Richard Ward Montague papers, 1820-1953  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Richard Ward Montague
Title
Richard Ward Montague papers
Dates
1820-1953 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 cubic foot , (3 document cases, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
Mss 2953
Summary
Papers of Richard Ward Montague and the Montague and Burton families of Portland, Oregon, including materials relating to Richard Ward Montague's wife Ellen Burton Montague, and other members of the Montague family, including Margaret Montague Payne. Materials include correspondence; personal papers and letters; articles, addresses and speeches; essays; wills; financial statements; documents and certificates; course work; scrapbook items; and other materials. Also included is correspondence of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise to Richard Ward Montague.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Richard Ward Montague was born in Charles City, Iowa in 1862 and received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1884. He married Ellen Barton and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1890 where he became an attorney with the law firm Wood, Montague & Matthiessen and a civic leader. He was President of the Oregon Bar Association (1908); a trustee of Reed College; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library Association of Portland, Oregon; President of City Club of Portland; Chairman of State Democratic Central Committee; three-time President of the Mazamas mountaineering group; and collaborator on the compilation of the Oregon Code.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers of Richard Ward Montague of Portland, Oregon, including materials relating to Richard Ward Montague's wife Ellen Barton Montague, and other members of the Montague family: James J. Montague, Mrs. S.S. (Jane) Montague, Margaret Montague Payne, Caroline Montague Sargent, and John Vose Wood Montague and Martha Washington Jackson Montague. Materials include correspondence; personal papers and letters; articles, addresses and speeches; essays; wills; financial statements; documents and certificates; course work; scrapbook items; and other materials regarding the Montague, Barton, and Payne families. Also included is correspondence of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise to Richard Ward Montague.

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 the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Richard Ward Montague papers, Mss 2953, 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:  Richard Ward MontagueReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Personal correspondence with Ellen Barton Montague
1904-1916
1/2
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise correspondence
1906-1940; 1922-1940
1/3
Miscellaneous correspondence
1890-1927
1/4
Miscellaneous correspondence
1928-1935
1/5
Articles by and about Richard Ward Montague (published)
1920-1926
1/6
Articles, essays and speeches
undated
1/7
Articles, essays and speeches
undated
2/1
School essays, papers, writings and speeches
circa 1879-1883
2/2
School essays, papers, writings and speeches
circa 1879-1883
2/3
Mazamas and mountaineering speeches and other materials
undated
2/4
European trip: itenerary, passport, and travelogue
1930
2/5
Death of Richard Ward Montague
1927-1939
Oversize folder
Richard Ward Montague obituary scrapbook
1935
Oversize folder
Richard Ward Montague school diplomas and law certificates
circa 1878-1944
2/6
Miscellaneous materials
Includes Lewis & Clark Exposition materials and an invitation to a Simon Benson testimonial dinner
circa 1872-1933

Series B:  Ellen Barton Montague and Barton FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/7
Personal correspondence and items regarding the Barton family
circa 1820-1985
2/8
School essay book
circa 1870
Finances
Box/Folder
2/9
1934-1935
2/10
1936
3/1
1937
3/2
1938
3/3
1939
3/4
1940
3/5
1941
Box/Folder
3/6
Death of Ellen Barton Montague
1941-1944

Series C:  Montague FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/7
James J. Montague: Personal correspondence
circa 1912-1953
3/8
Mrs. S. S. (Jane) Montague: Articles regarding gardening
circa 1925-1935
3/9
Mrs. S. S. (Jane) Montague: Articles regarding gardening
circa 1925-1935
3/10
Mrs. S. S. (Jane) Montague: Flower show materials
circa 1928-1935
3/11
Mrs. S. S. (Jane) Montague: Correspondence regarding flower shows and gardening
1926-1934
3/12
Mrs. S. S. (Jane) Montague: Pamphlets and brochures regarding Garden Club, flower show, rose show, etc.
1929-1936
3/13
Margaret Montague Payne: Personal correspondence
circa 1932-1935
3/14
Caroline Montague Sargent: Personal correspondence
circa 1900-1952
3/15
John Vose Wood Montague & Martha Washington Jackson Montague: Personal correspondence and papers
circa 1856-1900
3/16
Miscellaneous Montague family correspondence and papers
Includes miscellaneous Montague family genealogical items, personal correspondence, and a warranty deed from Almeda Hodge Barrett to Jeremiah Franklin and Helen R. Davenport for land in Wasco County, Oregon.
circa 1829-1902

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lawyers--Oregon
  • Mazamas (Portland, Or.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Montague, Ellen Barton
  • Montague, Richard Ward, 1862-1935--Archives
  • Payne, Margaret Montague
  • Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949
  • Corporate Names :
  • Wood, Montague & Matthiessen
  • Family Names :
  • Montague (Richard Ward) family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Financial statements
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Wills
  • Other Creators :
    • Family Names :
    • Barton (Ellen B. Montague) family (creator)