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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2136631

Augustus Peabody Loring papers


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.


  • Creation: 1896-1926

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.


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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.

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.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

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.

Loring, Augustus Peabody. Papers, 1896-1926: Finding Aid
Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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