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Timothy Shaler Williams papers, 1876-1930.
Williams, Timothy Shaler, 1862-1930.
- 8 linear feet (17 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, political and government materials, business records, and personal papers of Williams. Bulk of the collection is correspondence, 1877-1929, concerning political, business and personal matters, and includes seventeen volumes of letters written while Williams was secretary to Governors Hill and Flower. Political and government papers contain speeches, legislative bills, copies of party platforms, and biographical papers of Hill, Flower and Manton Marble.Business records relate to ownership of newspapers and theBrooklyn Rapid Transit Company. Personal papers include clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, and Williams's notes on Cotton Mather, New England witchcraft, Tangier Smith, and Long Island.
Timothy Shaler Williams (1862-1930) was an American journalist, railroad official and political figure. Afterworking for a New York City newspaper from 1884 to 1889, he was private secretary to New York governors David H. Hill and Roswell P. Flower. In 1895 he joined the BrooklynRapid Transit Company and served as president from 1911 until his retirement. He also was an amateur historian interested in U. S. colonial history.
Controlled Access Terms
- Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.
- Smith, William, "Tangier", 1655-1704.
- Williams, Timothy Shaler, 1862-1930.
- Cornell University -- Alumni and alumnae.
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Governors -- New York (State)
- Newspapers -- Ownership.
- Transportation -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Witchcraft -- New England.
- Long Island (N.Y.) -- History.
- New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.
Additional Creator Names
- Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899.
- Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910.
- Marble, Manton, 1834-1917.
- Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.