Charles Henry Carey Papers, 1896-1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Carey, Charles Henry
Title
Charles Henry Carey Papers
Dates
1896-1940 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 cubic feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 45
Summary
Papers of a Portland, Oregon, lawyer, municipal court judge, civic leader, and author of History of Oregon (1922). Includes correspondence, published materials, speech and lecture materials, files on organizations, and bail book list (1893-1894) of early Oregon settlers.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Henry Carey was a Portland lawyer and judge from 1883 to 1940. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 27, 1857. Carey graduated from Denison University and received a law degree from Cincinnati College in 1883. He began his career as an associate in the Thayer and Williams law firm in Portland, Oregon, from 1883 to 1885. Carey lived and practiced, briefly, in Michigan from 1887 to 1889, before returning to Portland and organizing the law firm of Williams and Carey. He served for a time as President of the Willamette Steam Mills Lumbering and Manufacturing Company while organizing another law firm: Carey, Idleman, Mays and Webster (1894-1896), later renamed Carey and Mays (1895-1907). In 1907, Carey established a law firm with James B. Kerr, which survived until 1930. He also served as a municipal court judge from 1890 to 1894.

Carey was instrumental in establishing the Multnomah Law Library (1890) and the Oregon Bar Association (1892), serving as its secretary for years and twice elected it's president (1912-1913, 1922-1923). He was vice-president of the American Bar Association from 1894 to 1914, and in 1904 was a delegate to the International Congress of Lawyers and Jurists in St. Louis, Missouri. He was instrumental in reorganization of judicial administration, procedures, and methods in Oregon.

Carey was active in other organizations, including: The League to Enforce Peace, League of Nations Association, Oregon World Court Committee, and Institute of Pacific Relations. He served as president (1927-1937) of the Oregon Historical Society and of the Lang Syne Society (1928-1929) and also as a board member for the Portland Art Association (1928-1933). In addition, he served on the boards of the Portland Arts and Crafts Society and the Portland Garden Club.

Carey authored a book and several articles on Oregon History. Included in his collection are drafts of articles, and a manuscript of his History of Oregon (1922). He also was a collector of historical maps.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include: Correspondence (1920 -1940), published articles (1890-1930), speeches and lecture materials (1896-1930). Also included are notecards from Carey's cartographic research and a bail booklist of early Oregon settlers (1893-1894).

Correspondents include J. Neilson Barry, Ralph Budd, A. N. Bush, Frederick V. Holman, Thomas Coit Elliot, J. W. Knowles, John F. Logan, Charles H. Martin, E. B. MacNaughton, John H. Mitchell, H. W. Scott, and C.E.S. Wood.

Files included in the collection contain information on the following organizations: Oregon Bar Association, American Bar Association, Committee on Reform of Judicial Procedure, Portland Art Museum, Multnomah Law Library. Subjects include Oregon governmental and judicial systems, early Oregon settlement and frontier life, President Warren Harding's visit to Portland, and the visit of Romanian Queen Marie. The cartographic materials are primarily related to the Pacific Northwest.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Charles Henry Carey Papers, Mss 45, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A::  Map research files, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Cartography of the Oregon Country (list of maps collected by Carey)
undated
1/2
Photographs of 35 maps
undated
1/3
Lists of maps Relating to America, Karpinski collection
undated
1/4
Notecards from Photostat map: Karpinski collection
undated
1/5
List of Arrowsmith Maps
undated
1/6
Notecards, typed of maps with description
undated
1/7
Notecards, handwritten originals
undated
1/8
Miscellaneous Notes (purchase receipts, correspondence on maps in Carey's collection)
undated

