Deeds and papers

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1773-1844, undated




*This series contains approximately twenty-five items in four main types of materials: miscellaneous financial papers, such as accounts and a Massachusetts Bay treasury note; miscellaneous correspondence and memos; deeds related to properties in Boston and possibly other locations; and legal documents, such as court records related to several cases.


Physical Description

1 folder (ca. 111 items)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) professional papers

Reference Code


Record Details

Description Level

File part

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

*This series consists of the former contents of a large portfolio which held oversize materials presumed to have been part of the Otis Family Papers which Samuel Eliot Morison to Society for the Preservation of New Antiquities.

In the Plot and House Plans part, there is a mix of documents that were found tied together, apparently for the purpose of maintaining a comprehensive record of various land transactions undertaken by the development corporations with which Otis was associated. Other documents in the Deeds and Papers part were found loose and have no established provenance, other than having been found in the portfolio.