Series 3223
District Court (Third District) Bankruptcy register

Dates: i 1874-1878.

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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 volume contains a bankruptcy register of cases begun 16 June 1874 through 31 August 1878. The register resembles a docket. Each case gives the name of the party or parties involved and a statement if the case is a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy. For each case listed, dates various actions were taken are itemized. The actions are only briefly noted, for example: petition for adjudication, order to show cause, warrant of seizure filed, list of creditors filed, notice to assignee filed, etc.

Cases were conducted under federal bankruptcy laws enacted in 1867 and amended in 1874. Until 1874, cases were heard by the supreme court as a whole rather than by a supreme court judge presiding over a territorial district court. The third district included numerous counties during the territorial period. In 1878 the bankruptcy law was repealed. Although cases could be completed under the terms of the old law, no new petitions could be filed after 1 September. Thus while particular actions of later dates may be entered, no new cases are contained in this register after the 31st of August.

The second half of the volume, beginning on page two hundred and not included in the filming, is an unrelated court calendar, series 6545.


Chronological by date of initial action.

Related Records

Bankruptcy docket book from the Territorial Supreme Court, Series 1457, contains bankruptcy cases for the same jurisdiction from 1867-1869.

Bankruptcy case minute book from the District Court (Third District), Series 3814, provides more information on these actions plus early abstracts of proceedings.

Bankruptcy proceedings abstract book from the District Court (Third District), Series 6007, provides a more detailed list of actions, including lists of proofs of debts, from 1876-1878 for some of these same cases.

Case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 9802, contain related civil cases filed against some of these same bankrupts by their creditors.

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.

Processing Note

Microfilmed, with the original destroyed, in 1991. This series was filmed separately from a court calendar which originally appeared in the same volume.

Finding Aids

Indexes: there is an index, alphabetical by the first letter of the surname or company name of the bankrupt,.

Indexing Terms

  • Bankruptcy—Utah.
  • Assignments for benefit of creditors—Utah.

Container List

1 1874 - 1878

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.