REED, Thomas Brackett, 1839-1902


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Bowdoin College Library
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Brunswick, ME
Papers: ca. 1869-1978, 0.5 linear foot.
The collection consists of correspondence, essays, manuscripts, articles and clippings about Thomas Brackett Reed and his policies. Additionally, there is a set of microfiche, prepared in 1974 from an extensive collection of Thomas Brackett Reed material retained by the Reed family, containing speeches, diaries, manuscripts, and letters. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.


Camden County Historical Society
Camden, NJ
Papers: 1898, 2 items.
The items include a letter from Thomas Brackett Reed to Louis T. DeRousse written on April 7, 1898. Louis T. DeRousse was postmaster of Camden, N.J., and a former assemblyman in the New Jersey Legislature. A photograph of Thomas Brackett Reed accompanied the letter.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Columbia, NY
Microfilm: In the Hannibal Hamlin Papers, 1828-1892, 4 positive reels and 9 print master reels.
Correspondents include Thomas B. Reed. The original documents are in the University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the Anna W. Wright Collection, 1855-1911, 0.75 linear foot.
Correspondents include Thomas Brackett Reed.


Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: In the Newspaper clippings related to the dedication of the Thomas Brackett Reed Statue, August 31, 1910, 0.25 linear foot.
Mostly photocopies of newspaper cuttings. Also includes:printed materials such as public statements, an address/oration by Thomas Brackett Reed, an executrix’s notice, and information about his funeral.

Papers: In the Nathan Webb Papers, 1799-1902, 8 linear feet.
Correspondents include Thomas Brackett Reed. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.


Syracuse University
Manuscript Collections, George Arents Research Library for Special Collections
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the W. J. Arkell Papers, 1881-1894, 39 items.
Correspondents include Thomas Brackett Reed. An unpublished finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Levi P. Morton Papers, 1860-1912. 0.5 linear foot.
Subjects covered in the papers include Thomas Brackett Reed. An unpublished finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.


University of Chicago Library
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1892, 2 items.
These 2 items consist of correspondence between Thomas Brackett Reed to William D. Murphy. The letter written by William D. Murphy, on March 10, 1891, requests Thomas B. Reed for his autograph. The letter from Thomas Brackett Reed to William D. Murphy, on March 11, 1891, grants William Murphy’s request.

Papers: 1902, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas Brackett Reed to A. A. Lipscomb written on November 21, 1902. In the letter, Thomas Brackett Reed declines to consider the office of vice president for the state of Maine. The letter is tipped into: Autobiography of Seventy Years, by George F. Hoar, call # alc Ms1337, and faces p.110, v. 2.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1890, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas B. Reed to E.F. Waters written on October 4, 1890. In the letter, Thomas B. Reed writes concerning his political philosophy.

Papers: 1900, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas B. Reed to Samuel [Gibson] Dixon written on February 6, 1900. In the letter, Thomas B. Reed discusses his decision.


University of Virginia
Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Albert and Shirley Smalls Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1880-1902, 10 items.
The papers include a letter from Thomas Brackett Reed to Charles S. Fairchild concerning a speech by Col. R. Ingersoll; Thomas Brackett Reed’s opinion on the political chances of the repeal [of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act]; Thomas Brackett’s hope that Fairchild has not suffered a financial loss over an unidentified matter and will have a good time abroad; a letter from Fairchild’s sister to Thomas Brackett Reed; some “goods in bottles” forClarence King; and his thanks for Miss Elliott’s book whosetitle story ”presents the lynching problem in a powerful way.” With these is a brief letter of thanks to Sally Fairchild. Reed writes to S.S. McClure refusing to write an article unless at Blaine’s request, or to have one written about him for political reasons.With the letters are a newsclipping and a magazine article regarding Reed.


Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Frank Parsons Papers, 1888-1908, 4 linear feet.
Subjects covered in the papers include Thomas Brackett Reed. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Thomas Collier Platt Papers, 1851-1915, 5.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered in the papers include Thomas Brackett Reed. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the S. Wells Williams Papers, 1824-1936, 11.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Thomas Brackett Reed. An unpublished finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.