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Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs Adding Machine Company court documentation.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 24
Collection contains the records from the Michigan State Supreme Court case Laura Miller Boyer v. Standish Backus (and other defendants) and an appeal from Wayne County Circuit Court. The dates range from 1934 to 1935.
Scope and Contents This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Dates

  • 1934-1935

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Extent

2 boxes (0.8 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection contains the records from the Michigan State Supreme Court case, Laura Miller Boyer v. Standish Backus (and other defendants), and an appeal from Wayne County Circuit Court.

Historical Note

Burroughs was in many court cases, some appealed and some not. Most of the legal court records were not kept, although there does exist information on Laura Miller Boyer v. Standish Backus (and other defendants).

Laura Miller Boyer was the daughter-in-law of Joseph Boyer. She was the legatee under the will of her husband Myron L. Boyer. Joseph Boyer had set up a trust specifically for Myron, and also made certain monthly payments to him. After her husband's death in 1929, Laura Miller Boyer wished to see documentation on how much money her father-in-law had set aside for Myron, but that information was in the estate of Joseph Boyer, who had died in 1930.

Much of the money left Myron by his father was in the form of trusteeships, and after Joseph Boyer's death, the remaining trustees felt this money should revert back to the father's estate, instead of being awarded to Myron's wife Laura. Such was the basis of the dispute by Standish Backus, other members of the Detroit Trust Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and other descendants of Joseph Boyer. These other family members included Ruby Boyer Miller, Lotta B. (Boyer) Backus, Pearl S. Candler, Gertrude Boyer Chase, and Frank Boyer (deceased).

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

Related Material

This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Burroughs Adding Machine Company Court Documentation, 1934-1935. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995 .
Date
July 2005
Language of description
English

Collecting Area

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

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