Thomas Winthrop Streeter Sr.

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Thomas W. Streeter Sr.
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Thomas Streeter in 1919
Thomas Winthrop Streeter

(1883-07-20)July 20, 1883
Concord, New Hampshire
DiedJune 12, 1965(1965-06-12) (aged 81)
Morristown, New Jersey
Occupation(s)businessman, collector
(m. 1917)
Parent Lillian Carpenter Streeter

Thomas Winthrop Streeter Sr. (July 20, 1883 – June 12, 1965) was a book collector whose collection of Americana was considered one of the most important of its kind. [1]



He was the son of Frank Sherwin and Lilian Carpenter, and he was born in Concord, New Hampshire on July 20, 1883. [2] [3] He was married to Ruth Cheney on July 23, 1917, and they had the following children: Frank S. Streeter (1918–2006), Thomas W. Streeter Jr., and Lillian Streeter Chance (1927-2013). [3] [1]

He died in Morristown, New Jersey, on June 12, 1965, and was buried in Peterborough, New Hampshire. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Frank S. Streeter, 88, Investor, Philanthropist and Collector". The New York Times . June 17, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2023. Frank S. Streeter, an investor, philanthropist and collector of rare books and records from sea voyages during the Age of Exploration, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 88. He died after a short illness, his family said. ... Mr. Streeter's father, Thomas Winthrop Streeter, was also a book collector whose collection of Americana was considered one of the most important of its type. It was sold after his death and inspired Mr. Streeter's own interest in book collecting.
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Winthrop Streeter, Sr" . Retrieved February 14, 2007.
  3. 1 2 Metcalf, Henry Harrison; Abbott, Frances M., eds. (1919). One Thousand New Hampshire Notables. The Rumford Printing Company. p. 515. Retrieved March 2, 2023 via Internet Archive.