COLLECTION GUIDES

1639-1930

Shelflist to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, journals, genealogical records, commonplace-books, notes on sermons, lectures, debates, essays, drawings, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers of the Quincy family.

Biographical Sketches

Below are brief biographical sketches of the Quincy family members most heavily represented in this collection, arranged by date of birth.

Edmund Quincy (1628-1698)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1602-ca. 1636) and Judith Pares Quincy (d. 1654); came to America, 1633; justice of the peace, representative from Braintree in General Court; colonel of Suffolk militia; member of Council of Safety during the Andros troubles; built first Quincy mansion ("Dorothy Q" house) in 1680s; married first in 1648? Joanna Hoar (1625-1680); married second in 1680 Elizabeth Gookin Eliot (1645-1700).

Edmund Quincy (1681-1738)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1628-1698) and Elizabeth Gookin Eliot Quincy (1645-1700); merchant of Braintree and Boston; Harvard 1699; selectman, justice of the peace, colonel of militia, representative in the General Court, and member of Council; justice of the Superior Court of Judicature; left an estate of over £14,000; married in 1701 Dorothy Flynt (1678-1737).

John Quincy (1689-1767)

Son of Daniel Quincy (1651-1690) and Anna Shepard Quincy (1663-1708); of Mount Wollaston, where he built the second Quincy homestead, ca. 1716; Harvard 1708; selectman and perennial moderator of Braintree town meetings; colonel of Suffolk militia; representative in General Court for nearly 40 years; Speaker, 1729-1740; member of Council; guardian of the Ponkapoags; eponym of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and of the town (later city) of Quincy; married in 1715 Elizabeth Norton (1696-1769).

Edmund Quincy (1703-1788)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1681-1738) and Dorothy Flynt Quincy (1678-1737); of Braintree and Boston; Harvard 1722; called "Squire" or "Justice" Quincy; partner in family firm whose ship Bethell in 1748 captured a Spanish treasure vessel and made all the partners rich; justice of the peace and of the quorum; suffered financial reverses and declared bankrupt, 1757; patriot; writer on husbandry; married first in 1725 Elizabeth Wendell (1704-1769); married second Anna Gerrish (1719-1787).

Henry Quincy (1727-1780)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1703-1788) and Elizabeth Wendell Quincy (1704-1769); married first in 1748 Mary Salter; married second in 1759 Eunice Newell.

Edmund Quincy (1733-1768)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) and Hannah Sturgis Quincy (1712-1755); Harvard 1752; Boston merchant; died at sea in the West Indies.

Samuel Quincy (1735-1789)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) and Hannah Sturgis Quincy (1712-1755); Harvard 1754; attorney and barrister; solicitor general of the province; loyalist exile; married first in 1761 Hannah Hill (1734-1782); married second in 1787 Mary Ann Chadwell.

Josiah Quincy (1744-1775)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) and Hannah Sturgis Quincy (1712-1755); "the Patriot"; Harvard 1763; attorney; newspaper propagandist and pamphleteer; died at sea returning from London on a mission for the Massachusetts patriots; married in 1769 Abigail Phillips (1745-1798).

John Williams Quincy (1769-1834)

Son of Dr. Jacob Quincy (1734-1773) and Elizabeth Williams Quincy; married in 1794 Abigail Atkins.

Josiah Quincy (1772-1864)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1744-1775) and Abigail Phillips Quincy (1745-1798); called "the great Mayor" and "the President"; Harvard 1790; Federalist congressman, state senator, and representative; mayor of Boston, 1823-1828; president of Harvard, 1829-1845; orator, scientific farmer, and prolific author on many subjects, including The History of Harvard University, 1840; married in 1797 Eliza Susan Morton (1773-1850).

Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884)

Daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); eldest of the five "articulate sisters"; artist; family archivist and historian.

Josiah Quincy (1802-1882)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); of Boston and Quincy; Harvard 1821; held local and state offices; mayor of Boston, 1846-1848; promoter of railroads and of cooperative banks for workingmen; built the last Quincy mansion in Quincy; author of Figures of the Past, 1876; married in 1827 Mary Jane Miller (1806-1874).

Maria Sophia Quincy (1805-1886)

Daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850).

