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HOLLIS 2390607

Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George). Claims Brought Before the United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission, 1863-1864: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 2390607
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888
Title: E. G. (Ephraim George) Squier claims brought before the United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission
Date(s): 1863-1864
Quantity: 1 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection includes material relating to financial and internal affairs of the society, vigilance associations in other states, legislation relating to gambling, prohibition, and censorship, the International Reform Federation, and theaters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information:

None available.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Journalist, diplomat, and archaeologist, Squier was born in Bethlehem, N.Y. He edited various newspapers in New York, Connecticut, and Ohio from 1842 to 1846. He collaborated with Edwin H. Davis studying the remains of Mound Builders in Ohio. The result of their research appeared in the first publication of the Smithsonian Institution. He was commissioner to Peru (1863-1865) and was successful in settling financial claims between the two countries. He later returned to his work with the publishing house of Frank Leslie. (DAB)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of claims brought by U.S. citizens before the Commission, established by the Everett-Osma Agreement, relating to contract violations, illegal seizures of property and goods (guano), false imprisonment, and charges of embezzlement by Commission members.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Contracts, Maritime - Peru.
False imprisonment - Peru.
Guano industry - Law and legislation - Peru.
Guano industry - Peru.
International law - Peru.
Seizure of vessels and cargoes - Peru.
Peru - Relations - United States.
Eldridge, Thomas R.
Kinney, Henry E.
Owen, Robert Dale, d 1801-1877.
Sartori, Edmund W.
Seward, William Henry, d 1801-1872
Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888
Thorne, Rollin.
United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission.
Benson, A.G.
Churchman, Samuel.
Easton, Chase.
Mackie, James.