Series 1457
Territorial Supreme Court Bankruptcy docket book

Dates: i 1867-1869.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This book contains the docket for bankruptcy cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court for Utah Territory from Dec. 28, 1867 through Sept. 27, 1869. Bankruptcy hearings were conducted under federal laws enacted in 1867. Under federal law, either an individual (including a business) or his creditors could apply for bankruptcy. Hearings were conducted in part directly by the court, and in part by a court appointed Register in Bankruptcy.

In the docket, each case is listed separately with the dates various actions were taken itemized within that listing. Each case includes the name of the bankrupt, names of the attorneys, and whether the bankruptcy is voluntary or involuntary. The actions are briefly noted, usually in a sentence or less. Actions include the filing of a petition, court orders regarding procedures, clerk's order to file copies with the Register, Register's filing of adjudication, Register's issuing of warrants, memo of debts filed by the Register, abstracts of proceeding filed by the Register, etc.


Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date of initial action.

Related Records

Bankruptcy minute books from the Territorial Supreme Court, Series 1456, contain more information on actions in these cases.

Bankruptcy register from the District Court (Third District), Series 3223, contains bankruptcy cases for the same jurisdiction from 1874-1878.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Any cases which may have been docketed from 1869-1874 have not been located.

Processing Note

Microfilmed in 1991. Originally, the docket book was part of a minute book, series 1456. (Starting from one end was the docket. Turning the volume upside down and starting from the other end were the minutes.) However, the docket and minutes were filmed separately. Archivally processed by A.C. Cone, 1991.

Indexing Terms

  • Bankruptcy—Utah.

Container List

1 1867 - 1869

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.