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Included are legal files of Bath, New York, attorneys Guy Humphreys McMaster and his son-in-law, John Foster Parkhurst, which contain briefs, summonses, court orders, correspondence, memoranda, accounts, opinions, notebooks, and other papers, ca. 1850-1900. Also, deeds and related documents concerning land in Steuben County; legal papers of David McMaster; accounts of Dr. Andrew Baker, ca. 1828; family and personal letters; a clipping scrapbook; manuscript poetry of the McMaster family; and photographs, broadsides, pamphlets, maps, and local historical and genealogical materials.

Papers relating to the practice of Guy M. McMaster (Steuben County Judge) and his partner, J. F. Parkhurst; contains material pertaining to history of Steuben and neighboring counties, papers on the organization of the Urbana Wine Company (1867-1882), the development of the First National Bank of Bath, the New York Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the Portage Creek and Rich Valley Railroad, and lumbering intersts in the vicinity.

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