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Georgia Superior Court, Chatham County briefs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)
Title: Georgia Superior Court, Chatham County briefs
Dates: 1914-1932
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 0283

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Briefs (legal documents)
Georgia. Court of Appeals.
Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)
Georgia. Supreme Court.
Hartridge, Walter Charlton, 1870-

Administrative Information

Custodial History

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.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Superior Court, Chatham County briefs, MS 283, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Walter C. Hartridge, Jr., 1952.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Items 1-14: Briefs, 1914-1924


2Items 15-26: Briefs, 1925-1926


3Items 27-41: Briefs, 1927-1928


4Items 42-58: Briefs, 1929-1932


5Items 59-68: Briefs, undated