TWICHELL, Ginery (1811-1883)

TWICHELL, GINERY, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Athol, Mass., August 26, 1811; attended the common schools; proprietor of several stagecoach lines; in 1848 engaged in railroading; president of the Boston & Worcester Railway in 1857; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. 1870-1874; president of the Boston, Barre & Gardner Railroad Co. 1873-1878; died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., July 23, 1883; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1849-1935, 28 items.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, railroad timetables, circulars, a legislative bill, social invitation, bookplates, and other papers relating chiefly to Ginery Twichell's business interests as president of several railroad companies (1850s-1870s) and to his service as U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1867-1873).


American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA
Papers: 1 volume and 4 boxes.
Accounts, documents, and other papers, chiefly relating to railroads.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Harvard University
Baker Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Boston and Albany Railroad Co. Records, 1831-1898, 66 linear feet.
Persons represented include Ginery Twichell.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Letters Received by Edward W. Kinsley, 1863-1891, 1 narrow box.
Correspondents include Ginery Twichell.


University of Chicago
William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter from Horatio King to Ginery Twichell written on December 5, 1864. In the letter, King refers in part to freight rates. Also includes a copy, in King's hand, of a letter from G. Twichell to General M.C. Meigs (1864 Oct. 17).