COLLECTION GUIDES

1784-1933; bulk: 1860-1905

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The George Frisbie Hoar 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: Cartons 113-119, 189, 195, and 197 are PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of George Frisbie Hoar, lawyer and U.S. congressman of Worcester, Mass., and include correspondence and family papers, speeches and other writings, genealogical material, legal and financial papers, Clark University papers, diaries, and scrapbooks. Also included are papers of other family members.

Biographical Sketch

George Frisbie Hoar (29 Aug. 1826-30 Sep. 1904) was a lawyer, U.S. representative, and senator. He was born in Concord, Mass., the son of Samuel and Sarah (Sherman) Hoar and educated at Concord Academy and Harvard College (B.A. 1846, LL.B. 1849). In 1849, he began practicing law in Worcester, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Hoar was intimately associated with the planning and early organization of the Republican Party in Massachusetts and continued that work for half a century, presiding over the Republican state conventions in 1871, 1877, 1882, and 1885. In 1852, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and, five years later, served a term in the state Senate. In 1869, he was elected as a Republican to Congress and served in the House until 1877, when he was elected to the Senate. Re-elected four times, Hoar represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate until his death.

During his seven years in the House, Hoar served on the Judiciary Committee. He was one of the managers of the House in the impeachment of William Belknap and presented a vigorous argument for conviction, even though Belknap was no longer serving as secretary of war. In 1873, he was chairman of the special committee investigating governmental conditions in Louisiana. He was also a member of the electoral commission that determined the outcome of the Hayes-Tilden controversy in 1877.

In Hoar's own opinion, his most important service to the country was as a member of the Committee on Claims, where he exercised great influence in determining the Senate's policies on the Civil War claims of individuals, corporate bodies, and states. For more than 25 years, he served on the committee on privileges and elections, and his opinions are cited as authoritative. For 20 years, he was a member of the committee on the judiciary. He was the author of the 1887 law which repealed a portion of the tenure-in-office act, and of the presidential succession act of 1886, and he had a large part in framing bankruptcy and anti-trust legislation.

Particularly concerned with moral issues, Hoar was the Senate's chief opposition to lotteries. He also opposed the Republican administration's policy on the Philippines, but despite disapproval of his position in his home state, he was easily re-elected to a final term in 1901.

For 12 years, Hoar served as overseer of Harvard College. He helped to establish Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University, also in Worcester, and was an influential trustee to both institutions from their organization until his death. He served as a regent of the Smithsonian and president of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester. He maintained an extensive personal library and took an active interest in the Library of Congress.

Hoar married twice: first to Mary Louisa Spurr in 1853, with whom he had two children, Rockwood and Mary Hoar; and second to Ruth Ann Miller in 1862.

Collection Description

The George Frisbie Hoar papers consist of correspondence and family papers; speeches and other writings, including notes concerning the anti-slavery movement, Wendell Phillips, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar and Samuel Hoar, and John Quincy Adams; genealogical material; legal and financial papers; Clark University papers; papers of Lucy Miller, Mary Hoar, Mary Louisa (Spurr) Hoar, and Ruth A. Miller Hoar; diaries; and 36 scrapbooks. Included are the diaries of George Frisbie Hoar, 1859-1903, and Dollie M. Kendall, 1851-1859, as well as copies of letters and George Frisbie Hoar's research and genealogical notes on Roger Sherman and the Sherman family, to whom the Hoar family was related.

The following description of this collection was published in the Massachusetts Historical Society's Miscellany, No. 7 (Mar. 1963):

"The legal papers constitute a record of Hoar's law practice from 1849, the year he left Harvard Law School, until his election to the United States Senate in 1877. This portion of the collection is chiefly concerned with litigation in the Massachusetts courts and is most concentrated in the years 1855-1869.

"The printed matter consists of a vast number of speeches and monographs by the Senator, articles supporting or criticizing his views on various issues, bills he sponsored or supported, and hundreds of pamphlets on public affairs ranging from the Free Soil Party to the Panama Canal controversy....

"The manuscripts, the largest and most important segment of the collection, record a life devoted to public service at the municipal, state, and national levels. They trace Hoar's career from his entry into politics with the Free Soil and Republican Parties, his service in both houses of the Massachusetts General Court, his election to Congress, and his service as a Senator from 1877 to his death in 1904. Most of them concern his years in the Senate and are particularly enlightening on the many important matters with which he was officially concerned, including the Belknap impeachment trial, the political investigations in Louisiana during Reconstruction, the Salary Grab Act of 1873, the Disputed Election of 1876, the Sherman Anti-Trust and Silver Purchase Acts, and the controversial McKinley Tariff of 1890, as well as the spate of matters taken up by the Senate Committees on Civil War Claims, on Elections and Privileges, and on the Judiciary."

