Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 18079

Supreme Court Abstracts and briefs (typed)

Dates: 1885-1948.

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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

This series is composed of the original abstracts and briefs filed by attorneys arguing cases before the Utah Supreme Court. Abstracts generally are summaries or excerpts from the records of the lower court which originally heard a case which has been subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court. Briefs are written arguments of the attorneys and generally will include the legal authorities, such as previous court decisions, laws, etc., on which the attorney is basing his argument.

Abstracts and briefs appeared to go through a three-stage process. The attorney would first prepare an abstract or brief, have it typed, and then file it. The documents might, alternatively or subsequently, be typeset and printed in a pamphlet form. Following printing, the documents may be bound together in volumes containing several cases.

There is no apparent explanation for some records being left in the typed form and some progressing to printing or ultimate binding. Abstracts and briefs from a single case may be found in typescript, unbound printed, and book-bound forms.

This series contains those documents which were left in their typescript form. Beginning with case 5529, the Court began to bind the typewritten documents into volumes without the intermediate step of printing them. These volumes are also included in this series, as they form the continuation of the typewritten files.

Documents which were typeset and printed in a pamphlet form, yet not bound in the volumes of abstracts and briefs were usually filed with the typewritten documents. Those which were filed with the typewritten documents are maintained in this series.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Case files from the Supreme Court, Series 1470, contains complete case files.

Abstracts and briefs (printed) from the Supreme Court, Series 1489, contains those abstracts and briefs which were typeset and printed.

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.

Gaps in Series

Not every case necessarily had briefs or abstracts filed, though we would expect that most would. Jumps in case numbers, therefore, may or may not represent actual gaps. Such jumps may also indicate that the material is in the related series.

Processing Note

Processed by Paul G. C. Smith in 1996.

