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Guide to the Lewis L. Delafield, Eugene D. Hawkins and Affiliated Attorneys Records
circa 1856-1921 (bulk, 1880s-1910)
 MS 157

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 27, 2022
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Delafield, Lewis L. (Lewis Livingston), 1863-1944
Creator: Hawkins, Eugene D. (Eugene Dexter), 1860-1919
Title: Lewis L. Delafield, Eugene D. Hawkins and affiliated attorneys records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1856-1921 (bulk, 1880s-1910)
Abstract: The collection holds the records of two law firms, dating principally from the 1890s to about 1910. These two firms evolved over that time in terms of its partners and associated attorneys, eventually merging in 1909 to become the firm Hawkins, Delafield & Longfellow. One of the predecessor firms was Delafield and Gould (later Delafield, Gould and Longfellow; then Delafield and Longfellow at the time of the merger). The second was Hawkins and Delafield (for a time known as Hawkins, Delafield & Sturgis). The collection holds legal documents/court filings, correspondence, agreements/contracts, printed material, financial records and more in relation to civil suits, business disputes, bankruptcies, wills and estates, property transactions, etc. The collection has been surveyed for content, but is not processed and the bulk of it remains in original tri-folded bundles of documents requiring advance preparation before use.
Quantity: 168 Linear feet in 168 record cartons
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The bulk of the documents in the collection are in English. A small number of printed materials are in other languages.
Call Phrase: MS 157