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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 Foster & Thomson June 21, 1876. A.A.Thomson has been advised to see in the way of claiming the goods sold by Thomson.Letter010411
Letter, To Mr. Perry Assignee , Stowell Brothers. From A.A.Thomson September 22, 1876. Asking why the copper hasn't been returned to us.Letter010412
Letters, To James W. Perry, Assignee Stowell Brothers, From A.A.Thomson. October 24 - 30, 1876. Why the copper hasn't been returned.Letters010413
Document. A.L. Hotehkins, T. S. Spaulding Chemung County Judge.In the matter of the application of the Elmira Iron and Steel Rolling Mill Company, a creditor, for an order removing Samuel W. Perry as the Firm of Stowell Brothers, insolvent debtors. Febuary 18, 1878. Document010414
Document, In The district Court of The United States, in Bankruptcy In The Matter Of John E. Stowell, Rufus R. Stowell and Henry C. Stowell. The sum $1719.41 March 1878. At New York,County of New York and State of New York. April 8, 1878. at 129 Fulton Street, New York City, in the County and State of New York. Document010415
Document,Power of Attorney, A.A.Thomas to George M. Diven, April 18768Document010416
Statements, To Stowell Brothers From A.A.Thomson. Unpaid Statements April 21,1876 - May 18, 1876 total $1719.41.Statements010418
Letter, To A.A.Thomson Company, from T. J. Sweeney Law Office, March 16, 1878, checking on when copper was ordered.Letter010419
Letter and copies of bills against Stowell Borthers , To George M. Diven Esq., Elmira, New York. From A. A. Thomson Company, March 25, 1878.Letter010420
Letter, To George M. Diven Esq. From Foster & Thomson. They think The Stowell Brothers was guilty of fraud.Letter010421
Letter, To George M. Diven, From A. A. Thomson, April 1, 1878. Why the Copper wasn't Returned to A. A. Thomson.Letter010422
Letters, To George M.Diven Esq. Attorney, From A. A. Thomson Company. April 8, 1878 - May 20, 1878. Thomson willing to settle 50 percent of the Whole claim including the expenses.Letters010423
Letter, To George M. Diven, From A. A. Thomson Company. May 28, 1878. The Stowell Brothers have offered forty percent of claim, The Thomson Company is willing to accept the offer named, please advise. Letter010424
Letter,To George M. Diven From Ruger,Jenny,Brooks & French, Syracuse, New York. May 30, 1878. The register has made his first report. There will be a second meeting.Letter010425
Letters,To George Diven Attorney, From A. A. Thomson Company. June 13, 1878 - June 20, 1879.Correspondence on the Trial.Letters010426
Letter, To George Diven Esq. From Foster & Thomson. December 13, 1878. Like what progress has been made in the Claim of A. A. Thomson against The Stowell Brother.Letter010427
Note, ExpencesNote010428
Document. Supreme Court List of Cases Pending.Document010501
Newspaper Clipping Photo. New York Herald, Monday. Brave Men Who Were Killed or Wounded.Lieutenant Colonel Emerson Liscum Diven 24th Infantry, General Linares Shot in Battle, Leonard Westerberg Company C., L. G. Eiseman Company F., and 71st Regiment Company F.Newspaper Clipping010504
Newspaper Clipping, First Photograph of American Flag Raised In China. The picture of the flag of the United States over the gate of Tientsin is from a photograph the FIRST taken and sent to this country by Frederick Palmer.Newspaper Clipping010511
Document, Supreme Court, County of Chemung. Jacob Weyer against The Elmira Works. April 18, 1881. Defendant Attorney Diven & Redfield.Document010601
Document, Supreme Court of Chemung County Jacob Weyer vs The Elmira Water Works Company.Plaintiff Attorney Rockwell & Collin. December 22, 1880.Document010602
Document, The Supreme Court of Chemung County. Jacob Weyer vs Elmira Water Works. January 9, 1881.Document010603
Letter, to George M. Diven Esq. From Stephens. Serve Stephen with a Retainer for C. Wesley Wyckoff and Marion Hart in the case of Stephens et al vs Rathbun et al.Letter010701
Document, Supreme Court, Robert Stephens and Others vs John T. Rathbun and Others. Authorize George M. Diven to appear for me in the above entitled action. Marion E. Hart and I. F. Hart.Document010702
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