Indexing Terms

  • Appellate courts—Records and correspondence—Utah.
  • Utah—Appellate procedure.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1A unnumbered, dating 1885-1888
1 1B 91, 371, 431
1 2 1220
1 3 1342
1 4 1457
1 5 1485
1 6-7 1516
1 8-9 1581
1 10-11 1952
1 12 2039
1 13 2042
1 14 2110
1 15 2117
1 16 2135
1 17 2193
1 18 2207
1 19 2259
1 20 2298
1 21-24 2300
1 25 2314
1 26 2376
1 27-28 2389
1 29 2408
1 30 2419
1 31 2439
1 32 2548
1 33 2555
1 34 2556
1 35 2577
1 36 2608
1 37 2615
1 38 2623
1 39 2640
1 40 2660
1 41 2663
1 42 2764
2 1 2808
2 2 2815
2 3 2816
2 4 2819
2 5 2828
2 6 2829
2 7 2859
2 8 2928
2 9 2939
2 10 2960
2 11 2970
2 12 2999 or 3000, Fragment of a brief. ID is tentative.
2 13 3053
2 14-15 3251
2 16 3252
2 17-18 3254
2 19-21 3294
2 22 3318
2 23 3373
2 24-25 3402
2 26 3451
2 27 3513
2 28 3619
2 29-30 3630
2 31 3714
2 32 3754
2 33 3755
2 34 3777
2 35 3799
2 36 3829
2 37 3830
2 38 3838
2 39 3851
2 40 3879
2 41 3900
2 42 3911
2 43 3913
2 44 3938
2 45 3946
2 46 3950
3 1 3972
3 2 4012
3 3 4022
3 4-5 4031
3 6 4034
3 7 4038
3 8-10 4042
3 11 4052
3 12-13 4071
3 14-16 4081
3 17 4096
3 18-19 4105
3 20 4111
3 21 4137
3 22 4141
3 23 4150
3 24 4157
3 25 4166
3 26 4173
3 27 4240
3 28 4290
3 29 4299
3 30 4310
3 31 4325
3 32 4331
3 33 4344
3 34 4353
3 35 4354
3 36 4376
3 37 4397
3 38-39 4405
3 40 4406
3 41 4415
3 42 4419
3 43 4423
3 44 4442
3 -- 4449, for case #4449, see vol. 24
3 45 4452
3 46 4461
3 47 4484
4 1 4506
4 2 4512
4 3 4515
4 4-5 4536
4 6 4551
4 7 4557
4 8-9 4565
4 10 4593
4 11 4595
4 12 4631
4 13 4645
4 14 4662
4 15 4674
4 16 4685
4 17 4696
4 18 4706
4 19 4736
4 20-21 4742
4 22 4752
4 23 4776
4 24 4780
4 25 4781
4 26 4791
4 27 4859
4 28 4864
4 29 4866
4 30 4868
4 31 4878
4 32 4888
4 33 4900
4 35 4939
4 36 4947
4 37 4949
4 38 4981
4 39 4985
4 40 4994
5 1 5000
5 2 5002
5 3-4 5011
5 5 5012
5 6 5042
5 7 5047
5 8 5049
5 9-10 5063
5 11 5073
5 12 5089
5 13 5100
5 14 5101
5 15 5105
5 16 5108
5 17 5114
5 18 5126
5 19 5153
5 20 5159
5 21-22 5188
5 23 5204
5 24 5211
5 25 5212
5 26 5220
5 27 5222
5 28 5225
5 29 5229
5 30-31 5236
5 32 5240
5 33 5249
5 34 5257
5 35 5284
5 36 5294
5 37 5307
5 38 5311
5 39 5318
5 40 5331
6 1-2 5332
6 3 5334
6 4 5341
6 5 5342
6 6 5347
6 7 5348
6 8-9 5349
6 10 5356
6 11 5357
6 12 5362
6 13 5365
6 14 5372
6 15 5375
6 16 5382
6 17 5398
6 18 5400
6 19 5403
6 20 5408
6 21-22 5409
6 23-24 5410
6 25 5414
6 26 5415
6 27 5421
6 28 5423
6 29 5426
6 30 5430
6 31-32 5431
7 1 5439
7 2 5441
7 3-4 5444
7 5 5448
7 6 5453
7 7 5454
7 8 5461
7 9 5465
7 10 5466
7 11 5468
7 12 5469
7 13 5470
7 14 5475
7 15 5477
7 16 5480
7 17 5487
7 18 5492
7 19 5498
7 20 5502
7 21 5503
7 22 5507
7 23 5509
7 24 5510
7 25 5513
7 26 5524
7 27 5532
7 28-29 5535
7 30 5541
7 31 5552
7 32 5556
7 33-36 5559
8 1 5560
8 2 5562
8 3 5567
8 4 5581
8 5 5588
8 6-7 5597
8 8 5605
8 9 5610
8 10-12 5614
8 13 5618
8 14-15 5620
8 16-19 5628
8 20 5630
8 21 5631
8 22 5637
8 23 5639
8 24 5643
8 25 5645
8 26 5646
8 27 5654
8 28-30 5655
9 1 5660
9 2 5668
9 3-4 5673
9 5 5680
9 6 5683
9 7 5684
9 8 5689
9 9 5693
9 10 5701
9 11 5704
9 12 5705
9 13 5707
9 14-15 5711
9 16-17 5713
9 18 5786
9 19 5832
9 20 5841
9 21 5854
9 22 7238
10 1 5529-5771
10 2 5772-5821
10 3 5822-5931
10 4 5932-6041
10 5 6042-6122
10 6 6123-6348, for #6298, 6328, see also vol.24
11 7 6349-6365
11 8 6366-6417
11 9 6418-6455
11 10 6456-6491
11 11 6492-6532, for #6523, see also vol. 24
11 12 6533-6567, for #6557, see also vol. 24
12 13 6568-6609
12 14 6610-6666
12 15 6667-6693
12 16 6694-6710
12 17 6711-6762
12 18 6763-6807
12 19 6811-6834, for #6816, see also vol. 30
12 20 6836-6849
12 21 6852-6863
13 22 6865-6913, for #6868-6879, 6884, see also vol. 24
13 23 6916-6928
13 24 4449, 6928, 6328, 6523, 6557, 6869-6879, 6884
13 -- 6937, for #6937, see vol. 27
13 25 6939-6971, for #6940, 6951, see also vol. 27, for #6967, see also vol. 30
13 26 6974-7018, for #6985, 6986, 6996, 7013, see vol. 27, for #7017, see also vol. 30
13 27 6937, 6940, 6951, 6985, 6986, 6996, 7013
13 28 7019-7036, for #7032, see also vol. 30
13 29 7037-7077, for #7052, see also vol. 30, for #7060, see also vol. 34
13 -- 7078, for #7078, see vol. 34
14 30 6816, 6967, 7017, 7032, 7052
14 31 7082-7101, for #7099, see also vol. 34
14 32 7104-7134
14 33 7138-7147
14 34 7060, 7078, 7099
14 -- 7238, for #7238, see box 9, folder 22
14 35 8481