020, M5030-M5031, M5033, M5041, M5045, M5056-M5057, M5059-M5060, M5062, M5065, M5067, M5069, M5073-M5074, M5077-M5078, M5084-M5088
Box
201-4067 M5090-M5092, M5095-M5096, M5098-M5102, M5104-M5109, M5111, M5116, M5119, M5121
Box
201-7020 M5103
Box
201-4068 M5124, M5126, M5128-M5129, M5133-M5134, M5137-M5139, M5143-M5145, M5155-M5156, M5158, M5160-M5161, M5164-M5165, M5167-M5168, M5170, M5172, M5174-M5177, M5179, M5181, M5183, M5185-M5187, M5191
Box
201-4069 M5192-M5195, M5197-M5212
Box
201-4070 M5213-M5218, M5222-M5230, M5232-M5233, M5236, M5253-M5254, M5256-M5257
Box
201-7002 M5255
Box
201-4071 M5259-M5263, M5268, M5282
Box
201-4072 M5292, M5299-M5301, M5306, M5321-M5325
[Note: M5299 and M5300 may only be partial cases.]
Box
201-4073 M5326-M5336
Box
201-4074 M5340-M5359, M5361
Box
201-4075 M5360-M5366, M5368-M5372, M5374-M5375
Box
201-4076 M5376-M5378, M5382-M5387, M5390-M5391
Box
201-4077 M5393-M5395, M5398, M5403-M5404, M5410, M5412-M5413, M5415, M5417-M5418, M5421-M5423, M5425-M5426
Box
201-4078 M5431-M5441
Box
201-4079 M5442-M5459
Box
201-4080 M5460-M5472
Box
201-4081 M5474-M5488
Box
201-4082 M5489-M5508
Box
201-4083 M5509-M5537, M5550-M5551
Box
201-4084 M5618-M5635, M5637-M5656, M5658-M5667, M5670, M5708, M5711, M5714, M5716
[Note: M5716 may be only a partial case.]
Box
201-4085 M5722-M5737
Box
201-4086 M5738-M5762
Box
201-4087 M5763-M5783
Box
201-4088 M5784-M5792, M5794-M5803
Box
201-4089 M5804-M5810
Box
201-4090 M5811-M5812, M5814-M5818
Box
201-4091 M5819-M5822, M5825-M5835
[Note: M5832 and M5833 may only be partial cases.]
Box
201-4092 M5836-M5838, M5840-M5842, M5855, M5862-M5863, M5870-M5875
Box
201-4093 M5876-M5882, M5884-M5887
Box
201-7011 M5883
Box
201-4094 M5888-M5908
Box
201-4095 M5909-M5931
Box
201-4096 M5932-M5951
Box
201-4097 M5952-M5975
Box
201-4098 M5976-M5995
Box
201-4099 M5996-M5999
Box
201-4100 M6001, M6004-M6005, M6008, M6010-M6011, M6013-M6014, M6017-M6021, M6023-M6026
Box
201-4101 M6027-M6065
Box
201-4102 M6066-M6094, M6100-M6110, M6112, M6115-M6116
Box
201-4103 M6095-M6099, M6111, M6113-M6114, M6117, M6127, M6139, M6150-M6171
Box
201-4104 M6172-M6184, M6186-M6190, M6193-M6194, M6197-M6200, M6202-M6206, M6208-M6213
Box
201-4105 M6214-M6217, M6219-M6220, M6229, M6234, M6243, M6248-M6252
Box
201-4106 M6253-M6263
Box
201-4107 M6264-M6266, M6268-M6271, M6273-M6274
Box
201-6998 M6267
Box
201-4108 M6272
Box
201-4109 M6275-M6285
Box
201-4110 M6286-M6296
Box
201-4111 M6297-M6308, M6310, M6313, M6316, M6318-M6321
Box
201-4112 M6324-M6329, M6331-M6341
Box
201-4113 M6343-M6346, M6349-M6351
Box
201-4114 M6353-M6361, M6363, M6366-M6370
Box
201-4115 M6371-M6378
Box
201-4116 M6380-M6383, M6385-M6388, M6394
Box
201-4117 M6395-M6396, M6398-M6399, M6401, M6403, M6407-M6409, M6411-M6420
Box
201-4118 M6421-M6422, M6424-M6438
Box
201-4119 M6439-M6445, M6447
Box
201-4120 M6446, M6448-M6456
Box
201-4121 M6457-M6467
Box
