Gellately vs. United States

ID: SIA2011-2261, SIA2011-2262, SIA2011-2263, SIA2011-2264, SIA2011-2265

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1947

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Legal Database Files, Folder: Gellately vs. United States 71 F Supp 357

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Summary

Plaintiff filed action to recover the estate of her late husband, John Gellatly, from the Smithsonian Institution. The donations were completed prior to the plaintiff's marriage, and once married, the plaintiff's husband failed to inform her of his intended will. At the time the case was presented, "there [was] no basis in law or in equity to set aside the gift or transfer" or "to allow a recovery." The court ordered that the findings of the case be transmitted to the House of Representatives for resolution.

Subject

  • Gellatly, John 1853-1931
  • Gellatly, Charlayne Whiteley
  • Jones Judge
  • National Collections
  • United States Court of Claims

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See bibliographic record 4218 for details on the resolution.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Legal Database Files, Folder: Gellately vs. United States 71 F Supp 357

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1947

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Topic

  • Repossession
  • Legal opinions
  • Actions and defenses
  • Gifts
  • Estates (Law)
  • Estates (Law)--United States

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Document
  • Court case

ID Number

SIA2011-2261, SIA2011-2262, SIA2011-2263, SIA2011-2264, SIA2011-2265

Physical description

Number of Images: 5; Color: Black and white; Size: 7w x 10h; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document

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