COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1875-1897

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Justin Winsor papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by historian Justin Winsor related to his research and publications, ca. 1875-97.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Collection Description

Papers of historian and librarian Justin Winsor (1831-1897) related to his research and publications, ca. 1875 to 1897. Mostly bound volumes containing letters and other papers pasted in, as well as bound volumes containing Winsor's published works, and other printed materials bearing upon his interests. Many of the bound pamphlets of his writings are interleaved with manuscript notes, newspaper clippings, and other scraps.

Restrictions on Access

The Justin Winsor papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

The contents headings in the following table reflect, for the most part, titles on the spines of the volumes supplied by Winsor. The volume numbers reflect two numbering systems: the first number was supplied by an unknown archivist; the second number is the volume number supplied by Winsor when the volumes were bound. For example, Vol. 9/II was assigned the number "9" by the unknown archivist, and the "II" by Winsor. Please note that some volumes have no number at all. There are also numbers missing in the sequence.

Bound volumes

Carton 1SH 158Y 7Vol. 8/I
History of America, Letters, etc., Jan.-May 1882
Carton 1SH 158Y 7Vol. 9/II
History of America, Letters, etc., June 1882-Jan. 1883
Carton 1SH 158Y 7Vol. 10/III
History of America, Letters, etc., Jan.-Oct. 1883
Carton 2SH 158Z 8Vol. 11/IV
History of America, Letters, etc., Oct. 1883-Oct. 1884
Carton 2SH 158Z 8Vol. 12/V
History of America, Letters, etc., Oct. 1884-Nov. 1885
Carton 2SH 158Z 8Vol. 13/VI
History of America, Letters, etc., Nov. 1885-June 1886
Carton 3SH 1591 IVol. 14/VII
History of America, Letters, etc., June-Dec. 1886
Carton 3SH 1591 IVol. 15/VIII
History of America, Letters, etc., Dec. 1886-Apr. 1887
Carton 3SH 1591 IVol. 16/IX
History of America, Letters, etc., Apr.-Oct. 1887
Carton 4SH 1592 JVol. 17/X
History of America, Letters, etc., Oct. 1887-Feb. 1888
Carton 4SH 1592 JVol. 18/XI
History of America, Letters, etc., Feb.-June 1888
Carton 4SH 1592 JVol. 19/XII
History of America, Letters, etc., June-Dec. 1888
Carton 5SH 1593 KVol. 20
History of America, Letters, etc., Jan.-July 1889
Carton 5SH 1593 KVol. 21
History of America, Letters, etc., July-Oct. 1889
Carton 5SH 1593 KVol. 22/XVI
History of America, Letters, etc., Sep. 1889-Feb. 1890
Carton 6SH 1594 LVol. 25/I
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Oct. 1891-Feb. 1892
Carton 6SH 1594 LVol. 26/II
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Feb.-June 1892
Carton 6SH 1594 LVol. 27/III
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., June-Nov. 1892
Carton 7SH 1595 MVol. 28/IV
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Nov. 1892-Mar. 1893
Carton 7SH 1595 MVol. 29/V
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., July-Dec. 1893
Carton 7SH 1595 MVol. 31/VI
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Mar.-July 1893
Carton 8SH 1596 NVol. 32/[VII]
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Jan.-May 1894
Carton 8SH 1596 NVol. 33/IX
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., May-Oct. 1894
Carton 8SH 1596 NVol. 34/VIII
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Nov. 1894-Apr. 1895
Carton 9SH 1597 0Vol. 35/IX
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Apr.-Dec. 1895
Carton 9SH 1597 0Vol. 36/[X]
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Dec. 1895-July 1896
Carton 10SH 1598 PVol. 38/XIII
Historical Letters, Scraps, etc., Apr. 1897-July 1898
Carton 10SH 1598 PVol. 45
[Boston history stuff, 1880-1891]
Carton 11SH 1599 QVol. 30/I
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 11SH 1599 QVol. 30/II
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 12SH 159A RVol. 30/III
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 12SH 159A RVol. 30/IV
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 13SH 159B SVol. 30/V
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 13SH 159B SVol. 30/VI
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 14SH 159C TVol. 30/VII
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 14SH 159C TVol. 30/VIII
History of America, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 15SH 159D UVol. 40/I
Memorial History of Boston, Letters, etc.
Carton 15SH 159D UVol. 41/II
Memorial History of Boston, Letters, etc.
Carton 15SH 159D UVol. 42/III
Memorial History of Boston, Letters, etc.
Carton 16SH 159E VVol. 43/IV
Memorial History of Boston, Letters, etc.
Carton 16SH 159E VVol. 44/V
Memorial History of Boston, Letters, etc.
Carton 16SH 159E VVol. 39/I
Memorial History of Boston, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 17SH 159F WVol. 39/II
Memorial History of Boston, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 17SH 159F WVol. 39/III
Memorial History of Boston, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 17SH 159F WVol. 39/IV
Memorial History of Boston, Proofs and Corrections
Carton 18SH 159G XVol. 2/I
American Maps, before 1569
Carton 18SH 159G XVol. 2/II
American Maps, 1570-1749

