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William McMurtrie Speer papers, 1880-1936

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#1183
Bib ID 4079809 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Speer, William McMurtrie, 1865-1923
Title William McMurtrie Speer papers, 1880-1936
Physical Description 17 linear feet (34 boxes 3 oversize volumes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-34. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged chronologically within professional categories. Box 1-2: 1888-1936, Cataloged correspondence & Misc.; Box 3-14: 1884-1923, Journalist & Publisher; Box 15-24: 1889-1921, Public Official & Political Appointee; Box 25-29: 1890-1923, Attorney in Private Practice; Box 30-34: 1891-1923, Inventor, Promoter & Businessman.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, contracts, legal briefs, patents, and other documents, music scores, cartoons, technical drawings, account books, blueprints, photographs, clippings, printed legal briefs & transcripts, proofs, scrapbooks, and other printed materials of William M. Speer.

There are 14 manuscript boxes & 3 oversize volumes concerning his work as a journalist & publisher. Speer was the Albany correspondent for "The Sun" from 1884 until 1893. From 1893 to 1896 he was editor and part owner of "The Argus" in Albany and there are business records from this period. There is a scrapbook of his articles for "The Buffalo Express" for the period from 1896 until 1903. In 1896 he founded The Law Press as a commercial printer for lawyers, and The Cornucopia Company to publish music and a literary periodical. From 1904 to 1909, he was editorial and legislative writer for the "Evening World" in New York City and there are files of his correspondence, editorial writing, and his investigations of the insurance industry and the Panama Canal libel suit. From 1903 until 1922, he contributed to periodicals and wrote books and pamphlets on many subjects. Starting in 1919, he worked on a scenario and publicity for the Fox Film Corporation's film on wounded veterans of the war. In 1922, he became an editorial writer for "The Evening Mail".

There are 10 boxes of material covering his activities as a public official and political appointee. In 1889, he was Secretary of the Johnstown Flood Committee; in 1889 and 1890, Secretary to The Committee for The International Exposition of 1892; in 1890, Secretary to Mayor of New York City Hugh J. Grant; in 1894, Delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention. In 1910, he was appointed Special Counsel to New York City for the Ashokan Reservoir Compensation Claims, advising the city on landowners' claims in Ulster County. In 1912 and 1913, he was Special Counsel for the Aldermanic Police Investigation in New York City during the anticorruption drive of Mayor William J. Gaynor. In 1920, he became a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States to investigate profiteering in the coal industry.

There are 5 boxes of case files from his private legal practice for the period 1890 to 1923.

And there are 4 boxes of papers and an oversize folder of drawings concerning his interests as an inventor, promoter, and businessman. These are files about the Snow Melter (his device to clear city streets), his New York & Brooklyn Economic Power & Construction Company (for the transmission of electricity), The Pneumatic Co. (to manufacture stencil cutting machines), The Philippines Company (a shipping business), hinge making machines (patents and contracts for manufacturing), rack cutting apparatus, an old age pension plan (for the sale of annuities), the Food Committee (a planned co-operative purchasing company), Fabricated Concrete Corporation (which built, rented, and sold houses made of cinder block), Sunlight Gas Machine Co. (which sold equipment for gas lighting), timber mill and timber land sales (acting as an agent for selling land in the southern states), and public transit reorganization (his plan for improving the transportation system in New York City).

Among the cataloged correspondents are: Maxwell Anderson, Charles A. Dana, David B. Hill, Walter Hines Page, S.S. McClure, and Elihu Root.

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The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-34. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William McMurtrie Speer papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Ann Satterthwaite, 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Satterthwaite, Ann. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--03/22/1991. Accession number--M-91-03-22.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 05/19/1992.

Revision Description

2020-10-16 EAD document created by CCR.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William M. Speer was born in Huntingdon PA in 1865 and died in Piermont NY in 1923. He graduated from Yale University in 1880 and from the Albany Law School in 1887. He was a journalist, public official, lawyer, inventor, businessman, publisher, and author.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Uncataloged Miscellaneous Materials

Includes cataloged correspondence, as well as miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, documents, pamphlets. Also includes photographs of Speer.


Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Maxwell Anderson


Box 1 Anthony Comstock


Box 1 Charles A. Dana


Box 1 Paul Dana


Box 1 Martin H. Glynn


Box 1 David Bennett Hill


Box 1 William M. Laffan


Box 1 Chester Lord


Box 1 S.S. McClure


Box 1 Walter Hines Page


Box 1 Julian Ralph


Box 1 Elihu Root


Box 1 William Sulzer


Box 1 Samuel Untermyer


Box 1 Uncataloged Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1888-1936

Including folders for Farming and Banking.