Margaret Morton Quincy Greene (1806-1882)

Daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); married in 1826 Benjamin Daniel Greene (1793-1862; Harvard 1812).

Edmund Quincy (1808-1877)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); of Quincy and Dedham; Harvard 1827; diarist, lecturer, and author of successful fiction in the Hawthorne mode and an immense amount of journalism on political and other topics; a leader in the Garrison wing of the abolitionist movement; married in 1833 Lucilla Pinckney Parker (1810-1860).

Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy Waterston (1812-1899)

Daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); youngest of the "articulate sisters"; published a volume of Verses, 1863; married in 1840 Robert Cassie Waterston (1812-1893); two children, both of whom died young.

Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1802-1882) and Mary Jane Miller Quincy (1806-1874); of Boston and Quincy; Harvard 1850; poet, short-story writer, and publicist; married in 1858 Helen Frances Huntington (1831-1903).

Helen Frances Huntington Quincy (1831-1903)

Wife of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910); daughter of Judge Charles Phelps Huntington of Northampton, Mass.

Samuel Miller Quincy (1832-1887)

Son of Josiah Quincy (1802-1882) and Mary Jane Miller Quincy (1806-1874); of Quincy and Boston; Harvard 1852; lawyer and legal historian; commanded Negro troops in the Union Army; wounded, captured, imprisoned, and exchanged; breveted brigadier general, 1865.

Edmund Quincy (1834-1894)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) and Lucilla Pinckney Parker Quincy (1810-1860); Harvard (Lawrence Scientific School) 1856; civil engineer.

Henry Parker Quincy (1838-1899)

Son of Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) and Lucilla Pinckney Parker Quincy (1810-1860); of Dedham and Boston; Harvard 1862; studied in Europe; M.D., Harvard 1867; "anatomical draughtsman"; instructor in histology, Harvard Medical School; married in 1877 Mary Gardiner Adams (1845-1928), his distant cousin, both being descended from Edmund Quincy (1628-1698).

Josiah Quincy (1859-1919)

Son of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and Helen Frances Huntington Quincy (1831-1903); of Quincy and Boston; Harvard 1880; representative in the General Court; assistant secretary of the Navy in Cleveland's second term; Democratic mayor of Boston, 1895-1899, widely acclaimed and attacked for his social (or "socialistic") reforms; married in 1900 Ellen Krebs Tyler (1862-1904).

Mary Perkins Quincy (b. 1866)

Daughter of John Williams Quincy (1813-1883) and Lucretia Deming Perkins Quincy.

Collection Description

The Quincy family papers include correspondence, diaries, journals, genealogical records, commonplace-books, notes on sermons, lectures, debates, essays, drawings, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers of the Quincy family. The collection contains papers related to the activities of the justice of the peace of Suffolk Co., Mass. (1716-1758); family matters; "Observations on the Boston Port Bill" (1774); and Samuel Miller Quincy's Civil War service as an officer of the 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Members of the family represented include Edmund Quincy (1681-1738), Edmund Quincy (1703-1788), Edmund Quincy (1733-1768), Edmund Quincy (1808-1877), Edmund Quincy (1834-1894), Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884), John Quincy (1689-1767), Josiah Quincy (1744-1775), Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), Josiah Quincy (1802-1882), Josiah Quincy (1859-1919), Mary Perkins Quincy (b. 1866), and Samuel Quincy (1735-1789). One scrapbook of Mary Perkins Quincy's journey to Thorpe-Achurch in Northamptonshire, England (QP 89), contains photographs of various views of Northamptonshire taken by commercial photographers, ca. 1897.

Arrangement

This guide is a shelflist only. Items are listed according to their arrangement on the shelves, which is mostly by individual family member.

Acquisition Information

Gift of members and descendants of the Quincy family, 1795-1967.

Shelflist

Most, but not all, of the materials listed here are included on the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham family papers microfilm (P-347); the location on the microfilm reels is noted. Those items excluded from the microfilm have also been identified.

Anna Cabot Lowell (Quincy) Waterston (1812-1899)

See QP 107.

Edmund Quincy (1628-1698)

See QP 8.

Edmund Quincy (1681-1738)

QP 1
Commonplace book, ca. 1694-17091 volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel I.2.

