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Finding Aid to the Francis J. Heney Papers, 1892-1937
BANC MSS C-B 389  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Francis J. Heney papers
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1937
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 389
    Creators : Heney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1859-1937.
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes and 3 volumes Linear feet: 1.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Contains mostly correspondence concerning Oregon land fraud cases, the San Francisco graft prosecutions, the Progressive Movement, and the Democratic Party in California. Some correspondence is addressed to Mrs. Heney, C.W. Cobb (Heney's law partner), and a few others. Also includes campaign materials for Heney's senate campaign in 1914, the Roosevelt Progressive Republication League, and Woodrow Wilson's 1916 Presidential campaign; and documents related to his legal practice and court cases.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis J. Heney Papers, BANC MSS C-B 389, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Series 1 is also available on microfilm, (BANC MSS C-B 389 FILM) Lincoln Steffens correspondence is also available on microfilm, (BANC MSS X-X FILM 1).

    Related Collections

    Records of the San Francisco graft prosecution, 1906-1911 (BANC MSS C-B 447)
    Hiram Johnson papers, 1895-1945 (BANC MSS C-B 581)
    Photographs related to the San Francisco graft trial. (BANC PIC 1905.02613-02623)
    Francis Joseph Heney correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt. (BANC MSS C-B 390 FILM) (Originals in Yale University Library)
    Francis Joseph Heney correspondence on microfilm. (BANC MSS X-X FILM 8)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Heney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1859-1937--Archives
    Cobb, C. W.--Correspondence
    Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936--Correspondence
    Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930
    Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
    Roosevelt Progressive Republican League of California
    Progressive Party (1912)
    Siletz Indians--Land tenure
    Land titles--Registration and transfer--Oregon--Cases
    Trials (Misconduct in office)--California--San Francisco
    Political corruption--California--San Francisco
    Presidents--United States--Election--1916
    Legislators--United States--Election--1914
    Lawyers--California
    West (U.S.)--Politics and government

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Francis J. Heney papers were purchased by The Bancroft Library from N. A. Kovach in 1939 and 1940. Additions of Heney campaign material came from the Robbins collection, Boalt Hall in 2006 and 2007.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Re-Processed by Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

    Biographical Information

    Francis Joseph Heney was a lawyer most famous for his involvement in the Dr. John Christopher Handy divorce case in 1891, the Oregon Land Fraud trials in 1905, and the San Francisco graft prosecution from 1906 to 1908. In 1914 Heney ran for the U.S. Senate as a Progressive, but lost to Democrat James D. Phelan.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains mostly correspondence concerning Oregon land fraud cases, the San Francisco graft prosecutions, the Progressive Movement, and the Democratic Party in California. Some correspondence is addressed to Mrs. Heney, C.W. Cobb (Heney's law partner), and a few others. Also includes campaign materials for Heney's senate campaign in 1914, the Roosevelt Progressive Republication League, and Woodrow Wilson's 1916 Presidential campaign; and documents related to his legal practice and court cases.