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Gay-Otis family papers, 1740-1900

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Call No.: MS#0476
Bib ID 4078802 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gay Family
Title Gay-Otis family papers, 1740-1900
Physical Description 33 linear feet (66 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Personal, business, and legal letters; manuscripts including prose, poetry, and diaries; and documents including deeds, receipts, invoices, and account books. The 18th century materials focus on the personal and business correspondence of Calvin, Jotham, and Martin Gay, sons of Ebenezer Gay who were engaged in shipping between New England and the Maritime Provinces. There are occasional letters of Jotham and Martin referring to the American Revolution. The Otis family correspondence of the 18th century, likewise, is of a purely routine and personal nature. There are only four letters of Col. James Otis, and only two of his son, James. Gay and Otis family interests intertwine during the 19th century with the marriage of Mary Allyne Otis to Ebenezer Gay, who are among the chief correspondents of this century, along with their children including Sidney Howard Gay and Winckworth Allan Gay. The Otis correspondence centers around business, real estate, and personal interests of Mary A. Otis Gay's brothers John, Joseph, and William Otis.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gay-Otis family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/01/53. Accession number--M-53-07-01.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

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2009-07-07 File created.

2014-06-13 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Gay, Calvin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Ebenezer, 1696-1787 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Ebenezer, 1771-1842 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Jotham, 1764-1785 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Martin, 1950- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Mary Allyne Otis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay, Winckworth Allan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Landscape painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, James, 1702-1778 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, James, 1725-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, Joseph Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- New England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shipping -- Maritime Provinces Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shipping -- New England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Two important New England families whose British ancestors settled in Massachusetts during the second quarter of the 17th century. Members of the two families include John Gay, a founder of Dedham, Mass., 1635; John Otis, a founder of Hingham, Mass, 1636; Rev. Ebenezer Gay (1696-1787), his sons Calvin, Jotham, and Martin; Col. James Otis (1702-1778), his son James, the patriot (1725-1783); Ebenezer Gay (1771-1842), his wife Mary Allyne Otis Gay, and their children who include Sidney Howard Gay, the journalist and author, and Winckworth Allan Gay, the landscape painter; and Mary A. Otis Gay's brothers John, Joseph, and William Otis.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Abbott, Joseph Hale

Box 1 Abraham, Nathaniel

Box 1 Adams, Ansel

Box 1 Adams, John (1735-1826)

Box 1 Adams, John Quincy

Box 1 Ainslie, Thomas

Box 1 Ainsworth, Richard

Box 1 Alden, Oliver

Box 1 Allan, George

Box 1 Allan, John (1746/7-1805)

Box 1 Allan, William Jr.

Box 1 Allan, William

Box 1 Allan, Winckworth

Box 2 Allen, Homes

Box 2 Allen, John

Box 2 Allen, Nathaniel

Box 2 Allen, William

Box 2 Allsopp, George

Box 2 Allyn, Henry

Box 2 Allyne, Samuel

Box 2 Ames, Thomas

Box 2 Amory, Francis

Box 2 Anderson, Joseph (Treasury Dept.)

Box 2 Anderson, Thomas D.

Box 2 Art Union of Philadelphia (George W. Dewey)

Box 2 Atkins, Benjamin E.

Box 2 Atkins, Gibbes

Box 2 Atwood, Sears et al.

Box 2 Avery, Edward

Box 2 Avery, John

Box 2 Aylwin, Thomas

Box 2 Backus, Joshua

Box 2 Bacon, Ebenezer

Box 2 Bagnell, Edward

Box 2 Bailey, John

Box 2 Baird, Robert

Box 2 Balch, William G.

Box 2 Bangs, Benjamin

Box 2 Bangs, John D.

Box 2 Barker, Betty

Box 2 Barker, Joshua

Box 2 Barker, Robert

Box 2 Barry, John A.

Box 2 Bartlett, W. O.

Box 2 Bartlett, Z.

Box 2 Bascom, Timothy

Box 2 Bass, Henry

Box 2 Baxter, Shubael

Box 2 Bayley, Daniel

Box 2 Baylies, William

Box 3 Beach, William T.

Box 3 Beale, Robert

Box 3 Beek, John Gerbrand

Box 3 Belcher, Joseph

Box 3 Belding, G, H.

Box 3 Bell, Samuel

Box 3 Bennett, James

Box 3 Bent, Jesse

Box 3 Bent, Martin

Box 3 Berry, Watson

Box 3 Beston, H.