Edmund Quincy (1703-1788)

Included are about 20 letters from Edmund Quincy to Ebenezer Parkman, 1722-1723, and especially 1775-1781; three letterbooks, primarily covering the 1770s, containing letters to his children, friends, and sons-in-law (especially John Hancock); one letterbook, 1755-1764, related to his business affairs; a volume of notes on sermons heard in the 1730s; and a commonplace book, 1737-1766.

QP 5 and QP 6 were duplicates of QP 4 and have been discarded. See also QP 128.

Note: The MHS also holds letters from Edmund Quincy to his daughter Katherine and to various friends, 1739-1787, in Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Miscellaneous Bound Manuscripts, the Lemuel Shaw papers, the Samuel A. Green papers, the Hancock family papers, the Dana family papers, the Robert Treat Paine papers, and the Jacob Bigelow papers; about 70 letters to John Wendell, 1760-1767, in the Edmund Quincy letters [photostats]; and some letterbooks, 1728-1776, in the Jeremy Belknap papers.

QP 2
"Edmund Quincy's Letter Book," 1727-17761 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Letterbook including a) letters, business accounts, and an agricultural essay, 1727-1730, on reel II; and b) letters and business papers, including letterbook, 30 Nov. 1775-24 May 1776, and business and legal papers, 5 June 1773-24 May 1776, on reel II.3.

QP 3
Notes on sermons heard, 1730-17311 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.2.

QP 4
Commonplace book, 1737-1776 [photostat only]1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel II.2.

QP 7
Account book, 1764-17651 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.1.

QP 8
"Commonplace Book," 1773-1776 [case label is incorrect--should say Commonplace book, 1665-1738]1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Includes a) Edmund Quincy (1628-1698) memoranda book, 1665-1697, on reel I.2; b) Edmund Quincy (1681-1738) commonplace book, 1697-1705, on reel I.3; and c) Edmund Quincy (1703-1788) on reel III.3.

QP 9
Letterbooks, 1776-1783 [incorrectly labeled--should say 1776-1784]1 oversize box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel II.4.

QP 9A
Transcripts of letters to family members and others, 1722-18141 box

See list of original letters in Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham index.

QP 10
Letters to Ebenezer Parkman, 1722-18141 narrow box

In letterbooks (QP 9, above) and dispersed throughout chronological letters; see index to the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 10A-10B
Edmund Quincy letters, 1750-18271 box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Includes John Williams Quincy (1769-1834) collection of forms for legal instruments, 1825-1833, on reel V.2. See index for remainder.

QP 10C
Photocopies of letters to his son Henry Quincy (1727-1780) and others, 1775-17771 narrow box

Originals located at William L. Clements Library.

Not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

Edmund Quincy (1733-1768)

QP 11
Letterbook, 1755-17641 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.6.

Edmund Quincy (1808-1877)

Included are about 100 letters from Edmund Quincy, primarily to Anne Warren Weston and Richard D. Webb of Dublin; lectures on the French Revolution, anti-slavery, George Fox, the early Quakers, and others subjects; letters to his wife Lucilla; newspaper clippings about a controversy between him and "Sigma," beginning in 1850, on the question of anti-slavery; a scrapbook of obituaries of him and reviews of his "Wensley," edited by his son Edmund in 1885; 15 letters to George F. Talbot, 1851-1875; nine journals, 1824-1850; and two writings entitled "Old Houses" and "Octogenary," 1837-1838.

There is no QP 21. For other materials related to Edmund Quincy (1808-1877), see the Quincy scrapbooks, QP 114-119.

Note: The MHS also holds about 20 letters from Edmund Quincy to various persons in the Amos A. Lawrence papers, the Dana family papers, the Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, Miscellaneous Manuscripts, the Hancock family papers, the Lemuel Shaw papers, the Winthrop family papers, the John A. Andrew papers, and the Theodore F. Dwight papers. The Adams Papers contains Edmund Quincy's correspondence with John Quincy Adams, 1838-1842 (4 letters), and Charles Francis Adams, 1846-1875 (8 letters).

QP 12
Journal, Vol. 1, 26 Sep. 1824-22 Jan. 18261 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.1.

QP 13
Journal, Vol. 2, 23 Jan. 1826-14 Jan. 18271 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.2.

