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MS Am 1197

Tudor family. Tudor family papers, ca.1740-1869: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1197
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Tudor family papers,
Date(s): 1740-1869.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Family papers of American lawyer, congressman and senator William Tudor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-114. Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Tudor; received: 1950.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tudor Family Papers, ca.1740-1869 (MS Am 1197). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Tudor (1750-1819) was a lawyer of Boston, Mass., served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in the State Senate, and was secretary of state for the Commonwealth. He acted as attorney for many Tory sympathizers during the Revolutionary War. His sons: William Tudor (1779-1830) was a merchant, legislator, author and diplomat; he was founder and first editor of the North American Review. Frederic Tudor (1783-1864) was the successful "Ice King," who sold ice in tropical climates.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and documents, including family letters primarily from Frederic Tudor to his brother William and from William Tudor Jr. to his father. Correspondence also includes thirty-four letters, 1789-1801, to William Tudor Sr. written from England by Sarah Troutbeck, daughter of John Troutbeck, King's reader at King's Chapel, Boston, who had returned to England during the Revolution. Another group of nineteen letters, written in 1823 from Washington by William Lee (1772-1840) to William Tudor Jr. comment on political events. Other family papers include college papers written at Harvard by John Henry Tudor, another son of William Tudor Sr. and some documents relating to JohnTudor, the father of William Tudor Sr. Other documents include powers of attorney for William Tudor. Sr., often relating to the administration ofloyalist properties, and papers relating to his tenure as Massachusetts secretary of state.

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