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Criminal Case Files

Creator: Courts. Kansas Territory

Date: 1855-1860

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193383

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 17.00 Document case, 5-inch
  • 1.00 Folder(s) (Letter/Legal size)

Title (Main title): Criminal Case Files

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Arranged alphabetically by defendant surname. Records can include subpoenas; commands to the U.S. Marshal to bring individuals to court; as well as documentation of court proceedings, such as copies of orders and judgments, transcripts, etc. Records pertain to the district in which the case was heard (all three districts in territorial Kansas are represented), litigants, date(s), subject(s) litigated, as well as the case's background and the decision rendered. Criminal charges included murder, trespass, stealing from the Native Americans or settling on their land, assault, selling liquor illegally (including to Native Americans), contempt of court, robbery, etc.

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • 1857 murder case: U.S. vs Charles Fugit

Index Terms

Subjects

    United States. District Court (Kansas) -- Records and correspondence
    Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861
    Court records -- Kansas
    Criminal procedure -- Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861

Agency Classification:

    Federal Agencies. Courts. District Court, U.S.. U.S. District Court of Kansas. Kansas Territory.