201-4122 M6468-M6470, M6472-M6491
Box
201-7020 M6471
Box
201-4123 M6492-M6499
Box
201-4124 M6500-M6509
Box
201-4125 M6510-M6521
Box
201-4126 M6522-M6538
Box
201-4127 M6539-M6546, M6548-M6550
Box
201-4128 M6551-M6560
Box
201-4129 M6561-M6572
Box
201-4130 M6573-M6586
Box
201-4131 M6587-M6593
Box
201-4132 M6594-M6608
Box
201-4133 M6609-M6613, M6615-M6618
Box
201-7020 M6614
Box
201-4134 M6619-M6623
Box
201-4135 M6624-M6634
Box
201-4136 M6635-M6648
Box
201-4137 M6649-M6662
Box
201-4138 M6663-M6673
Box
201-4139 M6674-M6691
Box
201-4140 M6692-M6701
Box
201-4141 M6702-M6708
Box
201-4142 M6709-M6722, M6724-M6726
Box
201-4143 M6727-M6734
Box
201-4144 M6735-M6747
Box
201-4145 M6748-M6757
Box
201-4146 M6758-M6770
Box
201-4147 M6771-M6778
Box
201-4148 M6779-M6788
Box
201-4149 M6789-M6796
Box
201-4150 M6797-M6809
Box
201-4151 M6810-M6818
Box
201-4152 M6819-M6829
Box
201-4153 M6830-M6845
Box
201-4154 M6846-M6855
Box
201-4155 M6856-M6860, M6862-M6866
Box
201-7007 M6861
Box
201-4156 M6867-M6872
Box
201-4157 M6873-M6889
Box
201-4158 M6890-M6899
Box
201-4159 M6900-M6908
Box
201-4160 M6909-M6917
Box
201-4161 M6918-M6920
Box
201-4162 M6921-M6925, M6927
Box
201-7004 M6926
Box
201-4163 M6928-M6933
Box
201-4164 M6934-M6944
Box
201-4165 M6945-M6961
Box
201-4166 M6962-M6975
Box
201-4167 M6976-M6977
Box
201-4168 M6978-M6989
Box
201-4169 M6990-M6996
Box
201-4170 M6997-M7005
Box
201-4171 M7006-M7016
Box
201-4172 M7017-M7031
Box
201-4173 M7032-M7037
Box
201-4174 M7038-M7053
Box
201-4175 M7054-M7063
Box
201-4176 M7064-M7082
Box
201-4177 M7083-M7097
Box
201-4178 M7098-M7113
Box
201-4179 M7114-M7129
Box
201-4180 M7130-M7141
Box
201-4181 M7142-M7146
Box
201-4182 M7147-M7158
Box
201-4183 M7159-M7170
Box
201-4184 M7171-M7178
Box
201-4185 M7179-M7193
Box
201-4186 M7194-M7205
Box
201-4187 M7206-M7217
Box
201-4188 M7218-M7231
Box
201-4189 M7232-M7242
Box
201-4190 M7243-M7261
Box
201-4191 M7262-M7275
Box
201-4192 M7276-M7288
Box
201-4193 M7289-M7307
Box
201-4194 M7308-M7320
Box
201-4195 M7321-M7330
Box
201-4196 M7331-M7333, M7335-M7337
Box
201-7009 M7334
Box
201-4197 M7338-M7341, M7343-M7346
Box
201-6997 M7342
Box
201-4198 M7347-M7351, M7353-M7357
Box
201-7010 M7352
Box
201-4199 M7358-M7363, M7365-M7366
Box
201-4200 M7364
Box
201-4201 M7367-M7371
Box
201-4202 M7272-M7378
Box
201-4203 M7379-M7383
Box
201-4204 M7384-M7389
Box
201-4205 M7390-M7395
Box
201-4206 M7396-M7401
Box
201-4207 M7402-M7407
Box
201-4208 M7408-M7414
Box
201-4209 M7415-M7421
Box
201-4210 M7422-M7430
Box
201-4211 M7431-M7434
Box
201-4212 M7435-M7441
Box
201-4213 M7442-M7450
Box
201-4214 M7451-M7472
Box
201-4215 M7473-M7479
Box
201-4216 M7480-M7487
Box
201-4217 M7488-M7492
Box
201-4218 M7493-M7507
Box
201-4219 M7508-M7514
Box
201-4220 M7515-M7522
Box
201-4221 M7523-M7530, M7532-M7539
Box
201-7019 M7531
Box
201-4222 M7540-M7554
[Note: Two cases were assigned M7546: Mayman vs. Riviere, 1877; Jenks vs. Jenks, 1877.]
