COLLECTION GUIDES

1837-1963

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Frank Washburn Grinnell papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. Researchers needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@masshist.org.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of correspondence, notes, speeches, writings, and other papers of Boston, Mass. lawyer Frank W. Grinnell.

Collection Description

The papers of Frank W. Grinnell, Boston, Mass. lawyer and secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association, include correspondence, notes, speeches, and writings related to his career, his involvement in professional associations, and the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917-1919. The collection also contains papers of his father Charles E. Grinnell, a Boston lawyer; Grinnell family genealogical materials; and papers and orders to Joseph F. Green of the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and as president of the Naval General Court-Martial.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the estate of Frank W. Grinnell, Dec. 1964.

Restrictions on Access

The Frank Washburn Grinnell papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. Researchers needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@masshist.org.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 1A87
Speeches, articles, and essays; typescripts, plans, outlines, notes, and correspondence for Treasury for Lawyers; typescripts for chapters 1-21
Carton 2SH 1A88
Typescripts and notes for chapters 22-30, Treasury for Lawyers; notes and drafts of essays; printed monographs by Frank W. Grinnell; research notes and facsimiles for early Massachusetts bench and bar; Charles E. Grinnell correspondence, 1881-1883; American Law Review essays
Carton 3SH 1A89
Historical and legal monographs, essays, speeches, addresses, etc., collected by Frank W. Grinnell (mostly unpublished typescripts); published pamphlets by other people collected by Frank W. Grinnell
Carton 4SH 1A8A
Pamphlets collected by Frank W. Grinnell
Carton 5SH 1A8B
Pamphlets collected by Frank W. Grinnell; materials regarding the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1919
Carton 6SH 1A8C
Materials regarding the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1919; correspondence, articles, and notes on miscellaneous topics; George Reid materials; papers of Charles E. Grinnell; unidentified miscellaneous papers
Carton 7SH 1A8D
Papers, sermons, notes, and correspondence of Charles E. Grinnell; prints, photographs, photomechanical reproductions; genealogy (Grinnell family)
Carton 8SH 1A8E
Printed materials by Frank W. Grinnell and printed matter from his own library; printed matter on the Supreme Judicial Court; miscellaneous printed matter on the Constitution of Massachusetts, etc.
Box 1
Joseph F. Green papers, 1844-1896Onsite at Ms. N-2500.

Preferred Citation

Frank Washburn Grinnell 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:

Green, Joseph F., 1811-1897.
Grinnell, Charles Edward, 1841-1916.
Grinnell family--Genealogy.

Organizations:

Massachusetts Bar Association.
Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention (1917-1919).

Subjects:

Courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
Law--Societies, etc.
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Scrapbooks were removed from the Frank W. Grinnell papers and cataloged separately in June 1992. See separate descriptions of three daguerreotypes (Photos. 1.316-318) and one ambrotype (Photo. 2.76), which are stored in the MHS Photo Archives by format. The following additional photographs have been removed from the collection: 1 oversize box of photographs and reproductions (Photo. Coll. U-218) and 1 box of 73 lantern slides (Photo. Coll. 6.17).