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Marion County Superior Court collection

 Collection — Folder: S1898
Identifier: S1898

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents from the Marion County Circuit Court regarding a number of individuals accused of selling liquor without a license in October 1863 and from the Marion County Superior Court regarding a dispute in 1874 between plaintiffs Henry and John H. Monfort and defendent Charles Dollman for nonpayment of plastering services.


  • 1863-1874

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

When Indiana first became a state, circuit courts heard all civil and criminal cases. The first circuit court for Marion County was established in 1821. As the need for more trial courts grew, the Indiana General Assembly created additional courts called superior courts. Marion County’s superior court was established in 1871. Indiana’s superior courts can hear all civil and criminal cases and are also charged with establishing small claims and minor offense divisions.

Sources: “Indiana Trial Courts: Types of Courts.” Accessed July 21, 2020.

Sulgrove, Berry R. History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts and Company, 1884.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/22 by Laura Eliason.
Marion County Superior Court collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.