Collection Summary

Creator: Scotland. Court of Session.
Title: Scottish Court of Session Records
Accession: MSS 2015-01
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:

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1986
Donor Information The UVA Law Library acquired this collection at auction in the 1980s.

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