Guide to the Papers of John Wingate Weeks, 1843 - 1976Manuscript ML-1

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of John Wingate Weeks, 1843 - 1976

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-1

Collection Dates:

1843 - 1976 (bulk: 1913 - 1925)

Size of Collection:

42 boxes (57.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), banker, congressman and Secretary of War. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks with clippings, photographs, written speeches, articles and biographical materials chronicling his political career as a member of Congress and as Secretary of War. Some genealogical material of the Weeks family is also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of John Wingate Weeks contain personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, written speeches, articles and biographical materials chronicling his political career as a member of Congress and as Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Woodrow Wilson, Newton D. Baker, Edwin A. Filene, Warren G. Harding, Sinclair Weeks, Henry Cabot Lodge, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Charles G. Washburn. Some genealogical material of the Weeks family is also included.

Biography

John Wingate Weeks was born on April 11, 1860, in Lancaster, NH. Educated in the public schools of Lancaster, he attended the US Naval Academy from which he graduated in 1881. He left the Navy in 1883, and received a position as land commissioner of the Florida Southern Railroad. In 1888, Weeks moved to Boston, where he co-founded the financial firm of Hornblower and Weeks. He also served in the Massachusetts Naval Brigade and joined the Volunteer Navy during the Spanish-American War. In 1899, Weeks became an alderman in Newton, MA, and in 1903, he became mayor. In 1904, he was elected to the House of Representatives where he was a member of the Banking and Currency Committee which shaped the Aldrich-Vreeland Currency Law. He also served as the chairman of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, figured prominently in the enactment of the White Mountain Appalachian Forestry Law and was the author of the Weeks-McLain Law which protected migratory and insectivorous birds. In 1913, he was elected to the Senate where he served on the Military Affairs Committee and took active part in framing Federal Reserve Act. After failing to be reelected in 1918, Weeks retired from elective politics but continued to play a major part in the Republican Party on a national level. In 1921, he came out of retirement to serve as Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge, a post he held until 1925 when a stroke forced him to retire once again. Weeks died in 1926 at the age of 66.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1902-1926

Contains personal and professional correspondence. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Woodrow Wilson, Newton D. Baker, Edwin A. Filene, Warren G. Harding, Sinclair Weeks, Henry Cabot Lodge, William H. Taft and Charles G. Washburn.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1877-1910

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1877-1883
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1893
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1894
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1895
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1896-1898
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence , 1899-1903
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, 1904
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, 1905
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, 1906
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, 1907
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, A-H, 1908
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, I-S, 1908
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, T-Z, 1908
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, A-P, 1909
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, R-Z, 1909
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, A-B, 1910
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, C-D, 1910
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, E-G, 1910
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, H-I, 1910
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, J-M, 1910
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, N-R, 1910
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, S-V, 1910
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, W-Z, 1910

Box: 2, Dates: 1911-1913

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, A-B, 1911
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, C, 1911
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, D-F, 1911
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, G-H, 1911
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, I-L, 1911
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, M, 1911
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, N-P, 1911
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, R, 1911
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, S-V, 1911
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, W-Z, 1911
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, A-B, 1912
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, C-D, 1912
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, E-H, 1912
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, I-L, 1912
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, M-P, 1912
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, Q-U, 1912
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, W-Z, 1912
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, A-C, 1913
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, D-M, 1913
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, N-S, 1913
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, T-Z, 1913

Box: 3, Dates: 1914-1916

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, A-B, 1914
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, C, 1914
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, D-F, 1914
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, G-H, 1914
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, I-L, 1914
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, M-N, 1914
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, N-P, 1914
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, R-S, 1914
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, T-V, 1914
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, W-Z, 1914
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, A-B, 1915
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, C-D, 1915
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, E-I, 1915
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, J-L, 1915
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, M-P, 1915
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, Q-S, 1915
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, T-Z, 1915
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, A-B, 1916
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, C, 1916
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, D-F, 1916
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, G-H, 1916
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, I-L, 1916
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, M-N, 1916
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, O-R, 1916
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence, S-T, 1916
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence, U-Z, 1916