QP 14
Journal, Vol. 3, 15 Jan. 1827-25 Apr. 18281 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.3.

QP 15
Journal, Vol. 4, 26 Apr. 1828-31 Oct. 18301 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.4.

QP 16
Journal, Vol. 5, 1 Nov. 1830-8 July 18321 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.5.

QP 17
Journal, Vol. 6, 9 July 1832-31 Mar. 18371 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.6.

QP 18
Journal, Vol. 7, 1 Apr. 1837-14 June 18411 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VIII.7.

QP 19
Journal, Vol. 8, 15 June 1841-12 Nov. 18441 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IX.1.

QP 20
Journal, Vol. 9, 13 Nov. 1844-3 Sep. 18501 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IX.2.

QP 22
Two essays: manuscript of "Old Houses in Boston" and printed text of "An Octogenary," 1837-18381 bound volume

"Octogenary" is Edmund Quincy's fictionalized biography of Norton Quincy, published in American Monthly Magazine, vol. 5 (New York, 1838).

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: "Old Houses" on reel IX.4.

QP 23
Letters from Wendell Phillips and others, 1837-18771 box

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

QP 24
Early lectures, debates, and letters, 1733-18511 box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Lectures on reel IX.3 and IX.5. Letters dispersed; see index for complete list.

QP 25-31
Letters and memorandum books, 1851-18571 box

Letters dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index for complete list. Memorandum books are scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and are not on the microfilm.

QP 32-38
Memorandum books, 1857-18611 box

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 39-40
Memorandum books, 1863-18661 box

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 41
Newspaper clippings of his obituaries and reviews of the reissues of his books, 1808-18851 narrow box

Not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 42
Miscellaneous papers3 boxes

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Lectures on Socrates, 1842, and "Private Life of Colonists of New England" on reel IX.6 and IX.7, and other miscellaneous writings on reel XI.2. Letters dispersed; see index for more information.

Edmund Quincy (1834-1894)

QP 42A
Journal, 28 Apr.-2 Nov. 18521 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel XI.8.

Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884)

Included are four letters from Eliza Susan Quincy to George Gill, 1881, about the maintenance of the grave of her grandfather Josiah Quincy; a journal, 1814-1821; and two drafts of a memoir of Josiah Quincy (1744-1775) by Eliza Susan Quincy.

For other materials related to Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884), see the Quincy scrapbooks, QP 108-112.

Note: The MHS also holds 13 letters of Eliza Susan Quincy in the R. C. Waterston autograph collection, Miscellaneous Manuscripts, and (especially) the Winthrop family papers. The Adams Papers contains Eliza Susan Quincy's correspondence with John Quincy Adams, 1831-1846 (10 letters), and Charles Francis Adams, 1853-1877 (5 letters).

QP 43
Journal, 16 Sep. 1814-30 Sep. 1821, annotated by Eliza Susan Quincy in 18701 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.7.

QP 43.5
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to Lafayette's visit, 1824-18341 bound volume

Not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 44
"Journal of Lafayette's Visit, 1824-1825"1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VII.1.

QP 45
Memoir of Josiah Quincy, 1820-1870, Volume 11 bound volume

Included are sketches and watercolors by Eliza Susan Quincy.

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VI.1.

QP 46
Memoir of Josiah Quincy, 1820-1870, Volume 21 bound volume

Included are sketches and watercolors by Eliza Susan Quincy.

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel VI.2.

QP 47
Letter to Samuel Adams Drake containing reminiscences about Boston, Anna Lowell, Amory Lowell, 1862-18731 narrow box

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm. Letters to Drake on reel 61. See index.

QP 48
Letters to George T. Gill about maintenance of the grave of Josiah Quincy (1744-1775), 18811 folder in box with QP 47

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel 64; see index.

Helen Frances (Huntington) Quincy (1831-1903)

See QP 70.

Henry Quincy (1727-1780)

See QP 128.

Henry Parker Quincy (1838-1899)

QP 49
Miscellaneous letters and lectures, 1850-18541 folder in box with QP 47 and QP 48

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Includes Edmund Quincy's draft of part of his novel, Wensley, 1853, on reel X.1. Other Edmund Quincy items dispersed on film; see index.

