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Guide to the George Tinkham Papers, 1909-1952

Abstract

U.S. representative from Mass.

Chiefly clippings and press releases relating to the life of George Holden Tinkham, a lawyer, Republican senator, and big game hunter from Boston, Mass. Tinkham's political career is well represented by the clippings and press releases (1919-1942), which show his position on foreign and domestic affairs, and detail his opposition to the prohibitionists.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Tinkham, George Holden.
Title
George Tinkham papers 1909-1952
Language of Material
English
Extent
10.4 Linear Feet, 631 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Chiefly clippings and press releases relating to the life of George Holden Tinkham, a lawyer, Republican senator, and big game hunter from Boston, Mass. Tinkham's political career is well represented by the clippings and press releases (1919-1942), which show his position on foreign and domestic affairs, and detail his opposition to the prohibitionists.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1916-1952
Box 1
Press releases, 1919-1942
Box 1
Writings, 1914-1942
Box 1
Election returns, 1909-1940
Box 2
Miscellany
Box 2
Clippings
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 2
Small volumes

Bound volumes with contested elections, Louisiana sugar prices investigation (1920), and campaign expense reports.

Box 3
Voting records: House of Representatives, 65th-77th Congresses
Box 4
Clippings, 1915-1920
Volume 1
Clippings, 1920-1923
Volume 2
Clippings, 1923-1926
Volume 3
Clippings, 1926-1929
Volume 4
Clippings, 1929-1930
Volume 5
Clippings, 1930-1941
Volume 6
Clippings, 1938-1942
Volume 7
Records, 16th Congress, 1st session, 1916-1918
Volume 8

Historical Note

George Holden Tinkham was a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 29, 1870; attended the public and private schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1894; member of the Boston Common Council in 1897 and 1898; studied law at Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the Board of Aldermen, 1900-1902; served in the State senate 1910-1912; served overseas during World War I; elected as a Republican to the 64th Congress and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; continued the practice of law in Boston, Mass., until his retirement; died in Cramerton, N.C., August 28, 1956; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass.

Biographical note is excerpted from the Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Tinkham Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The George Tinkham Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a deposit in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, date unknown

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.