Box
201-4223 M7555-M7560
Box
201-4224 M7561-M7568
Box
201-4225 M7569-M7583
Box
201-4226 M7584-M7590
Box
201-4227 M7591-M7597
Box
201-4228 M7598-M7606
Box
201-4229 M7607-M7617
Box
201-4230 M7618-M7628
Box
201-4231 M7629-M7636
Box
201-4232 M7637-M7647
Box
201-4233 M7648-M7656
Box
201-4234 M7657-M7667
Box
201-4235 M7668-M7676
Box
201-4236 M7677-M7684
Box
201-4237 M7685-M7692
Box
201-4238 M7693-M7704
Box
201-4239 M7705-M7712
Box
201-4240 M7713-M7725
Box
201-4241 M7726-M7736
Box
201-4242 M7737-M7747
Box
201-4243 M7748-M7757
Box
201-4244 M7758-M7764
Box
201-4245 M7765-M7771
Box
201-4246 M7772-M7776
Box
201-4247 M7777-M7786
Box
201-4248 M7787-M7800
Box
201-4249 M7801-M7804
Box
201-4250 M7805-M7812
Box
201-4251 M7813-M7825
Box
201-4252 M7826-M7834
Box
201-4253 M7835-M7842
Box
201-4254 M7843-M7860
Box
201-4255 M7861-M7866
Box
201-4256 M7867-M7872
Box
201-4257 M7873-M7879
Box
201-4258 M7880-M7885
Box
201-4259 M7886-M7899
Box
201-4260 M7900-M7911
Box
201-4261 M7912-M7919
Box
201-4262 M7920-M7926
Box
201-4263 M7927-M7936
Box
201-4264 M7937-M7941
Box
201-4265 M7942-M7949
Box
201-4266 M7950-M7954
Box
201-4267 M7955-M7958
Box
201-4268 M7959-M7967
Box
201-4269 M7968-M7971
Box
201-4270 M7972-M7975, M7977-M7983
Box
201-4271 M7984-M7995
Box
201-4272 M7996-M8001
Box
201-4273 M8002-M8011
Box
201-4274 M8012-M8022
Box
201-4275 M8023-M8028
Box
201-4276 M8029-M8042
Box
201-4277 M8043-M8053
Box
201-4278 M8054-M8064
Box
201-4279 M8065-M8079
Box
201-4280 M8080-M8088
Box
201-4281 M8089-M8101
Box
201-4282 M8102-M8107
Box
201-4283 M8108-M8116
Box
201-4284 M8117-M8122
Box
201-4285 M8123-M8127
Box
201-4286 M8128-M8132
Box
201-4287 M8133-M8138
Box
201-4288 M8139-M8147
Box
201-4289 M8148-M-8156, M8158
Box
201-7010 M8157
Box
201-4290 M8159-M8167
Box
201-4291 M8168-M8174
Box
201-4292 M8175-M8181
Box
201-4293 M8182-M8189
Box
201-4294 M8190-M8198
Box
201-4295 M8199-M8207
Box
201-4296 M8208-M8216
Box
201-4297 M8217-M8227
Box
201-4298 M8228-M8238
Box
201-4299 M8239-M8244
Box
201-4300 M8245-M8250
Box
201-4301 M8251-M8258
Box
201-4302 M8259, M8261-M8268
Box
201-4303 M8269-M8274
Box
201-4304 M8275-M8281
Box
201-4305 M8282-M8289
Box
201-4306 M8290-M8301
Box
201-4307 M8302-M8309
Box
201-4308 M8310-M8312
Box
201-4309 M8313-M8321
Box
201-4310 M8322-M8330
Box
201-4311 M8331-M8334, M8336-M8341
Box
201-4312 M8342-M8353
Box
201-4313 M8354-M8367
Box
201-4314 M8368-M8380
Box
201-4315 M8381-M8393
Box
201-4316 M8394-M8405
Box
201-4317 M8406-M8417
Box
201-4318 M8418-M8434
Box
201-4319 M8435-M8449
Box
201-4320 M8450-M8459
Box
201-4321 M8460-M8463
Box
201-4322 M8464-M8470
Box
201-4323 M8471-M8482
Box
201-4324 M8483-M8490
Box
201-4325 M8491-M8505
Box
201-4326 M8506-M8517
Box
201-4327 M8518-M8522
Box
201-4328 M8523-M8528
Box
201-4329 M8529-M8536
Box
201-4330 M8537-M8546
Box
201-4331 M8547-M8554
Box
201-4332 M8555-M8563
Box
201-4333 M8564-M8571
Box
201-4334 M8572-M8579
Box
201-4335 M8580-M8586
Box
201-4336 M8587-M8593
Box
201-4337 M8594-M8600, M8602
Box
201-4338 M8603-M8609
Box
201-4339 M8611-M8620
Box
201-4340 M8621-M8630
Box
201-4341 M8631-M8638
Box
201-4342 M8639-M8645
Box
201-4343 M8646-M8654
Box
201-4344 M8655-M8665
Box
201-4345 M8666-M8674
Box
201-4346 M8675-M8683
Box
201-4347 M8684-M8690
Box
201-4348 M8691-M8697
Box
201-4349 M8698-M8705
Box
201-4350 M8706-M8717
Box
201-4351 M8718-M8723
Box
201-4352 M8724-M8736
Box
201-4353 M8737-M8748
Box
201-4354 M8749-M8763
Box
201-4355 M8764-M8777
Box
201-4356 M8778-M8791
Box
201-4357 M8792-M8804
Box
201-4358 M8805-M8811
Box
201-4359 M8812-M8819
[Note: Case M8819 has M8820 written on the case but marked out.]