John Quincy (1689-1767)

QP 50
"Quincy. Braintree Cases. 1716-1758" [should be 1716-1761]: manuscript record of court actions and marriages performed by John Quincy while justice of the peace for Suffolk County1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel I.5.

John Williams Quincy (1769-1834)

See QP 10B and QP 86.

Josiah Quincy (1744-1775)

Included are two journals, 1773-1775; an inventory of the estate of Josiah Quincy and a catalog of his library; a manuscript draft of "Observations on the Boston Port Bill" and the printed version published by Edes & Gill, 1774; five volumes of reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts, 1761-1765; one volume of law reports belonging to E. Rutledge, copied by Josiah Quincy in 1773; and a commonplace book, 1770-1774.

QP 51
"Josiah Quincy, Jr., Papers": manuscript material about early history and genealogy of Quincy family, compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 box

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index under Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) and Josiah Quincy (1744-1775). Early genealogical materials are on reel 20, and most early papers are on reels 20-22.

Note: The MHS also holds 11 letters from Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) to various persons, 1760-1775, in Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Miscellaneous Bound Manuscripts, the Dana family papers, the John Thomas papers, the Winthrop family papers, and the Henry Knox papers. The Adams Papers contains correspondence of Josiah Quincy (1710-1784) with John Adams, 1759-1776 (14 letters).

QP 52
Transcript of journal of Josiah Cotton (1680-1756), with scattered entries through 1725

Removed to Ms. S-299.

QP 53
Inventory of books, furniture, bond and notes, and personal estate1 folder in box with QP 51

Identified as Catalog of library and list of bonds, 1775, on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm, reel IV.7.

QP 54
"Josiah Quincy, Jr.--Reports, 1771-1772": reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.5.

QP 55
"Josiah Quincy, Jr.--Law Reports, 1762-1763": reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.1.

QP 56
"Josiah Quincy, Jr.--Law Reports, 1763": commonplace book of law decisions and reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts1 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.2.

QP 57
"Josiah Quincy, Jr.--Law Reports, 1764": reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts, 1764-17671 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.3.

QP 58
"Josiah Quincy, Jr.--Law Reports, 1765": reports of adjudications in Massachusetts courts, 1765-17691 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.4.

QP 59
Commonplace book on topics of law and government, June 1770-17741 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.8.

QP 60
"Copies of law reports belonging to E. Rutledge," copied by Josiah Quincy (1744-1775), 17731 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel IV.6.

QP 61
Journal of trip to South Carolina, beginning 8 Feb. 1773; copy of journal of trip to England, 23 Sep. 1774-3 Mar. 1775; and copy of minutes taken from Josiah Quincy by a seaman, 21 Apr. 17751 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.8. For original manuscript journal of Quincy's trip to England, 23 Sep. 1774-3 Mar. 1775, see QP 62.

QP 62
Original manuscript journal of trip to England, 23 Sep. 1774-3 Mar. 17751 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.9.

QP 63
"Observations on the Boston Port Bill": manuscript draft and printed version, 17741 disbound volume in narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.1.

Josiah Quincy (1772-1864)

Included are journals of Josiah Quincy kept on trips to southeastern New England, 1801, and Washington, D.C., 1829; two journals, slightly overlapping, 1805-1828; a few letters from Josiah Quincy to his son Edmund; and one volume of his correspondence with Lafayette, 1824-1825.

Note: The MHS also holds about 125 letters of Josiah Quincy in various collections. The Adams Papers contains Josiah Quincy's correspondence with John Adams, 1796-1825 (20 letters); John Quincy Adams, 1804-1845 (about 65 letters); and Charles Francis Adams, 1838-1863 (about 40 letters).

QP 64
Journal of trip in southern New England, 3-17 June 18011 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.3.

QP 65
Journal and notes on English history, 1805-1806, with one entry in 18201 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.4.

QP 66
Journal and commonplace book, 1 Dec. 1818-Jan. 18281 bound volume

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.5.

QP 67
Record of sermons, 1819-18291 bound volume

Not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 68
Journal of visit to Washington, 3 Feb.-6 Mar. 18291 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel V.6.

