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Legal and business documents and correspondence of Walbridge and Finch, Boardman and Finch, and Francis M. Finch; also, correspondence and accounts of the Finch family, including letters from Daniel Coit Gilman, Chauncey M. Depew, Hiram S. Sage, and others dealing with legal, personal, literary, and educational subjects. Trial testimony, instructions to the jury, and other material pertaining to the Edward H. Rulloff murder case. Also, gold Venetian ceremonial cufflink-coins presented to Finch by Andrew Dickson White; poetry, material pertaining to Cornell University Library, and diplomas.

Francis M. Finch's handwritten dedication of the Ezra Cornell Library in downtown Ithaca, December 20, 1866, and his presentation of Jennie McGraw's chimes to the University on October 7, 1868.

Original manuscript of poem, "The Songs of the Guns for The Society of the Army of the Potomac, June 17, 1879," 31 pages handwritten in ink with notations in pencil in a bound notebook. Black-and-white photograph of Francis Miles Finch as a jurist, ca. 1890; large black-and-white photograph of Miles Francis Finch, son of Francis Miles Finch, aged 9, ca. 1872; framed copy of Finch's poem, "The Blue and the Gray," September 1867.

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