Box
201-4360 M8821-M8832
Box
201-4361 M8833-M8840
Box
201-4362 M8841-M8849
Box
201-4363 M8850-M8856
Box
201-4364 M8857-M8864
Box
201-4365 M8865-M8868
Box
201-4366 M8869-M8881
Box
201-4367 M8882-M8889
Box
201-4368 M8890-M8895
Box
201-4369 M8896-M8907
Box
201-4370 M8908-M8917
Box
201-4371 M8918-M8927
Box
201-4372 M8928-M8936
Box
201-4373 M8937-M8944
Box
201-4374 M8945-M8958
Box
201-4375 M8959-M8969
Box
201-4376 M8970-M8977
Box
201-4377 M8978-M8985
Box
201-4378 M8986-M8994
Box
201-4379 M8995-M9000
Box
201-4380 M9001-M9011
Box
201-4381 M9012-M9018
Box
201-4382 M9019-M9033
Box
201-4383 M9034-M9041
Box
201-4384 M9042-M9054
Box
201-4385 M9055-M9069
Box
201-4386 M9070-M9077
Box
201-4387 M9078-M9086
Box
201-4388 M9087-M9094
Box
201-4389 M9095-M9102
Box
201-4390 M9103-M9108
Box
201-4391 M9109-M9116
Box
201-4392 M9117-M9123
Box
201-4393 M9124-M9132
Box
201-4394 M9133-M9138
Box
201-4395 M9139-M9146
Box
201-4396 M9147-M9154
Box
201-4397 M9155-M9161
Box
201-4398 M9162-M9166
Box
201-4399 M9167-M9175
Box
201-4400 M9176-M9184
Box
201-4401 M9185-M9191
Box
201-4402 M9192-M9199
Box
201-4403 M9200-M9206
Box
201-4404 M9207-M9208, M9210-M9215
Box
201-7017 M9209
Box
201-4405 M9216-M9222
Box
201-4406 M9223-M9230
Box
201-4407 M9231-M9237
Box
201-4408 M9238-M9244
Box
201-4409 M9245-M9253
Box
201-4410 M9254-M9264
Box
201-4411 M9265-M9281
Box
201-4412 M9282-M9290
Box
201-4413 M9291-M9298
Box
201-4414 M9299-M9306
Box
201-7049 Photocopy of M9301
[Note: M9301 had been misfiled by the court for years - they had made a photocopy of it and put the copy in place of the original. During our rehousing project the original was found placed back in its original spot. The photocopy was kept because staff have not checked the original against the copy to make sure none of the pages are missing.]
Box
201-4415 M9307-M9311
Box
201-7005 M9312
Box
201-4416 M9313-M9319
Box
201-4417 M9320-M9325
Box
201-4418 M9326-M9334
Box
201-4419 M9335-M9340
Box
201-4420 M9341-M9348
Box
201-7013 M9349 (part)
Box
201-7014 M9349 (part)
Box
201-4421 M9350-M9359
Box
201-4422 M9360-M9368
Box
201-4423 M9370-M9379
Box
201-4424 M9380-M9385, M9387-M9389
Box
201-4425 M9390-M9401
Box
201-4426 M9402-M9417
Box
201-4427 M9418-M9420, M9422-M9426
[Note: The box contains a letter pertaining to case M9421, the case itself is missing.]
Box
201-4428 M9427-M9434
Box
201-4429 M9435-M9445
Box
201-4430 M9446-M9454
Box
201-4431 M9455-M9466
Box
201-4432 M9467-M9469 (part)
Box
201-4433 M9469 (part)-M9474
Box
201-4434 M9475-M9483
Box
201-4435 M9484-M9491
Box
201-4436 M9492-M9496
Box
201-4437 M9497-M9501
Box
201-4438 M9502-M9510
Box
201-4439 M9511-M9519
Box
201-4440 M9520-M9524
Box
201-4441 M9525-M9530
Box
201-4442 M9531-M9536
Box
201-4443 M9537-M9543
Box
201-4444 M9544-M9553
Box
201-4445 M9554-M9560
Box
201-4446 M9561-M9568, M9570
[Note: A handwritten note in the file states that case M9569 was in the clerk's office as of May 22, 1946.]