Box: 4, Dates: 1917-1918

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, A-B, 1917
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, C, 1917
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, D-E, 1917
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, F-K, 1917
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, L-M, 1917
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, N-R, 1917
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, S-T, 1917
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, U-Z, 1917
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, A, 1918
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, Ba-Bi, 1918
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, Bl-Bu, 1918
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, Ca-Cl, 1918
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, Co, 1918
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, Cr-Da, 1918
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, De-E, 1918
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, F-Gl, 1918
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, Go-Ha, 1918
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, He-Hu, 1918
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, I-K, 1918
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, L, 1918
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, M-Mc, 1918
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, Mi-O, 1918
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, P, 1918
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, R, 1918
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence, S-Sp, 1918
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence, St-Th, 1918
  • Folder: 27, Correspondence, Ti-We, 1918
  • Folder: 28, Correspondence, Wh-Z, 1918

Box: 5, Dates: 1919-1926

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, A-C, 1919
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, D-K, 1919
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, L-Z, 1919
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, A-Z, 1920
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, B, 1921
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, C, 1921
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, D, 1921
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, E, 1921
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, F, 1921
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, G, 1921
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, H, 1921
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, I-J, 1921
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence, K, 1921
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence, L, 1921
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, M, 1921
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, N-O, 1921
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, P-Q, 1921
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, R, 1921
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, S, 1921
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, T, 1921
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, U-V, 1921
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, Y-Z, 1921
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, 1922
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, 1923
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence, 1924
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence, 1925
  • Folder: 27, Correspondence, 1926
  • Folder: 28, Correspondence, unidentified, undated

Box: 6, Dates: 1894-1927

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Newton D. Baker, 1917-1925
  • Folder: 2, George Barnett, 1910-1915
  • Folder: 3, Mr. Blodgett, 1913
  • Folder: 4, Calvin Coolidge, 1914-1920
  • Folder: 5, W. Murray Crane, 1907-1920
  • Folder: 6, Joseph Daniels, 1914-1918
  • Folder: 7, George Dewey, 1899
  • Folder: 8, Edward A. Filene, 1913-1918
  • Folder: 9, Family either with or about Sinclair Weeks, 1907-1918
  • Folder: 10, Warren G. Harding, 1916-1921
  • Folder: 11, La Porte Heinekamp Motor Company, 1921
  • Folder: 12, Paul R. Hickock, 1916-1919
  • Folder: 13, Henry Lee Higginson, 1913-1918
  • Folder: 14, Henry Hornblower, 1907-1923
  • Folder: 15, Henry Knox, 1912
  • Folder: 16, Robert Lansing, 1917
  • Folder: 17, Henry Cabot Lodge, 1908-1913
  • Folder: 18, James J. Phelan, 1913-1914
  • Folder: 19, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1914
  • Folder: 20, William H. Taft, 1908-1915
  • Folder: 21, Charles M. Walker, 1923
  • Folder: 22, Robert W. Washburn, 1913-1919
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence with or regarding Sinclair Weeks, 1921-1924
  • Folder: 23, Charles M. Walker, 1923
  • Folder: 23, Charles G. Washburn regarding John W. Weeks, 1925-1928
  • Folder: 24, William C. Weeks, 1902-1906
  • Folder: 25, With or regarding Sinclair Weeks, 1921-1924
  • Folder: 26, Woodrow Wilson, 1917
  • Folder: 27, Leonard Wood, 1917-1918
  • Folder: 28, Charles G. Washburn "Red Book A" letter book, 1913-1926, 1927
  • Folder: 29, Charles G. Washburn "Red Book B," letter book, 1905-1926, 1927
  • Folder: 30, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1894-1912
  • Folder: 31, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1913
  • Folder: 32, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1914
  • Folder: 33, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1915
  • Folder: 34, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1916
  • Folder: 35, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1917
  • Folder: 36, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1918
  • Folder: 37, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1919
  • Folder: 38, Letters to John W. Weeks, 1921-1926
  • Folder: 39, Letters to John W. Weeks, undated

