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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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Document, Supreme Court Robert Stephens et al V John T. Rathbun et al. September 17, 1819. Authorize George M. Diven to appear for us in the above action for the partition and sale of Baden Baden Springs.Document010703
Letter,To Mr. Diven from J.F. Ayres, April, 29 1877.Letter010802
Document, Supreme Court John H. Dubois vs John F. Ayres May 14, 1877 Electa R. Hart Plaintiff Attorney.Document010803
Docutment, Supreme Court County of Chemung, John H. Dubois against John F. Ayres. Defendant Attorney Mr. Geo. M. Diven. June 2, 1877Document010804
Document, Supreme Court William Spargur and Joseph Doty vs Lester Dyke, Electa Dyke, George M. Diven and Charles Langdon. June 17, 1885. Plaintiff Attorney William Spargur, Defendant Attorney Charles J. Langdon Document010901
Document, Supreme Court. William Spargur vs Lester Dyke and Others, Notice of Retainer. Henry S. Redfield Attorney for Defendants. June 20, 1885Document010902
Letter, To George M. Diven June 22, 1885, from William Spargur.Letter010903
Letter, To George Diven June 22, 1885, from William Spargur.Letter010904
Document, Supreme Court, William Spargur and Joseph Doty vs Electa Dyke, Lester Dyke, Charles Langdon S. and George M.Diven. June 28, 1885. Out Standing Mortgages. Document010905
Telgram, To G. M. Diven from W. Spargur September 28, 1885. Our case is postponed.Telegram010906
Letter, To G. M. Diven from William Spargur September 12, 1885. Our case against Mr. Dyke to set asside Deed and Mortgage is to be tried at Wellsville, New York September 28, 1885. Will Mr Diven and Mr. Langdon be Witness?Letter010907
Letter, Mr. Diven from William Spargur September 19, 1885.Letter010908
Document, Supreme Court. William Spargur and Joseph Doty against Electa Dyke, Lester Dyke, Charles J. Langdon and George M. Diven, from Diven & Redfield. September 28, 1885.Document010909
Document, Supreme Court, Allegany County. William Spargur and Joseph Doty vs Electa Dyke, Lester Duke, Charles J. Langdon and George Diven. This action be referred to A. S. Kendall,of Corning New York to hear and determine the issues. May 5., 1886.Document010911
Letter, To George M. Diven April 26, 1888 from A. C. Rude & Loveridge Attorney at Law to be a witness.Letter010912
Document, Miscellaneous RE: Taxes, George M. Diven M 80.7 F. 1863.Document010913
Letter, To S. Redfield, Esq.,Attorney from Joseph Dickson. Dickson & Smith Attorney and Counsellors at Law, St. Lous, Mo. March 17, 1891. Letter to Col. McKissock payment of certain taxes for Hon Hiran Gray.Letter011001
Document, To Henry S. Redfield Attorney, from Joseph Dickson Attorney, April 7, 1891. Unable to find from Col. McKissock's papers, bank book or checks any trace whatever of the draft you described. Document011002
Letter, To George M. Diven from Joseph Dickson October 22, 1892. The letter or draft was ever received by him. The money should be recovered and turned over to the heirs.Letter011003
Letter, To George M. Diven from Joseph Dickson December 12, 1892. Give the necessary security to the bank, and duplicate draft and enclose it the girls.Letter011004
Letter, To Henry S. Redfield, Esq., from Joseph Dickson. December 17, 1892. Received a Letter inclosing a bank draft $84.32 to Col. Thomas McKissock 1888 lost or never used, it will go to the nieces.Letter 011005
Envelope, McKissock Draft, draft sent to Mr.Dickson December 15, 1892.Envelope011006
Document, Supreme Court, Chemung County. Sylvester W. Hall against LaFrance Fire Engine Company. December 19, 1894. To recover ten acres of land in the city of Elmira.Document011101
Document, Court of Appeal. Sylvester W. Hall Appellant against The LaFrance Fire Engine Company Defendant. Notice of Argument December 15, 1896.Document011102
Document, In The Court Of Appeals. Sylvester W. Hall against The LaFrance Fire Engine Company. The judgment in this action to a hearing to be held at the capital in the city of Albany. January 18, 1897.Document011103
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