Note: Cartons 134-148, 151, 163, 190-194, 196, and 198, containing Rockwood Hoar correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, volumes, and other papers, have been removed to the Rockwood Hoar papers.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Reginald Foster of Needham, Mass.; Dr. C. Grant LaFarge of Brookline, Mass.; and Mr. W. E. R. LaFarge of New York, N.Y., 1962.

The papers in Carton 197 were a gift of Dr. Charles W. Foster in April 1971 and were transferred from "Foster" to the George Frisbie Hoar additions in May 1991.

Restrictions on Access

The George Frisbie Hoar 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: Cartons 113-119, 189, 195, and 197 are PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Correspondence, 1799-1933

101 record cartons
Carton 1SH0108
1799-1852
Carton 2SH0109
1853-1854
Carton 3SH0110
1855-1856
Carton 4SH0111
1857-1858
Carton 5SH0112
1859-1860
Carton 6SH0113
1861-1862
Carton 7SH0114
1863-1864
Carton 8SH0115
1865-1866
Carton 9SH0116
1867-1868
Carton 10SH0117
1869
Carton 11SH0118
1870
Carton 12SH0119
1871
Carton 13SH0120
1872
Carton 14SH0121
1873
Carton 15SH0122
1874
Carton 16SH0123
1875
Carton 17SH0124
1876
Carton 18SH0125
Jan.-June 1877
Carton 19SH0126
July-Dec. 1877
Carton 20SH0127
Jan.-June 1878
Carton 21SH0128
July-Dec. 1878
Carton 22SH0129
Jan.-June 1879
Carton 23SH0130
July-Dec. 1879; undated 1870s
Carton 24SH0131
1880; 1880s
Carton 25SH0132
1881
Carton 26SH0133
Jan.-June 1882
Carton 27SH0134
July-Dec. 1882
Carton 28SH0135
Jan.-June 1883
Carton 29SH0136
July-Dec. 1883
Carton 30SH0137
Jan.-Apr. 1884
Carton 31SH0138
May-Dec. 1884
Carton 32SH0139
Jan.-June 1885
Carton 33SH0140
July-Dec. 1885
Carton 34SH0141
Jan.-Apr. 1886
Carton 35SH0142
May-Dec. 1886
Carton 36SH0143
Jan.-June 1887
Carton 37SH0144
July-Dec. 1887
Carton 38SH0145
Jan.-Mar. 1888
Carton 39SH0146
Apr.-July 1888
Carton 40SH0147
Aug.-Dec. 1888
Carton 41SH0148
Jan.-Mar. 1889
Carton 42SH0149
Apr.-Aug. 1889
Carton 43SH0150
Sep.-Dec. 1889
Carton 44SH0151
Undated letters, [1890-1893]
Carton 44SH0151
Jan.-Feb. 1890
Carton 45SH0152
Mar.-May 1890
Carton 46SH0153
June-Aug. 1890
Carton 47SH0154
Sep.-Dec. 1890
Carton 48SH0155
Jan.-June 1891
Carton 49SH0156
July-Dec. 1891
Carton 50SH0157
Letterbook (bound), 1892
Carton 50SH0157
Jan.-Mar. 1892
Carton 51SH0158
Apr.-Dec. 1892
Carton 52SH0159
Jan.-July 1893
Carton 53SH0160
Aug.-Dec. 1893
Carton 54SH0161
Undated letters, [1894-1897]
Carton 54SH0161
Jan.-Feb. 1894
Carton 55SH0162
Mar.-May 1894
Carton 56SH0163
Jun.-Sep. 1894
Carton 57SH0164
Oct.-Dec. 1894
Carton 58SH0165
Jan.-Apr. 1895
Carton 59SH0166
May-Oct. 1895
Carton 60SH0167
Nov.-Dec. 1895
Carton 61SH0168
Jan.-Mar. 1896
Carton 62SH0169
Apr.-Dec. 1896
Carton 63SH0170
Jan.-Mar. 1897
Carton 64SH0171
Apr.-May 1897
Carton 65SH0172
Jun.-Sep. 1897
Carton 66SH0173
Oct.-Dec. 1897
Carton 67SH0174
Jan.-Mar. 1898
Carton 68SH0175
Apr.-May 1898
Carton 69SH0176
June-Aug. 1898
Carton 70SH0177
Sep.-Oct. 1898
Carton 71SH0178
Nov.-Dec. 1898
Carton 72SH0179
Undated letters
Carton 72SH0179
Jan. 1899
Carton 73SH0180
Feb.-Mar. 1899
Carton 74SH0181
Apr.-Sep. 1899
Carton 75SH0182
Oct.-Dec. 1899
Carton 76SH0183
Undated letters, [1900]
Carton 76SH0183
Jan. 1900
Carton 77SH0184
Feb.-Mar. 1900
Carton 78SH0185
Apr.-May 1900
Carton 79SH0186
June-Aug. 1900
Carton 80SH0187
Sep.-Dec. 1900
Carton 81SH0188
Jan. 1901
Carton 82SH0189
Feb.-Mar. 1901
Carton 83SH0190
Apr.-June 1901
Carton 84SH0191
July-Oct. 1901
Carton 85SH0192
Nov.-Dec. 1901
Carton 86SH0193
Jan. 1902
Carton 87SH0194
Feb.-Mar. 1902
Carton 88SH0195
Apr. 1902
Carton 89SH0196
May 1902
Carton 90SH0197
June-July 1902
Carton 91SH0198
Aug.-Oct. 1902
Carton 92SH0199
Nov.-Dec. 1902
Carton 93SH0200
Jan. 1903
Carton 94SH0201
Feb.-Mar. 1903
Carton 95SH0202
Apr.-July 1903
Carton 96SH0203
Aug.-Oct. 1903
Carton 97SH0204
Nov.-Dec. 1903
Carton 98SH0205
Letters of sympathy on the death of R. Hoar, Dec. 1903-Mar. 1904
Carton 98SH0205
Jan. 1904
Carton 99SH0206
Feb.-Mar. 1904
Carton 100SH0207
Apr.-June 1904
Carton 101SH0208
July-Dec. 1904
Carton 101SH0208
Miscellaneous letters, 1850-1933

