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Frederick Watson Reed Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0055

Description of Contents

One box. The Frederick Watson Reed collection consists of miscellaneous letters and papers from the early 1900s to 1940s that were presented to the Minneapolis Collection by the author in 1944. Papers and correspondence cover topics of legal aid issues, the Chattel Loan Business trial (mortgage on personal property as security for an obligation or draft), Anti-Saloon League, liquor patrols, Ku Klux Klan, correspondence with Rev. David Nelson Beach of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Files also include autobiographical writings and biographical clippings.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1946

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

Biography

Frederick Watson Reed was an attorney for the Legal Aid Society and practicing attorney in a Minneapolis law firm. He was considered the Father of the Conciliation Court. He was also instrumental in the development of the Bethel Sunday School, which developed into the Pillsbury Settlement House. He was director of Associated Charities and very involved in the Plymouth Congregational Church. He married Selina Brown, a librarian at the Minneapolis Public Library. They were members of the Saturday Club. After retiring, he wrote a volume of essays on law, democracy, and world conditions, entitled "What Price Freedom?" He died in 1945 at the age of 92.

Extent

0.42 boxes (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

See also SCMC book, What price freedom, and other essays by Frederick W. Reed. 824.0R32
Title
Frederick Watson Reed Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
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