|Creator:||Scotland. Court of Session.|
|Title:||Scottish Court of Session Records|
|Description:||58 archival boxes. Approximately 2500 printed documents; 50 oversize maps and architectural drawings.|
|Location:||SC - Basement|
|Photograph Collection:||View 0 digitized photographs|
|Digitized Content:||0 objects|
|Use Restrictions:||No restrictions|
Collection Description & Arrangement
This collection consists of printed and disbound case materials presented before the Scottish Court of Session, the highest civil court in Scotland, from 1757 to 1834. As a court of appeal and of first instance, the Court held jurisdiction over contract and commercial cases, matters of succession and land ownership, divorce proceedings, intellectual property and copyright disputes, and contested political elections.
In addition to petitions and memorials, case documents include color maps, drawings, and plans. Appended to many of these records are printed copies of correspondence, wills, financial accounts, and census reports offered as evidence.
For a complete guide and inventory for this collection, see Collection Guide in ArchivesSpace: https://archives.lib.virginia.edu/repositories/4/resources/481/
|Donor Information||The UVA Law Library acquired this collection at auction in the 1980s.|