Douglass Boardman Papers,1839-1891
Collection Number: 1622
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Douglass Boardman papers, 1839-1891.
Douglass, Boardman 1822-1891.
8.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence and a lecture.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Letters concerning the appointment of the original faculty of the Cornell Law School. Also, an Introductory lecture by Boardman, 1890.
Collection material in English
Lawyer, judge, professor of law.
Douglass Boardman graduated from Yale in 1842 and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and practiced law in Ithaca, New York. From 1848-1851 he served as District Attorney of Tompkins County, New York, and from 1852-1856 was County Judge. In 1856 he and Judge Francis M. Finch formed a law partnership which continued until 1866 when Boardman was elected a justice of the Supreme Court for the 6th district. He was a director of the First National Bank of Ithaca from its organization in 1864 and became its president in 1884; became a trustee of Cornell University in 1875; and was appointed Dean when the Cornell Law School was organized. Judge Boardman retired from the Supreme Court in 1887, and died in 1891.
Letters concerning the appointment of the original faculty of the Cornell Law School. Correspondents include Henry Williams Sage, Charles Kendall Adams, Charles Avery Collin, Francis Miles Finch, Harry Burns Hutchins, Robert Henry Thurston, Daniel L. Follett, Lucien A. Wait, Herbert Tuttle, Arthur M. Curtis, Alfred C. Coxe, and H. J. Heath. Also, an Introductory lecture by Boardman, 1890.
Also, legal papers of Boardman and Finch, and of Douglass Boardman of Ithaca; chiefly concerns mortgages, with reference to McGregor and Tenny, and Erastus W. Drury of Milwaukee, the Lewis Investment Company, the Topeka Investment and Loan Company, the Kansas City Investment Company, Rochelle National Bank, the Kansas Loan and Trust Company, the Dwight Farm and Loan Company, the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company, and Woodward Brothers.
Also, Boardman family correspondence and deeds, mortgages, and other legal papers,including two letters from Boardman to Dr. Henry Spence.
Also, correspondence, business and legal papers concerning the Jennie McGraw Fiske estate, including correspondence with Boardman pertaining to Andrew Dickson White and Cornell University, and John McGraw.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
Collin, C. A.(Charles Avery), b. 1846.
Coxe, Alfred C.
Curtis, Arthur M.
Drury, Erastus W.
Finch, Francis M.(Francis Miles), 1827-1907.
Fiske, Jennie McGraw, 1840-1881.
Follett, Daniel L.
Heath, H. J.
Hutchins, Harry B.(Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
McGraw, John, 1815-1877.
Sage, Henry W.(Henry Williams), 1814-1897.
Thurston, Robert Henry, 1839-1903.
Wait, Lucien A.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Cornell Law School--Faculty.
Cornell Law School.
Dwight Brothers (Beatrice, Neb.)
Kansas City Investment Company (Kansas City, Mo.)
Kansas Loan and Trust Company (Topeka, Kan.)
Lewis Investment Company (Des Moines, Iowa)
McGregor and Tenny (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Rochelle National Bank (Rochelle, Ill.)
Topeka Investment and Loan Company (Topeka, Kan.)
Real estate investment--Kansas.
Real estate investment--Missouri.
Family--New York (State)
Legal documents--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Decedent's estates--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Douglass Boardman papers, #1622. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Consists of collections #18-1-2004, #435, and #1622.
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.
- Kingsley, Sidney. Men in White. Signed by the author.
- The Playground. v.13, no.2,4,9 (1919)
- The New Yorker. October 2, 1954.
- Hatch, Emily Gilchriest, 1897-. On the road to market. Trivandrum : Keston House, 1938.
- The Public Speaking Review. Public Speaking Conference of New England and the North Atlantic States.
- The Speech Teacher. v.5, no.3 (september 1956).
- World premieres : monthly bulletin of the International Theatre Institute. International Theatre Institute. v.1, no.3-6 (1949-1950).