Bound pamphlets, many interleaved

Carton 19SH 15BX 9Vol. 46
Handbook of the American Revolution, 1761-1783
Carton 19SH 15BX 9Vol. 48
Cartier to Frontenac
Carton 19SH 15BX 9
Mississippi, St. Lawrence and Behring Sea
Carton 20SH 15BY A
Canadian Locals
Carton 20SH 15BY A
Americana/Quarto Essays
Carton 20SH 15BY AVol. 50
The Mississippi Basin
Carton 21SH 159H YVol. 5
The Atlantic Coast of North America
Carton 21SH 159H YVol. 6
Columbian Items
Carton 21SH 159H Y
History of the Town of Duxbury
Carton 21SH 159H Y
Duxbury, Mass.
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Winsor - Tracts
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Bibliographies, 1879-1892
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Bibliography of Shakespeare Poems, 1879
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Minor Publications, 1880-1893
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Halliwelliana
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Bradford Manuscript
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Massachusetts
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Ptolemy's Geography
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Was Shakespeare Shapleigh?
Carton 22SH 159I Z
Manuscript Sources of American History
Carton 23SH 159J -
The Mayflower Town
Carton 23SH 159J -
The Pageant of Saint Lusson, Sault Ste. Marie, 1671
Carton 23SH 159J -
The Results in Europe of Cartier's Explorations
Carton 23SH 159J -
Memoir of Charles Deane
Carton 23SH 159J -
Sparks and Lee Manuscripts
Carton 23SH 159J -
Cartographical History of the North-Eastern Boundary Controversy
Carton 23SH 159J -
American Prefigured
Carton 23SH 159J -
Anticipations of Cartier's Voyages, 1492-1534
Carton 23SH 159J -
Earliest Printed Sources of New England History, 1602-1629
Carton 23SH 159J -
Rival Claimants for North America, 1497-1755
Carton 23SH 159J -
Harvard College Portrait of Washington Painted by Edward Savage
Carton 23SH 159J -
New-England Indians: A Bibliographical Survey, 1630-1700
Carton 24SH 159K .
Cabots/Harrisse/Appendix
Carton 24SH 159K .
Cabot and the Transmission of English Power in North America
Carton 24SH 159K .
Literature of Witchcraft in New England
Carton 24SH 159K .
The Cabot Controversies and the Right of England to North America
Carton 24SH 159K .
Virginia and the Quebec Bill
Carton 24SH 159K .
Baptista Agnese and American Cartography in the Sixteenth Century
Carton 24SH 159K .
The Surrender of the Bradford Manuscript
Carton 24SH 159K .
The St. Lawrence and the Lakes
Carton 24SH 159K .
Maps and Their History
Carton 31SH 159L
Americana in Libraries and Bibliographies
Carton 31SH 159L
Historical Chorography of South America
Carton 31SH 159L
Early Descriptions of America
Carton 31SH 159LVol. 52
Christopher Columbus
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 87
Christophe Colomb devant l'Histoire, etc.
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 88
Columbus and Vespucius
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 89
Tracts on Columbus
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 90
Columbiana
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 91
Columbus and His Times
Carton 26SH 159N /Vol. 92
The Age of Columbus
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 93
Columbus/Conquest of Grenada/Alhambra
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 94
Columbus and the Spanish Explorers
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 95
Columbian Topics
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 96
Columbian Commemorations
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 97
The Columbian Epoch
Carton 27SH 159P %Vol. 99
Early Spanish Explorers
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 100
Early English Explorers
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 103
Early French Explorers
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 104
Early Explorations in America
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 105
Early Cartography of America
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 106
Early Navigation and Cartography
Carton 28SH 15BH -Vol. 107
Kartographie von Amerika, etc.
Carton 29SH 15BI .Vol. 108
American Coast Discoveries
Carton 29SH 15BI .Vol. 109
Ruge/Das Seitalter der Entderkungen
Carton 29SH 15BI .Vol. 120
Early Americans
Carton 29SH 15BI .Vol. 121
American Linguistics
Carton 29SH 15BI .Vol. 148
The Ohio and its Affluents
Carton 30SH 15BJVol. 165
War of the Revolution
Carton 30SH 15BJVol. 166
Actors in the American Revolution
Carton 30SH 15BJVol. 167
The War for Independence, 1775-1782
Carton 30SH 15BJVol. 170
The War for American Independence, 1775-1782