Box
201-4447 M9571-M9581
Box
201-4448 M9582-M9594
Box
201-4449 M9595-M9599
Box
201-4450 M9600-M9609
Box
201-4451 M9610-M9619
Box
201-4452 M9620-M9628
Box
201-4453 M9629-M9637
Box
201-4454 M9638-M9646
Box
201-4455 M9647-M9654
Box
201-4456 M9655-M9663
Box
201-4457 M9664-M9671
Box
201-4458 M9672-M9679
Box
201-4459 M9680-M9689
Box
201-4460 M9690-M9694
Box
201-4461 M9695-M9699
Box
201-4462 M9700-M9706
Box
201-4463 M9707-M9713
Box
201-4464 M9714-M9718
Box
201-4465 M9719-M9724
Box
201-4466 M9725-M9735
Box
201-4467 M9736-M9745
Box
201-4468 M9746-M9754
Box
201-4469 M9755-M9760
Box
201-4470 M9761-M9769
Box
201-4471 M9770-M9775
Box
201-4472 M9776-M9783
Box
201-4473 M9784-M9792
Box
201-4474 M9793-M9798
Box
201-4475 M9799-M9805
Box
201-4476 M9806-M9810
Box
201-4477 M9811-M9816
Box
201-4478 M9817-M9828
Box
201-4479 M9829-M9836
Box
201-4480 M9837-M9842
Box
201-4481 M9843-M9850
Box
201-4482 M9851-M9853
Box
201-4483 M9854-M9861
Box
201-4484 M9862-M9869
Box
201-4485 M9870-M9879
Box
201-4486 M9880-M9886
Box
201-4487 M9887-M9894
Box
201-4488 M9895-M9899
Box
201-4489 M9901-M9904
Box
201-4490 M9905-M9912
Box
201-4491 M9913-M9918
Box
201-4492 M9919-M9926
Box
201-4493 M9927-M9934
Box
201-4494 M9935-M9939
Box
201-4495 M9940-M9946
Box
201-4496 M9947-M9952
Box
201-4497 M9953-M9958
Box
201-4498 M9959-M9964
Box
201-4499 M9965-M9970
Box
201-4500 M9971-M9975
Box
201-4501 M9976-M9984
Box
201-4502 M9985-M9989
Box
201-4503 M9990-M9996
Box
201-4504 M9997-M10004
Box
201-4505 M10005-M10010
Box
201-4506 M10011-M10014
Box
201-4507 M10015-M10023
Box
201-4508 M10024-M10034
Box
201-4509 M10035-M10040
Box
201-4510 M10041-M10046
Box
201-4511 M10047-M10052
Box
201-4512 M10053-M10060
Box
201-4513 M10061-M10066
Box
201-4514 M10067-M10073
Box
201-4515 M10074-M10078
Box
201-4516 M10079-M10085
Box
201-4517 M10086-M10092
Box
201-4518 M10093-M10098
Box
201-4519 M10099-M10100
Box
201-4520 M10101-M10109
Box
201-4521 M10110-M10115
Box
201-4522 M10116-M10123
Box
201-4523 M10124-M10127
Box
201-4524 M10128-M10135
Box
201-4525 M10136-M10140
Box
201-4526 M10141-M10146
Box
201-4527 M10147-M10154
Box
201-4528 M10155-M10161
Box
201-4529 M10162-M10170
Box
201-4530 M10171-M10176
Box
201-4531 M10177-M10184
Box
201-4532 M10185-M10192
Box
201-4533 M10193-M10199
Box
201-4534 M10200-M10210
Box
201-4535 M10211-M10219
Box
201-4536 M10220-M10228
Box
201-4537 M10229
Box
201-4538 M10230-M10239 (part)
Box
201-4539 M10239 (part)
Box
201-4540 M10239 (part)
Box
201-4541 M10240
Box
201-4542 M10241-M10246
Box
201-4543 M10247-M10253
Box
201-4544 M10254-M10255 (part)
Box
201-4545 M10255 (part)-M10257
Box
201-4546 M10258-M10262
Box
201-4547 M10263-M10265
Box
201-4548 M10266-M10269
Box
201-4549 M10270-M10272
Box
201-4550 M10273-M10278
Box
201-4551 M10279-M10284
Box
201-4552 M10285-M10290
Box
201-4553 M10291-M10300
Box
201-4554 M10301-M10310
Box
201-4555 M10311-M10317
Box
201-4556 M10318-M10327
Box
201-4557 M10328-M10336
Box
201-4558 M10337-M10344
Box
201-4559 M10345-M10351, M10353
Box
201-4560 M10354-M10361
Box
201-4561 M10362-M10369
Box
201-4562 M10370-M10376
Box
201-4563 M10377-M10384
Box
201-4564 M10385-M10392
Box
201-4565 M10393-M10399
Box
201-4566 M10400-M10403
Box
201-4567 M10404-M10412
Box
201-4568 M10413-M10420
Box
201-4569 M10421-M10425
Box
201-4570 M10426-M10431
Box
201-4571 M10432-M10436
Box
201-4572 M10437-M10443
Box
201-4573 M10444-M10451
Box
201-4574 M10452-M10458
Box
201-4575 M10459-M10462, M10464-M10466
Box
201-7000 M10463
Box
201-4576 M10467-M10473
Box
201-4577 M10474-M10480
Box
201-4578 M10481-M10487
Box
201-7018 M10488
Box
201-4579 M10489-M10493
Box
201-4580 M10494-M10505
Box
201-4581 M10506-M10511
Box
201-4582 M10512-M10515
Box
201-4583 M10516-M10524
Box
201-4584 M10525-M10537
Box
201-4585 M10538-M10545
Box
201-4586 M10546-M10552
Box
201-4587 M10553-M10560
Box
201-4588 M10561-M10566
Box
201-4589 M10567-M10568
Box
201-4590 M10569-M10575
Box
201-4591 M10576-M10583
Box
201-4592 M10584-M10588 (part)
Box
201-4593 M10588 (part)-M10593
Box
201-4594 M10594-M10604
Box
201-4595 M10605-M10613
Box
201-4596 M10614-M10616, M10618-M10620
Box
201-4597 M10621-M10629
Box
201-4598 M10630-M10636
Box
201-4599 M10637-M10643
Box
201-4600 M10644-M10653
Box
201-4601 M10654-M10663
Box
201-4602 M10664-M10669
Box
201-4603 M10670-M10674
Box
201-4604 M10675-M10684
Box
201-4605 M10685-M10688, M10690-M10696
Box
201-7018 M10689
Box
201-4606 M10697-M10703
Box
201-4607 M10704-M10713
Box
201-4608 M10714-M10719
Box
201-4609 M10720-M10729
Box
201-4610 M10730-M10737
Box
201-4611 M10738-M10746
Box
201-4612 M10747-M10755
Box
201-4613 M10756-M10765
Box
201-4614 M10766-M10772
Box
201-4615 M10773-M10781
Box
201-4616 M10782-M10791
Box
201-4617 M10792-M10796
Box
201-4618 M10797 (part)
Box
201-4619 M10797 (part)-M10802
Box
201-4620 M10803-M10810
Box
201-4621 M10811-M10817
Box
201-4622 M10818-M10825
Box
201-4623 M10826-M10831
Box
201-4624 M10832-M10835
Box
201-4625 M10836-M10843
Box
201-4626 M10844-M10851
Box
201-4627 M10852-M10858
Box
201-7010 M10859
Box
201-4628 M10860-M10862
Box
201-4629 M10863-M10865
Box
201-4630 M10866-M10868
Box
201-4631 M10869-M10875, M10877
Box
201-4632 M10878-M10886
Box
201-4633 M10887-M10896
Box
201-4634 M10897-M10903
Box
201-4635 M10904-M10911
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201-4636 M10912-M10919
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201-4637 M10920-M10927
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201-4638 M10928-M10933
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201-4639 M10934-M10939
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201-4640 M10940-M10948
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201-4641 M10949-M10959
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201-4642 M10960-M10966
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201-4643 M10967-M10976
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201-4645 M10988-M10994
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201-4646 M10995-M11000
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201-4647 M11001-M11004
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201-4648 M11005-M11012
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201-4649 M11013-M11019
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201-4650 M11020-M11027
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201-4651 M11028-M11034
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201-4652 M11035-M11041
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201-4653 M11042-M11050
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201-4654 M11051-M11058
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201-4655 M11059-M11066
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201-4656 M11067-M11075
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201-4657 M11076-M11082
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201-4658 M11083-M11085
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201-4659 M11086-M11091
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201-4660 M11092-M11101
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201-4661 M11102-M11107
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201-4662 M11108-M11113
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201-4663 M11114-M11118