Box: 7, Dates: 1907-1918

Correspondence (bound)

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence (bound) Vol. 1, 1907-1912
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence (bound) Vol. II, 1913-1914
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence (bound) Vol. III, 1914-1915
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence (bound) Vol. IV, 1915-1916
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence (bound) Vol. V, 1917-1918
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence (bound) "Yellow Book", 1910-1918

Box: 8, Dates: 1907-1918

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Regarding forestry bill, 1907-1913
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Regarding Tariffs, 1908-1916
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Regarding Weeks' Bill, 1908-1916
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Regarding the "Migratory Birds," Weeks-McLean Bill, 1908-1918
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Regarding Business, 1908-1909
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Regarding Banking and Currency Bill-Aldrich Plan, 1911-1914
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Regarding Women's Suffrage, 1911-1918
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Regarding Negro Training, 1917
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Regarding Draft Bill, 1918
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Regarding Senatorial Campaign, 1918
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Regarding Election, 1918
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Regarding Reconstruction Resolution by Weeks with Bill, 1918
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Regarding Nomination, 1918
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: Regarding Nomination, 1918
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence: Regarding Nomination, 1918
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Regarding Nomination, 1918
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: Regarding Nomination, 1918
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence: Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Luce regarding Calvin Coolidge and John W. Weeks, 1918
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence: Regarding Weeks for Senate, 1918
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence: Form letter regarding nomination papers, 1918
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence: Congratulatory note to the members of the United States Round-the-World-Flight, 1924

Box: 9, Dates: 1926

Correspondence and tributes on the death of John W. Weeks

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters of condolence, A, 1926
  • Folder: 2, Letters of condolence, B, 1926
  • Folder: 3, Letters of condolence, C, 1926
  • Folder: 4, Letters of condolence, D, 1926
  • Folder: 5, Letters of condolence, E, 1926
  • Folder: 6, Letters of condolence, F, 1926
  • Folder: 7, Letters of condolence, G, 1926
  • Folder: 8, Letters of condolence, H, 1926
  • Folder: 9, Letters of condolence, I-J, 1926
  • Folder: 10, Letters of condolence, K, 1926
  • Folder: 11, Letters of condolence, L, 1926
  • Folder: 12, Letters of condolence, M, 1926
  • Folder: 13, Letters of condolence, N, 1926
  • Folder: 14, Letters of condolence, O, 1926
  • Folder: 15, Letters of condolence, P, 1926
  • Folder: 16, Letters of condolence, Q-R, 1926
  • Folder: 17, Letters of condolence, S, 1926
  • Folder: 18, Letters of condolence, T, 1926
  • Folder: 19, Letters of condolence, U-V, 1926
  • Folder: 20, Letters of condolence, W-Y, 1926
  • Folder: 21, Letters of condolence, unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 22, Speech and poem on the death of John W. Weeks, 1926
  • Folder: 23, Tribute by Rev. George A. Gordon at the funeral service of John W. Weeks, typescript, 1926
  • Folder: 24, Eulogy of Charles T. Davis at the Wardroom Club, July, 27, typescript, 1926
  • Folder: 25, "A Appreciation of the Ex-Senator by an Old Friend," by Walter J. Fahey, editorial in "The New York Times," typescript, 1926
  • Folder: 26, Cards from the flower arrangements of the funeral of John W. Weeks, 1926

Series 2, Scrapbooks, 1906-1926

Contains scrapbooks with newspaper clippings chronicling Weeks' political life and his death.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 10, Dates: 1907-1912

Scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Clippings, January 1907-April 1910
  • Folder: 2, Clippings , May 1910-August 1912

Box: 11, Dates: October 1914-July 1915

Scrapbook: Senatorial clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 12, Dates: December 1914-June 1915

Scrapbook: Presidential clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 13, Dates: 1922-1924

Scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Clippings , June-October 1922
  • Folder: 2, Clippings, October 1922-February 1923
  • Folder: 3, Clippings, February-June 1923
  • Folder: 4, Clippings, May-August 1923
  • Folder: 5, Clippings, August 1923-April 1924

Box: 14, Dates: 1920-1922

Scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Clippings , May 1920-March 1921
  • Folder: 2, Clippings, March-June 1921
  • Folder: 3, Clippings, October 1921-April 1922
  • Folder: 4, Clippings, June-October 1921
  • Folder: 5, Clippings, March-July 1922

Box: 15, Dates: 1924-1926

Scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Clippings, April-December 1924
  • Folder: 2, Clippings, December 1924-October 1925
  • Folder: 3, Clippings: Obituaries of John W. Weeks, 1926

Box: 16, Dates: undated

Scrapbook: Miscellaneous clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 17, Dates: August 1915-May 1916

Scrapbook: Special editorials, clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 18, Dates: circa 1920-1926

Scrapbook: Miscellaneous clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 19, Dates: October 1915-April 1916

Scrapbook: "H" clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 20, Dates: 1913-1914

Scrapbook: Senatorial, clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 21, Dates: July 1916-July 1917

Scrapbook: Clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 22, Dates: April-November 1915

Scrapbook: Clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 23, Dates: August 1915-May 1916

Scrapbook: Clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 24, Dates: April 1914-May 1915

Scrapbook: From "Congressional Record," clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 25, Dates: 1906

Scrapbook: Clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 26, Dates: 1912-1914

Scrapbook: Clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Senatorial Scrapbook, January-October 1914
  • Folder: 2, Miscellaneous, August 1912-January 1913

Box: 27, Dates: January-March 1913

Scrapbook: Senatorial Campaign, including inauguration, clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 28, Dates: March 1913-April 1914

Scrapbook: From "Congressional Record," clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 29, Dates: May 1912-January 1913

Scrapbook: Senatorial, clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 30, Dates: 1921

Scrapbooks: "The Visit of the President of the Unites States to Mount Prospect, Lancaster, NH, August 2-6, 1921"

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 31, Dates: 1926

Scrapbook: On the death of John W. Weeks, clippings, unbound

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 32, Dates: 1926

Scrapbooks: "John Wingate Weeks," three volumes, clippings

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 33, Dates: circa 1915

Scrapbook: Miscellaneous clippings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 3, Photographs , circa 1860-1976

Contains photo albums, loose photographs, diplomas, certificates and memorabilia chronicling Weeks' private and political life.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 34, Dates: 1921-1926

Photograph albums

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, The Captain and His Faithful Ten, Hawaii, 1926
  • Folder: 2, The Prospect Golf Association (2 albums), 1921
  • Folder: 3, Loose photographs with memo, undated

Box: 35, Dates: 1921-1924

Photo albums

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Secretary of War John W. Weeks visiting Puerto Rico, undated
  • Folder: 2, "A Pictorial Souvenir of the Visit of the President of the United States to the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, October 27, 1921", 1921
  • Folder: 3, John Wingate Weeks at official functions while Secretary of War, 1921-1924

Box: 36, Dates: circa 1860-1926

Loose photographs

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Children, undated
  • Folder: 2, John W. Weeks with Sinclair Weeks and son, undated
  • Folder: 3, John W. Weeks with others, unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 4, Buildings related to John W. Weeks , undated
  • Folder: 5, Military company led by John J. Weeks, 1910s
  • Folder: 6, Portraits and miscellaneous photographs of John W. Weeks, circa 1860-1926
  • Folder: 7, Photographs of newspaper print pictures, undated
  • Folder: 8, Group of young men and boys in front of building, undated
  • Folder: 9, John W. Weeks with children, undated
  • Folder: 10, Mrs. Martha Weeks with and without her husband, undated
  • Folder: 11, John W. Weeks, funeral, 1926

