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Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers

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Print shows a ship labeled "Wrecked Corporation" and "Insurance Co. Bankrupt" that has wrecked on rocks with a darkened lighthouse labeled "Trust" and "Justice" nearby. The light has been snuffed by "Judge" and "Corruption." Victims of the wreck, some clinging to the ship, others in the water, are labeled "Policy Holder" and "Pillaged Policy Holder." A rope from the ship to shore is held by a "Receiver," a "Lawyer," and a "Shore Shark," and is coiled around a money bag labeled "Fee." Another "Lawyer," using a gaff, reaches for a barrel labeled "Fees" that bobs in the water near the ship. Standing near the lighthouse is a man labeled "Referee" who is holding a pan labeled "False Beacon" that spews illuminated smoke labeled "By Order of the Court." The man burns papers labeled "Waste, Outrageous Extravagance, Extortion, [and] Cost."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Shipwrecks; Corporations; Bankruptcy; Corruption; Insurance; Big business--Finance; Lighthouses; Swindlers and swindling; Lawyers; Lawyers--Fees

Date: 1882-03-15

The harder he pumps, the dirtier his case gets

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Robert G. Ingersoll, attorney in the Star Route trials, pumps Montfort C. Rerdell, depicted as a pump, for more "Evidence" as Thomas J. Brady and Stephen Wallace Dorsey stand in the "Prisoners Box."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Star routes; Judicial process; Hand pumps; Postal service; Lawyers; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Rerdell, Montfort C.

Date: 1883-03-07

The result of the Star Route trials

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A well-dressed Robert G. Ingersoll carries two large bags of money labeled "Counsel Fees" as he departs the "Washington Court House." Exiting on the right side, wearing tattered clothing, are defendants Thomas Jefferson Brady and Stephen Wallace Dorsey.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Star routes; Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Judicial process; Postal service; Lawyers; Courthouses; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1883-06-20

Practicing certificate for F. H. Register

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Signed practicing certificate announcing that F. H. Register has applied and been admitted to the practice of law in the district courts of Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Certificate

Subject: Lawyers--Certification; United States--Dakota Territory

Date: 1883-11-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that it does appear her fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce would hold up in court and she can marry him and live in California. He asks if she would like him to see another lawyer about the matter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Lawyers; California; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt does not know how else to advise his sister Anna Roosevelt regarding her fiance, William Sheffield Cowles', problems with his divorce. The lawyer Cleveland advises Anna and Cowles not to marry yet and come home to deal with the problem.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Lawyers; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt discusses the issue of sister Anna Roosevelt's fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce and thinks it's good she talked to a lawyer named Tracey. He inquires if they will marry in London or back home.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Weddings; Lawyers; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is heartened by the advice from General Tracey regarding William S. Cowles's divorce. Tracey disagrees with the view of lawyer Cleveland and wonders if Tracey should meet with the lawyer. Roosevelt thanks Anna for the clippings she sent and says that despite all the opposition, he has managed to get the saloons closed on Sundays.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Lawyers; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Liquor laws--U.S. states; Law enforcement; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-26

The modern plague

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Uncle Sam sits in a hammock, holding a fan, beset by swarms of locust-like pests streaming from a "Law School," "Medical College," and a "Theological Institute," each carrying a diploma. Caption: The mills are starting up again for next year's visitation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Universities and colleges; Diploma mills; Lawyers; Physicians; Theologians

Date: 1897-09-22

A crying need - a law to suppress the shyster

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Print shows a lawyer taking papers that state "Fake Lawsuit for Damages" from a bag labeled "A Shyster" in a courtroom. As he turns toward the bench, he sees the judge point to a paper hanging from the bench that states, "Notice: To insure against the bringing of frivolous or blackmailing suits, lawyers will hereafter be held responsible for the costs of all the suits brought by them."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fraud; Swindlers and swindling; Lawyers

Date: 1899-07-19

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