Box 1 Uncataloged Miscellaneous Documents, 1889-1923



Box 2 Photographs of W.M. Speer


Box 2 Miscellaneous Printed Pamphlets and Clippings

Including folders for Farming, Kingston NY, and William Sulzer

Series II: Journalist and Publisher, 1884-1923


The Sun (New York, NY), 1884-1915

Speer was the Albany correspondent for The Sun, 1884-1893.



Flatbox 601 The Sun (New York, NY)--Scrapbook, 1884-1915

Scrapbook of clippings of his articles (1884-1893) and some later freelance work (1889-1915).



Box 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Printed Materials, 1884-1893


The Argus (Albany, NY), 1888-1898

Speer was editor and part owner of The Argus, 1893-1896.


Box 3 Correspondence, 1893-1898



Box 4 Manuscripts and documents, 1893-1897

Editorial drafts; contracts and documents re: typographic and syndication arrangements, job printing, and New York State government affairs


Box 4 The New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company, 1893

Documents and printed materials


Box 4 Printed materials and clippings, 1888-1896



Box 5 The Law Press - Legal and Other Printing, 1896-1897

Correspondence and documents


Box 5 The Cornucopia Company - Periodicals and music publishing, 1896-1901

Correspondence, music scores, documents, and printed items.


The Buffalo Express (Buffalo, NY), 1896-1903

Speer was a correspondent.


Box 5 Scrapbook of his articles, 1896


Box 5 Scrapbook of his articles, 1897



Box 6 Scrapbook of his articles, 1898-1899


Box 6 Scrapbook of his articles, 1902-1903



Flatbox 602 Scrapbook of his articles from various newspapers, 1896-1923


The World , 1904-1913

Speer was an editorial and legislative writer for The World from 1904-1909.



Box 7 Correspondence and editorial matter, 1904-1912


Box 7 Cartoons of Speer, undated


Box 7 Clippings and other printed material, 1904-1905



Flatbox 601 Scrapbook of clippings, 1905



Box 8 Printed editorials by Speer, clippings, and other printed materials, 1906-1908



Box 9 Printed editorials by Speer, clippings, and other printed materials, 1908-1913



Box 10 Insurance investigation, 1905-1909

Correspondence, drafts and memoranda, clippings, and other printed materials



Box 11 Panama libel suit, 1907-1910

Correspondence, drafts and proofs, memoranda and documents, clippings and other printed materials



Box 12 Panama libel suit, 1907-1910

Printed briefs, transcripts, and other legal documents


Periodical articles and books by Speer, 1903-1910



Box 13 Correspondence, drafts, proofs, and printed copies of his articles, including many on insurance


Box 13 Correspondence, the typescript, and a reader's report of his novel, John Van Buren, Politician



Box 14 Periodical articles and books by Speer, 1906-1922

Drafts and printed materials for his writings on several subjects including W.R. Hearst, Theodore Roosevelt, real estate, and legal subjects


Box 14 Scenario and publicity for the Fox Film Corporation, 1919-1922

Correspondence, drafts, and printed materials for his work on a film on wounded veterans of World War I


Box 14 The Evening Mail (New York, NY), 1922-1923

Speer was an editorial writer for The Evening Mail from 1922-1923. File includes correspondence and typescript drafts.

Series III: Public Official and Political Appointee, 1889-1921



Box 15 Johnstown Flood Committee, 1889

Speer was secretary. Includes lists and accounts.


Box 15 The Committee for The International Exposition of 1892, 1889-1890

Speer was secretary. Includes correspondence, account books, lists, and printed materials.


Box 15 Secretary to Mayor of New York Hugh J. Grant, 1890-1891

Speer was secretary in 1890. Includes correspondence, documents, and printed materials.


Box 15 New York State Constitutional Convention, 1894

Speer was a delegate. Includes correspondence, documents, typescripts of articles, and printed materials.


Special Counsel to New York City for the Ashokan Reservoir Compensation Claims, 1904-1923

Speer was appointed Special Counsel to New York City for the Ashokan Reservoir Compensation Claims in 1910. Includes Aqueduct Commissioners; Board of Water Supply; Commissioners of Appraisal; Corporation Counsel, etc.



Box 16 Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, and printed materials, 1904-1911



Box 17 Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, and printed materials, 1912-1915



Box 18 Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, and printed materials, 1916-1917



Box 19 Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, and printed materials, 1918



Box 20 Correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, and printed materials, 1918-1923



Box 21 Special Counsel in New York City for the Aldermanic Police Investigation, 1912-1913

Correspondence, documents, and printed materials (including very many clippings on police corruption, on Mayor Gaynor, and about his death and funeral).


