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Collection TitleCL 54 Diven Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:December 2009
Extent1 Linear Foot

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Letter, To George M. Diven from B. W. & C. M. Woodard June 29, 1879. George B. Dusinberre to appear for defendant Thomas Smith, Thomas McBlain, and Daniel Catepole.Letter012619
Document, Susan L. Crane vs Henry Hudson and others. July 5, 1879 Notice of Retainer. Warren Barman to appear for defendants Henry S. Hudson and Mary E. Husdon.Document012620
Letter, From M. J. Sunderlin is attorney for defendant Francis Hood. July 11, 1879.Letter012621
Document, Susan L. Crane vs Henry S. Hudson . July 11, 1879. Wm. V. Bruyn Attorney for defendant Oscar G. Wheeler.Document012622
Document, To Supreme Court Schuyler County. Susan L. Crane vs Henry S. Hudson. July 11, 1879. From B. W. & C. M. Woodward Attorneys for defendants Louis H. Durland, David H. Smith, The Second National Bank of Watkins, Philip S. Vanderburgh, Ralph Smith and William Crandall.Document012623
Document, From Office of George M. Diven To B. W. & C. M. Woodward, July 30, 1879. Check Tally on Back.Document012624
Document, To Supreme Court Schuyler County. July 11, 1879. Susan L. Crane vs Henry S. Hudson. George B. Dusinberre Attorney for defendants Thomas Smith, Thomas McBlain and Daniel Catepole.Document012624
Document, Supreme Court Schuyler County, August 6, 1879. Susan L. Crane vs Henry Hudson. Summons and Notice of Object of Action, Affidavit of Service. George M. Diven Plaintiff Attorney.Document012626
Book, Cash Book of the Diven Family 1933 - 1940.Book020101
News Letter, Emerson Liscum Diven, Born April 19, 1899 met his death August 7, 1919 in acroplane accident near Eagle Pass, Texas, scouting for cotton areas along the Rio Grand. News Letter020202
News Letter, Emerson Liscum Diven Lose Life; When His Airplane Falls And Burns. The son of Jeanette Murdock Diven and the late Eugene Diven. Emerson Diven graduated from No. 2 school and Elmira Free Academy, he graduated with honors in 1916 winning a Cornell Universty Scholarship he attended for two years, he inlisted in the U. S. Army and sent Camp Lee. He was a member of one of the oldest families in the city. He was the great grandson of the late General A. S. Diven of the Civil War. News Letter020202
News Letter, Mrs Jeanette Murdock Diven Presents Scholarship of One Thousand Dollars to Elmira College as Memorial for Son Killed by Airplane. In memory of her son Emerson Liscum Diven. Mrs Jeanette Murdock Diven in 1885 was an Elmira College graduate News Letter020203
News Letter, Monument To Mark Site Where Two Were Killed In Airplane Accident. Lieutenant H. W. Tillisch of the Aerial Service and E. L. Diven of the Federal Horticltural Board met death near Artillery Hill, August 7.News Letter 020204
News Letter, Era announces the death of Emerson Liscum Diven, Before the War Diven made important strides in the study of the cotten Boll weevilNews Letter020205
Card, Library of Elmira College. Request of Emerson Lscum Diven Born 1899 Killed in Goverment Service 1919.Card020206
Photo, Of Emerson Liscum Diven and Paradise Key, Palm Hammock, Lower Everglades, Florida.Photo020207
Checks, Mrs Alexander S. Diven, Willowbrook. Signed by Michael Diven. Checks September 21, 1955 - December 13, 1955. Checks from Marine Midland Bank.Checks020301
Checks, North American Trust Company, 135 Broadway, New York City Checks signed by G. M. Diven June 29, 1903 - October 6, 1903. Vouchers 259 - 286, June 29, 1903 - October 6, 1903. Checks020401
Letter, To Liscum picture of the bowl. Its still at Fort Hood, Texas, in custody of the decendnts of the 10th Infantry. From Julia.Letter020501
Newspaper clipping and Photo, The Examiner, San Francisco. December. Casket containing the body of Colonial Liscum entering the Presidio Grounds where, at attention stood some convalescent soldiersof the ninth infantry, who fought and bled with the Colonelat Tien-Tsin. He will be interred in Arlington Cemetery.Newspaper Clipping 020502
Newspaper Clipping. The Diven Scholarship, The $1,000 scholarship given by Mrs. Jeanette Murdock Diven in memory of her son Emerson Liscum Diven who fell in the line of duty.Newspaper Clipping020503
Newspaper Clipping Photo. Lieutenant Colonel E. H. Liscum. Manila May 22, two companies of insurgents surrendered to Colonel Emerson H. Liscum at Tarlac today.Newspaper Clipping020505
Newspaper Clipping. The Elmira Advertiser. Colonel E. H. Liscum A Gallant Hero of Three Wars Reported Killed at Tien Tsin July 13.Newspaper Clipping020506
Newspaper Clipping, July 17, 1900 News of General Liscum death received with deep regret. Every inch a soldier. He Fell while leading his command in battle in far off China. General Liscum was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1841. Newspaper Clipping020507
Newspaper Clipping, Examiner, San Francisco, Sunday Morning March 10, 1901. Liscum Died With Flag In Hand. Color Sergeant Gorman lives to tell of the Gallant Colonel's last moments of the Grim Walls of War-Torn Tien-TsinNewspaper Clipping020508
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