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M-563 South Dakota Docket Book

ABSTRACT: Docket book from Beadle County, South Dakota, circa 1907-1909.

SCOPE: This docket book records the history of court cases in Beadle County, South Dakota between 1907 and 1909. A significant number of entries focus on debt settlements, but they also cover cases of robbery, property damage, the use of obscene language, the sale of spoiled food, and the keeping of houses of ill repute. Most of the cases list Charles May as the presiding justice of the peace, and a fee schedule is pasted to the inside front cover.

EXTENT: Approximately 110 pages.

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."