COLLECTION GUIDES

1837-1934

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Richard Olney 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 boxes by barcode.

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


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Massachusetts lawyer, United States Attorney General, and Secretary of State Richard L. Olney, 1847-1934, including typescripts of speeches, printed pamphlets, legal cases and arguments, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, estate papers, and correspondence dealing with Olney's legal and political career. Correspondents include Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, A. Lawrence Lowell, John G. Palfrey, and T.H. Perkins, among others.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Richard Olney Estate in December 1944.

Restrictions on Access

The Richard Olney 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 boxes by barcode.

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

Summary Description of the Collection

Box 1SH 17P3
Correspondence, 1847-1934
Box 2SH 17P4 $
Speeches, 1864-1916
Box 3SH 17P5 /
Speeches, 1898-1914
Box 4SH 17P6 +
Arguments, 1883-1917
Box 5SH 17P7 %
Legal cases, 1847-1932
Box 6SH 17P8 0
Railway
Box 6 SH 17P8 0
Income tax
Box 6 SH 17P8 0
Western Union
Box 7 SH 17P9 1
Cases
Box 8SH 17PA 2
Venezuela Boundary Commission
Box 8SH 17PA 2
Bay State Gas Company
Box 9SH 17PB 3
International Law Lectures
Box 9SH 17PB 3
Election notes
Box 10SH 17PC 4
Newspaper clippings
Box 11SH 17PD 5
Newpaper clippings
Box 12SH 17PE 6
Newpaper clippings
Box 13SH 17PF 7
Newspaper clippings
Box 14SH 17PG 8
Biographical information
Box 14SH 17PG 8
1982 Exhibition papers
Box 15SH 17PH 9
Printed Books

Preferred Citation

Richard Olney 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:

Olney, Richard, 1835-1917.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943.
Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881.
Perkins, Thomas H. (Thomas Handasyd), d 1823-1900.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

Organizations:

Bay State Gas Company.
United States.--Attorney-General.
United States.--Dept. of State.--Officials and employees.

Subjects:

Decedents' estates.
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston.
Politicians--Massachusetts--Boston.
Venezuela--Boundaries.
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933.
United States--Foreign relations--1865-1921.