Skip to main content
Microfilm

Fast Facts

Media: 11 reels of 35mm Microfilm
Format: This collection contains primarily the business, political, and personal papers of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), plus material of other immediate family members. Otis was a prominent Federalist, lawyer, congressman, U.S. Senator, and Mayor of Boston during his lifetime.
Coverage Dates: 1691-1870

Get Started

CONTACT US

  • Share

Overview

This collection contains primarily the business, political, and personal papers of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), plus material of other immediate family members. Otis was a prominent Federalist, lawyer, congressman, U.S. Senator, and Mayor of Boston during his lifetime.

Among the business papers, scholars will find receipts, deeds, and important accounts documenting Otis's speculation in undeveloped Maine and western Massachusetts lands. The political correspondence includes letters to and from John Adams, Mathew Carey, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Josiah Quincy, Theodore Sedgwick, and Daniel Webster on such topics as the Embargo of 1807, the Hartford Convention, slavery, Massachusetts state politics, and the Bank of the United States.

 

Titles from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections may be purchased by individual reel.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Microfilm Collection Guide

Related Products

Microfilm

A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

Learn More

Microfilm

A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

Learn More

Microfilm

A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

Learn More

Blog

6 Decades of LGBT Magazines, Including The Advocate and Gay Times

Dating back to the 1950s, a new ProQuest database gives researchers access to reporting and commentary on LGBT lives, culture and events.

Learn More

The Great Migration & Changing Seasons in the Serengeti

For the Ndutu lions in the East African plains, the time of year marks the dry season and a struggle to stay alive.

Learn More