II. Speeches, 1870-1903

5 record cartons
Carton 102SH0209
Notes for speeches
Carton 102SH0209
Untitled speeches, undated
Carton 102SH0209
Speech on the Northwest Territory, undated
Carton 103SH0210
Speeches, undated (titled A-Z)
Carton 104SH0211
Speeches, 1870-1889
Carton 105SH0212
Fisheries speech, 1888
Carton 105SH0212
Speeches, 1890-1897
Carton 106SH0213
Speeches, 1898-1903

III. Appointments, 1896-1899

2 record cartons
Carton 107SH0214
Political appointments, 1896-1898
Carton 107SH0214
Political appointments and military discharges, 1898
Carton 108SH0215
Political appointments, 1899
Carton 108SH0215
Political appointments and Naval Cadet appointments, 1899

IV. Writings, undated

4 record cartons
Carton 109SH0216
Notes on Wendell Phillips
Carton 109SH0216
Speeches by Wendell Phillips
Carton 110SH0217
Thucydides I and II
Carton 110SH0217
Notes for autobiography
Carton 110SH0217
Notes on Ebenezer R. Hoar
Carton 111SH0218
Genealogical materials
Carton 111SH0218
Notes on Samuel Hoar
Carton 112SH0219
Notes on John Quincy Adams bibliography
Carton 112SH0219
Bradford manuscript papers
Carton 112SH0219
Manuscript of [book] on the anti-slavery movement

V. Miscellaneous papers, 1864-1903

7 record cartons

NOTE: The cartons in this series are partially processed.