QP 69
"Josiah Quincy II Papers, or Quincy Autograph Collection," 1612-18812 boxes

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

QP 70
"Quincy-Howe Family Papers 1809-1944" and Eliza Susan Quincy commonplace book, 1818-18252 boxes and 1 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Includes Eliza Susan Quincy's commonplace book on reel VII.3 (misidentified as QP 130 on the microfilm) and Helen Francis (Huntington) Quincy's (1831-1903) commonplace book, 1852-1872, on reel XI.7. Some of the remaining materials are dispersed on the microfilm; see index.

Josiah Quincy (1802-1882)

For other materials related to the career of Josiah Quincy (1802-1882), see the Quincy scrapbooks, QP 113.

Note: The MHS also holds about 10 letters of Josiah Quincy in the Sedgwick family papers, Miscellaneous Manuscripts, the Horace Mann papers III, and the Alexander Calvin and Ellen Morton Washburn autograph collection. The Adams Papers contains Josiah Quincy's correspondence with John Quincy Adams, 1833-1847 (6 letters), and Charles Francis Adams, 1857-1866 (5 letters).

QP 71
Letters to his wife Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy, 1849-18661 narrow box

Included are 17 letters from Josiah Quincy to his wife Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy, 15 of which describe his journey from New York to Charleston, S.C., 20 Feb.-26 Mar. 1849.

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

Note: The MHS also holds seven letters from Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy to Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, 1839-1864, in the Horace Mann collection.

Josiah Quincy (1859-1919)

Some select early items in QP 72 are on the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index. The remainder of these materials do not appear on the microfilm.

QP 72
Letters, papers, etc., 1639-18972 boxes
QP 73
Letters, papers, etc., 1859-19191 box
QP 74
Letters, papers, etc., 19053 boxes
QP 75
Letters, papers, etc., 1906-19161 box
QP 76
Letters, papers, etc., 1917-19301 box and 1 narrow box
QP 77A
Scrapbook [No.1]: clippings related to career of Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) and numerous obituaries, 1881-19191 bound volume
QP 77B
Scrapbook [No. 2]: clippings related to Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy and others1 bound volume
QP 77C
Diary of Josiah Quincy, Jr., 1 Jan.-10 June 18811 narrow box
QP 77D
Address book, undated1 folder in box with QP 77C
QP 77E
Mary Honey's book of poems, 18931 folder in box with QP 77C and QP 77D
QP 77F
Miscellaneous papers, 18961 folder in box with QP 77C-77E
QP 78
Scrapbook [No. 3]: newspaper clippings on various subjects, especially Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) and his family, and numerous drawings and cartoons, 1885-19041 bound volume
QP 79
Scrapbook [No.4]: newspaper clippings of articles by Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) and about him and his governorship, 1901, and numerous news photos, drawings, etc., 1895-19221 bound volume
QP 80
Scrapbook [No. 5]: newspaper clippings of articles by Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) and about his mayoralty and related political matters, 1895 and undated1 bound volume
QP 81
Scrapbook: letters, cards, and telegrams related to the death of Mrs. Samuel R. Honey, mother-in-law of Mary Honey, 19001 bound volume

Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910)

For other materials related to Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910), see the Quincy scrapbooks, QP 120-127.

QP 82
Typescript of story "The Esoteric Department" and memorandum discussing it, 18891 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel XI.6.

Margaret Morton (Quincy) Greene (1806-1882)

See QP 107.

Maria Sophia Quincy (1805-1886)

See QP 107.

Mary Perkins Quincy (b. 1866) "Quinciana"

There is no volume numbered "XII." These items are not included on the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 83
Letters and miscellaneous material related to Quincy family history, 1845-19161 box
QP 84-85
Family history and records: miscellaneous material, especially related to Quincy family's European background, 1845-19163 boxes
QP 86
Family history and records: miscellaneous material related to Quincys in England and early America, 1845-19161 oversize case

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Includes John Williams Quincy's (1813-1883) 1836 journal of visits on reel XI.5.

