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Patrick O'Connor Collection

 Collection — Box: SC120-OCON-001
Identifier: SC120-OCON

Scope and Contents

This collection was assembled by Patrick O’Connor. It consists of assorted documents, each with an autograph of a governor of Massachusetts. In total, there are 36 governors' autographs in the collection. They are arranged chronologically with each governor having his own folder. The collection begins with John Hancock who served from 1780-85 and ends with Ebenezer Draper who served, 1901-1911. There are two folders in the collection containing miscellaneous paper and vellum documents dating to 1578. These items also were collected by O’Connor. The final folder has information on the collection itself.


  • 1578-20th Century

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

Patrick F. O’Connor was born in Cahirciveen, Ireland in 1909. He attended Boston College High School, and graduated from Holy Cross in 1932. He also attended University of Cambridge in Oxford, England. He was a veteran of World War II. O’Connor was the head of the English Department at Boston Technical High. He died on November 5, 2001.


.46 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

The source for acquisition is unknown.

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Repository Details

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