Box 3 Binney, Amos

Box 3 Binney, Jonathan

Box 3 Black, Mary Gay (Mrs. William)

Box 3 Black, Rufus S.

Box 3 Black, Thomas

Box 3 Black, William

Box 3 Blake, Amelia B.

Box 3 Blish, Joseph Jr.

Box 3 Bosler & Company

Box 3 Boss, John Jr.

Box 3 Botsford, Amos

Box 3 Bostwick, Zachariah

Box 3 Bourne, Benjamin

Box 3 Bourne, Benjamin Jr.

Box 3 Bourne, Hannah D.

Box 3 Bourne, Richard

Box 3 Bowen, Silvanus Jr.

Box 3 Boyle, John

Box 4 Brackett, Joshua

Box 4 Bracony, A.

Box 4 Bradford, Charles F.

Box 4 Bradford, Gamaliel

Box 4 Bradford, Solomon

Box 4 Bradhurst, John M.

Box 4 Bradley, J. H.

Box 4 Bradley, William A.

Box 4 Brent, Daniel

Box 4 Brewer, C. & Company

Box 4 Brickwood, John

Box 4 Bridge, Benjamin

Box 4 Bronson, Sophia

Box 4 Bromley, Edward

Box 4 Brooke, Jane E.

Box 4 Brooks, Charles

Box 4 Brooks, Ebenezer

Box 4 Brooks, Isaac

Box 4 Brooks, Obediah

Box 4 Brooks, P. C.

Box 4 Brooks, Thomas

Box 4 Brown, Daniel

Box 4 Brown, Joseph

Box 4 Bryson, Peter

Box 4 Bulkley, Henry

Box 4 Bullard, Baalis

Box 4 Bullard, Charles B. (and Benjamin Lincoln)

Box 4 Burgby, John

Box 4 Burn, Edward & Sons

Box 4 Burn, Edward

Box 4 Burns, George H.

Box 4 Burr, David

Box 4 Burroughs, George Jr.

Box 4 Byles, Mary & Catherine

Box 4 Cabot, W.

Box 4 Callbeck, Phillips

Box 4 Callender, John

Box 4 Callender, Joseph

Box 4 Canning, E. W.

Box 4 Carter, Emanual

Box 4 Cary, A. & Co.

Box 4 Cary, Alpheus, Jr.

Box 4 Cary & Dickinson

Box 4 Cazneau, Edward

Box 4 Cebra, John

Box 4 Champney, Benjamin

Box 4 Chandler, John

Box 5 Chapin, Elizabeth Margaret Gay (Mrs. Jacob)

Box 5 Chapman, A. W.

Box 5 Chase, Benjamin

Box 5 Chase, Oliver

Box 5 Child, Everett, & Co.

Box 5 Chipman, John

Box 5 Chipman, Joseph

Box 5 Chipman, Samuel

Box 5 Clap, Elisha

Box 5 Clap, Ezra

Box 5 Clap, Nathaniel

Box 5 Clapp, E.

Box 5 Clapp, W. W. (The Evening Gazette)

Box 5 Clark, Issac

Box 5 Clark, Jonas

Box 5 Clark, L.

Box 5 Cleveland, Charles

Box 5 Cobb, Elijah

Box 5 Cobb, Matthew

Box 5 Cobb, Thomas

Box 5 Coffin, John

Box 5 Cogley, Josephine O.

Box 5 Colby, Harrison Gray Otis

Box 6 Colby, Maria Otis (Mrs. Philip)

Box 7 Colby, Philip

Box 7 Colman, Henry

Box 7 Colman, James F.

Box 7 Conway, W. T

Box 7 Cook, Clarence

Box 7 Cook, Samuel et al.

Box 7 Cooke, Thomas

Box 7 Cottnam, Samuel

Box 7 Cranch, William

Box 7 Crawford, William H.

Box 7 Creighton, John

Box 7 Croad, Thomas

Box 7 Crocker, David

Box 7 Crocker, Henry

Box 7 Crocker, John B.

Box 7 Crocker, Joseph, Jr.

Box 7 Crocker, William

Box 7 Cross, Amos

Box 7 Crowell, Ezra

Box 7 Crowell, John

Box 7 Crowell, Simeon

Box 7 Cummens, Anna M.

Box 7 Curtis, George W.

Box 7 Curwin, Samuel

Box 7 Cushing, Charles, Jr.

Box 7 Cushing, Elizabeth

Box 7 Cushing, Thomas, Jr.

Box 7 Cutler, James C.