Carton 113SH0220
Unsorted miscellaneous papers, undated
Carton 114SH0221
Unsorted miscellaneous papers, undated
Carton 115SH0222
Clark University papers and J. G. Clark's will, 1900-1903
Carton 115SH0222
Danville papers
Carton 115SH0222
Notes on the Union Pacific Railroad
Carton 115SH0222
Topographical notes and charts
Carton 116SH0223
Behring Sea papers and U.S. commercial relations with Canada, 1889
Carton 116SH0223
Fisheries
Carton 116SH0223
Frederick Gerring, Goldberg, and Jordan cases
Carton 116SH0223
Petitions from Philippine towns
Carton 116SH0223
Coinage and tariffs, 1870-1873
Carton 116SH0223
Trusts
Carton 116SH0223
Masich case, 1864-1890
Carton 117SH0224
National Bank tax case, 1887
Carton 117SH0224
Papers of historical interest
Carton 118SH0225
Senate matters (bound), 1880s and 1890s
Carton 119SH0226
Collection of quotations
Carton 119SH0226
Christmas and New Year cards (unsorted)
Carton 119SH0226
Papers of Lucy Miller
Carton 119SH0226
L. M. Spurr and Christine Rice correspondence
Carton 119SH0226
Obituaries of Mrs. Spurr (1890), Mrs. Miller (1886), and Henry W. Miller (1891)

VI. Legal papers, 1845-1897

8 record cartons
Carton 120SH0227
Devens and Hoar, 1860
Carton 120SH0227
Legal papers, 1845-1862 (to B)
Carton 121SH0228
Legal papers, 1862 (C-Z)
Carton 122SH0229
Legal papers, 1863-1866 (to P)
Carton 123SH0230
Legal papers, 1866-1882 (Q-Z)
Carton 124SH0231
Legal briefs, 1852-1861
Carton 124SH0231
Legal briefs, 1867-1891
Carton 124SH0231
Writs of execution, 1850-1860
Carton 125SH0232
Miscellaneous legal cases
Carton 125SH0232
Washburn and Moen vs. City of Worcester
Carton 125SH0232
"Water Cases and Old Santa Cases" (bound), 1887
Carton 125SH0232
Legal papers, unsorted
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1852-1854
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1855-1857
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1858-1859
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1860-1861
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1862
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1863
Carton 126SH0233
Law arguments (bound), 1864-1866
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments (bound), 1867-1868
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments (bound), 1869-1876
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments (bound), 1877-1879
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments (bound), 1880-1884
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments (bound), 1886-1897
Carton 127SH0234
Law arguments, Supreme Court, U.S.

VII. Financial papers, 1840-1916

6 record cartons
Carton 128SH0235
Account books, 1840-1862
Carton 128SH0235
George and Ruth Hoar bank statements, 1904-1906
Carton 128SH0235
Spurr estate accounts
Carton 128SH0235
Account of Edward Lamb (guardian of Mary Louise and Thomas J. Spurr)
Carton 128SH0235
Deeds, lot plans, and receipts, 1840-1900
Carton 129SH0236
Bills and receipts, 1850-1865
Carton 130SH0237
Bills and receipts, 1866-1879
Carton 131SH0238
Bills and receipts, 1880-1893
Carton 132SH0239
Bills and receipts, 1894-1904
Carton 133SH0240
Bills and receipts of Mary Hoar, 1902-1916

VIII. Notebooks and diaries, 1846-1903

2 record cartons
Carton 149SH0256
Notebooks of George Frisbie Hoar
Carton 149SH0256
Chapbook of George Frisbie Hoar, 1846
Carton 149SH0256
Diaries of George Frisbie Hoar, 1859-1869
Carton 150SH0257
Diaries of George Frisbie Hoar, 1870-1903
Carton 150SH0257
Diary of Dollie M. Kendall, 1852-1859

IX. Scrapbooks, 1850-1907

12 record cartons
Carton 152SH0259
Sensational murder trials, ca. 1900-1903
Carton 152SH0259
Clark University, 1887-1904
Carton 152SH0259
Death of Samuel Hoar, 1856
Carton 152SH0259
Deaths of Hoar family members
Carton 152SH0259
English and Spanish newspapers, ca. 1898
Carton 152SH0259
Civil War news clippings, 1860-1866
Carton 153SH0260
Political, vol. I, 1889-1900
Carton 153SH0260
Political, vol. II, 1900-1904
Carton 154SH0261
Congressional Record, 1874-1889
Carton 155SH0262
Congressional Record, 1887-1893
Carton 156SH0263
Congressional Record, 1893-1898
Carton 157SH0264
Congressional Record, 1898-1904
Carton 158SH0265
Personal, 1878-1897
Carton 159SH0266
Personal, 1897-1902
Carton 160SH0267
Personal, 1902-1904
Carton 161SH0268
Personal, 1904
Carton 161SH0268
Miscellaneous and personal, 1850-1879
Carton 161SH0268
Miscellaneous, ca. 1880-1890
Carton 161SH0268
Miscellaneous, ca. 1881-1902
Carton 162SH0269
Miscellaneous, ca. 1885-1903
Carton 164SH0271
Ruth Hoar miscellaneous scrapbook, 1864-1907
Carton 164SH0271
Ruth Hoar miscellaneous scrapbook, 1901-1902
Carton 164SH0271
Ruth and George Frisbie Hoar personal record
Carton 164SH0271
Mary Hoar miscellaneous scrapbook

X. Pamphlets, 1804-1919

12 record cartons

Arranged alphabetically by topic in numbered pamphlet boxes.