Box: 37, Dates: circa 1878-1976

Oversize: Photographs, diplomas, certificates and memorabilia of and related to John W. Weeks, including two photo albums "Henry Hornblower Trip to Hawaii, 1926" and "The Prospector's Pilgrimage to the Mountain, 1915" as well as a photograph of John Weeks with Sinclair Weeks and son

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 4, Writings, 1879-1925

Contains typescripts and printed copies of speeches given by Weeks throughout his political life, as well as journals kept during his time at the U.S. Naval Academy. Articles written by Weeks are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 38, Dates: 1907-1925

Speeches

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Speeches, 1907-1910
  • Folder: 2, Speeches, 1911-1914
  • Folder: 3, Speeches, 1915
  • Folder: 4, Speeches, 1916
  • Folder: 5, Speeches, 1917-1919
  • Folder: 6, Speeches, 1920-1925
  • Folder: 7, Speeches (bound), 1921-1925
  • Folder: 8, Speeches, circa 1920-1921
  • Folder: 9, Press Releases, 1921-1924
  • Folder: 10, Speeches, circa 1920-1925
  • Folder: 11, Speeches, circa 1920-1925
  • Folder: 12, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 13, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 14, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 15, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 16, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 17, Speeches, undated
  • Folder: 18, Speeches, printed pamphlets, 1902-1921
  • Folder: 19, Speeches, printed pamphlets, 1913-1923

Box: 39, Dates: 1879-1923

Writings and articles

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Journal, Cadet John W. Weeks", circa 1879
  • Folder: 2, "Journal, Cadet Midshipman John W. Weeks" with photographs, circa 1880
  • Folder: 3, "Journal, John W. Weeks, 2nd Class" with photograph, circa 1881
  • Folder: 4, Booklet: "The American Merchant Marine," by John W. Weeks, 1915
  • Folder: 5, Booklet: "Corporation of Capital and Labor," by John W. Weeks in "The Banker's Magazine", 1918
  • Folder: 6, Booklet: "Sound Thinking by the People and for the People," address by John W. Weeks, 1921
  • Folder: 7, Article: "Secretary Weeks Deplores Unpreparedness" in "US Recruiting News", November 1922
  • Folder: 8, Article: "The Army as an Agent for Peace," John W. Weeks in "US Army Recruiting News", July 1923
  • Folder: 9, Article: "Address by the Secretary of State Before the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Newark, NJ, Dec. 6, 1922" in "The Newarker", January 1923
  • Folder: 10, Article: "US Army as Pioneers and Colonizers," by John W. Weeks in "US Army Recruiting News", February 1923
  • Folder: 11, Article: "National Forests in the Eastern States," by John W. Weeks in "The International Interpreter", March 1923
  • Folder: 12, Article: "Army has had 104 Calls to Arms during our Country's Existence," by John W. Weeks in "US Army Recruiting News", December 1922
  • Folder: 13, Article: "Military and Commercial Aviation," by John W. Weeks in "Aeronautical Digest", undated

Series 5, Professional , 1843-1961

Contains typescripts of Charles G. Washburn's biography on Weeks, pamphlets, booklets, flyers, press release and other campaign materials related to his political career, including material related to the Weeks Bill. Poems and other writings about Weeks and "The Faithful Ten," as well as memorabilia, are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 40, Dates: 1843-1961

