Joseph B. Cotton Merritt v. Rockefeller scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the Merritt v. Rockefeller case. 1894-1897. The clippings, dated from about 1894 to 1897, are from the Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Herald, Minneapolis Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Commonwealth.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Bell Cotton was an attorney for the Duluth, Missabe, and Northern Railroad, the Oliver Iron Mining Company and the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines. He represented Rockefeller in the case of Alfred Merritt v. John D. Rockefeller. Cotton served as a State Legislator for St. Louis, Cook and Lake counties in 1893-1894.
Language of Materials
The collection consists of one scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the Merritt v. Rockefeller case.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- DM&N Subject Source: Local sources
- Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway Company
- Lawsuits Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Litigation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merritt, Alfred R., 1847-1926
- Newspaper clippings Subject Source: Local sources
- Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Local sources
- Guide to the Joseph B. Cotton Merritt v. Rockefeller scrapbook
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001