|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)|
|Title:||Georgia Superior Court, Chatham County briefs|
|Extent:||0.3 cubic feet (5 folders)|
Two judicial circuits, the Eastern and the Western were established in 1789, each covering several counties. The Middle Circuit was added in 1797, and the Ocmulgee in 1807. As the number of counties increased, the composition of the circuits changed. Since 1899, when another circuit was established, the Eastern Circuit has been entirely comprised of Chatham County.
The collection contains briefs of cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, Chatham County Superior Court and other courts. Most of them were prepared by Walter C. Hartridge, Solicitor General of the Eastern Judicial Circuit, assisted by Julian Hartridge, Solicitor General Pro Tem and Alexander R. McDonnell, Assistant Solicitor General. Many of the briefs are of murder cases.
Material was acquired from Walter C. Hartridge, Jr., son of Walter C. Hartridge, Solicitor General of the Eastern Judicial Circuit, who prepared these briefs for Superior Court.
[item identification], Georgia Superior Court, Chatham County briefs, MS 283, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Walter C. Hartridge, Jr., 1952.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
|1||Items 1-14: Briefs, 1914-1924|
|2||Items 15-26: Briefs, 1925-1926|
|3||Items 27-41: Briefs, 1927-1928|
|4||Items 42-58: Briefs, 1929-1932|
|5||Items 59-68: Briefs, undated|