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Q: How do I prove ownership of property for the museum if previous owner does not properly log the article in as a donation

The previous curator received articles designated for the museum but failed to log them in as a donation. The original owner has deceased and the only evidence we have is an article written by the previous curator stating that these articles were going into the museum's collection. The son of the... Read more »

Andrew Zulieve Esq
Andrew Zulieve Esq answered on Aug 19, 2017

This is an interesting question. It implicates several legal concerns (1) ownership of the physical letters, (2) ownership of the copyrights in them, and (3) transfer of property of the intestate (no will) of the deceased. As to (1): Intent to give the articles to the museum as a gift can be... Read more »

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