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Wead family papers, 1860-1936
.25 linear feet (1 container)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00171

Abstract:
Mary Wead was a U.S. Sanitary Commission volunteer during the Civil War and Eunice Wead was a Smith College librarian in the early 20th century. 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.

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Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

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

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:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Wead Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00171, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
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
ca.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 (Suffrage, Mrs. Simpson, abdication of Edward VIII - 1936)
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 family
  • Wead, Eunice
  • Wead, Mary Eunice
  • Wead, Mary, 1812-1896
  • Woman's Central Association of Relief--History--Sources
  • unknown

Genre terms
  • Financial records
  • correspondence


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