Box 8 Dalton, Michael & Tristram

Box 8 Damen, Mary

Box 8 Dana, James

Box 8 Dana, Samuel

Box 8 Dana, William

Box 8 Darby, Sarah (Mrs.)

Box 8 Davies, Ann S.

Box 8 Davis, Abner

Box 8 Davis, Daniel

Box 8 Davis, Elisha T.

Box 8 Davis, Job C.

Box 8 Davis, John

Box 8 Davis, John W.

Box 8 Davis, Wendell

Box 8 Day, John

Box 8 Dean (?), J.

Box 8 Dearborn, N. M. and Melvill, Thomas

Box 8 Delano, John

Box 8 De Le Dernier, Francis

Box 8 Delindemir, Frank

Box 8 Dennis, Benjamin

Box 8 Derby, Elias Hasket

Box 8 Derby, Richard

Box 8 Deschamps, Isaac

Box 8 Dewolf, Benjamin

Box 8 Dickinson, Thomas

Box 8 Dillingham, John

Box 8 Diman, David

Box 8 Dimock, Charles

Box 8 Dixwell, John James

Box 8 Doane, Elisha

Box 8 Doane, Joseph

Box 8 Dobree, P. F.

Box 8 Dodd, Timothy

Box 8 Doll, E. Adams

Box 8 Dolliver, Peter

Box 8 Donnison, William

Box 8 Dougherty, James

Box 8 Draper, Margaret (Mrs. Richard)

Box 8 Drew, George

Box 8 Drown, T.

Box 8 Dugall, William

Box 8 Dunbar, John D.

Box 8 Dunham, Thomas

Box 8 Durando, G. L.

Box 8 Durant, Thomas

Box 8 Dyer, Edward

Box 8 Dyson, G. E.

Box 9 Ealle (?), F.

Box 9 Edes, Peter

Box 9 Eldridge, John

Box 9 Eliot, Mary F.

Box 9 Eliot, Ephraim

Box 9 Eliott, Isabella Amanda

Box 9 Elmer, Corneilia

Box 9 Etter, Peter

Box 9 Fales, William A.

Box 9 Fearing, Israel

Box 9 Fellowes, Nathaniel

Box 9 Fenwick, Robert

Box 9 Fernandez, J. M.

Box 9 Fessenden, William

Box 9 Field, H. W.

Box 9 Fillis, John

Box 9 Finney, Ebenezer

Box 9 Fiske, Mary Allyn

Box 9 Fiske, Mary Otis Gay(Mrs. Robert T. P.)

Box 9 Fiske, Oliver

Box 9 Fiske, Robert Treat Paine

Box 9 Fiske, Sarah Duncan

Box 9 Fitzgerald, Lewis

Box 9 Foster, Benjamin

Box 9 Foster, John Jr.

Box 9 Foster, Josiah

Box 9 Fowle, William B.

Box 9 Franklin, Michael

Box 9 Freeman, James

Box 9 Freeman, Jonathan Otis

Box 9 Freeman, Joshua

Box 9 Freeman, Josiah

Box 9 Freeman, Nathaniel

Box 9 Freeman, Russel

Box 9 Freeman, Shadrach

Box 9 Frothingham, Abby L.

Box 9 Frothingham, Richard

Box 9 Fuller, Henry H.

Box 9 Fuller, Timothy

Box 9 Furnald, Jorothy (Mrs.)

Box 9 Furnald, John

Box 10 Gallatin, Albert

Box 10 Gallop, Antill

Box 10 Gannett, Caleb

Box 10 Gardiner, John

Box 10 Gassett, Edward

Box 10 Gassett, F.

Box 10 Gay, Abigail, Jerusha & Joanna

Box 10 Gay, Abigail (1729-1804)

Box 10 Gay, Arthur Otis

Box 11 Gay, Arthur T.

