- Call number
- MssCol 2036
- Physical description
- 37 linear feet (86 boxes and 3 scrapbooks)
- Preferred Citation
- Montague-Collier family papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Gilbert Holland Montague (1880-1961) was a lawyer in New York City who served as a consultant to oil corporations in anti-trust matters. In 1953 he was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General's committee to study anti-trust laws. He was active in the American Bar Association and wrote on economic and legal topics. Also, he was an authority on Emily Dickinson to whom he was related. His wife, Amy Angell Collier Montague (1873-1941), was involved with the American Committee for Devastated France. Her parents were Caroline Frances Angell Collier and Peter Collier (1835-1896), an agricultural chemist who served as chief chemist of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1867 to 1877 and director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, N.Y. from 1887 to 1895. Collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, and writings, principally of Gilbert Holland Montague, his wife and her parents. Montague's family correspondence, 1907-1915, includes incoming letters from his mother and siblings. General correspondence, 1907-1960, is mainly incoming letters from associates and colleagues. Financial and legal documents and writings constitute the remainder of this series. Amy Montague's family correspondence, 1883-1941, contains letters from her husband (some from the courtship period before their marriage in 1907) and from her mother and her cousins; general correspondence; financial documents; notes; and notebooks, scrapbooks and sketchbooks. Peter Collier's papers consist of family correspondence; general correspondence, 1874-1904; legal and financial documents; notes; laboratory notebooks; and assorted materials. Caroline Collier series contains family correspondence, 1869-1907; general correspondence, 1863-1911; financial documents; notebooks, address books and cookbooks; photographs (ca. 1890s to early 1940s); sketchbooks; and record album.
Source of acquisitionGift, Montague, Gilbert H, 1962
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328