Marlin Thrasher Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains legal documents and receipts, primarily from Fayette and Lamar Counties of west Alabama, covering much of the nineteenth century.
- Thrasher, Marlin (Collector, Person)
Biographical / Historical
An indenture (which makes up the majority of this collection) is a legal agreement or settlement between two or more parties usually concerning a debt or purchase obligation. The term "indenture" came from the medieval English "indenture of retainer," a legal contract written in duplicate on the same sheet. The document was then cut in two along a jagged line with each party retaining their copy of the contract. The authenticity could later be confirmed by bringing the two parts together along the indented edge.
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Language of Materials
Legal documents and receipts, primarily from Fayette and Lamar Counties of west Alabama, covering much of the nineteenth century.
gift of Marlin Thrasher, 2015
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Martha Bace, 2015
- Guide to the Marlin Thrasher Papers
- June 2015
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