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Collection TitleCL 88 Richard S. Heller CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByOwen Dean
Date Completed:January 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Mary and Harriet Heller in 2001 and 2009. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.) Genealogy - Heller Family
Scope:

Heller Family - Michael Heller and his wife, Nancy Ann, moved from Germany to Pennsylvania in the 1700's. Their son, Michael Heller Jr. (1776-1856), married Catherine Wormley. In 1803, Catherine's father bought land in Chemung County, New York, and Michael Jr. bought some of that land in 1820, bringing his family to Elmira. Their son, Charles (1821-1896), married Mary Neish (1831-1914), daughter of James Neish and Mary McLaren. Charles and Mary had four children; Harriet Bancroft (1851-1939), Helen Frances (1854-1893), and twins Michael Burt (1865-1940) and David Neish (1865-1932). Michael married Charlotte Stone in 1898 and fathered four sons: Charles Lester (1899-1963), David Robert, Francis Burt, and Richard Stone (1904-1980).

Richard S. Heller - Richard Stone Heller (1904-1980), the son of Michael and Charlotte Stone Heller,  was born in Elmira, New York in 1904. His career in law began in 1920 when he became an intern for the state Attorney General. In 1931, he gained admission to the New York State Bar and began to practice law in Elmira. He served as the chairmen of the Chemung County Democratic Party from 1950 until 1956. He was appointed to the bench of the New York State Court of Claims in 1956 and served until he retired in 1974. Afterwards, he acted as a consultant for the court until his death in 1980. He was survived by his wife Mary Trimble Heller and his daughters Mary Heller Smith, Harriet Heller Sophia, and Janet Heller Howell.

Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1800-1981
AbstractThis collection contains papers relating to the Heller family and the personal and professional papers of Richard S. Heller. 


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Letter from Harold R. Fountain to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement, October 18, 1974. Response attached.Letter041211
Letter from Henry W. Langyel to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement, October 28, 1974. Response attached.Letter041212
Letter from Charles D. Keane to Richard S. Heller regarding a letter from Judge Terry, September 27, 1974.Letter041213
Letter from Charles A. Winding to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's payment, October 10, 1974.Letter041214
Letter from Robert E. Fischer to Donald M. Sukloff, President of the Broome County Bar Association, regarding a meeting honoring Richard S. Heller, October 7, 1974.Letter041215
Retirement card from Louis Bailey to Richard S. Heller, October 9, 1974.Greeting Card041216
Letter from David F. Lee Jr. to Charles D. Keane regarding a meeting honoring Richard S. Heller, October 1, 1974.Letter041217
Letter from Howard A. Zeller to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement, November 7, 1974. Response attached.Letter041218
Letter from William C. Walsh to Richard S. Heller regarding the final calculations of the latter's retirement allowence, February 7, 1975.Letter041219
Letter from Brian G. Harrison, President of the Franklin Mint, regarding art for sale.Letter041220
Letter from Ephriam Tutt to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement, October 7, 1974. Response attached.Letter041221
Letter from Bruce G. Dean to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement, October 3, 1974. Response attached.Letter041222
Letter from North East Appraisals and Management Co. Inc to Richard S. Heller regarding a letter sent by him, January 16, 1975.Letter041223
Letter from the Fitts Appraisak Company to Richard S. Heller regardiung a letter sent by him, January 15, 1975.Letter041224
Letter from North East Appraisals and Management Co. Inc to Richard S. Heller regarding his monthly check, February 28, 1975.Letter041225
Letter from Arthur Levitt to Richard S. Heller regarding the latter's retirement application, November 12, 1974. Response attached.Letter041226
Richard S. Heller's application for service retirement from the Court of Claims, November 10, 1974.Document041227
Letter from Richard S. Heller to the Judges regarding his retirement, October 12, 1974.Letter041228
Letter from John J. Clark to Mrs. Richard S. Heller regarding Mr. Mohamed Fathallah A. Barakat, February 25, 1965.Letter041301
Letter to John J. Clark from Leland L. Tolman regarding Mr. Mohamed Fathallah A. Barakat, February 3, 1965. (Resume of Mr. Barakat attached.)Letter041302
Letter from Kenneth Vannoy to Richard S. Heller as the cover letter of an invoice, April 7, 1944.Letter041401
Letter from Charles Young to Richard S. Heller regarding a court decision, April 10, 1966.Letter041501
Letter from John Konik to Richard S. Heller regarding a case of litigation, May 26, 1966.Letter041601
Letter from William Bitus to Richard S. Heller asking for advice, March 28, 1967.Letter041701
Letter from William J. Wolfson to Richard S. Heller seeking his aid, 1966.Letter041801
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