Guide to the Papers of Ira Colby, 1865 - 1929Manuscript MS-943

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Ira Colby, 1865 - 1929

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-943

Collection Dates:

1865 - 1929

Size of Collection:

6 boxes (3.75 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ira Colby, Jr (1831-1908), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1857. Consist of typed and handwritten personal and business correspondence related to the law firm of Ira Colby and Son, Claremont, NH.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Ira Colby, Jr. contain correspondence between Hon. Ira Colby, his son Ira G. Colby and various clients, law firms, courts, and businesses. The Colby firm handled settlements regarding wills, lands, and bill collection. Correspondence with family and friends concerning Dartmouth College and teaching posts Colby, Jr. held in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as well as diaries are also included.

Biography

Ira Colby, Jr. was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on January 11, 1831 as a son of a farmer. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857. After graduation he studied law at a New Hampshire law firm and was admitted to the bar in 1860. During the years of the Civil War, Colby was an active supporter of the Union cause. He served as a representative for many years in the New Hampshire legislature with the Republican Party. He became County Solicitor in 1864.

Ira G. Colby, III (1872-1964). Dartmouth class of 1894. Law degree Boston University, 1897.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1839-1929

Contains professional and personal correspondence related to Ira Colby and his law firm Ira Colby and Son.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1839-1899

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 3, letter fragments, undated
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1839
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1848-1849
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1851
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, 1852
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, 1853
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, 1854
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, 1855
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, 1856
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, January - June, 1857
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, July - December, 1857
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, January - June, 1858
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, July - December, 1858
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, January - June, 1859
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, July - December, 1859
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, January - June, 1860
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, July - December, 1860
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, 1861-1862
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, 1883-1892
  • Folder: 22, Dartmouth: Handwritten correspondence on reunions, alumni affairs, 1894-1903
  • Folder: 23, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal affairs, bills, settlements, 1874-1903
  • Folder: 24, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal advice, bills for groceries, legal settlements, 1890
  • Folder: 25, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal affairs, depositions, client debts, legal marriage advice, 1891-1892
  • Folder: 26, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal advice, settlements, 1892
  • Folder: 27, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal claims, settlements, inheritance, commissions, 1893
  • Folder: 28, Handwritten and typed correspondence with Amoskeag Bank, legal services, claims, wills, 1894-1895
  • Folder: 29, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal advice, claims, accounts, 1895-1896
  • Folder: 30, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal affairs, bills, receipts, settlements, 1896-898
  • Folder: 31, Handwritten and typed correspondence on claims, collections, court hearings, 1897
  • Folder: 32, Handwritten and typed correspondence on claims, receipts, depositions, settlements, 1898
  • Folder: 33, Handwritten and typed correspondence on lawsuits, legal fees, 1899

Box: 2, Dates: 1900-1929

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Handwritten and typed correspondence on legal Fees, lawsuits, settlements, 1900
  • Folder: 2, Handwritten and typed correspondence regarding court dates, bill collections, settlements of lawsuits, 1901
  • Folder: 3, Handwritten and typed correspondence on estates, lawsuit settlements, changes of council, trial dates, legal advice, tax assessments, tax records, account records, court orders, 1902
  • Folder: 4, Handwritten and typed correspondence on commissions, debts, credits, accounts, settlements, claims, 1902-1903
  • Folder: 5, Handwritten and typed correspondence on bills, claims, receipts, settlements, 1900-904
  • Folder: 6, Handwritten and typed correspondence on land settlements, legal advice, claims, 1905
  • Folder: 7, Handwritten correspondence on legal council, 1906
  • Folder: 8, Handwritten and typed correspondence regarding settlements for cases, 1908
  • Folder: 9, Handwritten and typed correspondence on lawsuits, 1909
  • Folder: 10, Typed correspondence on threat of lawsuit, 1911
  • Folder: 11, Handwritten correspondence on lawsuits, 1914
  • Folder: 12, Handwritten and typed correspondence on taxes, building construction, 1915
  • Folder: 13, Handwritten correspondence on pending cases, 1916
  • Folder: 14, Handwritten correspondence on payment, 1917
  • Folder: 15, Handwritten and typed correspondence on land inheritance, J1918
  • Folder: 16, Handwritten and typed correspondence on finances, 1919
  • Folder: 17, Typed letter about legal advice, 1920
  • Folder: 18, Typed correspondence on inheritance tax, 1921
  • Folder: 19, Typed letter to Colby about a dinner, 1926
  • Folder: 20, Typed correspondence on taxes, 1928
  • Folder: 21, Handwritten correspondence on a court trial, 1929

Box: 3, Dates: 1850-1890

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Diary Fragments, 1850
  • Folder: 2, Diaries, 1882-1886
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Louise Colby, 1883-1884
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Louise Colby, 1885-1886
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Louise Colby, 1887
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Louise Colby, 1888-1890
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Louise Colby, undated

Series 2, Addendum, 1869-1909

Contains correspondence, postcards and telegrams to Ira Colby and Son law firm from clients and a small amount of family correspondence.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 4, Dates: 1869-1900

Contains professional and personal correspondence arranged by year.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5, Dates: 1900-1902

Contains professional and personal correspondence arranged by year.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 2, Addendum, 1865-1927

Contains professional and personal correspondence arranged by year.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 6, Dates: 1865-1927

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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