Professional Life

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Writings, including speeches related to Week's biography, circa 1902-1927
  • Folder: 2, Writings: "John Weeks from Birth to Congress," by Charles G. Washburn, first draft, typescript, bound, 1927
  • Folder: 3, Writings: "Weeks in Congress," by Charles G. Washburn, first draft, not revised, typescript, bound, 1927
  • Folder: 4, Writings: "John W. Weeks in the War Department," by Charles G. Washburn, typescript, bound, 1927
  • Folder: 5, Writings: Selected letters and papers for Week's biography, 1927
  • Folder: 6, Writings: Untitled proofs about Weeks, circa 1927
  • Folder: 7, Writings: Biographical sketches about John W. Weeks, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 8, Writings: Biographical sketches about John W. Weeks, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 9, Memorabilia, circa 1881-1924
  • Folder: 10, Writings: "The Gerymander" , undated
  • Folder: 11, Political materials including clippings, flyers, press releases, "Congressional Records", circa 1914-1924
  • Folder: 12, Maps, undated
  • Folder: 13, Pamphlets and booklets, circa 1843-1919
  • Folder: 14, Weeks Bill: Statement regarding passage of bill, 1909
  • Folder: 15, Weeks Bill: Campaign pamphlets and pen used by President Taft, circa 1909-1912
  • Folder: 16, Weeks Bill: Address on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the bill by Sinclair Weeks, 1936
  • Folder: 17, Weeks Bill: Address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the bill, typescript, 1961
  • Folder: 18, Weeks Bill: "John Weeks and the Law That Looked Ahead," by Orville L. Freeman in "Virginia Wildlife", undated
  • Folder: 19, Weeks Bill: Booklets and pamphlets on the occasion of the passage of the bill, 1961
  • Folder: 20, Weeks Bill: 60th Annual Conference of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the bill, 1961
  • Folder: 21, Weeks Bill: 50th Anniversary of Eastern National Forest under the Weeks Law, conference package, 1961
  • Folder: 22, Pamphlets and flyers related to the White Mountains, forests and birds with letter from the Massachusetts State Grange Patrons of Husbandry, 1914
  • Folder: 23, "Munsey's Magazine," November , 1896
  • Folder: 24, Financial papers: Real Estate Transactions, tax records, leasing documents, canceled checks, circa 1870-1922
  • Folder: 25, Booklet: "John Weeks-American from Head to Heel - from Skin to Marrow," by Joseph Smith, undated
  • Folder: 26, "The Junior Senator from Massachusetts," by John J. Marrian, "Boston Herald, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 27, Poems about John W. Weeks, undated
  • Folder: 28, "Senator John Wingate Weeks," by Charles G. Washburn, pamphlet, undated
  • Folder: 29, "A Study in Psychology," carbon, undated
  • Folder: 30, "John W. Weeks," typescript, undated
  • Folder: 31, Miscellaneous political memoranda, circa 1910-1922
  • Folder: 32, List of Republican members of the Legislature, Senate, 1913
  • Folder: 33, Legislative Record and Report of Representative John W. Weeks on Measures of Interest to Labor, circa 1913
  • Folder: 34, "United States Senator Crane Refutes the Postmaster General's Charges," issued for the Information of the Public, with letter from the National Association of Letter Carriers, 1913-1915
  • Folder: 35, Campaign Material, 1917-1918
  • Folder: 36, Congressional bills, circa 1917-1922
  • Folder: 37, Statement of receipts, expenditures and disbursements of the Committee to oppose reelection of John W. Weeks, 1918
  • Folder: 38, "Complimentary Dinner to Hon. John W. Weeks and Mrs. Weeks by Representative C.B. Slemp," brochure, 1922
  • Folder: 39, Regarding "The Faithful Ten", circa 1906
  • Folder: 40, John W. Weeks Memorial Bridge Dedication with photographs, 1927
  • Folder: 41, Miscellaneous, circa 1905-1934

Box: 41, Dates: 1926

"In Memoriam - John Wingate Weeks," American Legion, bound dedication in wooden box

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 6, Personal , 1885-1927

Contains a childhood photograph and merit cards, marriage announcements, medical history and a press release about his burial at Arlington.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 42, Dates: 1885-1927

Personal Life

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Reward and merit cards given to John W. Weeks as a boy in Lancaster, NH, with photograph, undated
  • Folder: 2, Marriage announcements for John Wingate Weeks ad Martha A. Sinclair, 1885
  • Folder: 3, Medical history of John W. Weeks, typescript, 1915
  • Folder: 4, Press Release:"Honorable John W. Weeks at Rest in Arlington," War Department, 1927
  • Folder: 5, Weeks family genealogy as well as Town of Lancaster, NH town reports (1859-1873), circa 1786-1873
  • Folder: 6, Weeks family genealogy, undated

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