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Deitrick (James) papers
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Description
This material spans the period from 1900-1918 with the bulk from between 1914 and 1917. The collection consists of letters, bills, contracts, powers of attorney and other legal & financial papers, notes, clippings and printed material, photographs, and maps.
Background
James Deitrick (1864-circa 1932) was a businessman and speculator with interests around the world, including Russia, Asia, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Deitrick was involved in the construction of railroads, development of mining and agricultural lands and resources, the sale of farm equipment, industrial vehicles, and arms. Dietrick would later become the President of the Central Railway and Navigation Company, United States and Nicaragua Company (a large mining concern), and Compania de la Luz-y-Los Angeles Mines between 1912 and 1915, and also worked as a consulting engineer on mining projects. His papers cover the period from 1900 to 1918, primarily 1914 to 1917.
Extent
3 Linear Feet (1 box, one oversize folder)
Restrictions
These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.