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J. H. Lowenstein & Brothers Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1451

On February 11, 1867, J. H. Lowenstein and Brothers petitioned the court in Memphis, Tennessee for a mandamus against John Logue, clerk of Shelby County. The wholesale dry goods company had paid their taxes with notes from the Bank of Tennessee, which Logue did not accept and therefore would not reissue the company's business license. Also included is a note from John Donovan, the clerk who transcribed these proceedings; an itemized Bill of Costs for $15; and a stained cover sheet dated March 24, 1868.

Dates

  • 1867 February 11

Conditions Governing Access Note

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

On February 11, 1867, J. H. Lowenstein and Brothers petitioned the court in Memphis, Tennessee for a mandamus against John Logue, clerk of Shelby County. The wholesale dry goods company had paid their taxes with notes from the Bank of Tennessee, which Logue did not accept and therefore would not reissue the company's business license. Also included is a note from John Donovan, the clerk who transcribed these proceedings; an itemized Bill of Costs for $15; and a stained cover sheet dated March 24, 1868.

Biographical/Historical Note

Brothers Jacob H., Morris R., David C., and Henry M. Lowenstein (sometimes spelled Loewenstine) operated a dry goods business, J. H. Lowenstein & Co., at 231-233 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brothers Benedict (d. 1879), Bernard, and Elias (1835-1919) Lowenstein were all sons of Leopold and Sarah (Born) Lowenstein. They operated B. Lowenstein and Bros. (also a dry goods store) at 242 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these materials in July of 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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