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Court of Errors and Appeals


The Court of Errors and Appeals held pre-1948 jurisdiction over appeals from the Chancery, Supreme, Prerogative and Circuit Courts.

See the Bureau of Archives & History Manuscript Collection (referenced below), Box 1-25, for early papers of this court.

For Court of Errors and Appeals records post-dating the collections listed below, contact the Superior Court Records Management Center at 171 Jersey Street, PO Box 967, Trenton, NJ 08625-0967, tel. 609-421-6100.

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for further information on court jurisdictions.


Series:
Department of Education
New Jersey State Library
Bureau of Archives and History
Manuscript Collection, 1680s-1970s
Control #:
SEDSL006
Format:
41.25 c.f. (66 boxes and 9 map folders); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Includes early records for: governors, legislature, courts, Hunterdon County, local elections, Revolutionary War, etc.
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Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Minutes, 1805-1941
Control #:
SER00001
Format:
40 c.f. (28 vols. and 6 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes vols. 4-30 (1856-1941) and some loose minutes for 1805, 1835, 1838-39, 1842-44, 1846-69, 1873-75, 1908-1937.

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Lists of Causes, 1839-1900
Control #:
SER00002
Format:
5.25 c.f. (4 vols. and 1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Volumes include 1866-1900; loose filings include 1839-1868 (missing 1840, 1842, 1855-1858, 1860, 1863 and 1865).

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Dockets, 1869-1950
Control #:
SER00003
Format:
3 c.f. (20 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Opinions, 1875-1899 and Indexes to Opinions, 1890-1947
Control #:
SER00004
Format:
7 c.f. (6 boxes and 6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Notes:
Loose opinions are unprocessed and include 1875-1878, 1883-1899.

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Appeal, Error and Certiorari Dockets, 1909-1949
Control #:
SER00005
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Miscellaneous Cases ["AA" Series], 1738-1868
Control #:
SER00006
Format:
2.75 c.f. (5 boxes and 1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By case number
Notes:
Includes index volume "Court Papers Prior to 1869."

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Miscellaneous Cases ["A" Series], 1763-1884
Control #:
SER00007
Format:
7 c.f. (14 boxes)
Arrangement:
By case number

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
Miscellaneous Cases, 1778-1920
Control #:
SER00008
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
By case number

Series:
Court of Errors and Appeals
State of the Case and Briefs, State of New Jersey vs Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Plantiff in Error, 1935
Control #:
SER00009
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.); 3 reels (16-mm)
Notes:
Published appeal of conviction in Lindbergh kidnapping case. Film copy inc. complete transcripts of original trial; index on Reel 3.


Related records:


Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Court of Errors and Appeals Case Files, #6933, 1886
Control #:
CHDCL006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 111.25 c.f. of paper records and 4 reels of microfilm ~



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This page last updated 05/17/2006