This collection contains a variety of legal documents, including powers of attorney, indentures, writs, affidavits, correspondence,
bonds, last wills and testaments, wills intestate, marriage settlements, land sales, etc., dating from ca. 1350-1875, with
the bulk of materials originating from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries in England and America.
Warren C. Shearman was a collector of rare books, maps, and manuscripts. The Collection of English and American Documents
was his collection of assorted manuscripts. It contains diverse and eclectic items in terms of time period, provenance, and
type of legal document, dating from ca. 1350-1875, with the bulk of materials originating from the seventeenth, eighteenth,
and early nineteenth centuries in England and America.
1 document box (.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
1 map folder
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.