QP 87
Family history and records: genealogical information; select articles about family history; and correspondence with E. E. Salisbury, co-author of projected family history, 1845-19161 box and 2 bound volumes
QP 88
Family history and records: miscellaneous material mainly related to Quincy connections by marriage in America, 1845-19162 boxes
QP 89
Family history and records: miscellaneous material about Quincy family in Europe and America, 1845-19161 oversize case and 5 bound volumes
QP 90
"I: In Ancient Times. From the battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, 1066, to the Creation of the Earldom of Winchester, 1207"1 case
QP 91
"II: The Earldom of Winchester, 1207-1314. Monographs on the de Quincys Earls of Winchester and their sons. The text of the Magna Charta, 1215"1 case
QP 92
"III: Annals of the marriages of the daughters and granddaughters of the de Quincy earls. Monographs on the houses of the Great Nobles allied by marriage with the de Quincys"1 case
QP 93
"IV: The Annals and Vicissitudes of the Earldom of Lincoln from the time of Hawyse de Meschines, wife of Robert de Quincy, Countess of Lincoln in her own right, to the Plantagenet marriages"1 case
QP 94
"V: Interregnum 1264-1593-1600"1 case
QP 95
"VI: Interregnum 1264-1593. The close of the Interregnum, 1593-1633"1 case
QP 96
"VII: The Interregnum 1264-1593; close of the Interregnum 1593-1633"1 case
QP 97
"VIII: The Province of Massachusetts Bay, Edmund Quincy 1602-1635 (of Massachusetts Bay, 1633-1635): the Quincys of the Province of Massachusetts Bay 1633-1776"1 case
QP 98
"IX: The Quincys during the War of the American Revolution, and later (1775-1783); the text of the Declaration of Independence, 1776; the text of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1787, 1789"1 case
QP 99
"X: An ancestral estate at Quincy"1 case and 1 bound volume
QP 100
"XI: An ancestral estate at Quincy"1 case
QP 101
"XIII: Reference to the name of Quincy in printed records, archives and various collections"1 case
QP 102
"XIV: Addenda"1 case
QP 103
Families related to Quincys through marriages of Jacob Quincy (1760) and his son John Williams Quincy I (1794)1 box

Samuel Quincy (1735-1789)

Note: The MHS also holds 22 letters from Samuel Quincy to Robert Treat Paine, 1755-1772, in the Robert Treat Paine papers and a few Samuel Quincy items in the Jonathan Trumbull historical papers, the Ezekiel Price papers, the Samuel P. Savage papers, the Grenville H. Norcross autograph collection, and the Smith-Carter family papers. The Adams Papers contains two letters from John Adams to Samuel Quincy, 1759-1761.

QP 104
Diary in London, Oct. 1776-Mar. [?] 17771 narrow box

On Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm: Reel III.7.

QP 105
Letters to his family, 1758-1789, mostly 1775 and later1 narrow box

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

Samuel Miller Quincy (1832-1887)

QP 106
Letters, mostly as a soldier, to his family, 1861-18671 narrow box and 1 bound volume

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

Quincy sisters

For Eliza Susan Quincy's journal, 1814-1821, see QP 43.

QP 107
Journals (with partial typescripts) of three daughters of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864): Maria Sophia Quincy, 1829 (reel VII.5); Margaret Morton (Quincy) Greene, 1824 (reel VII.6), journal/letterbook, 1827-1828 (reel VII.7), trip to France, 1834 (reel VII.8); and Anna Cabot Lowell (Quincy) Waterston, 1833-1834 (reel X.3-6)

See reel notes above. Typescripts not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

Quincy scrapbooks

These items are not included on the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

Eliza Susan Quincy

QP 108
Scrapbook of obituaries and tributes to Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), Benjamin Daniel Greene (1798-1864), Edmund Quincy (1808-1877), and Josiah Quincy (1802-1882), and reviews of Quincy books, 1864-1883, compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 cased volume
QP 109
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on local, family, historical, and literary topics, 1875, compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 cased volume
QP 110
Scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, mostly undated, [ca. 1870], compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 cased volume
QP 111
Scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1871 and earlier, compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 cased volume
QP 112
Scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, including articles on the death of John Quincy Adams, 1848-1851, compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy, 18721 cased volume

Josiah Quincy (1802-1882)

QP 113
Scrapbook of material about mayoral campaigns and activities of Josiah Quincy (1802-1882) in the 1840s, 1841-18811 cased volume

Edmund Quincy (1808-1877)

