Lemuel Shaw family papers, 1762-1921


Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Lemuel Shaw family papers, 1762-1921

Lemuel Shaw family papers, 1762-1921

The Lemuel Shaw family papers consist of personal correspondence between lawyer and Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Lemuel Shaw and his mother Susanna Hayward Shaw, his wife, Hope Savage Shaw, and his son, Lemuel Shaw, Jr., among others. Letters written by Shaw to his mother relate to his law studies in Boston, Mass. under lawyer David Everett, learning the French language, news of his brother John Hayward Shaw's merchant affairs in Europe, his Boston law office, family affairs, and daily activities. Letters to his second wife Hope Savage Shaw relate to family news, engagements with family and friends, and his travels to upstate New York, Niagara Falls, and Europe. Included are letters from Lemuel Shaw, Jr. to his parents providing a journalistic account of a trip to Europe (1852-53) and including references to cultural sites visited, his traveling partner's illness, and his daily activities. Other family correspondence includes letters written to Hope Savage Shaw from her daughter Elizabeth Knapp Shaw (Melville); Samuel Savage Shaw to his brother Lemuel Shaw, Jr.; and Abigail Savil to Susanna Hayward Shaw.

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Everett, David, 1770-1813

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Savil, Abigail.

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Melville, Elizabeth Shaw, 1822-1906

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Shaw, Hope Savage, 1793-1879.

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Shaw, Susanna Hayward, 1744-1839.

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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...

Shaw family.

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Shaw, Lemuel, 1828-1884.

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Shaw, John Hayward.

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Shaw, Samuel Savage, 1833-1915.

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Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court

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Prior to 1780 called Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature. From the description of Pauper cases argued and determined in the Supreme Judicial Court, 1805-1826. (State Library of Massachusetts). WorldCat record id: 70967797 The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts succeeded the Superior Court of Judicature established for the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, implicitly by Const Pt 2, C 3, Art 2 and explicitly by St 1780, c 17; see a...