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Record Description
Record Type: Court Records
Collection years: 100-2015
Languages: Korean, Chinese
Title in the Language: 한국 법률 기록
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National Library of Korea

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a collection of legal records from Korea.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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The following records are included in this collection:

  • 품천사집 品川史集, -1930
  • 도내군총 道內軍揔
  • 장안 ?将案
  • 낙안읍지읍선생안 樂安邑誌邑先生案
  • 화림지 花林誌, -1931
  • 남평읍지 南平邑誌, 2권, -1929

  • 속수함평지 續修咸平誌, 2권, -1931
  • 축산지 丑山誌, -1925
  • 정정표암지 訂正瓢巖誌, BC 117- AD1931
  • 곡성군읍지 谷城郡邑誌
  • 남한지 南漢誌, -1931
  • 하동지속수 河東誌續修, 2권, -1930

  • 죽도잡지 竹島雜誌, -1871
  • 도내호총 道內戶揔, 8권 : 함경도내호총咸鏡道內戶摠
  • 서천군지 舒川郡誌, 2권, -1929
  • 해미읍지 海美邑誌

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