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Thomas B. Reed Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 23 Jul 2010

Biographical History

Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902) of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, was a Republican lawyer, member of the Maine state legislature (1868-1870) and state attorney general (1870-1872). He served more than twenty years (1877-1899) in the U.S. House of Representatives, during which he was Speaker of the House twice and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President (1896).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas B. Reed Correspondence consists of eleven letters from the United States Congressman to various individuals. Recipients include E. R. "Ned" Spear and W. O. Fuller, among others. The letters are of a general nature; several relate to invitations to write or speak.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902.


Legislators -- Maine.
Legislators -- United States.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas B. Reed Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

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