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Court record book on land sales in Jackson County

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7640

Scope and Contents

Court record book on land sales in Jackson County includes handwritten accounts within the first 4 pages of the county’s “Return Docket” of June and October Terms, 1833. The remaining pages of the book record the reports of John Davis, commissioner of school lands, and are signed by County Clerk, Samuel C. Owens. The records begin in August Special Term 1831 and end in August 1860. The reports describe lands sold with names of purchasers, place of residence, and selling price. Edward Partridge and other Latter-day Saint members are included in the records.


  • 1833-1860


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jackson County (Mo.) Circuit Court, Commissioner of Township School Lands record book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)


Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Purchased by John Murphy from Spivey's Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books in May 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Spivey's Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books; 2010.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. The record book contains entries for various Latter-day Saints, including Edward Partridge, in Jackson County, Missouri.

Processing Information

Processed; Amie Spear; August 2010.


Register of Court record book on land sales in Jackson County
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Amie Spear
2010 Aug 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States