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2.5 linear feet (6 file boxes)
The following quotation is from the Loring Genealogy:
"Ellis Gray Loring, born in Boston, April 14, 1803; married October 29, 1827, Louisa Gilman, daughter of Frederick Gilman and Abigail Gilman, born at Gloucester, January 1, 1797, died May 25, 1858.
He entered Harvard College in 1819 - but was not graduated, though a member of the Hasty Pudding Club and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The following extract from the College faculty explains this matter: 'June 27, 1824. Loring who left college in May, 1823, at a time a large part of the class was dismissed for resistance of college authority, applies for his degree. - Voted, that Loring's request be not granted, as the Govt. cannot make any distinction between his case and that portion of his class who were dismissed in May, 1823.'
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. He was Counselor-at-law, master in chancery, and solicitor for the Western Railroad Company. Was one of the early 'abolitionists'. In 1836 he secured the release of the girl 'Med' who had escaped from slavery and was brought before the courts. Whittier wrote a poem about him, after his death, May 24, 1858.
Child: Anna, born November 10, 1830. To her Lydia Maria Child dedicated her book, Fact and Fiction. She married October 29, 1863, Otto Dresel, pianist and composer, b. at Geisenheim on the Rhine, December 22, 1826, died Beverly, July 26, 1890. She was Vice president of the Sanitary Commission of Boston during the Civil War, president of the Vincent Hospital. She died in 1896.
Children: (1) Louisa Loring Dresel, 1864-195-(2), Ellis Loring Dresel, 1865-1925, Harvard, A.B. 1887, Louisa Loring, born 1892, lawyer in Boston in the firm of Goodwin, Dresel, and Parker. Was attached to the United States Embassy in Berlin in 1915, was assigned to the Embassy at Vienna and later to the Legation at Berne. His most recent work has been with American prisoners of war."
For more information, see Loring Genealogy, Pope and Loring; Cambridge, 1917.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired in July 1960 from Goodspeed's. in March 1961 from Paul Richards, and in December 2015 from Lorne Bair Rare Books. Accession number 85-M152, one photocopy of an inscription was made from a book in the Schlesinger Library, was added to the collection in July 1985. Accession number 2015-M211 was added to the collection in February 2016.
- Box 1: Folders 1-93
- Box 2: Folders 94-145
- Box 3: Folders 146-190
- Box 4: Folders 191-197
- Box 5: Folders 198-200
- Box 6: Folders 201v
By: Anne Engelhart
- Loring, Ellis Gray, 1803-1858. Ellis Gray Loring Family papers, 1824-1925: A Finding Aid
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