Finding-Aid for the Frederick William Lehmann Papers (MSS068)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

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Descriptive Summary

CreatorLehmann, Frederick William, 1853-1931
TitleFrederick William Lehmann. Papers,
Dates: 1756-1929.
Quantity: ca. 340 items
Identification: MSS068

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Biographical Note

Born in Prussia, Lehmann left home at the age of eight. After travels with his family across the Midwest, he settled in Iowa, where he met Epenetus Sears, a local judge who took him under his guidance. Sears enabled Lehmann to attend college, from which he graduated in 1873. He practiced law in Des Moines until his marriage. Afterwards, he moved to St. Louis, where he became the president of the American Bar Association. At various times he served as director of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, member of the Missouri Historical Society, and as chairman of the Board of Freeholders. Lehmann was appointed Solicitor General under George Wickersham by William Taft in 1910. He quickly made a name for himself, winning cases involving anti-trust suits. In later life he served as vice president of the American Academy of Jurisprudence and general counsel for the U. S. Railway Commission. He was an avid bibliophile.

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Scope and Contents Note

Included in this collection are ca. 100 autographs (including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Winston Churchill, and William Thackeray), letters, documents (1756-1909), bulking mid- to late-nineteenth century, early twentieth. Fewer than 10 items represent the eighteenth century. Seven items are British, the remainder are American. Correspondence dates 1873-1929, bulking between 1909-1924. Also included are occasional photographs, photocopies, clippings, calling cards, and brochures.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source of Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff. EAD encoded finding-aid completed by Sonya McDonald, August 2004.

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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