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Jury lists

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4700.012

Scope and Contents

Lists of names of persons liable to serve as jurors in the several courts of Suffolk County.

Dates

  • 1856-1982

Creator

Historical note

The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May of 1874 and was succeeded July 1, 1895 by the Board of Election Commissioners. This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours for holding the same. The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term beginning on the 1st of April. The two leading political parties must be equally represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the Mayor.

Extent

4.0 Cubic feet (126 volumes)

Language of Materials

English

  • Courts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Jurors Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
4700.012
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

Contact:
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