Papers, 1648-1923.


Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Papers, 1648-1923.

Papers, 1648-1923.

Personal and professional papers of Lemuel Shaw, lawyer and Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, and of the Shaw, Savage, Melville, Cargill, and Knapp families. Included among the family papers are letters from Shaw to his mother, Susanna Hayward Shaw; papers of Thomas Melville; records and accounts of Charles Savage of Savage and Co. of Louisville, Kentucky; and correspondence among the interrelated families, including Elizabeth Knapp Shaw and Hope Savage Shaw (Shaw's wives), his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Shaw and Herman Melville, and his sons, Lemuel and John Oakes Shaw. Shaw's professional papers relate to his legal practice and career as Chief Justice and contain correspondence with clients and colleagues on cases, points of law, and current legal and political issues. (Cont.) Among the subjects covered are the Goldthwaite land patent in New York and the Penobscot Bank in Maine. Correspondents include William Sullivan, Daniel Henshaw, Charles G. Loring, Daniel Webster, Charles P. Curtis, James T. Austin, Charles Sumner, Richard H. Dana (1815-1882), Leverett Saltonstall, Timothy Fuller, and many other prominent lawyers, jurists, and politicians. Also, an account book (1787-1807) of Oakes Shaw (Lemuel's father); writ books, letterbooks and ledgers of Lemuel Shaw, including accounts with clients (1815-1861); diaries of Samuel Savage Shaw (1851-1912) and of Mrs. John Oakes Shaw (1850-1879); and an account book with occasional diary entries of Thomas Melville (1815-1818).

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