Miscellaneous papers, not bound

Carton 25SH 159M $
Engraved portraits
Carton 25SH 159M $
Map reproductions
Carton 25SH 159M $
Unidentified mss. Winsor writings
Carton 25SH 159M $
Contracts with Houghton-Mifflin for publishing rights to his books, 1879-1897
Carton 25SH 159M $
J. L. Sibley to Longfellow, 3 May 1850, introducing Winsor
Carton 25SH 159M $
The Disputed Boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela [ms. pamphlet]
Carton 25SH 159M $
Memorial History of Boston [proofs of some chapters]
Carton 25SH 159M $
Engravings of places and things
Carton 25SH 159M $
History of Duxbury
Carton 25SH 159M $
"The Columbian Fruition," mss. essay for Raccolta di Documenti E Studi pubblicati dalla R. Commissione Colombiana pel Quarto Centenario dalla Scoperta dell' America, Roma, Auspice il Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, 1893-1896

Oversize volumes in oversize cartons

Carton 32SH 15BK $Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte I, Vol. I, Scritti de Colombo
Carton 33SH 15BL /Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte I, Vol. II, Scritti de Colombo
Carton 34SH 15BM +Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte I, Vol. III, Autog. de Colombo, Supplement
Carton 35SH 15BN %Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte II, Vol. I, II, III. Documenti Monografie
Carton 36SH 15BP 1Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte III, Vol. I, II. Fonti Italiane
Carton 37SH 15BQ 2Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte IV, Vol. I, II. Monografie
Carton 38SH 15BR 3Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte V, Vol. I. Toscanelli
Carton 39SH 15BS 4Vol. 1
Raccolta de Documenti e Studi, Parte V, Vol. II, II. Parte VI, Pietro Martire, etc./ Pigafetta, etc./ Bibliografia
Carton 40SH 15BT 5Vol. 2/III
American Maps, 1750, Vol. III
Carton 41SH 15BU 6Vol. 3
The Kohl Collection of Early Maps
Carton 41SH 15BU 6Vol. 3
Die Schweiz in Bildern von J. J. Urich
Carton 42SH 15BV 7Vol. 23/XVII
History of America, Letters, etc., Feb. 1890-Jan. 1891
Carton 43SH 15BW 8Vol. 24/XVIII
History of America, Letters, etc., Jan.-Oct. 1891

Preferred Citation

Justin Winsor papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Subjects:

Authors and publishers.
History publishing.
History--Research.
Historians.
Scrapbooks--1875-1897