Joseph O'Connor Papers

In line with the University of Rochester’s recommendations regarding COVID-19, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation will be closed to the public until further notice, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

Other Views:  Print/PDF  |  EAD Note: You may browse using the navigation on the left, or use Ctrl-F to search within this finding aid.

Joseph O'Connor papers
Creator: O'Connor, Joseph, 1841-1908
Call Number: A.O18
Dates: 1861-1951
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Manuscripts
Series II: Scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph O'Connor papers
Creator: O'Connor, Joseph, 1841-1908
Call Number: A.O18
Dates: 1861-1951
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Joseph O'Connor (born Tribes Hill, Montgomery County, New York, December 17, 1841; died Rochester, New York, October 9, 1908) graduated from the University of Rochester in 1863 and was admitted to the bar in 1869. While studying law, he was editor of the Rochester Democrat. During 1874 and 1875 he was editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel and from 1875 to 1879 he was an editorial writer on the New York World. Between 1879 and 1886 he worked on the Buffalo Courier. In 1886, he became editor of the Rochester Post Express. where lie remained except for two years, 1896 to 1898, when he was editor of the Buffalo Enquirer. The column he wrote for the Post Express was called "The Rochesterian." A collection of his editorials, poems, and articles which had appeared in this column were compiled into a two volume book, also entitled The Rochesterian, and published in 1911.

Scope and Content
The Joseph O'Connor Papers are comprised of three boxes containing poems and essays written by Joseph O'Connor. There is also some material relating to his wife, Evangeline (Johnson) O'Connor, and his daughter, Evelyn O'Connor, who graduated from the University of Rochester in 1903. This latter material includes some correspondence, 1947-1948 and undated, and several travel diaries, 1895-1951.

Subject(s):
Journalism
Correspondence
Poetry
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
O'Connor, Joseph, 1841-1908
Journalists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was received from the Princeton University Library, December 9, 1964. Additions in Box 1 and all of Box 3 were given by John Edwin Foster, May 1975. Material in Box 1, folder 11 transferred from the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library, May 21, 2007. Accruals Further accruals are not expected.Access
The Joseph O'Connor papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Joseph O'Connor papers, A.O18, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL:


Content List
Series I: Manuscripts
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1910, 1918, 1947-1948, and undated
Box 1, Folder 2Two indexed letters from Rossiter Johnson, U of R Class of 1863, the brother of Mrs. O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 3Fragments of a diary by Joseph O'Connor, 1861-1869
Box 1, Folder 4"Pausaias," a poem by Joseph O'Connor, 1868
Box 1, Folder 5"Three Blossoms of the Judas Tree," a poem by Joseph O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 6"The Last Triumph," a poem by Joseph O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 7-8Poems written by Joseph O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 9Newspaper clippings of Joseph O'Connor's poems
Box 1, Folder 10"A Ragged Cavalier," a play by Joseph O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 11Various manuscripts by Joseph O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 12Manuscript play about the academic Meade family
Inside cover is written,"Evelyn O'Connor." No date. No title.

Box 1, Folder 13Excerpts from letters, addresses, editorials by Joseph O'Connor
Copied, E. O'C.

Box 1, Folder 14Comments by others on Joseph O'Connor, 1885-1921
Box 1, Folder 15"Christmas, Easter and Pentecost," compilation and poems by Florence Kendrick Johnson
Box 2, Folder 1Poems of Joseph O'Connor, circa 1890
Box 2, Folder 2Poems of Joseph O'Connor, circa 1894-1900
Box 2, Folder 3Essays by Joseph O'Connor, circa 1898-1901
Introduction to Don Quixote
Introduction to Great Plays
"Through Dry Places Seeking Rest," Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, January 1901
Box 2, Folder 4Index to reviews and articles in the Rochester Post Express, circa 1896-1906
Series II: Scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs
Box 2, Folder 5Scrapbook of Evangeline O'Connor
Box 2, Folder 6Records of the Dramatic Filiae Alumniae, University of Rochester, 1905
Evelyn O'Connor, Class of 1903, was a member of the society

Box 2, Folder 7Evelyn O'Connor address book, December 1937
Box 2, Folder 8Photographs of Evelyn O'Connor as a child
Box 3, Folder 1Hemlock Lake Record, 1886-1901 and various family records, 1822-1938
Box 3, Folder 2Evangeline M. O'Connor travel diary for trip to Europe, July 13-October 17, 1895
Box 3, Folder 3Travel diary for trip to Europe, 1898
Box 3, Folder 4Travel diary for trip to Ireland, Scotland and England, 1907
Box 3, Folder 5Evelyn O'Connor's trip to England, April 15-October 8, 1949; June 8-September 8, 1951
Box 3, Folder 6Lists of books, including gifts to Rochester Public Library, 1917; 1944 1944


Other Views:  Print/PDF  |  EAD