Carton 165SH0272
1. Catalogue of pamphlets, 1875, 1901
Carton 165SH0272
2. Alcohol in the arts; American Protective Association, 1890s
Carton 165SH0272
3. Armenia, 1895
Carton 165SH0272
4. Bonds, status of, 1883
Carton 165SH0272
5. Butler, Benjamin, 1883
Carton 166SH0273
6. Chinese immigration, 1878
Carton 166SH0273
7. Civil service reform, 1882-1900
Carton 166SH0273
8. Cuba, 1895-1896
Carton 166SH0273
9. Currency and bimetallism, 1894
Carton 166SH0273
10. Direct election of senators, 1890-1892; Election of 1884, Blaine vs. Cleveland
Carton 167SH0274
11. Federal election law, 1890
Carton 167SH0274
12. Federal judiciary
Carton 167SH0274
13. Geneva Award, 1882
Carton 167SH0274
14. Hatch Bill and information on options and futures
Carton 167SH0274
15. Hawaii, annexation of
Carton 168SH0275
16. Hoar, George Frisbie (pamphlets on), 1900-1904
Carton 168SH0275
17. Hoar, George Frisbie (pamphlets on), 1904-1905
Carton 168SH0275
18. Indian affairs
Carton 168SH0275
19. Internal improvements, 1881-1891
Carton 168SH0275
20. Nicaragua, 1895-1896; Northern Pacific Railroad, 1884
Carton 169SH0276
21. Old South leaflets; Panama Canal question, 1903
Carton 169SH0276
22. Patents and copyrights; Peabody Education Fund, 1885-1886
Carton 169SH0276
23. Prisons and convicts
Carton 169SH0276
24. Privileges and elections
Carton 169SH0276
25. Privileges and elections
Carton 170SH0277
26. Railroad transportation, 1871-1901
Carton 170SH0277
27. Reciprocity, 1901
Carton 170SH0277
28. Silver, 1890s
Carton 170SH0277
29. Spanish-American treaty, 1884-1885; Sugar question, 1888-1890
Carton 170SH0277
30. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Claims
Carton 171SH0278
31. Tariff (general), 1884-1891
Carton 171SH0278
32. Tariff (general), 1892-1900
Carton 171SH0278
33. Tariff (coal, wool, and wages), 1884-1900
Carton 171SH0278
34. Trusts
Carton 171SH0278
35. Undervaluations, 1886-1887
Carton 172SH0279
36. Union Pacific Railroad, 1883-1888
Carton 172SH0279
37. U.S. and Canada
Carton 172SH0279
38. Venezuela question, 1896; William and Mary, College of
Carton 172SH0279
39. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1804-1856
Carton 172SH0279
40. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1862-1882
Carton 173SH0280
41. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1883-1889
Carton 173SH0280
42. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1890-1895
Carton 173SH0280
43. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1896-1906
Carton 173SH0280
43. Miscellaneous pamphlets, undated
Carton 173SH0280
44. Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1911-1919
Carton 173SH0280
44. Oversize pamphlets
Carton 174SH0281
45. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1855-1879
Carton 174SH0281
46. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1880-1887
Carton 174SH0281
47. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1888-1892
Carton 174SH0281
48. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1893-1896
Carton 174SH0281
49. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1897-1898
Carton 175SH0282
50. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1899
Carton 175SH0282
51. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1900-1901
Carton 175SH0282
52. Pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1902-1904
Carton 175SH0282
53. Pamphlets by or about George Frisbie Hoar, 1879-1917
Carton 176SH0283
Oversize pamphlets and articles by George Frisbie Hoar, 1884-1902 (not boxed)
Carton 176SH0283
Printed material by George Frisbie Hoar, 1866-1904

XI. Miscellaneous subject files, 1860-1918

7 record cartons

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

This series consists primarily of printed materials and clippings, but also includes some manuscripts. The files in this series are largely unprocessed. Papers in Cartons 182 and 183 are arranged in numbered pamphlet boxes.

