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Wead Family Papers, 1862-1936
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 171

Abstract:
Librarian and U.S. Sanitary Commission volunteer. The Wead Family papers consist primarily of correspondence to and from Mary Wead in the course of her work with the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. Correspondents with both Mary and Eunice Wead include Louisa Lee Schuyler, leader in 19th century welfare work; author Amy Lowell; and Letitia Campbell of the Freedman's Union Commission. There is a small amount of correspondence to other Wead family members.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Mary K. Wead (1812-1896) worked for the United States Sanitary Commission (Woman's Central Association of Relief) during the Civil War, and during the 1880s was an inspector for the New York State Charities Association for Franklin County. She married Samuel Wead. For additional biographical information, see pages 12-14 in "The Wead Family & Its Relations to Malone" in Box 1 Folder 1a.

Eunice Wead (1881-1969), (Mary's granddaughter?), graduated from Smith College in 1902, and received her Masters degree from the University of Michigan in 1927. She was a librarian at Smith College from 1906 to 1911; Curator of Rare Books from 1917 to 1924; and was Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of Michigan from 1926-1944.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Wead Family papers consist primarily of correspondence to and from Mary Wead in the course of her work with the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. There are also bills received for materials she purchased for the Union Army. Correspondents with both Mary and Eunice Wead include Louisa Lee Schuyler, leader in 19th century welfare work; author Amy Lowell; and Letitia Campbell of the Freedman's Union Commission. There is a small amount of correspondence to other Wead family members (circa 1911-36).


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Wead Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Eunice Wead donated her family papers to the Sophia Smith Collection circa 1944.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Contents: list and index


Box 1: folder 1
Biographical: Leslie C. Wead, "The Wead Family and its Relation to Malone [N.Y.]", 1905


Box 1: folder 1a
Correspondence



Mary Wead



Campbell, Laetitia,
1865

Box 1: folder 2
Collins, Ellen,
1862-78

Box 1: folder 3
Curtis, Mary,
1865

Box 1: folder 4
D'Orenienlx, Laura,
1863-64

Box 1: folder 5
Freedman's Union Commission,
1865-66

Box 1: folder 6
Griffin, Christine Kean,
1865

Box 1: folder 7
Parsons, Lizzie,
circa 1860s

Box 1: folder 8
Piere, R.,
1867

Box 1: folder 9
Sampson, E. A.,
1866-67

Box 1: folder 10
Post, Angelina,
1864-65

Box 1: folder 11
Schuyler, Louisa Lee,
1864, 1865, 1881

Box 1: folder 12
Stuart, George H.,
1864

Box 1: folder 13
Van Amringe, Susan M.,
1882

Box 1: folder 14
Whitney, Maria,
1876

Box 1: folder 15
Sinclaire, Myra,
1863

Box 1: folder 16
Eunice Wead



Woolson, G.H.,
1906

Box 1: folder 17
Lowell, Amy,
1919

Box 1: folder 18
Pilcher, Sophia,
1911, 1913, 1936

Box 1: folder 19
Mary Wead--Miscellaneous



Bills for items purchased for Union Army,
1863

Box 1: folder 20
State Charities Aid Association Forms,
1881-82

Box 1: folder 21

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Subjects
  • American Freedman's Union Commission--History--Sources
  • Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925--Correspondence
  • National Freedmen's Relief Association--History--Sources
  • Schuyler, Louisa Lee, 1837-1926--Correspondence
  • State Charities Aid Association (New York)--History--Sources
  • United States Sanitary Commission--History--Sources
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
  • Wead, Mary Eunice
  • Wead, Mary, 1812-1896
  • Woman's Central Association of Relief--History--Sources


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