Special Assistant to the [U.S.] Attorney General re: Profiteering in Coal, 1920-1921

Speer became Special Assistant in 1920. Files include correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, etc.



Box 22 General, 1920-1921



Box 23 Brooklyn Edison Company, Inc., 1917-1920



Box 24 Complaints from the public, 1920


Box 24 Dixie Transportation Co., Inc., 1920


Box 24 Douglass Barnes Corporation, 1920-1922


Box 24 Printed materials

Series IV: Attorney in Private Practice, 1890-1923



Box 25 General correspondence, documents, and printed materials


Case Files

Arranged chronologically


Box 25 Injunction re: City Record, 1891


Box 25 New York Real Estate Improvement Co., 1896


Box 25 John Robinson and Mary Gray, 1897-1898


Box 25 Rubenfeld vs. Rabiner, 1897-1899



Box 26 Towns & McCrossin, Attorneys, 1897-1899


Box 26 Sexton vs. Ives, 1900-1903


Box 26 Brown vs. Proctor, 1903-1905


Box 26 Keystone Farm Machine Co. vs. N.Y. Agricultural Co., 1903-1909


Box 26 Platt vs. Inovation Trunk Co., 1903-1904


Box 26 Cowles bankruptcy, 1909


Box 26 The Bordon Company--Bordon's Milk, 1910


Box 26 Masten & Nichols--Food legislation, 1911-1916


Box 26 S.S. Kaplan to F.W. Brooks--Mortgages, 1912


Box 26 Stamford Water Company, 1916-1919


Box 26 Sylvia Perlson--Custody suit, 1917



Box 27 Delaware and Eastern Railway Company, 1918-1921



Box 28 Delaware and Eastern Railway Company, 1918-1923


Box 28 Dunlap vs. Star Company, 1918-1923


Box 28 Burke vs. Freundlich, 1920-1922


Box 28 Prohibition permits, 1920-1921


Box 28 Richardson vs. The Brooklyn Citizen, 1920-1922


Box 28 Jergens vs. Woodbury, 1921


Box 28 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1921



Box 29 Converse D. Marsh, 1921-1922


Box 29 Stern Miller Co., Inc bankruptcy, 1921-1922


Box 29 Vogue Shirt Co., Inc. bankruptcy, 1921-1922


Box 29 Drake patent, 1922


Box 29 New York Law Journal , 1922


Box 29 618 West 148th Street, 1922

Series V: Inventor, Promoter, and Businessman, 1891-1923


The Snow Melter - A Street Cleaning Machine, 1891-1911



Box 30 Correspondence, 1895-1911


Box 30 Documents and manuscripts


Box 30 Drawings and blueprints


Box 30 Photographs and photoengraving block


Box 30 Printed materials



Mapcase 14-M-6 Drawings and blueprints


New York & Brooklyn Economic Power and Construction Company, 1893-1901



Box 31 Correspondence


Box 31 Contracts & documents


Box 31 The Pneumatic Co.--Stencil cutting machines, etc., 1893-1904

Correspondence, contracts, patents, and other documents, and printed materials


Box 31 The Philippines Company--Shipping, 1899

Documents and printed materials


Hinge making machines, 1902-1912



Box 32 Correspondence


Box 32 Contracts and documents


Box 32 Patent documents


Box 32 Patent drawings


Box 32 Printed materials


Box 32 Rack cutting apparatus, 1903-1905

Correspondence, contracts, and patents


Old age pension plan--Sale of annuities (Iron & Steel Board of Trade), 1911-1917



Box 33 Correspondence


Box 33 Manuscripts and documents


Box 33 Printed materials


Food Committee - A planned co-operative purchasing company, 1912-1913


Box 33 Correspondence, 1912-1921


Box 33 Documents, manuscripts, and printed materials


Fabricated Concrete Corporation--Cinderblock houses, 1918-1923


Box 33 Correspondence, 1920-19123


Box 33 Concrete boat hulls


Box 33 Manuscripts and documents, 1918-1923


Box 33 Printed materials


Box 33 Technical drawings and blueprints


Sunlight Gas Machine Co., Inc.--Gas lighting, 1918-1923



Box 34 Correspondence, 1920-1923


Box 34 Manuscripts and documents, 1918-1922


Box 34 Printed materials


Box 34 Timber mill and timber land sales--Land in the southern states, 1919-1920

Correspondence and documents


Box 34 Public transit reorganization--New York City, 1921

Correspondence, manuscripts, and documents