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201-4664 M11119-M11125
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201-4665 M11126-M11131
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201-4666 M11132-M11135
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201-4667 M11136-M11142
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201-4668 M11143-M11150
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201-4669 M11151-M11155
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201-4670 M11156-M11161
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201-4671 M11162-M11171
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201-4672 M11172-M11182
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201-4673 M11183-M11189
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201-4674 M11190-M11199
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201-7012 M11200
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201-4675 M11201-M11206, M11208
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201-4676 M11209-M11220
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201-4677 M11221-M11227
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201-4678 M11228-M11231
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201-4679 M11232-M11236
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201-4680 M11237-M11240
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201-4681 M11241-M11244
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201-4682 M11245-M11252
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201-4683 M11253-M11259
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201-4684 M11260-M11268
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201-4685 M11269-M11274
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201-4686 M11275-M11281
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201-4687 M11282-M11289
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201-4688 M11290-M11297
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201-4689 M11298-M11304
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201-4690 M11305-M11312
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201-4691 M11313-M11314, M11316-M11320
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201-6996 M11315
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201-4692 M11321-M11327
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201-4693 M11328-M11333
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201-4694 M11334-M11337
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201-4696 M11344-M11352
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201-4697 M11353-M11360
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201-4698 M11361-M11366
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201-7015 M11367
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201-4699 M11368-M11372
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201-6756 M11373-M11380
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201-6757 M11381-M11386
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201-6758 M11387-M11392
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201-6759 M11393-M11398
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201-6760 M11399-M11404
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201-6762 M11407-M11411
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201-6763 M11412-M11418
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201-6765 M11428-M11435
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201-6767 M11442-M11447
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201-6768 M11448-M11452
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201-6769 11453-M11458
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201-6770 M11459-M11463
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201-6772 M11467-M11469
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201-6773 M11470-M11478
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201-6774 M11479-M11484
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201-6775 M11485-M11495 (part)
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201-6776 M11495 (part)-M11496, M11498-M11503
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201-6777 M11504-M11511
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201-6778 M11512-M11520
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201-6779 M11521-M11525
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201-6780 M11526-M11537
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201-6781 M11538-M11545
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201-6782 M11546-M11553
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201-6783 M11554-M11563
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201-6784 M11564-M11570
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201-6785 M11571-M11574
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201-6786 M11575-M11580
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201-6787 M11581-M11592
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201-6788 M11593-M11601
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201-6789 M11602-M11609
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201-6790 M11610-M11615
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201-6791 M11616-M11621
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201-6792 M11622-M11627
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201-6793 M11628-M11633
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201-6794 M11634-M11642
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201-6795 M11643-M11649
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201-6796 M11650-M11654
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201-6798 M11659-M11664
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201-6800 M11674-M11688
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201-6801 M11689-M11695, M11697-M11699
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201-6802 M11700-M11710
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201-6803 M11711-M11717
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201-6804 M11718-M11725
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201-6805 M11726-M11730
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201-6806 M11731-M11737
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201-6808 M11745-M11748
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201-6809 M11749-M11754
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201-6810 M11755-M11760
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201-6811 M11761-M11765
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201-6812 M11766-M11769
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201-6813 M11770-M11773
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201-6814 M11774-M11778
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201-6815 M11779-M11794
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201-6816 M11795-M-11804, M11806
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201-7014 M11805
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201-6817 M11807-M11823
