University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thomas W. Streeter Biography, 1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Streeter, Thomas W., 1883-1965
Title: Streeter, Thomas W., Biography
Dates: 1972
Abstract: The Thomas W. Streeter Biography, 1972, chronicles Streeter’s work as a collector of Americana and Texana.
Accession No.: 72-034
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965) was the son of Frank Sherwin Streeter and Lilian Carpenter. After receiving his B.L. degree from Dartmouth College in 1904 and his LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1907, Streeter established the law practice Streeter and Holmes in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1917, he married Ruth Cheney, with whom he had four children. That same year, the couple moved to New York City, where Streeter began working for the American International Corporation. Following his retirement in 1939, Streeter started collecting Americana and Texana, especially late 18th and early 19th century maps of Texas. He authored several books on his collection, including Americana-Beginnings (1952) and Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845 (1955). After accumulating one of the largest collections of Texana, Streeter sold much of his collection to Yale University. An active member of many historical societies, he was also president of the American Antiquarian Society and the American Bibliographic Society.

Source:

Streeter, Ruth Cheney. "Streeter, Thomas Winthrop."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 29, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst73.


Scope and Contents

The Thomas W. Streeter Biography, 1972, chronicles Streeter’s work as a collector of Americana and Texana. Consisting of a short life story as well as photocopies and Photostats of articles about Streeter, the collection includes a review of his book Bibliography of Texas and a summary of his Americana collection in the Times Literary Supplement.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Streeter, Thomas W., 1883-1965 -- Archives.
Subjects
Americana -- Collectors and collecting -- 20th century.
Texana -- Collectors and collecting -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas W. Streeter Biography, 1972, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G1 Biography, 1972