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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 Esq. From Daniel B. Gillett. March 5, 1875. This case was noticed by plaintiff. Issue October 26, 1868 - February 14, 1875 an order was entered referring the case to Lucius Robinson.Letter010217
Letter, Law Office of T. J. Sweeney. March 16,1878. Asking for an itemized bill of your a/c.Letter 010217
Document, Supreme Court, Thomas Whitney Etal vs The Northern Central Railway Company. Referees Appointment. I Lucuis Robinson Referee appointed by the court in the unsettled action, do hereby appoint the9th day of April 1875, at 10 o'clock AM at my office in the city of Elmira, New York for the trial of the above entilled action before me. Document010218
Document, Supreme Court County of Chemung, James C. Peterman vs The Nothern Central Railway Company. February 4, 1889. Diven and Redfield, Defendant's Attorney.Document010219
Note, William H. Gulick agent, James Brewer Telegraph operator, and John Noyes, was present when Gulick gave direction to Chamberlain While loading Malt. John Young helped load Malt.Note010221
Document, Chemung County Court, Second National Bank of Elmira, New York against George Worrall. Pratt and Joeny Plaintiff Attorney, 156 Lake Street, Elmira, New York. The Summons herewith served upon you in this action, is issued upon a Complaint praying the forclosure of a mortage executed by George Worrall and Eunice Worrell to The Second National Bank of Elmira, New York. January 24, 1878.Document010222
Document, Supreme Court. David P. Guise vs John Whalen. George M. Diven plaintiff attorney. May 1877.Document010302
Document, Supreme Court. David T. Guise vs John Whalen. In the year 1871 defendent and Matthew Fox were contractors engaged in building the Williamsport Extenson of the Catawissa Railroad in the state of Pennsylvania. The spring of 1871 the plaintiff entered into a written contract with defendent and Fox.Document010303
Document, Special term of the Supreme Court held September 7, 1878, David L. Follett, Justice. David T. Guise vs John Whalen. The summons in this action was served on the defendant September 1, 1877.Document010304
Letter, From Frank P. Guise Attorney at Law, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1877. To George M. Diven Esq., Elmira, New York.Letter010305
Letter, From Frank P. Guise To George M. Diven Esq. David Guise vs Whalen and Fox. October 5, 1877. The orignial contractors with the Catawissa Railroad. Balance due $2723.67 with interest from September 26, 1871.Letter010306
Letter, From Frank P. Guise November 17, 1877, To George M. Diven Esq. An error the date 1877 Should be 1871. Letter010307
Letter, February 5, 1878 from Frank P. Guise to George M. Diven Esq. The contractors McGrand, Malone, Scott & Company by Whalen and Fox for final payment to the latter is in the prossession of Mr. McGraw in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Letter 010308
Letter, February 18, 1878, From Frank P. Guise To George M. Diven Letter010309
Letter, From Henry C. McCormick To George M. Diven November 9, 1881. Mr. D.P. Gusie wants you to go at once to collect a claim vs John Whalen.Letter010311
Document, Form for filing Bankruptey. United States District Court, Northern District of New YorkDocument010401
Card, Business Card, T.J. McSweeney, Attorney at Law. 216 East Water Street, Elmira, New YorkCard 010402
Note, To G.M. Diven, Wednesday A.M. planning to vote in hopes he will to.Note010403
Telgram, To George M. Diven, from A.A.Thompson, 9th, 1878.Telegram010404
Docutment, The petition of The Elmira Iron and Steel Rolling Mill Company President Henry W. Rathbone. Merchandise Delivered to John, Rufus, and Henry Stowell between December 14, 1875 and May 23, 1876 valued $288.55 no part has been paid by Stowell Brothers.Document010405
Letter, From Stowell Brothers Hardware, April 20, 1876. To A.A. Thompson and Company. Ordering merchanise to be sent via Erie Railroad.Letter010406
Telegrams, To George M. Diven From A.A.Thomson and Company, Foster & Thomson And Company, March 30, 1878 - May 28, 1878.Telegram010407
Letter, To A.A.Thomson From Stowell Brothers. Ordering Copper ship by Erie Railroad. April 27, 1876 - May 2, 1876.Letter010408
Letter, To A.A.Thomson From The Stowell Brothers, May 6, 1876. Cancel 10 sheets of copperLetter010409
Letter, To A.A.Thomson From Stowell Brothers. May 23, 1876. Enclosed Bill May 18, 1876 for corectionLetter 010410
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