The Rolls; any place where ancient records, charters, and evidences are kept. In libraries, the private depository. Cowell; Spelman. The derivative meaning of the word (now the more common) denotes the writings them selves thus preserved; thus we say the archives of a college, of a monastery, a public otBce. etc. Texas M. Rv. Co. v. Jarvis, 69 Tex. 537, 7 S. W. 210; Guillbeau v. Mays, 15 Tex. 410.

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