Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4891

District Court (Third District) U.S. Commissioner John W. Greenman's civil case docket book

Dates: 1889-1890.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Under the 1887 Edmunds-Tucker Law, commissioners appointed by the Supreme Court and district courts in the Territory of Utah had and could exercise all the powers and jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in the Territory. After statehood in 1896, jurisdiction passed from U.S. Commissioners to local justices of the peace.

John W. Greenman was one of the United States Commissioners appointed in Salt Lake. This volume documents various actions taken in civil cases such as non-payment of wages, promissory notes, and personal property claims. The names of the plaintiffs and defendants are given along with the date of actions taken, attorney names and the type of suit.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

U.S. Commissioner criminal case docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4662, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner W.C. Jennings civil and criminal docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4878, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt's criminal docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 4879, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt's civil case docket books from the District Court (Third District), Series 4887, available at this institution, contains information on other cases heard by U.S. Commissioners in the same era and region.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in December 2009.

Finding Aids

Indexes: an alphabetical index to plaintiffs appears at the front.

Indexing Terms

Container List

VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1889-1890