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Records of the Sedgwick County District Court

Creator: Kansas. District Court (18th Judicial District)

Date: 1870-1886

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: MICROFILM: MS 163-MS 166, available for interlibrary loan

Unit ID: 48642

Abstract: Appearance dockets, journals of proceedings, selected case files relating to notable figures in Sedgwick County, Kansas', frontier era, and a final record. Record of appearances shows case number, title & cause, attorneys, dates & nature of pleadings filed & writs issued, sheriff’s return, court orders, record of fees & costs, and disposition of cases, arranged chronologically, indexed by plaintiff and defendant. Case files can include inventories, pleadings, summonses, subpoenas, motions, affidavits, court orders, instructions to juries, jury verdicts, journal entries, and other original instruments. The final record provides handwritten accounts of how cases were decided in court. Information on individual cases includes plaintiff's and defendant's names and can include a brief description of the case, pleading and/or judgment, and/or punishment for both civil and criminal cases.

Space Required/Quantity: 4 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Title (Main title): Records of the Sedgwick County District Court

Titles (Other):

  • District Court records
  • Kansas. District Court (Sedgwick County) records
  • Kansas District Court records
  • Sedgwick County District Court records

Part of: Records from Sedgwick County.

Scope and Content

Contents: Roll 1 (MS 163). General index, vol. A ; appearance docket, 1870-1875 -- roll 2 (MS 164). Proceedings (journals), 1870-1878 (3 v.) -- roll 3 (MS 165). Testimony and records of individual cases -- roll 4 (MS 166). Final record, 1874-1886.


No Locators Identified


  • MS 163: Appearance Docket 1870-1875
  • MS 164: Journals (Proceedings) 1870-1878
  • MS 165: Cases
  • MS 166: Final record 1874-1886

Related Records or Collections

Indexes: General index, vol. A, on roll 1 (MS 163).

Index Terms


    Kansas. District Court (18th Judicial District) -- Records and correspondence
    Records and briefs
    Sedgwick County (Kan.)
    Civil procedure -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County -- Cases
    Criminal procedure -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County -- Cases
    District courts -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County -- Trials, litigation, etc.
    Law reports, digests, etc. -- Kansas -- Sedgwick County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Sedgwick County. Courts. District Court.

Additional Information for Researchers

Use and reproduction: Public records

Reproduction: Microfilm. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1960; rolls MS 163-MS 166, available for research or inter-library loan.

Holder of originals: Original owned by the lender at the time of microfilming.