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Guide to the Otho Scott Papers, 1772-1910 and undated, bulk 1820-1859

Summary

Lawyer of Harford City, Maryland. Collection comprises personal, legal and financial papers of Otho Scott, a Maryland lawyer active in the first half of the 19th century, and of his partner, Henry Dorsey Farnandis (1817-1900), also a Democratic state legislator. Materials include papers relating to the administration of estates, lawsuits, and land disputes; circular letters concerning the strength of Andrew Jackson and of the Whigs and Henry Clay in Maryland; a will of William Chesney providing for the manumission of his slaves; mortgages; bills and receipts; a few sheriff's books from Harford County with lists of fees for collection; papers relating to railroads and canals in Maryland, 1820s; and fragments of almanacs containing scattered diary entries, 1836-1847, chiefly about the weather.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01158
Title
Otho Scott papers
Date
1772-1910 and undated, bulk 1820-1859
Creator
Scott, Otho
Extent
3 Linear Feet, Approx. 2172 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises personal, legal and financial papers of Otho Scott, a Harford County, Maryland lawyer active in the first half of the 19th century, and of his partner, Henry Dorsey Farnandis (1817-1900), also a Democratic state legislator. Materials include papers relating to the administration of estates, lawsuits, and land disputes; circular letters concerning the strength of Andrew Jackson and of the Whigs and Henry Clay in Maryland; a will of William Chesney providing for the manumission of his slaves; mortgages; bills and receipts; a few sheriff's books from Harford County with lists of fees for collection; papers relating to railroads and canals in Maryland, 1820s; and fragments of almanacs containing scattered diary entries, 1836-1847, chiefly about the weather.

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[Identification of item], Otho Scott papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters and legal papers, 1772-1831
Box 1
Letters and legal papers, 1832-1839
Box 2
Letters and legal papers, 1840-1859
Box 3
Letters and legal papers, 1860-1910 and undated
Box 4
Bills and receipts, 1772-1819
Box 5
Bills and receipts, 1820-1839
Box 6
Bills and receipts, 1840-1906 and undated
Box 7
 


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Provenance

The Otho Scott papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1948.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 48-827, 48-873