COLLECTION GUIDES

1770-1980s

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Gregory-Skinner-Howe-Wheeler papers (except oversize) 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 family correspondence and papers of the Gregory, Skinner, Howe, Wheeler and Titsworth families. The collection also includes Frances W. Gregory's research notes on Nathan Appleton relating to her 1975 book, Nathan Appleton: Merchant and Entrepreneur: 1779-1861, and drafts of an unpublished work, "Nathan Appleton: Banker, Politician, Unionist." Also includes papers of Henry H. Titsworth.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frances W. Gregory, 1989 and Dec. 1992.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Gregory-Skinner-Howe-Wheeler papers (except oversize) 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

Gregory-Skinner papers

Carton 1SH 12KD
Genealogical notes, family papers, ca.1810-1859
Carton 1SH 12KD
Family correspondence, ca. 1850-1926
Carton 2SH 12 KE $
Gregory correspondence, ca. 1930-1949
Carton 2SH 12 KE $
Harry H. Titsworth correspondence, ca. 1930-1940

Filed by subject, including "Cleft Oak Plantation, Virginia," and letters regarding Amherst College.

Gregory-Skinner-Howe papers, additions

Carton 3SH 12 KF /
Family papers, 1770-1940, n.d.
Carton 3SH 12 KF /
Printed items and maps
Carton 3SH 12 KF /
H. H. Titsworth, appointment books (with some journal entries), 1929-1937
Carton 4SH 12 KG +
Gregory correspondence, circa 1940-1969
Carton 4SH 12 KG +
Frances Wheeler Titsworth, estate papers 1960-1969
Carton 4SH 12 KG +
H. H. Titsworth, appointment books (with some journal entries), 1940-1941
Carton 4SH 12 KG +
Genealogical notes, compiled by Henry H. Titsworth

Frances W. Gregory, drafts of "Nathan Appleton: Banker, Politician, Unionist," circa 1980s.

Carton 5SH 12 KH %
Chapters 1-5; text, footnotes, endnotes, drafts, notes
Carton 6SH 12 KI 0
Chapters 6-20; text, footnotes, endnotes, drafts, notes
Carton 7SH 12 KJ 1
Chapters 21-41; text, footnotes, endnotes, drafts, notes
Carton 8SH 12 KK 2
Unidentified chapters and Book 2, chapters 1-35; background information on banks
Carton 9SH 12 KL 3
Early revisions and notes
Carton 10SH 12 KM 4
Biographical notes, background and research materials

Frances W. Gregory, card files of bibliographical information and research notes

Numbers in parentheses refer to numbered stickers on card file boxes.

Carton 11SH 12 KN 5
Thesis bibliography (#1)
Carton 11SH 12 KN 5
Primary sources, A-M (#1)
Carton 11SH 12 KN 5
Primary sources, M-Z (#3)
Carton 11SH 12 KN 5
Magazines (#4)
Carton 12SH 12 KP 7
Secondary Sources (#4, #5)
Carton 12SH 12 KP 7
Secondary Sources (no #)
Carton 12SH 12 KP 7
Index, 1972 (no #)
Carton 12SH 12 KP 7
NAP [Nathan Appleton Papers] Extras MHS, A-Z (no #)
Carton 12SH 12 KP 7
Footnotes (no #)
Carton 13SH 12 KQ 8
Thesis notes, Commercial period (#1)
Carton 14SH 12 KR 9
Manufacturing, banking, tariff inventory (#2)
Carton 14SH 12 KR 9
Manufacturing (#2)
Carton 15SH 12 KS A
Mass. politics, Whigs, tariffs, slavery (#3a)
Carton 15SH 12 KS A
Letter file, 1818-1829 (#4)
Carton 16SH 12 KT B
Letter file, 1832-1835 (#5)
Carton 17SH 12 KU C
Letter file, 1836-1840 (#6)
Carton 18SH 12 KV D
Letter file, 1841-1845 (#7)
Carton 19SH 12 KW E
Letter file, 1846-1852 (#8)
Carton 20SH 12 KX F
Letter file, 1852-1861 (#9)
Carton 21SH 12 KY G
Biographical (#10)
Carton 22SH 12 KZ H
Statistics (#11)
Carton 23SH 12 L1 R
Overflow box (#16)

Genealogical charts, "The Descendants of William Appleton (1786-1862) and Mary Ann Cutler (1794-1860)." (2 oversize photocopies.)

1 oversize folder STORED ONSITE at Ms. N-300 (oversize)

Architectural drawing, blueprint, "Plan of the Princeton Inn Estate at Princeton, Mass. Owned by Geo. A. Mead. July 1908." Includes plots formerly owned by Josiah D. Gregory and Raymond J. Gregory.

1 oversize folder STORED ONSITE at Ms. N-300 (oversize)

Preferred Citation

Gregory-Skinner-Howe-Wheeler 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.

Persons:

Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861.
Titsworth family -- Genealogy.
Gregory, Frances W.
Gregory family.
Howe family.
Skinner family.
Titsworth family.
Wheeler family.

Subjects:

History -- Research.
Family history -- 1850-1899.
Family history -- 1900-1949.