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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2390607

E. G. (Ephraim George) Squier claims brought before the United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission


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.


  • Creation: 1863-1864

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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.

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)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information

None available.

Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George). Claims Brought Before the United States and Peru Mixed Claims Commission, 1863-1864: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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