Francis M. Finch Papers,1851-1889

Collection Number: 433

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Francis M. Finch papers, 1851-1889.
Collection Number:
433
Creator:
Francis M.(Francis Miles), Finch 1827-1907.
Quantity:
6.8 cubic ft., 1 mapcase folder
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, legal documents, certificates, manuscripts, account books
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Legal and business documents and correspondence of Walbridge and Finch, Boardman and Finch, and Francis M. Finch; also, correspondence and accounts of the Finch family, including letters from Daniel Coit Gilman, Chauncey M. Depew, Hiram S. Sage, and others dealing with legal, personal, literary, and educational subjects. Trial testimony, instructions to the jury, and other material pertaining to the Edward H. Rulloff murder case. Also, gold Venetian ceremonial cufflink-coins presented to Finch by Andrew Dickson White; poetry, material pertaining to Cornell University Library, and diplomas. Francis M. Finch's handwritten dedication of the Ezra Cornell Library in downtown Ithaca, December 20, 1866, and his presentation of Jennie McGraw's chimes to the University on October 7, 1868. Songs, poems, and photographs.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Legal and business documents and correspondence of Walbridge and Finch, Boardman and Finch, and Francis M. Finch; also, correspondence and accounts of the Finch family, including letters from Daniel Coit Gilman, Chauncey M. Depew, Hiram S. Sage, and others dealing with legal, personal, literary, and educational subjects. Trial testimony, instructions to the jury, and other material pertaining to the Edward H. Rulloff murder case. Also, gold Venetian ceremonial cufflink-coins presented to Finch by Andrew Dickson White; poetry, material pertaining to Cornell University Library, and diplomas.
Francis M. Finch's handwritten dedication of the Ezra Cornell Library in downtown Ithaca, December 20, 1866, and his presentation of Jennie McGraw's chimes to the University on October 7, 1868.
Original manuscript of poem, "The Songs of the Guns for The Society of the Army of the Potomac, June 17, 1879," 31 pages handwritten in ink with notations in pencil in a bound notebook. Black-and-white photograph of Francis Miles Finch as a jurist, ca. 1890; large black-and-white photograph of Miles Francis Finch, son of Francis Miles Finch, aged 9, ca. 1872; framed copy of Finch's poem, "The Blue and the Gray," September 1867.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Finch, Francis M.1827-1907.
Depew, Chauncey M.
Finch Family.
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
Rulloff, Edward M.
Sage, Hiram S.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Boardman and Finch.
Walbridge and Finch.

Subjects:
Trials (Murdeer)--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Family--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Legal professions--New York (State)
Lawyers.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Francis M. Finch papers, #433. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence
1814-1841
Box 2
Correspondence
1852-1854
Box 3
Correspondence
1855-1856
Box 4
Correspondence
1860-1869
Box 5
Correspondence
1862-1866
Box 6
Correspondence
1867-1869
Box 6
Volume
1869-1873
Box 7
Correspondence
1870-1873
Box 8
Correspondence
1872-1874
Box 9
Correspondence
1875-1876
Box 10
Correspondence
1877-1904
Box 11
Undated Writings and Manuscripts
Box 12
Undated Writings and Manuscripts
Box 13
Legal briefs (loose mss.)
no date
Box 14
7 volumes: Legal log book
1880-1895
Box 14
Volumes of writings
1906
Box 15
Mss.: Chapter 10 Moses and Menu (loose pp.)
Box 15
Volume: The Scenery of Ithaca
Box 16
Account book. desc. add.
1871-1878
Box 16
Account book (3 vols.)
1850-1875
Box 16
1 volume minutes of Supreme Court Case People of State of New york vs. Elizabeth Higgin
April 10, 1865
Box 17
Transcript of lectures for History and Evolution of Law, with synopsis
ca. 1898-1904
Box 18 MU-2024
Eqyptian scarab stick pin given by Andrew Dickson White to Francis Miles Finch
no date
Box 18 MU-2025
Two gold Venetian ceremonial cufflink-coins (Ducato of Venice)
1700's
-coins depict Doge Alois Mocenigo II (1700-1709) and Doge Ludovico Manin (1789-1797)
Box 19 Folder 1
Finch's handwritten dedication of the Ezra Cornell Library and presentation of the McGraw chimes
1866, 1868
Box 19 Folder 2
Poems
no date
Box 19 Folder 3
Poems
no date
Box 19 Folder 4
Printed poems
1849-1900
Box 19 Folder 5
Songs
no date
Box 19 Folder 6
Correspondence
1844-1905
Box 19 Folder 7
Copies of letters from Ezra Cornell
ca. 1963-1865
Box 19 Folder 8
Transcripts - "The Blue and the Grey"
1867
Box 19 Folder 9
"The Songs of the Guns, for the Society of the Army of the Potomac"
1879
Folder MSS Box 3, 433m
Edward Rulloff trial materials
Folder 1
Certificates, Awards, and Diplomas for Francis Finch