Guide to the Charles G. McIlvain Papers, 1899-1921 AIS.1970.09

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Charles G. McIlvain Papers
Creator
McIlvain, Charles G.
Collection Number
AIS.1970.09
Date
1899-1921
Extent
3.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract
This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of Pittsburgh lawyer, Charles G. McIlvain. from 1899-1921. Legal records are in reference to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the following companies: Rodgers Sand, Robinson Machine, Illinois Collieries and the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke. Also, there are records of the business affairs of Captain William B. Rodgers.

Preferred Citation

Charles G. McIlvain Papers, 1899-1921, AIS.1970.09, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Charles Greer McIlvain was educated in the public schools of Carroll Township and graduated from the old Jefferson Academy at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law and received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Michigan. Charles practiced law in Pittsburgh and was a partner of Squire and Wurzel. In 1900, he organized the firm of McIlvain and Murphy, of which he was a lifetime partner. McIlvain was a district attorney in Pittsburgh during Judge Portio's term. He married Nancy May Donaldson. Charles McIlvain died in March, 1927.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of Pittsburgh lawyer, Charles G. McIlvain. Legal records are in reference to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the following companies: Rodgers Sand, Robinson Machine, Illinois Collieries and the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke. Also, there are records of the business affairs of Captain William B. Rodgers.

McIlvain's personal correspondence concerns matters of hunting trips, horse breeding and racing. His business correspondence contains information about coal lands, leases and stocks; timberlands and gas leases in West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio. His legal correspondence concerns matters of mortgages, deeds, rights-of-way, collecting of rentals and settlement of claims. A list of companies include: Monongahela River Syndicate, Monongahela Consolidated Coal and Coke, Umpire Coal Works, Hazel Kirk Gas Coal, Ivy Coal and Coke, Corona Coal and Iron (Alabama) and Virginia and Alabama Coal.

There is correspondence relating to the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke Company. The material relating to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line contains correspondence and memoranda. The majority of the material concern claims involving: Richard Barksdale and Steamboat "Queen City," Dunshee, John Eichleay Jr. Company and Steamer "Virginia," Hallan P. Hudson, Elize Menges, National Metallic Packing Company, Steubenville Bridge Company, Randolph McClements, James Rees Sons Company, J.F. Schalm and J.L. Waugaman.

The papers of James A. Henderson, Receiver, at the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line contain correspondence, an agreement, claims and a prospectus to organize a passenger and freight line of steamboats to ply on the Monongahela, Ohio, Kanawha and Mississippi Rivers.

The legal documents of Captain William B. Rodgers include: mortgages, deeds, agreements and abstracts of titles. The Rodgers Sand Company legal documents include: claims, assignments and deeds. Miscellaneous legal documents include: agreements, petitions and mortgages. There is a petition for patenting the name "Independent Party," Bellevue, Pennsylvania ca. 1905 and an advertisement designating intention to request a charter, "Mange Land Company," ca. 1900.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 21, 1970

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Josephine McIlvain July 21, 1970.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff on July 21, 1970.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on February 7, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1409980

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Genealogy

Personal Name(s)

  • McIlvain, Charles G.

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Legal consultants -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Personal papers

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Previous Citation

Charles G. McIlvain Papers, 1899-1921, AIS.1970.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

McIlvain, Charles G. Papers, 1899-1921, ais 70:9, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Correspondence 

  BoxFolder
General correspondence, 1899-1903 (intermittent) 11-8
  BoxFolder
General correspondence, 1904-1921 (intermittent and undated) 29-24

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Series  II. Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke Company 

  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1899-1913 325-27

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Series  III. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line 

  Folder
Correspondence, 1909-1917 28
  Folder
Memoranda, 1904, 1906, 1910 29
  Folder
Claims, 1902-1910 (intermittent) 30-36
  BoxFolder
Claims, 1903-1909 437-43
  BoxFolder
Claims, undated 544-45
  Folder
James A. Henderson, Correspondence, 1908-1911 46
  Folder
James A. Henderson vs. Levi Sparr, 1909-1912 47
  Folder
James A. Henderson vs. Gill Produce Company, 1910 48
  Folder
James A. Henderson, Prospectus, 1909 49
  Folder
Agreement - Monongahela and Ohio Company et al. and H.P. Taylor, 1907-1909 50

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Series  IV. Captain William B. Rodgers 

  BoxFolder
Legal Documents, ca. 1900-1910 651-54

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Series  V. Rodgers Sand Company 

  Folder
Legal Documents, ca. 1900-1910 55-56
  BoxFolder
Legal Documents, ca. 1900-1910 757-59

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Series  VI. Robinson Machine Company 

  Folder
Legal Documents, ca. 1917-1921 60

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Series  VII. Illinois Collieries Company 

  Folder
Legal Documents, 1908 61

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Series  VIII. Miscellaneous 

  Folder
Legal Documents, 1900-1913 (intermittent) 62

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