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Rhode Island Statute Consolidated Commission records

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Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Scope & content

The Rhode Island Statute Consolidated Commission records consist of a series of correspondence which illustrates the process of compiling and annotating a complete revision of the 1938 General Statutes. The bulk of the correspondence is to and from Maurice Hendel, the assistant in charge of Law Revision, Recipients include various publishers (notably Miche and Bobbs-Merrill), other Departments of State regarding their revisions, and other members of the Commission. Also includes a small amount of meeting minutes, a list of publishers, proposals and specifications, a contract and final report.