Tweed Family Papers, 1836-1932 and undated
Creator: Tweed Family
Title: Tweed Family Papers
Dates: 1836-1932 and undated
Abstract: The Tweed Family Papers consists primarily of correspondence. Diaries, essays and poetry, newspaper clippings, and financial and legal material are also present, along with photographs.
Collection # S 1093.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
Mrs. Richard Tweed, upon whom the majority of the materials focus, was the sister-in-law of William Marcy ("Boss") Tweed, who controlled the Democratic political machine at New York City's Tammany Hall during the mid-19th century. He and his associates misappropriated public funds on a large scale, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in 1871.
Scope and Content:
The Tweed Family Papers consists primarily of correspondence between Mrs. Richard Tweed and her children, relatives, and friends. Diaries, essays and poetry written by family members, newspaper clippings (photocopies), and financial and legal material are also included, as are a handful of photographs. All related primarily to the life of Mrs. Richard Tweed and her descendants.
The Tweed Family Papers are organized by the following categories: Correspondence, Newspapers, Literary Production, Photographs, Financial Material, Printed Material, Scrapbook Material, Legal Material, and Artifacts.
Open for research.
The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Mary Hollis Tweed oral history interview [sound recording], 1977.
Tweed Family Papers, 1836-1932 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Kitty Johnson, 1976; Katie White, 2013
- Folder 1, Correspondence, 1836-1843
- Folder 2, Correspondence, 1844-1849
- Folder 3, Correspondence, 1850-1856
- Folder 4, Correspondence, 1857-1858
- Folder 5, Correspondence, 1859-1869
- Folder 6, Correspondence, 1870-1874
- Folder 7, Correspondence, 1875-1876
- Folder 8, Correspondence, 1877-1881
- Folder 9, Correspondence, 1882-1883
- Folder 10, Correspondence, 1884-1888
- Folder 11, Correspondence, 1889-1903, undated
- Folder 12, Correspondence, 1892 and undated