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Timothy Shaler Williams papers,

Title
Timothy Shaler Williams papers, 1876-1930.
Author
Williams, Timothy Shaler, 1862-1930.
Supplementary Content
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Description
8 linear feet (17 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Timothy Shaler Williams (1862-1930) was an American journalist, railroad official and political figure.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3344
Author
Williams, Timothy Shaler, 1862-1930.
Title
Timothy Shaler Williams papers, 1876-1930.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
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 the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. Personal papers include clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, and Williams's notes on Cotton Mather, New England witchcraft, Tangier Smith, and Long Island.
Biography
Timothy Shaler Williams (1862-1930) was an American journalist, railroad official and political figure. After working 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 Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company and served as president from 1911 until his retirement. He also was an amateur historian interested in U. S. colonial history.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Executives.
Added Author
Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899.
Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910.
Marble, Manton, 1834-1917.
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.
Research Call Number
MssCol 3344
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