Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861

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Chief justice of Massachusetts, 1830-1860. His daughter Elizabeth married the author Herman Melville.

From the description of ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475395

Shaw was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860). Webster and Parkman were on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the time of Parkman's murder.

From the description of Sentence of John W. Webster for the murder of George Parkman, 1850. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235086378

Shaw practiced law in Boston and was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860).

From the description of Correspondence, 1823-1856. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337561

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referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gray, Horace, 1828-1902. Letters, 1858-1897. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Clifford, John H. (John Henry), 1809-1876. Papers related to the trial of John White Webster, 1814-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Amy Hemenway collection of autographs, 1791-1873. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Austin, Nathaniel. Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge. Records, 1828. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Nitzsche, George Erazmus, 1874-1961. George E. Nitzsche Unitariana collection, 1778-2007. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1901,. Lemuel Shaw photographs, 1861-ca.1920. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Sidney Bartlett correspondence, 1824-1855 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, oversize, ca. 1829-1985 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Papers of Herman Melville [manuscript] 1814 (1847-1890) 1975. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Shaw, Hope Savage, 1793-1879. Diaries, 1816-1878. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853. Papers, 1792-1853. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Sentence of John W. Webster for the murder of George Parkman, 1850. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Lemuel Shaw Papers, n.d. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers III, 1712-1903 ; bulk: 1780-1890. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Correspondence, 1823-1856. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn George Washington Warren correspondence, 1781-1910 (inclusive), 1846-1882 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gray, Horace, 1828-1902. Letter, 1856 April 20, Boston, to Lemuel Shaw. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879. History of Lemuel Shaw Portrait, 1859-1860, 1917, n.d. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers IV, 1710-1898; bulk: 1750-1898. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Samuel Hooper Papers, 1829-1874, (bulk 1846-1874) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Phillips, Sally. Power of attorney, 1823. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Southworth & Hawes,. Lemuel Shaw [photograph], [ca. 1853]. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers V, 1714-1904. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Saltonstall family. Saltonstall family papers, 1524-1969. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Quincy, Josiah, 1802-1882. Letters to Parker Cleaveland Chandler, 22-26 March 1878. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCleary, Samuel F. (Samuel Foster), 1822-1901. Papers, 1704-1899. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1787-1863. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Concord (Mass.). Committee of Arrangements (1835). Concord Committee of Arrangements for the second centennial celebration of the incorporation of Concord records, 1835. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. ALS : to Moody Kent, Esq., 1836 Feb. 27. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Bartlett, Sidney, 1799-1889. Sidney Bartlett correspondence, 1824-1855. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1792-1853 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Hawley, Gideon, 1727-1807. Samuel P. Savage collection, 1694-1904. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Samuel Hooper papers, 1829-1874 (1846-1874). Library of Congress
creatorOf Savage, Samuel Hay, 1827-1901. Papers, 1826-1879. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1851 May 2, to John Jordon Crittenden. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge. Records, 1828 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Harvard University. Corporation. Committee on the Dexter Foundation. Report and papers of Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, and petition to the legislature, 1841-1845 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Letter, 1834 Feb. 23, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1787-1863. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Washington Benevolent Society of Massachusetts. Record of addresses, 1813-1814. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Ursuline Convent trial notes, 1834. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Lemuel Shaw family papers, 1762-1921 Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Papers, 1829-1874. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ashley family. Papers, 1771-1902. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Papers, 1648-1923. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1830 Mar. 12, to Lemuel Shaw. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Rugg, Arthur Prentice, 1862-1938. Letters to Edwin Hale Abbott, 1920, 1923. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Papers, 1808-1920. Library of Congress
creatorOf Webster, John White, 1793-1850. Papers relating to his trial, 1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Melville family. Papers, 1787-1863. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Ashmun, George, 1804-1870. Letter, 1841 February 25, House of Representatives, to Lemuel Shaw, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797. Samuel P. Savage papers, 1703-1848 ; bulk: 1703-1829. Massachusetts Historical Society
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New York (State)
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts--Boston
Europe
Massachusetts--Cambridge
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Boston (Mass.)
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Habeas corpus
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Birth 1781-01-09

Death 1861-03-30

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