Box 11 Gay, Calvin

Box 11 Gay, Charles William

Box 11 Gay, Rev. Ebenezer (1696-1787)

Box 12 Gay, Ebenezer (1771-1842)

Box 13 Gay, Ebenezer (1818-1899)

Box 14 Gay, Ebenezer Howard

Box 14 Gay, Eleanor Allen (Mrs. Martin)

Box 14 Gay, Elizabeth Johns Neall (Mrs. Sidney Howard)

Box 14 Gay, Elizabeth Young (Mrs. Henry Pinckney)

Box 14 Gay, Ellen Blake Blood (Mrs. Ebenezer)

Box 14 Gay, Frances Maria

Box 14 Gay, Henry Pinckney

Box 16 Gay, Jotham

Gay, Martin (1726-1809)

Box 15 A-C. Gay

Box 18 J. Gay-Gray

Box 17 H-Z

Box 17 Gay, Martin (1760-1778)

Box 17 Gay, Martin (1803-1850)

Gay, Mary Allyne Otis (Mrs. Ebenezer)

Box 20 A-A.O. Gay

Box 19 C.W. Gay-W.A. Gay

Box 21 H-T. Otis

Box 22 W. Otis-X

Box 23 Gay, Ruth Atkins (Mrs. Martin)

Box 23 Gay, Samuel (1754-1817)

Gay, Sidney Howard

Box 23 A.O. Gay-E. Gay

Box 24 H-J. Otis

Box 24 Gay, Walter

Box 24 Gay, William

Box 24 Gay, Winckworth Allan

Box 25 Gibbons, A. H.

Box 25 Gilbert, Eliza R. Gay (Mrs. Thomas)

Box 25 Gilbert, Thomas

Box 25 Glynn, A. G.

Box 25 Godfrey, George

Box 25 Goldthwait, Thomas

Box 25 Gordon, Frazer

Box 25 Gordon, H. G.

Box 25 Gore, Christopher

Box 25 Gore, John

Box 25 Gorham, Benjamin

Box 25 Gorham, Daniel

Box 25 Gorham, Nathaniel (Supervisor, District of Massachusetts)

Box 25 Gorham, Thomas, Jr.

Box 25 Gorham, William

Box 25 Gould, Lucretia D. G.

Box 25 Gould, Robert

Box 25 Grafton, Joseph

Box 25 Grant, Joseph P.

Box 25 Grants & Stone

Box 25 Gray, Joseph

Box 25 Gray, Samuel

Box 25 Green, Duff

Box 25 Green, Isaiah L.

Box 25 Greenleaf, Ebenezer

Box 25 Greenough, David

Box 25 Gresham, S. H. R.

Box 25 Grinnell, Eliza R.

Box 25 Gross, Micah

Box 25 Gulliver, Samuel

Box 26 Hall, Benjamin

Box 26 Hall, C. J.

Box 26 Hall, David A.

Box 26 Hall, John

Box 26 Hall, Joseph

Box 26 Hall, Susie

Box 26 Hall & Hiller

Box 26 Hallett, Benjamin

Box 26 Hallett, Charles

Box 26 Hamilton, Charles K.

Box 26 Hamilton, M. Draper (Mrs.)

Box 26 Hamlin, Seth

Box 26 Hammond, Benjamin

Box 26 Harris, William

Box 26 Harrod, Benjamin

Box 26 Hatch, Nathaniel

Box 26 Hawes, Benjamin

Box 26 Hawes, Joseph

Box 26 Hayman, Edward P.

Box 26 Hedge, Barnaby

Box 26 Henley, David

Box 26 Henshaw, Benjamin

Box 26 Henshaw, Joshua

Box 26 Hersey, Sarah

Box 26 Hesilnye (?), Sarah (?)

Box 26 Hews, Virgil H.

Box 26 Higgins, Hannah

Box 26 Higgins, Joseph

Box 26 Hill, George

Box 26 Hill, Paris

Box 26 Hilliard, William

Box 26 Hillman, Jethro

Box 26 Hinckley, Chipman

Box 26 Hickley, Isaac

Box 26 Hinckley, James

Box 26 Hinckley, Nathaniel

Box 26 Hinckley, Samuel

Box 26 Hirst, Arthur

Box 27 Hobart, Aaron

Box 27 Hodgdon, S. P.

Box 27 Hoffman, Amelia

Box 27 Holbrook, Anthony

Box 27 Holbrook, Thomas

Box 27 Holly, Sally

Box 27 Holmes, Benjamin Mulb

Box 27 Holmes, Charles J.

Box 27 Holyoke, Gus

Box 27 Homans, Benjamin

Box 27 Hooper, S.

Box 27 Hopkins, Barnabas

Box 27 Hopkins, Theophilus

Box 27 How, Josiah

Box 27 How, William

Box 27 Howard, George H.

Box 27 Howard, Jerusha Gay (Mrs. Simeon)

Box 27 Howard, Simeon

Box 27 Howes, Prince

Box 27 Howes, Solomon

Box 27 Howland, John

Box 27 Hubbell, H. W.

Box 27 Huddark, A. Townsend

Box 27 Hughes & Bryson

Box 27 Hunt, William Morris

Box 27 Hunt, Mary H.

