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HOLLIS 2136631

Loring, Augustus Peabody. Papers, 1896-1926: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 2136631
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Loring, Augustus Peabody, 1856-1938
Title: Augustus Peabody Loring papers
Date(s): 1896-1926
Quantity: 3 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Loring Collection primarily consists of material on trusts and related legal issues, but also contains papers related to the publishing of Loring's book, A Trustee's Handbook, and some material from his two terms as a state senator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information:

Prepared by David de Lorenzo, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives. Reprocessed by Sally Vermaaten, Spring 2004.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information

Born in Boston, December 7, 1856, son of Caleb William and Elizabeth S. Loring.
A.B. from Harvard College, 1878
LL.B. from Harvard Law School, 1881
Studied in the office of Benjamin F. Brooks in Boston, 1881
Admitted to the Suffolk Bar, Nov. 1881
Married Ellen Gardner, June 3, 1884. Had three children, Augustus Peabody, Jr., Caleb, Ellen Gardner Vaughan.
Author of A Trustee's Handbook (1898)
Trustee: Albany Trust, Beacon Chambers Trust, Bedford Trust.
Served two terms in the Massachusetts Senate, 1918-1920.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Augustus Peabody Loring span from 1896 to 1928, and cover his years as an author, trustee, lawyer, and state senator. Loring's notes on trusts and associated legal topics make up the bulk of the collection. Also included are correspondence and contracts relating to the publishing of Loring's book, A Trustee's Handbook, as well as a typescript draft of the book; legal memoranda; a diary kept from 1903 to 1905; a scrapbook filled with political news items from Loring's years in the Massachusetts Senate; and a commonplace book.

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Additional Index Terms

Commonplace books
Lawyers -- Massachusetts.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950
Trusts and trustees -- Massachusetts
Little, Brown and Company
Loring, Augustus Peabody, 1856-1938