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201-6818 M11824-M11841
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201-6819 M11842-M11854
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201-6820 M11855-M11870
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201-6821 M11871-M11886
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201-6822 M11887-M11903
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201-6823 M11904-M11929
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201-6824 M11930-M11951
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201-6825 M11952-M11961, M11963-M11967
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201-6826 M11968-M11973, M11975-M11982
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201-6827 M11983-M11995
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201-6828 M11996-M12005
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201-6829 M12006-M12019
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201-6830 M12020-M12032
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201-6831 M12033-M12047
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201-6832 M12048-M12062
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201-6833 M12063-M12076
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201-6834 M12077-M12089
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201-6835 M12090-M12104
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201-6836 M12105-M12117
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201-6837 M12118-M12134
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201-6838 M12135-M12146
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201-6839 M12147-M12161
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201-6840 M12162-M12179
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201-6841 M12180-M12194
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201-6842 M12195-M12209
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201-6843 M12210-M12229
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201-6844 M12230-M12246
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201-6845 M12247-M12263
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201-6846 M12264-M12265, M12267-M12278
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201-6847 M12279-M12284, M12286-M112294
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201-6848 M12295-M12309
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201-6849 M12310-M12318
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201-6850 M12319-M12331
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201-6851 M12332-M12347
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201-6852 M12348-M12360
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201-6853 M12361-M12374
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201-6854 M12375-M12383, M12387-M12395, M12397-M12398
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201-6855 M12399-M12408
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201-6856 M12409-M12417
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201-6857 M12418-M12429
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201-6858 M12430-M12444
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201-6859 M12445-M12469
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201-6860 M12470-M12480
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201-6861 M12481-M12499
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201-6862 M12500-M12517
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201-6863 M12518-M12525, M12527-M12535
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201-6996 M12526
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201-6864 M12536-M12550
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201-6865 M12551-M12570
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201-6866 M12571-M12586
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201-6867 M12587-M12604
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201-6868 M12605-M12623
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201-6869 M12624-M12641
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201-6870 M12642-M12659
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201-6871 M12660-M12675
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201-6872 M12676-M12697
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201-6873 M12698-M12712
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201-6874 M12713-M12737
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201-6875 M12738-M12756
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201-6876 M12757-M12770, M-12772-M12776
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201-7008 M12771
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201-6877 M12777-M12791
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201-6878 M12792-M12794, M12796-M12811
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201-6879 M12812-M12827
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201-6880 M12828-M12842
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201-6881 M12843-M12859
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201-6882 M12860-M12881
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201-6883 M12882-M12895
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201-6884 M12896-M12910
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201-6885 M12911-M12916, M12918-M12932
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201-7016 M12917
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201-6886 M12933-M12949
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201-6887 M12950-M12962
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201-6888 M12963-M12979
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201-6889 M12980-M13001
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201-6890 M13002-M13019
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201-6891 M13020-M13036
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201-6892 M13037-M13054
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201-6893 M13055-M13072
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201-6894 M13073-M13090
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201-6895 M13091, M13093-M13107
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201-6896 M13108-M13128
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201-6897 M13129-M13143
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201-6898 M13144-M13154
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201-6899 M13155-M13168
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201-6900 M13169-M13182
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201-6901 M13183-M-13189, M13191-M13196
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201-6902 M13197-M13214
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201-6903 M13215-M13228
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201-6904 M13229-M13231, M13233-M13238
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201-7001 M13232
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201-6905 M13239-M13252
[Note: Case M13242 contains photos of the Gulf of Mexico and railroads.]