Box 27 Hunt & Bull

Box 27 Hurd, John

Box 27 Huston, John

Box 27 Ingham, Joseph & Josiah

Box 27 Ingle, John P.

Box 27 Inman, Ralph

Box 28 Jackson, Hall

Box 28 Jackson, J

Box 28 Jackson, Joseph (?)

Box 28 Jacobs, Samuel

Box 28 James, Thomas & William Cochran

Box 28 Jarvis, Leo

Box 28 Jenifer, W. H.

Box 28 Jenkins, Samuel

Box 28 Johnson, Lewis

Box 28 Jones, George & Hannah

Box 28 Joy, John

Box 28 Keith, James

Box 28 Kellogg, D. O.

Box 28 Kidder, Joseph, Jr.

Box 28 King, Daniel

Box 28 King, William

Box 28 Kirkland, John T.

Box 28 Knaut, Philip

Box 29 Knowles, Caleb

Box 29 Ladd, S. I.

Box 29 Lamb, James

Box 29 Lamb, Thomas

Box 29 Lane, George

Box 29 Lane, George Bradford

Box 29 Lawrence, Joseph

Box 29 Lee, Frank

Box 29 Lee, Francis L.

Box 29 Lee, John

Box 29 Lee, Samuel

Box 29 Lee, Thomas

Box 29 Leffingwell, Lucretia

Box 29 Leigh, Benjamin

Box 29 Leverett (?), Zachary

Box 29 Lewis, Daniel, Jr.

Box 29 Lewis, Samuel & James Hinckley

Box 29 Lewis, Thatcher

Box 29 Lincoln, Abner

Box 29 Lincoln, Benjamin

Box 29 Lincoln, Benjamin, Jr.

Box 29 Lincoln, E.

Box 29 Lincoln, Enoch

Box 29 Lincoln, James O.

Box 29 Lincoln, Levi, Jr.

Box 29 Lincoln, (Mrs.) L. B.

Box 29 Lincoln, Mary, Jr.

Box 29 Lincoln, Mary F.

Box 29 Lincoln, Mary

Box 29 Lincoln, Otis

Box 29 Lincoln, Theodore

Box 29 Lindsay & Hill

Box 29 Livret (?), James

Box 29 Lloyd, William

Box 29 Lombard, Binney

Box 29 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Box 29 Lothrop, Barnabas

Box 29 Lovell, Thomas

Box 29 Lovett, John O.

Box 29 Low, James

Box 29 Lyell, Charles

Box 30 McConkey, B. M.

Box 30 McConn, W. T.

Box 30 McCordey, Robert

Box 30 McCulloch, James H.

Box 30 McDonald, John G.

Box 30 McMaster, John

Box 30 McMaster, Patrick

Box 30 McMaster, Patrick & Co.

Box 30 McNeill, William

Box 30 Mandell, Moses

Box 30 Mann, Horace

Box 30 Mannier, Charles

Box 30 Marrable, Thomas

Box 30 Martyn, Sennacherib

Box 30 Master, Daniel W.

Box 30 May, Sarah R.

Box 30 May o, Charles A.

Box 30 Meigs, E. S.

Box 30 Meigs, Josiah

Box 30 Meigs, Robert J.

Box 30 Mellen, P.

Box 30 Milk, Job

Box 30 Miller, Charles, & Son

Box 30 Miller, Francis

Box 30 Miller, John

Box 30 Millidge, Stephen

Box 30 Minot, Jonas Clarke

Box 30 Mirick, Constant

Box 30 Moorfield, A. T.

Box 30 Morrill, Peaslee, Jr.

Box 30 Morton, Daniel W.

Box 30 Munroe, Everett and Ezekiel Hayden

Box 30 Murray, Alexander

Box 30 Mally, E.

Box 30 Nance, John W. and Mary

Box 30 Mance, John. Webb

Box 30 Neall, Daniel

Box 30 Newton, Henry

Box 30 Nichols, A.

Box 30 Nickerson, Richard

Box 30 Norton, John

Box 30 Norwood, Samuel

Box 30 Nourse, Michael

Box 30 Noyes, Elizabeth

Box 30 Nye, Salmon

Box 30 Nye, SethF.

Box 30 Nye, Zenas

Box 30 Odin, John

Box 30 O'Kelly, Hatch

Box 30 Okile, John

Box 30 Onion, David

Box 30 Orbanesa, Anthony

Box 30 Osgood, Eliza (Mrs.)

