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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Mayor's Court Ledgers, 1874, 1881

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Court Ledgers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Court
Title: Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Court Ledgers
Dates: 1874, 1881
Abstract: The City of Austin Mayor's Court heard misdemeanor-type cases such as vagrancy, public intoxication, and fast riding and assessed fines to those found guilty. The collection contains two Mayor's Court dockets containing cases #1709 to 1992 dated April through July 1874, and cases #9896 to No. 115411 dated January through July 1881.
Accession number: AR.1994.035
Quantity: .75 linear feet (2 ledgers)
Location: Oversize volumes
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The City of Austin Mayor's Court, along with the District Court, County Court, Justice's Court were responsible for adjudicating court cases in Travis County, Texas. The Mayor's Court concerned itself with arrests made by the Austin Police Department for misdemeanor crimes such as vagrancy, disturbing the peace, fast riding, public intoxication, and rudely displaying a pistol and assessed fines to defendants found guilty. These types of cases are currently heard by the City of Austin Municipal Court.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains two Mayor's Court dockets containing cases #1709 to 1992 dated April through July 1874, and cases No. #9896 to 115411 dated January through July 1881. Includes defendant's name, how they pleaded, amount of fine paid or if "committed" until fine could be paid if they were unable to pay the fine immediately.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Court.
Austin (Tex.). Municipal Court.
Subjects
Municipal courts--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Document Types
Ledgers.

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Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


  • AR.2003.004 Austin (Tex.). Municipal Court Records
  • AR.P.001 Austin (Tex.). Austin Police Department Records

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1969/067

Donation Date: 1969

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Mayor's Court Ledgers, 1874, 1881

Location
Oversize Volumes Court docket - case #1709 - 1992, 1874 April - July
Court docket - case #9896 - 115411, 1881 January - July

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