EVERETT, William

EVERETT, William
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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EVERETT, William, (son of Edward Everett), A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., October 10, 1839; attended the public schools of Cambridge and Boston; was graduated from Harvard University in 1859, from Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, in 1863, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1865; was admitted to the bar in 1866; studied for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in 1872 by the Suffolk Association of Unitarian Ministers; tutor in Harvard University 1870-1873; assistant professor of Latin 1873-1877; master of Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass., 1878-1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge and served from April 25, 1893, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1897; master of school at Quincy, Mass., where he died February 16, 1910; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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External Research Collections

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: 1844-1910, 9 boxes, 1 folder, and 1 volume. Papers of teacher and historian William Everett kept while a student at Harvard, professor of Latin at Harvard, and master at Adams Academy in Quincy, Mass., 1844-1910. Contains family and personal correspondence including letters on the death of his father Edward Everett in 1865; miscellaneous writings including a children's book written in 1853; and clippings concerning his writings. Also includes a Greek exercise book, typescripts of correspondence concerning Edward Everett's Gettysburg address, and a volume of lectures entitled, "Talks on Colonial History."
Papers: 1894, 1 folder. Manuscript draft of an essay written by William Everett commemorating Robert Charles Winthrop following his death in 1894.
Microfilm: In Edward Everett Papers, 1675-1930, 70 reels. Persons represented include William Everett. A published guide is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Henry Fitch Jenks Papers, 1809-1903, 2 boxes, 1 v., 1 folder, and 1 case. Correspondents include William Everett.
Papers: In the Massachusetts Reform Club Records, ca. 1896-1913, 3 boxes and 1 narrow box. Correspondents include William Everett.
Papers: In William Royall Tyler papers, 1813-1896. ca. 200 items. Include letters from Everett describing congressional activity. Unpublished guide in library.

Boston Athenaeum

Boston, MA
Papers: 1891, 1 letter. A letter from William Everett to his publisher written on November 16, 1891. In the letter, Everett requests that he not be addressed as "Professor."
Papers: 1903, 1 volume. Lectures on six provincial worthies by William Everett, 1903 April 1-May 6.

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: n.d. Lecture read before Long Island Historical Society. Finding aid in repository.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library

Hanover, NH
Papers: n.d., 1 leaf. A letter from John Greenleaf Whittier to William Everett. In the letter, John Whittier sends thanks for the privilege of reading Professor Everett's poem.

Harvard University
Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: ca. 1880-1905, 1 box. Manuscripts of writings by William Everett. Includes his 1904 Lowell Lectures on Italian poets since Dante; juvenile stories; and other writings. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Wendell Phillips Garrison Papers, 1857-1907, 3 linear feet. Correspondents include William Everett. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Microfilm: In the Edward Everett Papers, 1675-1930, 70 reels. Originals are in the Massachusetts Historical Society. A published guide is available in the library.
Papers: In the William Royall Tyler Papers, 1813-1896, 1 box. Chiefly letters from Tyler to his parents during a trip to Europe (1869-70) with William Everett, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Includes letters from Everett to Tyler describing congressional activities in Washington, D.C. (1893-94) and his attendance at the Democratic National Convention in Indianapolis in 1896. Throughout Everett's correspondence, Adams Academy at Quincy, Mass. remains a major topic of interest and his letters include the conveyance of administrative decisions of the school to Tyler as headmaster.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: July 13, 1868; June 2, 1894. 2 letters. Finding aid in repository.

Pennsylvania State University
Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries

University Park, PA
Papers: 1859-1870, 9 items. The papers consist of William Everett letters to George Rex Graham and J. Lorimer Graham. There are three letters from William Everett to [George Rex] Graham, 1859, apologizing for the boredom of a guest due to his cancellation and a request for a letter of introduction to someone from Cambridge University, thanking him for the letters, and ordering a copy of the Blake Memorial. Also, there are six letters from William Everett to J. Lorimer Graham, 1870 or undated, declining the opportunity to give a lecture, introducing his friend James B. Ames, describing his travels in Italy, accepting an invitation, announcing Mr. Andrews' return, and thanking him for his kindness.

University of Michigan
Special Collections Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Herbert Welsh Papers, The papers form part of the Lanzar-Carpio Papers, Worcester Philippine Collection. Other authors include William Everett.

University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Charles Patterson Van Pelt Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1903-1904, 3 items. Letters from William Everett to Horace Howard Furness, 1903-1904.

University of Virginia Library
Special Collections

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1897, 1 item. A letter from to William Everett to "gentlemen" written on April 21, 1897. In the letter, William Everett writes concerning a misaddressed statement accompanying "School Sermons."

Wellesley College Library
Special Collections

Wellesley, MA
Papers: 1909, 2 pages. A letter from William Everett to "Dear Palmer" written on August 14, 1909.
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