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British Honduras Grand Court Records

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Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(36)

Scope and Contents

Jan. 11, 1848 - Nov. 1, 1849.  Copies of 3 dossiers of records for two cases brought before the Grand Court in Belize, settlement of British Honduras.  The first case deals with opposition to the Chief Justice Robert Temple by jurors and the subsequent arrest of William Henry Coffin for contempt of court.  The second case concerns irregularities in the inquest made after a drowning.  The collection also includes sample forms for various court procedures. The records help paint a portrait of the political, judicial, and social situation of British Honduras before becoming a Crown Colony in 1871.  56 leaves.

Dates

  • 1848-1849

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Extent

3.00 Pieces

Arrangement Note

Box 3, Folder 29, a-c
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Author
Written by Ruth Olivera, September 1989; revised by Devin Dittfurth, August 1998
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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