Box 30 Osgood, Joseph O.

Box 30 Osgood, George O.

Box 30 Osgood, George

Box 30 Osgood, Isaac

Box 31 Otis, Ann "Nancy" Bourne (Mrs. Nathaniel)

Box 31 Otis, Arthur

Box 31 Otis, Charles

Box 31 Otis, Charles J.

Box 31 Otis, Horatio N.

Box 31 Otis, Harrison Gray (1765-1848)

Box 31 Otis, Harrison Gray, Jr.

Box 31 Otis, James (1702-1778)

Box 31 Otis, James (1725-1783)

Box 31 Otis, Job (1677-1758)

Box 31 Otis, Jonathan (1723-1795)

Box 31 Otis, John (fl. 19 cent.)

Otis, John (1774-1854)

Box 32 A-N

Box 33 O-V

Box 34 Otis, Jonathan

Box 34 Otis, Joseph (1725-1810)

Box 34 Otis, Joseph (1771-1854)

Box 34 Otis, Joseph, Jr. (son of J. O. 1771-1854)

Box 36 Otis, Manuel L.

Box 35 Otis, Maria Walter (Mrs. Joseph)

Box 36 Otis, Nathaniel Walter

Box 37 Otis, Richard William

Box 38 Otis, Samuel Allyne

Box 39 Otis, Thomas

Box 39 Otis, Walter M.

Otis, William (1783-1837)

Box 40 A-M. Colby

Box 41 F. Colby-Joseph Otis

Box 42 Maria W. Otis-W

Box 43 Seven Letterbooks

Box 43 Otis, William F.

Box 43 Otis, William M.

Box 44 Paddock, Adino

Box 44 Page, S. A.

Box 44 Paine, George

Box 44 Palfrey, John G.

Box 44 Palmer, Joseph

Box 44 Park, Thomas B.

Box 44 Parker, A.

Box 44 Parker, Benjamin

Box 44 Parker, Isaac

Box 44 Parker, Rebecca M. (née Davis)

Box 44 Parker, Robert

Box 45 Parkman, Charles

Box 45 Parkman, Daniel

Box 45 Parsons, Oliver

Box 45 Parsons, Theophilus

Box 45 Patriotic Bank

Box 45 Pearce, Joseph

Box 45 Pearson, Moses

Box 45 Pease, Daniel

Box 45 Peirce, Ann

Box 45 Peirce, Daniel

Box 45 Peirce, George

Box 45 Peirce, Joshua

Box 45 Percival, M.

Box 45 Perkins, John

Box 45 Phelps, Charles

Box 45 Philander

Box 45 Philipps, Caleb

Box 45 Phillips, Daniel

Box 45 Pickering, Timothy (1745-1849)

Box 45 Pickman, Benjamin

Box 45 Pitts, James

Box 45 Pond, Eliphalet

Box 45 Porchinger, R. von

Box 45 Potter, Eliza A.

Box 45 Potter, Mary S.

Box 45 Potter, Simeon

Box 45 Pottinger, Thomas B.

Box 45 Pratt, E. W.

Box 45 Pratt, Enoch

Box 45 Pratt, G. W.

Box 45 Price, James

Box 45 Prichard, Paul

Box 45 Prince, James

Box 45 Procter, John

Box 45 Punchard, John

Box 45 Purkitt, Henry

Box 46 Quincy, Edmund

Box 46 Quincy, John W.

Box 46 Quincy, Josiah

Box 46 Quirk, Edward

Box 46 Rankin, Robert

Box 46 Reed, B. T.

Box 46 Reed, John

Box 46 Reynolds, Nathaniel

Box 46 Richards, Nathaniel, David Lincoln, et al.

Box 46 Richardson, James

Box 46 Rider, John

Box 46 Righly, Edward

Box 46 Rittenhouse, W. B. (Treasury Dept.)

Box 46 Robbins, Eliza

Box 46 Robertson, William H.

Box 46 Robinson, Joseph

Box 46 Robinson, M.

Box 46 Rogers, Eliza S.

Box 46 Rogers, John

Box 46 Rogers, Timothy

Box 46 Rogers, William J.

Box 46 Rogers, W. I.

Box 46 Rotch, William

Box 46 Rudsdale, M.

Box 46 Rush, Richard

Box 46 Russell, Jeremiah Condy

Box 46 Russell, John Lewis

Box 46 Russell, Mercy Ann

Box 46 Russell, N. P. (West Boston Society)

Box 46 Russell, William S.

