Extent and form: 11 boxes
Administrative history: over a period of time the IALS Library has collected, in addition to its printed books and serials, a small collection of manuscript or annotated printed material relating to legal education and research. Items were either donated or purchased, and the transaction was usually recorded in an accession register which listed date of acquisition, details of author, title, publisher, date, price, source, vendor or donor and accession number. Items were then marked with the initials "R/A" (restricted access), and in some cases given an additional three letter suffix corresponding to the first three letters of the author. Details in the lists below have been taken from the accession registers and from the records themselves.
Some items appear to have been deposited in the Library without the details being recorded in the accession registers. Where this is the case the only available information has been the material itself, and, where they have survived, the original containers such as boxes or envelopes.
Archival history: in 1997/8 the material listed below was deposited in the newly established Records of Legal Education Archives within the Library for safekeeping. In 2000 it was agreed between the IALS Archivist and the Librarian that the mss should be added to the catalogue of the Records of Legal Education Archives.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer: refer to individual item descriptions.
Scope and content: the mss comprise a collection of donated or purchased items relating to legal education and research, 1870-1936. Several are undated. In some cases the provenance is unknown, as the transaction, whether by purchase or donation, was unrecorded; in some other cases the author of the documents is also unknown.
Accruals: further transfers of mss are expected.
Arrangement: arranged chronologically by date of first acquisition or date of item where acquisition date is unknown.
Copyright: refer to individual item descriptions.