QP 114
Scrapbook of letters of Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) to New York Anti-Slavery Standard, "From our Boston Correspondent," signed "D.Y.," Nos. 1-212, with some omissions, 1846-18571 cased volume
QP 115
Scrapbook of letters of Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) to New York Anti-Slavery Standard, "From our Boston Correspondent," signed "D.Y.," Nos. 213-278, 31 Aug. 1857-29 Oct. 18601 cased volume
QP 116
Scrapbook of editorials written by Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) for New York Anti-Slavery Standard on current topics, 1854-18621 cased volume
QP 117
Scrapbook of editorials written by Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) for unidentified newspapers, 1862-18691 cased volume
QP 118
"Independent articles": scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) on various subjects, 23 Jan. 1870-25 Aug. 18721 cased volume
QP 119
Scrapbook of unsigned contributions by Edmund Quincy (1808-1877) to the Independent, 1872-18731 cased volume

Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910)

QP 120
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) under the pseudonym "JPQ," undated1 cased volume
QP 121
"Selections from the works of Josiah P. Quincy": scrapbook of contributions to newspapers by Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910), 1850-1872, probably compiled by Eliza Susan Quincy1 cased volume
QP 122
Scrapbook of undated essays, poetry, travel letters, and other items on educational topics, theatrical figures, the coming of the Civil War, lectures, etc., by members of the family of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910), 1850-18671 cased volume
QP 123
Scrapbook of reviews of literary works of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and notices of his lectures, 1854-18891 cased volume
QP 124
Scrapbook of clippings on political and literary subjects and several obituaries of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), mostly anonymous, some by Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910), 1864-18701 cased volume
QP 125
Scrapbook of clippings from New York and Boston newspapers, mostly related to anti-slavery, the Civil War, and other subjects of interest to Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and his family, 1861-18691 cased volume
QP 126
Scrapbooks of clippings on political subjects, especially the presidential contest of 1872, and other subjects of interest to Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and his family, 1870-18742 cased volumes
QP 127
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on politics, current issues, and other subjects of interest to Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and his family, 1874-1901, mostly undated1 cased volume

Quincy miscellaneous

QP 128
"Quincy Papers-Miscellaneous": small group of letters written by Edmund Quincy (1703-1788) and his son Henry Quincy (1727-1780), 1772-17771 narrow box

Dispersed on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see index.

QP 129
Fifteen genealogical charts as printed in E. E. Salisbury "Family Memorials"

Shelved in printed collection: B. Gen. Large. Not on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm.

QP 130
Notes by Eliza Susan Quincy about the family of Edmund Quincy, 30 June 1881; memoranda by Eliza Susan Quincy related to pictures, china, and furniture in the Quincy house built by Col. Josiah Quincy in 1770, 1879 (reel VII.2); commonplace book of Eliza Susan Quincy, 1846 (reel VII.4; this case is labeled Anna Quincy poems); letters from Josiah Quincy to his sister, 1915-1917; drawings by Anna C. L. Quincy in bound volume, 1837; Italian Democrats of Boston to Hon. Josiah Quincy, 1898; and drawings to accompany poems by Anna Quincy, 18371 narrow box and 4 cased volumes

Some items on Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, Upham microfilm; see reel notes above.

Preferred Citation

Quincy family 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:

Quincy, Edmund, 1681-1738.
Quincy, Edmund, 1703-1788.
Quincy, Edmund, 1732 or 3-1768.
Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877.
Quincy, Edmund, 1834-1894.
Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884.
Quincy, John, 1689-1767.
Quincy, Josiah, 1744-1775.
Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864.
Quincy, Josiah, 1802-1882.
Quincy, Josiah, 1859-1919.
Quincy, Mary Perkins.
Quincy, Samuel, 1735-1789.
Quincy, Samuel M. (Samuel Miller), 1833-1887.

Organizations:

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864).

Subjects:

Commonplace-books.
Justices of the peace--Massachusetts--Suffolk County.
Northamptonshire (England)--Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Suffolk County (Mass.)--Politics and government.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories--Massachusetts Infantry, 2nd Volunteers.
Voyages and travels--Photographs.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the Quincy family photographs (unprocessed). Photo. Coll. 500.19. The daguerreotype of Samuel M. Quincy (Photo. 1.491) is stored in the MHS Photo Archives by format.