Thaw (Harry) Collection. 1890-1914 (bulk 1906-1908).

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Harry Thaw Collection
Coll. No. 131
1890-1914 (bulk 1906-1908)
0.25 Cubic feet + 1 volume
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Scope and Content Note

Material relating to the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White in 1906. Includes some of Thaw’s letters to his lawyer, A. Russell Peabody, from the Tombs prison and Matteawan State Hospital; portions of the trial transcript; letters to Thaw; photographs of Peabody and letters by him; and a large scrapbook (45 x 33 x 10 cm.) of newspaper clippings about the murder and its aftermath, including extensive coverage of Thaw’s wife, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.

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Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library

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Accession Number

NM-27.67, NM-68.68

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Collection Inventory

131.1 – Box 1
131.1/1 — Partial transcript of 1907 trial. 1907.
131.1/2 — Papers re: sanity hearing. undated.
131.1/3 — Testimony of Alfred Lee Thaw. undated.
131.1/4 — Testimony of Chase Wiley. Feb. 1907.
131.1/5 — Letters received by Harry Thaw. 1907-1908.
131.1/6 — Letters from Harry Thaw to A. Russell Peabody. April – June 1908, undated.
131.1/7 — A. Russell Peabody items include letters, legal papers, and photographs. 1890-1914.
131.v1 — Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. 1906-1907.

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