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J. C. Norton papers 1886-1887

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1022 (Text) 10220012-5488884 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/07/07 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/07 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains copies of four typewritten letters sent to David Burroughs of Geneseo, New York requesting his testimony in a court case involving Russell & Company and J.C. Norton ranging from 1886 to 1887. The letters are from Attorney O.B. Houting of Dayton, Ohio on November 22, 1886, Attorney T.C. McIntosh of Indianapolis, Indiana on November 29, 1886), L.C. Royer of Dayton, Ohio on December 10, 1886 and January 1, 1887. This collection also includes a handwritten letter by J.C. Norton from Mt. Morris, New York to Jay Westinghouse regarding the lawsuits brought against Russell & Company and attempts by Royer to get Norton indicted for perjury on January 17, 1887.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: J. C. Norton papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: C. M. Russell & Co. was founded in 1842 by Charles M. Russell, Nathan S. Russell and Clement Russell. The company manufactured threshing machines, railroad cars, and steam traction engines. After the death of Charles M. Russell the company changed its name to the Russell & Co. and was incorporated in 1878. The company was sold in 1927 and continued on as the Russell Service Co. until 1942. Sources: "C.M. Russel & Co." Vintage Machinery. Last modified July 4, 2014. Accessed July 7, 2016. http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2423.Hegum, Charles O. "The Early History of the Russell & Company." The National Russell Collectors Association. Accessed July 7, 2016. http://www.russellcollectors.org/articles/russell-company-history.asp.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Jack Vorhies on 1973/04/24.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Russell & Co.
Actions and defenses.
Legal correspondence.
Perjury.
Dayton (Ohio)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Ohio.
Genre: Correspondence

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