COLLECTION GUIDES

1848-1935

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of papers of Boston, Mass. lawyer and author Moorfield Storey, including correspondence, business and legal papers, writings, printed material, and scrapbooks.

Biographical Sketch

Moorfield Storey (1845-1929) was a Boston, Mass. lawyer and author. He served as private secretary to Charles Sumner from 1867-1869 and practiced law in Boston from 1869-1929, becoming a senior member of the firm of Storey, Thorndike, Palmer, and Dodge. He also served as president of the American Bar Association in 1896, as well as the Anti-Imperialist League, Massachusetts Civil Reform Club, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Thursday Evening Club, Game Club, and Good Government Association, and as an overseer of Harvard College in 1872-1888 and 1892-1910.

Collection Description

The papers of Moorfield Storey include original correspondence, typescript letters, business and legal papers, writings, bound volumes of published journals and political pamphlets, a copy of his autobiography, a facsimile of Gen. George Washington's accounts (1775-1783), printed material, and scrapbooks. In addition to papers documenting Storey's interest in anti-imperialism and civil service reform, the collection contains scrapbooks related to Philippines independence, as well as Native American and African American civil rights. Also included are typescript diary extracts of Fiske Warren enclosed in a letter that Warren sent to Storey, 1903. Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Gamaliel Bradford, Phillip P. Chase, Francis Ward Chandler, Richard Henry Dana, Henry Herbert Edes, Marcus Perrin Knowlton, John Torrey Morse, Charles Sumner, Charles Moorfield Storey, Gertrude Cutts Storey, Erving Winslow, and George Fred Williams.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles M. Storey, 1969. Additions from Palmer and Dodge, Nov. 1994.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Loose correspondence and other papers, 1848-1935

This series contains correspondence and other papers of Moorfield Storey, including his correspondence with Charles Francis Adams and other Adams family members; unverified typescripts of letters apparently copied out of Storey's letterbooks; and speeches, essays, and miscellaneous other writings by Storey.

Box 1
Charles Francis Adams correspondence, 1882-1915
Box 1
Other Adams family correspondence, 1872-1930
Box 2
Correspondence and papers, 1848-1906
Box 3
Correspondence and papers, 1907-1929
Box 4
Correspondence and papers, 1930-1935 and undated
Box 4
Speeches and writings, 1895-191929 folders.
Box 4
Undated speeches and writings, no. 1-11
Box 5
Undated speeches and writings, no. 12-22
Box 5
Miscellaneous papers, photographs, and printed matter/ephemera9 folders.
Box 5
Anti-Imperialist League account books, 1898-19023 slim volumes.
Box 6
Letter typescripts, 1895-1924 (unverified)

II. Letterbooks, 1894-1929

This series consists of 32 letterbook volumes (in cases) containing typescript copies of Storey's outgoing correspondence.

Vol. 1
17 Mar. 1894–31 July 1896.
Vol. 2
15 Sep. 1896–13 Jan. 1900
Vol. 3
15 Jan. 1900–10 Feb. 1902
Vol. 4
10 Feb. 1902–10 Apr. 1903
Vol. 5
10 Apr. 1903–15 Feb. 1904
Vol. 6
15 Feb. 1904–17 May 1905
Vol. 7
17 May 1905–29 May 1906
Vol. 8
31 May 1906–9 Aug. 1907
Vol. 9
19 Aug. 1907–18 Nov. 1908
Vol. 10
19 Nov. 1908–20 Jan. 1910
Vol. 11
20 Jan. 1910–24 Jan. 1911
Vol. 12
24 Jan. 1911–20 Nov. 1911
Vol. 13
20 Nov. 1911–16 Oct. 1912
Vol. 14
17 Oct. 1912–7 July 1913
Vol. 15
17 July 1913–7 Apr. 1914
Vol. 16
10 Apr. 1914-2 Apr. 1915
Vol. 17
2 Apr. 1915–10 Mar. 1916
Vol. 18
11 Mar. 1916–16 Nov. 1916
Vol. 19
16 Nov. 1916–6 Sep. 1917
Vol. 20
7 Sep. 1917–14 Aug. 1918
Vol. 21
14 Aug. 1918–28 May 1919
Vol. 22
29 May 1919–13 Apr. 1920
Vol. 23
13 Apr. 1920–9 Mar. 1921
Vol. 24
9 Mar. 1921–13 Feb. 1922
Vol. 25
13 Feb. 1922–6 Jan. 1923
Vol. 26
12 Jan. 1923–6 Oct. 1923
Vol. 27
5 Oct. 1923-16 May 1924
Vol. 28
16 May 1924–15 Apr. 1925
Vol. 29
15 Apr. 1925–12 Mar. 1926
Vol. 30
12 Mar. 1926–29 Dec. 1926
Vol. 31
29 Dec. 1926–27 Oct. 1927
Vol. 32
28 Oct. 1927–18 Nov. 1929

III. Printed matter, 1869-1920

This series contains loose and bound pamphlets, some of which are annotated by Moorfield Storey.

