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We found two references to Charles E. Lauriat in the files located here in our College Park, Maryland, facility The first is a claim for $28,957.26 and the second is for $1,378. 60. Both are for personal property lost when the RMS Lusitania was sunk. In the former case, he was awarded $10,000 with interest at the rate of 5% interest per annum from May 7, 1915 to March 19, 1925. In the latter case, he was awarded $1,000 with interest at the rate of 5% interest per annum from May 7, 1915 to February 21, 1924. In the files for these cases, we did come across the term “Charles E. Lauriat Co.” a few times, so we are certain one or both files are relevant to your topic.
There are documents for both of these cases in Record Group (RG) 76, Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, PI-143, Entry 3, Docket, 1922-1939, Box 1. This entry is found at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1135916 . The docket numbers are 40 and 48, respectively. Here is the entry for exhibits related to Docket 40: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1487667
There are also case files for both in RG 76, PI 143 Entry 8, Case Files of Listed Claims, 1922-1941, Box 8. The List Numbers for these files are 40 and 41, respectively.
This entry is found at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1135922 .
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