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Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia
1878. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. Two Case Records of a Late-Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Attorney Who Employed the Services of the Pinkerton Detective Agency [Manuscript Archive]. Pancoast, Charles S. [Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia Defense Attorney Charles S. Pancoast]. Philadelphia, 1878-1884. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages, sizes ranges from 8" x 5" to 13" x 8-1/2." Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos, some documents part-printed or typed. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $1,250. * A collection of 10 legal documents and 15 letters kept by attorney Charles S. Pancoast, a lawyer defending two clients against the city of Philadelphia. Pancoast's clients, Samuel Ogden and Charles Spencer, are defendants in separate cases. For the former case, Pancoast engaged Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to follow and otherwise investigate Ogden's son, William Ogden. Documents in this archive include depositions, a "paper book," agreements, formal case notes of witnesses and court testimony, a "Copy of Exceptions & Rule to show cause," pleas and an invoice. For the "Spencer" case there are 11 autograph letters signed, almost all from Philadelphia attorney, Henry C. Terry. Of the three letters for the Ogden case, the most interesting are the two letters from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Appended to each letter are the detailed reports from the Pinkerton field operatives, identified only by their initials, "J.W.C." and "C.H.E." Also included is an invoice to Pancoast from the Pinkerton's (for $18.67).
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