Series 25973
District Court (First District) Docket

Dates: 1851-1856.

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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 contains the first known docket book created by the clerk of the Territorial First District Court. Pages 7-37 of the book are comprised of daily minute book entries for both civil and criminal cases heard by the court. Information in these entries include the names of plaintiffs and defendants, complaints, and the date of actions. Among the prominent cases heard by the court is the 1852 Indian slave trading trial of Pedro Leon (case number 18). Pages 23-179 of the docket book include register of action entries for assorted cases heard by the court. These include cases that were appealed from the Salt Lake County Probate Court.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

Case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 9802, contains the earliest case files cited in this record book.

Docket from the Territorial Supreme Court, Series 25972, contains court cases and other assorted court business taking place at the same time in the Territorial Supreme Court.

Custody History

This docket book was removed from the office of the Utah Supreme Court and transferred to the Utah State Archives in July 2005.

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

Archival processing of the book was completed by Jim Kichas in August 2007.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1 1851 - 1856

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.