Finding Aid to the Francis J. Heney Papers, 1892-1937

Finding Aid written by Alison E. Bridger
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
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Finding Aid to the Francis J. Heney Papers, 1892-1937

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 389

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
August 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1903-1937

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-138; Box 2, folders 2-8

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming correspondence mostly concerning Heney's work as an attorney and his political activities. Also includes copies of some outgoing correspondence. This series is also available on microfilm (BANC MSS C-B 389 FILM)
Box 1, Folder 1

Beck, James Montgomery 1910

Box 1, Folder 2

Bonaparte, Charles Joseph 1909

Scope and Content Note

as U.S. Attorney General
Box 1, Folder 3

Bowes, Edward 1936

Box 1, Folder 4-9

Burns, William John 1904-1913, circa 1928

Box 1, Folder 10

Earl, Edwin T. 1909

Box 1, Folder 11-19

Farley, James Aloysius 1935-1937

Scope and Content Note

Several letters to Mrs. Heney, including one concerning Senator McAdoo
Box 1, Folder 20

Fulton, Charles William 1903

Scope and Content Note

Joint letter with John H. Mitchell to P.C. Knox, U.S. Attorney General, relative to the appointment of Heney and Frost as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys for Oregon; certified copy by W.H. Moody, U.S. Attorney General.
Box 1, Folder 21-24

Hapgood, Norman 1908-1922

Box 1, Folder 25

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen 1904

Scope and Content Note

as U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Box 1, Folder 30

High, Stanley Hofflund 1936

Box 1, Folder 31

Howe, Frederic Clemson 1919

Scope and Content Note

as Director, Conference on Democratic Control of the Railroads
Box 1, Folder 32

Jobes, C.S. 1906

Scope and Content Note

to Senator Chester I. Long
Box 1, Folder 33

Knox, Philander Chase 1908

Box 1, Folder 34

La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925 1910

Box 1, Folder 35-38

La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1895-1953 1929-1935

Box 1, Folder 39

Latta, M.C. 1907

Scope and Content Note

as Assistant Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt
Box 1, Folder 40

Leach, Frank A. 1908

Scope and Content Note

as Director of the Mint
Box 1, Folder 41-46

Loeb, William 1905-1908

Scope and Content Note

as Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt
Box 1, Folder 47

McAdoo, William Gibbs 1932

Box 1, Folder 48

McMullen, Gerald F. 1933

Box 1, Folder 49-50

Metcalf, Victor Howard 1903

Box 1, Folder 51

Mooney, Thomas J. 1936

Box 1, Folder 52

Morgan, William Yost 1907

Box 1, Folder 53-54

Norris, George William 1936

Box 1, Folder 55

Phelan, James Duval 1920

Box 1, Folder 56-60

Pinchot, Gifford 1910-1914

Box 1, Folder 61

Richberg, Donald Randall 1935

Scope and Content Note

as Chairman, National Industrial Recovery Board
Box 1, Folder 62

Smith, W. Scott 1906

Box 1, Folder 63-126

Steffens, Lincoln 1906-1935

Related Material

Also available on microfilm (BANC FILM X-X 1)
Box 1, Folder 127

Stimson, Marshall 1910

Box 1, Folder 128

United States Department of Justice. Appointment Clerk 1905

Scope and Content Note

Signed by J.H. Graves; enclosing certified copy of joint letter from Charles W. Fulton and John H. Mitchell to the Attorney General relative to the appointment of Heney and Frost as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys for Oregon.
Box 1, Folder 129-137

Wickersham, George Woodward 1909-1911

Scope and Content Note

as U.S. Attorney General
Box 1, Folder 138

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 1916

Scope and Content Note

copy of telegram
Box 2, Folder 2-8

General 1900-1936

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 26-29

Outgoing correspondence 1931-1932

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copies
 

Series 2 Campaign material 1896-1919, 1932

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 139-152; Box 2, folders 1, 9-17, 19

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains campaign contributions, invitations, campaign pamphlets and correspondence dealing with the Presidential campaigns of 1912 and 1916; speeches; and biographical information.
Box 1, Folder 139

Roosevelt Progressive Republican League 1912

Scope and Content Note

receipt for contribution
Box 1, Folder 141

Heney campaign for Senate pamphlets circa 1914

Box 1, Folder 142-152

Woodrow Wilson Presidential campaign correspondence, telegrams and speeches 1916-1917

Box 1, Folder 140

Invitations and program for the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson 1917

Box 2, Folder 9-17

Speeches circa 1896-1919

Box 2, Folder 19

Questionnaire for Candidates 1932

Box 2, Folder 1

Biographical information undated

 

Series 3 Court cases, legal documents, etc. 1892-1919

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 18-25; Box 3; Volumes 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents relating to Heney's legal practice including court cases, juror interviews, involvement with labor and the packing industry, and a scrapbook on legal cases.
Volume 2

Charges of Indictment and Order of Procedure 1901-1904

Volume 3

Spring Valley Water Company 1904, undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Loopholes in the Law: The Pardoning Power 1912

Box 2, Folder 20

Oregon Land Fraud cases undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Notes and drafts 1918, undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Labor records 1917-1918

Box 2, Folder 23

Negotiations with Ruef for Immunity, The Republication Convention of 1912, Investigation of High Cost Living, Investigation of the Packers circa 1912

Box 2, Folder 24

Legal accounts 1911

Box 2, Folder 25

Food Investigation and Municipal Corruption 1910, 1918

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Reports 1908, 1911-1918

Box 3, Folder 3

Packing Industry 1918

Volume 1

Scrapbook of legal cases 1892

Box 3, Folder 4

News paper clippings 1898-1900

Box 3, Folder 5

Court case hearings 1901

Box 3, Folder 6-8

Court files 1905-1919

Box 3, Folder 9-11

Juror interviews undated