WARREN COUNTY, NEW YORK
ARCHIVAL COLLECTION

Record Series:  NOTES OF ISSUE

Dates:  1855 - 1956 (bulk 1855 - 1896; 1928 - 1956)

Location: Warren County Records Storage & Archives.

Format:  Handwritten legal documents (occasionally preprinted with hand entries, typed, or on attorney's pre-printed letterhead) of varying sizes.

Arranged: Chronologically by Filing Date

Volume:   2.8 cubic ft

Department: County Clerk

Legal Restrictions: None

Use Restrictions: Staff will access all records and must approve all requests for copies.

Historical Background:

An essential and long-term component of court proceedings whereby notice is given to the court for an action to proceed to trial and from which the court calendar can be generated. 19th century and certain 20th century Notes of Issue were traditionally filed as independent series, however, Notes of Issue, if available for the Court of Common Pleas, are filed within the arranged Common Pleas Actions.  Current filing procedures incorporate Notes of Issue with all other documents related to the case file.

Description of Record Series:

Collection for 19th century period consists primarily of handwritten legal documents (occasionally preprinted with hand entries, typed, or on attorney's pre-printed letterhead) of varying sizes, all are refoldered into acid-free enclosures, and contain the following information: court, names of plaintiffs, defendants, attorneys; term date; nature of action; filing dates.  20th century documents (1928-1956) are mostly pre-printed, with similar description of issue joined and arranged in term date order.  Most are single sheets, with filing dates on back or outside cover. OCA Schedule # 20480.

Purpose of Record:

Defined as being the legal document by which an attorney notifies the court of a client's readiness for trial.

Other Formats:  None

Finding Aids:  Series locations on inventory database

Related Series: Common Pleas Actions, Civil Action Case Files.

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