Steele, John M., Esquire

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John M. Steele, Esquire papers
Creator: Steele, John M., 1851-1936
Call Number: D.328
Dates: 1836-1918
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: General correspondence
Series II: General legal documents
Series III: Legal documents of James Marsh, 1850-1869
Series IV: Legal documents concerning the estate of Margaret Marsh, wife of James, 1909-1911
Series V: Legal documents of other clients, 1911-1918
Collection Overview
Title: John M. Steele, Esquire papers
Creator: Steele, John M., 1851-1936
Call Number: D.328
Dates: 1836-1918
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of seven archival boxes depicting the legal career of John M. Steele, Esquire, former Rochester Commissioner of Jurors and 12th Ward Alderman. The documents and business papers span the years 1836-1918. They include wills, deeds, mortgages, business correspondence, daily ledger and a book.

The first two boxes are comprised of general corrspondence and box 3 contains general information of some of his legal documents. Box 4 and 5 contain the financial investments and last will and testament of Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh. The contents of box 6 relate to the estate of Mr. Charles Mertz. Box 7 contain 5 bound volumes.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Legal instruments
Steele, John M., 1851-1936
Lawyers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was a gift from Stuart and Nancy Bolger on August 23, 2004. The material was recovered from the Steele Family barn on Monroe Ave, Pittsford, NY.Access
The John M. Steele, Esquire papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], John M. Steele, Esquire papers, D.328, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: General correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1-10;
Box 2, Folder 1-6
A-Z
Box 7, Volume 4Bound copies of letters dictated by John Steele, February 13, 1895-January 22, 1897
Series II: General legal documents
Box 3, Folder 1Agreement of E. Darwin Smith to Abigail P. Burns
Box 3, Folder 2Assignments
Box 3, Folder 3Bonds
Box 3, Folder 4Deeds
Box 3, Folder 5Judgments
Box 3, Folder 6Lease
Box 3, Folder 7Legal summary
Box 3, Folder 8Monroe County bank statements
Box 3, Folder 9Mortgages
Box 3, Folder 10Rochester Savings Bank
Box 3, Folder 11Warranty deeds
Box 7, Volume 1Proceedings of Common Council, 1898
Box 7, Volume 2Exelsior Journal, 1897
Series III: Legal documents of James Marsh, 1850-1869
Box 4, Folder 1Bonds - James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 2Construction of fence of James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 3Contracts - James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 4Deeds - James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 5Discharge of mortgages of James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 6Farmings lands of James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 7Judgments
Box 4, Folder 8Mortgages and leases of James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 9Record of will of James Marsh
Box 4, Folder 10Supreme Court - James Marsh vs. John Burns, 1850's
Box 4, Folder 11Warranty deeds of James Marsh
Series IV: Legal documents concerning the estate of Margaret Marsh, wife of James, 1909-1911
Box 5, Folder 1Bill of sale for household items of estate of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 2Correspondence relating to next of kin and other persons interested in the estate of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 3Inventory of Mrs. Marsh's possessions
Box 5, Folder 4Judicial settlement of the accounts of John Steele of the last will and testament of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 5Letters testamentary of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 6Last will and testament of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 7Mortgages of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 8Real estate fire and life insurance of Margaret Marsh
Box 5, Folder 9Rochester Home for the Friendless Rochester Orphan Asylum
Box 5, Folder 10Security Trust Company of Rochester; Fidelity Trust Company; Monroe County Saving Bank bond
Series V: Legal documents of other clients, 1911-1918
Box 6, Folder 1Correspondence and notes of the estate of Charles F. Mertz
Box 6, Folder 2Family tree of Charles Mertz
Box 6, Folder 3Petition of will of Charles Mertz
Box 6, Folder 4Last will and testament of Charles O'Niel
Box 7, Volume 3Brief of James Buckley


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