See also Series X. Pamphlets, which is arranged by many of the same topics.

Carton 176SH0283
Calling cards and advertisements
Carton 177SH0284
African treaty, 1891
Carton 177SH0284
Alabama claims
Carton 177SH0284
Alcohol, proposed bill, 1903
Carton 177SH0284
Armenian situation, 1895
Carton 177SH0284
Bankruptcy laws, 1895
Carton 177SH0284
Bimetallism (not foldered)
Carton 177SH0284
Bookseller lists
Carton 177SH0284
Brice case, 1891
Carton 177SH0284
Letter in reply to Butler
Carton 178SH0285
Campaign, 1882
Carton 178SH0285
Canada and the U.S.
Carton 178SH0285
Census
Carton 178SH0285
Central American Transit Co., 1869
Carton 178SH0285
Churches, statistics of, 1891
Carton 178SH0285
Colored postmaster of Charlestown, Jan. 1892
Carton 178SH0285
Credit Mobilier
Carton 178SH0285
Cuba, 1897
Carton 178SH0285
Cuba, 1898
Carton 178SH0285
Cuban reciprocity, 1903
Carton 178SH0285
Drugs and drug trade, 1894
Carton 178SH0285
Education, 1890
Carton 178SH0285
Education, miscellaneous
Carton 178SH0285
Expulsion of the Chinese
Carton 178SH0285
Federal Court Bill, 1890
Carton 178SH0285
Fisheries, 1888
Carton 178SH0285
Hoar, George Frisbie
Carton 178SH0285
Hawaii
Carton 178SH0285
Hawaii, annexation of
Carton 178SH0285
Immigration, 1891-1903
Carton 178SH0285
Indian affairs
Carton 178SH0285
Indian policy, 1887
Carton 178SH0285
Internal improvements
Carton 178SH0285
La Abra Silver Mining Co., 1898
Carton 178SH0285
Labor
Carton 178SH0285
Labor, 1892
Carton 178SH0285
Library, Joint Committee of the
Carton 178SH0285
Liquor trade
Carton 179SH0286
Madagascar, 12 May 1894
Carton 179SH0286
Massachusetts legislature
Carton 179SH0286
National Exposition, 1884
Carton 179SH0286
National Homes Bill
Carton 179SH0286
National University, 1896
Carton 179SH0286
Navy, 1892
Carton 179SH0286
Nicaragua, 1894-1895
Carton 179SH0286
Petitions
Carton 179SH0286
Philippines, 1898-1902
Carton 179SH0286
Philippines, 1902-1903
Carton 179SH0286
Politics, 1891-1892
Carton 179SH0286
Post office, 1903
Carton 179SH0286
Presidential message, 1893
Carton 179SH0286
Publishing interest vs. war claims, 1902
Carton 179SH0286
Quincy, Josiah
Carton 179SH0286
Reciprocity, 1892
Carton 179SH0286
River and Harbor Bill, 1882
Carton 179SH0286
Roach, William, 1893
Carton 179SH0286
Shipbuilding on the lakes
Carton 179SH0286
Shipping silver (not foldered)
Carton 179SH0286
Silver question
Carton 180SH0287
South America
Carton 180SH0287
Southern elections, 1887-1889
Carton 180SH0287
Southern outrages
Carton 180SH0287
Spanish treaty, 1885
Carton 180SH0287
Straws, 1881
Carton 180SH0287
Sugar, undated
Carton 180SH0287
Sugar, 1887-1892
Carton 180SH0287
Tariff, undated
Carton 180SH0287
Tariff, 1884-1889
Carton 180SH0287
Tariff, 1888-1889
Carton 180SH0287
Tariff, 1890
Carton 180SH0287
Tariff, 1892-1901
Carton 180SH0287
Tobacco
Carton 180SH0287
Tobacco, Internal Revenue, 1888
Carton 180SH0287
Taxes
Carton 180SH0287
Trusts
Carton 181SH0288
Uniform laws, 1891
Carton 181SH0288
Union Pacific, 1860-1888
Carton 181SH0288
Venezuela
Carton 181SH0288
Wages, 1894
Carton 181SH0288
Walthal, Edward, 1899
Carton 181SH0288
War loans, 1918
Carton 181SH0288
Washburne Bill
Carton 181SH0288
William and Mary, 1892
Carton 181SH0288
Whitman, William, 1892
Carton 181SH0288
Women's suffrage, 1894
Carton 181SH0288
Wool and the tariff
Carton 181SH0288
Undated
Carton 181SH0288
Miscellaneous unsorted
Carton 182SH0289
1. Congressional Records
Carton 182SH0289
2. Public documents, 1864-1882
Carton 182SH0289
3. Public documents, 1883-1892
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4. Public documents, 1893-1905
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5. Public documents, miscellaneous, 1883-1895
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6. Senate and House bills, 1870-Nov. 1889
Carton 183SH0290
7. Senate and House bills, Dec. 1889-1890
Carton 183SH0290
8. Senate and House bills, 1891-1906