Box 47 Safford, Joseph & Joseph Allen

Box 47 Saltonstall, Eliza (Stewart)

Box 47 Sampson, Josiah

Box 47 Sampson, Zabdiel

Box 47 Sanford, Benjamin

Box 47 Sargent, James 0.

Box 47 Sargent, Kate 0.

Box 47 Savage, Chafcles

Box 47 Scollay, John

Box 47 Scott, William

Box 47 Scudder, Daniel

Box 47 Scudder, David

Box 47 Scudder, Ebenezer, Jr.

Box 47 Scudder, Elisha G.

Box 47 Scull, Gideon D.

Box 47 Seabury, Thomas

Box 47 Sears, John

Box 47 Sewell, H.

Box 47 Sewell, Thomas

Box 47 Shattuck, William

Box 47 Shaw, Lemuel

Box 47 Shaw, William S.

Box 47 Shepherd, J. H.

Box 47 Sherman, A.

Box 47 Shippen, Nathaniel

Box 47 Shurtleff, Benjamin

Box 47 Siddall, Ralph

Box 47 Silver, Diana Gay (Mrs. William)

Box 47 Silver, Henry

Box 47 Simpson, John

Box 47 Slocum, H.

Box 48 Smally, Thomas

Box 48 Smith, George

Box 48 Smith, Joseph E.

Box 48 Smith, Mary L. Walter (Mr. Nathaniel)

Box 48 Smith, Nathaniel, Jr.

Box 48 Smith, Richard

Box 48 Smith, Samuel (?)

Box 48 Smith, Stephen

Box 48 Smith & Stillman

Box 48 Snow, Sarah

Box 48 Snow, Silvanus

Box 48 Sommerville, Thomas

Box 48 Sparkaut, Nathaniel

Box 48 Spooner, Bourne

Box 48 Spooner, Ebenezer

Box 48 Spooner, John A.

Box 48 Spooner, Samuel

Box 48 Spooner, Walter

Box 48 Sprigg, Benjamin

Box 48 Stephens, Thomas

Box 48 Sterns, John

Box 48 Steward, James

Box 48 Stewart, Hannah

Box 48 Stoddard, Noah

Box 48 Stone, Nathan

Box 48 Stone, Nathaniel

Box 48 Stone, Silvanus

Box 48 Stone, William

Box 48 Storer, Ebenezer

Box 48 Storrow, Ann G.

Box 48 Story, Joseph

Box 48 Story, William

Box 48 Stover, Ebenezer

Box 48 Strettell, John

Box 48 Sturgis, John

Box 48 Sturgis, Russell

Box 48 Sturgis, Samuel

Box 48 Sturgis, Thomas

Box 48 Suckling, George

Box 48 Sullivan, George

Box 48 Sullivan, Richard

Box 48 Sutherland, Alexander

Box 48 Swift, Jonathan

Box 49 Thacher, John

Box 49 Thacher, Peter O.

Box 49 Thacher, Samuel

Box 49 Thacher, Thomas

Box 49 Thaxter, Jane Otis (Mrs. Quincy)

Box 49 Thaxter, John, Jr.

Box 49 Thayer, J.

Box 49 Thomas, Bononi

Box 49 Thomas, John

Box 49 Thomas, Joshua

Box 49 Thomas, Orsamus

Box 49 Thomson, John

Box 49 Thorndike, George Quincy

Box 49 Tiffany, William S.

Box 49 Tilton (?). John

Box 49 Tillson (?), Peter

Box 49 Tisdales, Antipas & William

Box 49 Toland, Henry

Box 49 Tonge, Winfckworth

Box 49 Trumbull, Joseph

Box 49 Trumbaln, Samuel

Box 49 Tucker, John

Box 49 Tuckerman, Abraham

Box 49 Tuckerman, Abner

Box 49 Tuckerman, W. S.

Box 49 Tudor, Delia

Box 49 Tudor, William

Box 49 Tupper, Benjamin

Box 49 Tupper, Eldad

Box 49 Turner, Mary

Box 49 Tyler, Charles

Box 49 Underwood, Nathan

Box 49 Upham, Timothy

Box 49 Varnum, James M.

Box 49 Varnum, Joseph B.

Box 50 Waddington, Samuel T.

Box 50 Wade, Charlotte

Box 50 Wait & Pierce

Box 50 Wales, Abby L.

Box 50 Wales, George W.

Box 50 Wales, Nathaniel (Estate of Timothy Reed)

Box 50 Wallace, James

Box 50 Walley, John, Jr.

