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Kirkland & Ellis (Firm)



The name of this firm has changed repeatedly. (Examples of earlier names are "Kirkland, Fleming, Green & Martin", and "Kirkland, Fleming, Green, Martin & Ellis".) The name "Kirkland & Ellis" is used to bring together in one place all materials related to the firm.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (I)

Identifier: XI-175

This collection consists of case files selected by the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis as being of possible historical interest. They date principally from 1920 to 1955, with a few from as early as 1907. The papers pertain to the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company, the Ontario Paper Company, and Robert R. McCormick. Also included is a small collection of Patterson family papers, evidently from the estate of Eleanor Medill Patterson.

Dates: 1907 - 1955

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (II)

Identifier: XI-317

This collection contains legal documents and correspondence handled by the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis for the formation of the Chicago Tribune Company and its subsidiaries between 1889 and 1965. Included are lease and trust agreements, contracts, deeds, and charters of the various divisions of the company created or dissolved between 1896 and 1947. The collection includes some McCormick family documents dating between 1919 and 1955, and phonograph records.

Dates: 1889 - 1965

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (III)

Identifier: XI-323

This collection contains miscellaneous material from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis related to members of the McCormick family (Katharine Medill McCormick, Ruth ("Bazy"), McCormick Miller Tankersley, Robert R. McCormick); Cantigny; the Quebec & Ontario Transportation Company; Green Sheet Inc., the Van Nuys Publishing Co., and the New Building Corp.; Max Annenberg; George D. Houston (shares of Tribune Company stock)

Dates: 1922 - 1973

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (IV)

Identifier: XI-335

This collection contains material related to the libel suit, Henry Ford versus The Tribune Company, dating to 1916-1919. The suit concerned the Chicago Tribune editorial of June 23, 1916, "Ford is an Anarchist."

Dates: 1913 - 1923

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (V)

Identifier: XI-336

The files in this collection relate in general to annual meetings of the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries.

Dates: 1909 - 1952

Patterson Family. Kirkland & Ellis records

Identifier: VI-16
Abstract This collection of papers, created and maintained by the Chicago Tribune's law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, reflects the firm's handling of various matters for members of the Patterson family. Although much of this material is tangentially concerned with the McCormick-Patterson Trust, these papers deal not with the management of the trust itself, but rather with the family's ownership of shares in the Trust, and its alottment of proceeds from the Trust. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1919 - 1952

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