XII. Printed bound volumes, 1875-1908

5 record cartons

Many of the volumes in this series consist of several pamphlets bound together. The titles of these pamphlet volumes, listed below in quotation marks, have been taken from their spines. Included at the front of many of these volumes is a manuscript list of contents, which has been photocopied. Volumes containing these lists are identified below with the note "(list included)."

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George Frisbie Hoar inventory of books (typed manuscript)
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George S. Taft. Compendium of Senate Election Cases from 1789-1885. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885.
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"Sumner/Motley"
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William T. Sherman. Memoirs of General William T. Sherman. Vol. II. New York: Appleton & Co., 1875.
Carton 184SH0291
Rockwood Hoar Memorial Address in the House of Representatives. Washington, 1907.
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Tributes of the Bar and of the Circuit Court of the United States to the Memory of Sherman Hoar. Boston: George H. Ellis, 1899.
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Tributes of the Bar and the Supreme Judicial Court to the Memory of Samuel Hoar. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1904.
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Charles Moore. The Promise of American Architecture: Address at the Annual Dinner of the American Institute of Architects. Washington: AIA, 1905.
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Dedication of the Statue of the Hon. George Frisbie Hoar, Worcester June Twenty-Sixth, 1908.
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A. P. C. Griffin. Library of Congress, Division of Bibliography. A List of Books (with References to Periodicals) Relating to Trusts. 2nd ed. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.
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Address Delivered at the Fifteenth Annual Banquet of the Boston Merchants Association, November 15, 1895, on the Improvement of Boston Harbor. Boston: Robinson Press, 1896.
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George Frisbie Hoar. Address Delivered Before the Senate and House of Representatives and Invited Guests on February 12, 1901 by the Hon. George Frisbie Hoar. Boston, 1901.
Carton 184SH0291
George Frisbie Hoar. McKay v. Kean: Argument of George F. Hoar for the Petitioner. 2 Oct. 1895.
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Proceedings of the Senate Sitting for the Trial of William W. Belknap, Late Secretary of War: On the Articles of Impeachment Exhibited by the House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876.
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"John A. Andrew" (includes list)
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"Electoral Commission: Speeches and Pamphlets" (includes list)
Carton 185SH0292
"Ford's Historical Pamphlets"
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"Garfield" (includes list)
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"Politics" (includes list)
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"Politics 1876" (includes list)
Carton 185SH0292
"Pacific Railroads Pro-Rate and Sinking Fund" (includes list)
Carton 186SH0293
"Louisiana Investigation: Subcommittee Report and Evidence"
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"Louisiana Investigation: Speeches" (includes list)
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"Louisiana Investigation: Carpenter's Report," 43rd Congress, House Report #101, "Condition of the South"
Carton 186SH0293
"Louisiana Investigation: Miscellaneous" (includes list)
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"Louisiana Investigation: Miscellaneous" (includes list)
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"Louisiana Investigation: President's Message/Election Cases" (includes list)
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"Louisiana Investigation: Hoar's Report and Evidence," "Condition of the South"
Carton 187SH0294
Francis A. Wharton. Digest of the International Law. 2nd ed. Vols. I, II, III. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1887.
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"Credit Mobilier: Miscellaneous Documents" (includes list)
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"Credit Mobilier: Poland Committee Report," 42nd Congress, House Report #77
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"Credit Mobilier: Wilson Committee Report," 42nd Congress, House Report #78
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"Railroads" I (includes list)
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"Railroads" II (includes list)
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"Railroads" III (includes list)
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[Railroads IV] (includes list)

Note: The binding on this volume is broken.

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"Railroads, Etc." (includes list)
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"Pacific Railroad" (includes list)

XIII. George Frisbie Hoar additions, 1784-1912

3 record cartons

NOTE: The cartons in this series are partially processed.