Box 50 Walley, Thomas

Box 50 Walsh, Robert

Box 50 Walter, A. M.

Box 50 Walter, Thomas

Box 50 Walter, William

Box 50 Ward, Jonathan

Box 50 Warham, Potts & Smith

Box 50 Warren, Charles H.

Box 50 Warren, Henry

Box 51 Warren, James, Jr.

Box 51 Warren, James (1726-1808)

Box 51 Warren, James, Jr.

Box 51 Warren, Mary (Mrs.)

Box 51 Warren, Mary Ann

Box 51 Warren, Mercy

Box 51 Weightman, R. C.

Box 51 Weir, Robert Walker

Box 51 Weld, Benjamin

Box 51 Welles, Arnold

Box 51 Wendell, John

Box 51 Weston, Caroline

Box 51 Westonj Isaiah

Box 51 Weston, R. W

Box 51 Wethered, Samuel

Box 51 Wheaton, Henry

Box 51 Wheelwright, Edward

Box 51 Whistler, George Washington

Box 51 Whistler, George William

Box 51 White, Samuel

Box 51 Whiting, Ebenezer

Box 51 Whiting, Gamaliel

Box 51 Whiting, William Bradford

Box 51 Whitman, Isaac W.

Box 51 Whitman, Josiah

Box 51 Whitman, Kilbourn

Box 51 Whitney, William M.

Box 51 Whitten, Thomas

Box 51 Wignenson, Norbert (of "Jarman Doctor")

Box 51 Wight, D.P.

Box 51 Wild, Hamilton Gibbs

Box 51 Willard, Calvin

Box 51 Willard, E. C.

Box 51 Willard, Samuel

Box 52 Williams, Anna August a

Box 52 Williams, E. O.

Box 52 Williams, Edward H.

Box 52 Williams, Elizabeth

Box 52 Williams, J. Otis

Box 52 Williams, Lemuel, Jr

Box 52 Williams, Maria

Box 52 Williams, Nathaniel

Box 52 Willliams, Sarah S.

Box 52 Wimble, William

Box 52 Wing, Cornelius

Box 52 Winslow, Abby Frothingham Gay (Mrs. Isaac)

Box 52 Winslow, Ann

Box 52 Winslow, Edward

Box 52 Winslow, Edward G

Box 52 Winslow, Frances Gay (Mrs. Isaac)

Box 52 Winslow, Isaac (1813-)

Box 52 Winslow, John

Box 52 Winslow, Joshua

Box 52 Winslow, Zenas

Box 52 Wood, David

Box 52 Wood, George

Box 52 Wright, Ebenezer

Box 52 Wright, Ferdinand H.

Box 52 Wright, William Bund

Box 52 Ximenez, Helen Otis (Mrs. Felipe)

Series II: Manuscripts and Documents

Subseries II.1: Identified

(Arranged alphabetically by surname)

Box 53 A-D

Box 54 E-K

(For Ebenezer Gay (1792-), Diary of 1792-1810 see Plimpton MS 1920 1810

Box 55 L-N

Box 56 O-Q

(Includes Otis, James Jr: James Otis to James Otis Jr., Accounts, 1748-1758 cited by Waters in History of Childhood Quarterly I (Summer 1973), p. 146 as "Accounts" 1784-1758 fols. 1-6)

Box 57 S-W

Gay Family

Box 58 General

Box 66 Account Books

Box 65 Memorabilia

(Mainly 19th century)

Box 65 Notebooks

(Mainly 19th century)

Box 65 Ms. Book

(Mainly 19th century)

Box 65 Photographs

(Mainly 19th century)

Box 59 Otis Family

Box 60 Otis, Joseph (The United States in acc't with J. Otis 1803-1801)

Subseries II.2: Unidentified Correspondence and Documents


Box 62 Bills and Receipts

Box 64 Unidentifiable correspondence (arranged alphabetically by recipient)

Box 61 Miscellaneous 19th century Gay and Otis Family documents

Box 63 Miscellaneous documents and scraps, mainly 19th century Gay Family

Series III: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks

Diaries (Cataloged)

Box 64 F. M. Gay

Box 64 W. A. Gay: European trips

Box 64 Thomas Otis

Notebooks--W.A. Gay (Cataloged)

Box 64 West Point notebook

Box 64 Sketchbook

Series IV: Genealogical Records

Box 64 Gay, Otis, and Walter Genealogical Records (Uncataloged)