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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2152379

Joseph Story papers


Contains correspondence and the original manuscript of his book on promissory notes.


  • Creation: 1796 - 1845

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.


2 boxes

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Letters to Joseph Story, 1807-1845 1807-1845
  2. Series II. Letters from Joseph Story, 1802-1844 1802-1844
  3. Series III. Miscellaneous, 1796-1842 1796-1842

    Within eachseries and/or subseries individual items or folders are identified bybox and folder number. For example, the number 5-12 corresponds tobox 5, folder 12.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carl F. Paul, H.L.S. 1935, December 1986.

Existence and Location of Copies

The entirety of the Joseph Story Papers has been digitized. To access individual folders, please click the appropriate link in the container list below. This collection also comprises part of the Joseph Story Digital Suite , which brings together all of the digitized holdings of the Harvard Law School Library by or about Joseph Story.

General note

In the case files there are two folders; one with a list of correspondents and transcriptions of their letters; another with a list of Story manuscript holdings at the University of Texas.

Processing Information

Processed by David de Lorenzo, April 1992; addenda interfiled and inventory rewritten by Michael Austin, November 1999.

Finding aid updated by Margaret Peachy, January 2012.

Story, Joseph. Papers, 1796-1845: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, 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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