Series B::  Subject files, 1839-1940Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Adventures on Columbia Rivertypescript, 206 pp., by Ross Cox (edited by Carey)
1939
2/2
American Bar Association
1912-1936
2/3
American Council/ Institute of Pacific Relations
1927-1935
2/4
American Judicature Society
1935-1936
2/5-7
Barry, J. Neilson
1933
2/8
Biographical Data
undated
2/9
Book Reviews
1922-1936
2/10
Commissioner of Corporation
1933-1937
2/11
Committee on Reform of Judicial Procedure
1933-1937
2/12
Courts and Constitution
undated
2/13
Fort Clatsop
1925-1932
2/14
Gary, Rev. George H., diary, typescript
undated
2/15
Great Southern Railway Inc. (includes articles of incorporation, map of Oregon route)
1910-1912
2/16-18
Harding, (Warren G.)
1923
2/19
Initiative, referendum, and notes
undated
2/20
Lang Syne Society
1927-1929
2/21
League of Nations
1920-1935
2/22
League to Enforce Peace
1917-1919
2/23
Longview Washington, Bridge
1925-1927
3/1
McLoughlin Home Restoration Projects
undated
3/2-4
Manuscripts, Notes, and Published Materials
undated
3/5
Mission of Diocese of Quebec
1839, 1841, 1842
3/6
Mission of Diocese of Quebec
1843, 1845, 1847
3/7
Mission of Diocese of Quebec, Mission of Walla Walla
undated
3/8
Mission of Diocese of Quebec
1855-1866
Manuscripts, Notes, and Published Materials
Subject contents on folder
Box/Folder
3/9
General
undated
3/10
Notes, drafts, and memos
undated
3/11
History of Oregon Book Orders and Sales
undated
Box/Folder
3/12
Multnomah Law Library
1933-1937
3/13-15
Nootka Sound Documents
undated
Oregon Bar Association
Box/Folder
3/16
General
1912-1919
3/17
General
1922
3/18
General
undated
3/19
Conservation items
undated
4/1
General
1924-1936
Box/Folder
4/2
Oregon Iron Ore Development Corporation
1925-1940
4/3
Oregon "Pony" Locomotive
1924
4/4
Oregon Writers League
1923-1937
4/5-7
Politics
1902-1937
4/8-14
Portland Art Association
1915-1937
4/15
Portland Chamber of Commerce
1916-1935
4/16
Queen Marie of Romania Visit
1926
4/17
Speeches
undated
4/18
Speeches
1896-1916
4/19
Speeches
1916-1923
5/1
Speeches
1924-1933
5/2
University of Oregon
1924-1933
5/3
Whitman College
1921-1934
5/4
Willamette University
1931-1932
5/5
World Court
1924-35
5/6
Young, Ella (Immigration Case)
1928-1929

Series C::  Correspondence, 1918-1939Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/7
A
5/8-9
B
5/10
C
5/11
D
5/12
E
5/13
F
5/14
G
5/15
H
5/16
I-K
5/17
L
6/1-2
M
6/3
N-O
6/4-5
P
6/6
R
6/7
S
6/8
T-V
6/9
W
6/10
X-Z

Series D::  Ephemera, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/11
undated: General
6/12
1928: European trip

Series E::  Bail-book list of early settlers in Oregon, ca. 1893-1894Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/13
Bail-book list of early settlers in Oregon
ca. 1893-1894

Series F::  Series F: Typescript of History of Oregon, ca. 1922Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/14
Typescript of History of Oregon
ca. 1922

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Historians--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Judges--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Justice, Administration of--Oregon
  • Lawyers--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Barry, J. Neilson, 1870-1961--Correspondence
  • Budd, Ralph, 1879- --Correspondence
  • Bush, A. N. (Asahel Nesmith), 1858-1952--Correspondence
  • Carey, Charles Henry--Correspondence
  • Elliott, T. C. (Thomspson Coit), 1862-1943--Correspondence
  • Holman, Frederick Van Voorhies, 1852-1927--Correspondence
  • Knowles, J. W. (John Wesley)--Correspondence
  • Logan, John Francis, 1868-1943--Correspondence
  • MacNaughton, Ernest Boyd, 1880-1960--Correspondence
  • Martin, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1863-1946--Correspondence
  • Mitchell, John H. (John Hipple), 1835-1905--Correspondence
  • Scott, Harvey W. (Harvey Whitefield), 1838-1910--Correspondence
  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944--Correspondence
  • Young, Ella, 1867-1956--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Bar Association
  • Lang Syne Society
  • League of Nations Association (U.S.)
  • League to Enforce Peace (U.S.)
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • Oregon Historical Society--Archives
  • Portland Art Museum (Or.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Letters
  • Speeches
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • History of Oregon