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201-6906 M13253-M13267
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201-6907 M13268-M13284
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201-6908 M13285-M13296
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201-6909 M13297-M13301, M13303-M13311
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201-6910 M13312-M13328
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201-6911 M13329-M13349
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201-6912 M13350-M13369
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201-6913 M13370-M13387
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201-6914 M13388-M13408
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201-6915 M13409-M13428
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201-6916 M13429-M13445
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201-6917 M13446-M13464
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201-6918 M13465-M13483
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201-6919 M13484-M13499
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201-6920 M13500-M13519
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201-6921 M13520-M13541
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201-6922 M13542-M13565
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201-6923 M13566-M13578
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201-6924 M13579-M13594
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201-6925 M13595-M13607
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201-6926 M13608-M13617
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201-6927 M13618-M13632
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201-6928 M13633-M13640
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201-6929 M13641-M13655
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201-6930 M13656-M13672
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201-6931 M13673-M13689
[Note: There are two cases with number M13683: Claes, Lehnbeuter and Thompson vs. Dallas Homestead and Loan Association; Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company vs. Robert Hepner.]
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201-6932 M13690-M13698
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201-6933 M13699-M13712
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201-6934 M13713-M13723
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201-6935 M13724-M13738
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201-6936 M13739-M13752
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201-6937 M13753-M13767
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201-6938 M13768-M13779
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201-6939 M13780-M13796
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201-6940 M13797-M13807
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201-6941 M13808-M13824
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201-6943 M13838-M13855
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201-6944 M13856-M13859
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201-6945 M13860-M13872
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201-6946 M13873-M13885
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201-6947 M13886-M13898
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201-6950 M13927-M13938
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201-6951 M13939-M13956
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201-6952 M13957-M13978
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201-6955 M13999-M14013
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201-6956 M14014-M14028
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201-6960 M14070-M14083
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201-6961 M14085-M14097
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201-6962 M14098-M14118
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201-6963 M14119-M14135
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201-6967 M14172-M14181
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201-6969 M14197-M14209
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201-6970 M14210-M14224
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201-6971 M14225-M14240
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201-6972 M14241-M14254
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201-6976 M14291-M14296
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201-6977 M14297-M14308
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201-6978 M14309-M14315, M14317-M14322, M14324-M14331
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201-6980 M14348-M14364
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201-6981 M14365-M14377
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201-6982 M14378-M14397
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201-6983 M14398-M14416
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201-6984 M14417-M14431
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201-6985 M14432-M14445
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201-6986 M14446-M14457
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201-6987 M14458-M14469
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201-6988 M14470-M14481
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201-6989 M14482-M14493
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201-6990 M14494-M14509
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201-6991 M14510-M14531
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201-6992 M14532-M14545
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201-6993 M14546-M14558
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201-6994 M14559-M14574
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201-6995 M14575-M14589
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201-7049 Miscellaneous M case materials
[Note: This box contains parts of two case files and a list of recipes that were recovered with cache of M case files through replevin efforts.]
Fragment of an "M" case, no style given; recipes
Partial case file, likely part of case Rice, Adams and Company vs. Albert T. Burnley (misspelled Bumley in the M card file index), case M2771, 1857
[Note: Case issues include the disposition of slaves.]
Partial case file, Dugan v. Young and c., January 31, 1880 (old case number 1137, not listed in the M card index) 1880
Supreme Court case files, 1-8109, 1893-1943,
1658.25 cubic ft.
The list of the no-prefix case files was removed from this finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site(TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid for these case files - Texas Supreme Court, Case files 1-8209, 1893-1943. If you are reading this in paper, the finding aid for the no-prefix case files can be found in separate divider within the binder.
Supreme Court case files, A1-A11,829, 1944-1966,
1931.28 cubic ft.
The list of the "A" case files was removed from this finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid for these case files - Texas Supreme Court, Case files A1-A11,829, 1944-1966. If you are reading this in paper, the "A" case files finding aids are found in separate dividers within the binder.
Supreme Court case files, B1-B10,000, 1967-1980,
1527.56 cubic ft.
The list of the "B" case files was removed from this finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site(TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid for these case files - Texas Supreme Court, Case files B1-B10,000, 1967-1980. If you are reading this in paper, the "B" case files finding aids are found in separate dividers within the binder.