Box 7
Loose pamphlets by Moorfield Storey and others on miscellaneous topics, 1869-1920

Bound pamphlets

Box 8
"Miscellaneous Papers" by M. Storey and other writers, 1883-1896
Box 8
Speeches and lectures by M. Storey, 1895-1903
Box 9
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1873-1896
Box 9
Pamphlets by Charles Francis Adams, 1883-1905
Box 10
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1891-1902
Box 10
"Political Pamphlets" by M. Storey, 1889-1907
Box 11
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1903-1906
Box 11
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1903-1906
Box 12
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1907-1918
Box 13
"Miscellaneous Works" by M. Storey, 1907-1918 (duplicate of above)
Box 14
"Political Pamphlets" by other writers, 1882-1891
Box 14
"Political Pamphlets" by other writers, 1883-1896
Box 15
Loose pamphlets on miscellaneous topics including tariff reform, Native American rights, civil service, reform, and anti-imperialism

Bound pamphlets

Box 16
"Miscellaneous Pamphlets," 1871-1904
Box 16
"Independent Peoples," 1892-1906
Box 17
Good Government, vols. 12-13, 1892-1894
Box 17
Good Government, vols. 14-15, 1894-1896
Box 17
"Miscellaneous Colonialism" by other writers, 1899-1905
Box 18
Loose pamphlets: Tariff Reform, vols. II–VII, 1889-1894

Bound pamphlets

Box 19
Civil Service Reformer, vol. I, 1885
Box 19
Civil Service Reformer, vol. II, 1886
Box 19
Civil Service Chronicle, vol. I, 1889-1893
Box 19
Civil Service Chronicle, vol. II, 1893-1896
Box 20
Civil Service Reformer, vol. III, 1887
Box 20
Civil Service Reformer, vol. IV, 1888
Box 20
Civil Service Reformer, vol. V-VI, 1889-1890
Box 20
Civil Service Record, vol. XI, and Civil Service Reformer, vol. VII, July 1891-June 1892 (bound together)
Box 21
Civil Service Record, vols. I-IV, Dec. 1881-May 1885
Box 21
Civil Service Record, vols. V-X, June 1885-June 1891

Loose pamphlets

Box 22
Sound Currency, vols. I-V, May 1891-Sep. 1898
Box 23
Sound Currency, vols. V-VIII, Oct. 1898-June 1901

IV. Scrapbooks, 1850s-1928

This series consists of nine scrapbook volumes kept by Moorfield Storey, mostly newspaper clippings on topics of interest to him, such as African American civil rights, Philippines independence, civil service reform, and anti-imperialism.

Scrapbooks 1, 2, 3, and 5 are housed in cases, and the others are stored in two document boxes. Scrapbooks 1-7 were numbered in that order by Storey.

Scrapbook 1
1914–1927 (mostly 1923-1927)
Scrapbook 2
1903–1909
Scrapbook 3
1874–1916
Scrapbook 4Box 24
1862–1928

This volume includes invitations, ephemera, miscellaneous writings, and newspaper clippings. Many of the invitations are undated.

Scrapbook 5
1917–1923
Scrapbook 6Box 24
1913–1914

This scrapbook consists mostly of clippings concerning the Philippines and World War I.

Scrapbook 7Box 25
1920–1924
Scrapbook 8Box 25
1850s–1880s
Scrapbook 9Box 25
"The Second Inaugural of Ulysses S. Grant"

This scrapbook contains a small number of newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

Moorfield Storey 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, Charles Francis, 1835-1915.
Bradford, Gamaliel, 1831-1911.
Chandler, F. W. (Francis Ward), 1844-1926.
Chase, Philip Putnam, 1878-1978.
Dana, Richard Henry, 1851-1931.
Edes, Henry Herbert, 1849-1922.
Knowlton, Marcus Perrin, 1839-1918.
Morse, John T., Jr. (John Torrey), 1840-1937.
Storey, Charles Moorfield, 1889-1980.
Storey, Gertrude Cutts, -1912.
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
Warren, Fiske.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Williams, George Fred, 1852-1932.
Winslow, Erving, |d 1839-1922

Organizations:

American Bar Association.
Anti-Imperialist League (Boston, Mass.).
Game Club (Boston, Mass.).
Good Government Association.
Harvard University. Board of Overseers.
Massachusetts Reform Club.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Boston Branch.
Thursday Evening Club (Boston, Mass.).

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights.
Anti-imperialist movements--United States.
Authors, American--19th century.
Boston (Mass.)--Politics and government.
Civil rights--United States.
Civil service reform--United States.
Indians of North America--Civil rights.
Lawyers as authors.
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston.
Law firms |z Massachusetts |z Boston.
Philippines--History.
Philippines--History--Autonomy and independence movements.
Reformers.
Scrapbooks--1867-1927.