A. Correspondence, 1784-1912

This subseries contains letters received by members of the Hoar family, as well as copies of letters written by Roger Sherman that George Frisbie Hoar acquired while researching the relationship between the Hoar and Sherman families.

Carton 189SH0296
Copies of letters on land disputes, the American Revolution, the political status of Vermont, Indian land rights, Connecticut politics, and military affairs, 1663-1784, copied [late 1800s?]
Carton 189SH0296
Copies of letters on Anglo-American disputes, divorce, etc., 1768-1791, copied [late 1800s?]
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Copies of letters by Roger Sherman and information on the vicissitudes of war, 1770-1793, copied [late 1800s?]
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Copies of letters by and about Roger Sherman and information on the boundaries of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, 1775-1903, copied [late 1800s?]
Carton 189SH0296
Copies of letters on the state of the army, Congressional deliberations, and the pros and cons of the Constitution, 1776-1789, copied [late 1800s?]
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Copies of letters on disobedience in the army and state representation in Congress, 1777-1895, copied [late 1800s?]
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Copies of letters by Roger Sherman on trade, army supplies, and the general progress of the war and letters about the state of affairs in Connecticut and the search for information on Roger Sherman, 1780-1895, copied [late 1800s?]
Carton 189SH0296
Copies of letters on the economic distress in Philadelphia and the Wyoming Valley, territorial disputes, the Indian factor in westward expansion, and the role of the Sherman family in the Revolutionary War, 1784-1898, copied [late 1800s?]
Carton 189SH0296
Correspondence on the Sherman family, 1784-1912
Carton 189SH0296
Copies of letters on state representation; the lack of information about North Carolina history; activities of blacks in Cape Francais, Haiti; and information related to Roger Sherman, 1791-1793, copied [late 1800s?]
Carton 189SH0296
Letters to George Frisbie Hoar with information on the Sherman family, 1894-1897
Carton 189SH0296
Letters tracing the relationship between the Sherman family and the Hoar family
Carton 189SH0296
Letters on Roger Sherman's family history and his political and military activities, 1895-1896
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Letters related to the search for information on Roger Sherman in England, 1896-1903

B. Miscellaneous family papers, correspondence, and notes, 1811-1853

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Sherman family papers and transcripts, notes on genealogy, etc.
Carton 195SH0302
George Frisbie Hoar and Mrs. George Frisbie Hoar correspondence
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Copies of minutes of the Springfield Convention, 30 July 1777, and notes on the Helvetian War, the family tree of Walter Hickson, baptismal records of W. M. Hoar, assumption of state debts, Roger Sherman, and John Prescott, 1811-?
Carton 195SH0302
Various family trees, the election of state officers for Massachusetts, notes on the Sherman search in England, and some George Frisbie Hoar correspondence related to the Sherman search, 1853-?
Carton 195SH0302
Notes on Roger Sherman
Carton 195SH0302
Biographical note on Henry Miller
Carton 195SH0302
Hoar portraits
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Memoranda of the Sherman family
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Roger Sherman in the Federal Convention
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Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John Sherman

C. Speeches and writings, 1871-1903

This carton contains various dated and undated speeches, drafts of correspondence, notes, and research.

Carton 197SH0304

XIV. Oversize materials

This series consists of oversize documents from other series in the collection. These materials are stored onsite at the Massachusetts Historical Society (Ms. N-2247).

Box OS

Preferred Citation

George Frisbie Hoar 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:

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Hoar family.
Hoar family--Genealogy.
Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895.
Hoar, Mary Louisa Spurr.
Hoar, Ruth Ann Miller, d. 1903.
Hoar, Samuel, 1778-1856.
Kendall, Dollie M.
Miller, Lucy.
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884.
Sherman family.
Sherman family--Genealogy.
Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793.

Organizations:

Clark University (Worcester, Mass.).

Subjects:

Antislavery movements--United States.
Family history--1800-1949.
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Worcester.
Legislators--United States.
Scrapbooks.

Materials Removed from the Collection

The papers of George Frisbie Hoar's son Rockwood Hoar were removed from this collection in December 2000 and form a separate offsite collection, the Rockwood Hoar papers.

Autographs from this collection have been removed to the George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection.

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the MHS Photo Archives. Daguerreotypes of George Frisbie Hoar (Photo. 470) and an unidentified woman (Photo. 1.471) are stored by format in the MHS Photo Archives.