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Guide to the Chambers Baird Papers, 1817-1933

Abstract

Lawyer and businessman, of Ripley, Ohio.

Correspondence and legal and financial papers, relating to Baird's law practice, his activities as paymaster of the U. S. Army (1863-1866) and as claim agent for soldiers' bounties and pensions (1863-1881); together with the papers of his son, Chambers Baird (b. 1860). Includes references to Ohio politics and business conditions during the antebellum period.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Baird, Chambers, 1811-1886.
Title
Chambers Baird papers 1817-1933
Language of Material
English
Extent
4 Linear Feet, 2,255 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Correspondence and legal and financial papers, relating to Baird's law practice, his activities as paymaster of the U. S. Army (1863-1866) and as claim agent for soldiers' bounties and pensions (1863-1881); together with the papers of his son, Chambers Baird (b. 1860). Includes references to Ohio politics and business conditions during the antebellum period.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1821-1856
(6 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1857-1864, June
(5 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence, 1864, July-1866, May
(6 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1866, June-1875
(5 folders)
Box 4
Correspondence, 1876-1895
(7 folders)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1896-1933 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 6
Legal Papers, 1817-1920 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 7
Financial Papers, 1840-1919 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 8
Printed Material, 1860-1897 and undated

Clippings, flyers, and circulars, 1872-1883; copies of items detached from collection to be cataloged as broadsides or pamphlets, 1860-1897 and undated.

(2 folders)
Box 8
Miscellany and Handwritten Notes
Box 8

Historical Note

Chambers Baird was a lawyer and businessman, of Ripley, Ohio.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chambers Baird Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Chambers Baird Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1964-1965.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, March 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.