Tina L. Stark & David J. Weisenfeld Collection of Antique Legal Documents, 1602-1890

Emory University

Emory Law Archives

Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library

1301 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/s6k6s

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tina L. Stark & David J. Weisenfeld Collection of Antique Legal Documents, 1602-1890
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 047
Extent: 4.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:Artificial collection of manuscript legal documents, primarily from England, developed by Tina L. Stark.
Language:Materials in English and Latin.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Donated by Tina L. Stark, Emory Law professor and founder of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice, and her husband David J. Weisenfeld.


[after identification of item(s)], Tina L. Stark & David J. Weisenfeld Collection of Antique Legal Documents, Emory Law Archives, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Emory University.


Processed by Terry Gordon, 2017.

Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

Inspired by an interest in the history of contract law, Professor Tina L. Stark began building a personal collection of antique legal documents in 2014. Her primary sources have been eBay and dealers she met via eBay. She began systematically donating materials to the MacMillan Law Library at the time of the Law School’s centennial celebration in spring 2017; donations will continue until her entire collection has been transferred. The documents are a mix of vellum and paper.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by year, name of first party, and document description.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Rees, Thomas ap; final concord - script, 1602
1 1 Rees, Thomas ap; final concord - rescript, 1602
1 2 Polkys, Littleton; exemplification of a common recovery, 1678
2 1 Castell, John; lease for a year, 1715
2 2 Currer, Henry; surrender, 1718
2 3 Morfitt, Ann; pre-nuptial settlement, 1723
2 4 Cooke, William; exemplification of a common recovery, 1751/52
2 5 Dorning, Jonathan; release, 1752
2 6 Digby, Edward; exemplification of a common recovery, 1767
2 7 Gregson, William; articles of partnership, 1770
2 8 Baker, Thomas; letter of attorney, 1775
2 9 Coryton, John; lease for years determinable on lives, 1780
2 10 Perfect, William; lease for a year, 1784
2 11 Egerton, Rev. Charles; writ of mandamus, 1785
2 12 Turner, Ralph; pre-nuptial settlement, 1791
3 1 Seaton, John; deed to make a tenant to the praecipe for suffering a recovery, 1802
3 2 Pringle, William; articles of clerkship - draft, 1812
3 3 Payne, Edward, the elder; lease for a year, 1813
3 4 Dowding, Thomas; lease for a year, 1818
3 5 Dowding, Thomas; release, 1818
3 6 Willson, James; release, 1825
3 7 Chaplin, Rev. Robert; pre-nuptial settlement, 1828
3 8 Henwood, James; assignment of mortgage in trust, 1839
3 9 Bacon, William; surrender and admittance - copy, 1849
3 10 Bailey, James; assignment of mortgage, 1855
3 11 Confederate States of America; bond certificate, 1864
3 12 Lombardian Building Society; assignment of mortgage, 1890