EVARTS, William Maxwell, 1818-1901


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: August 20, 1863; February 14, 1864; September 16, 1866; January 22, 1875; June 11, 1875. 5 letters. To Evarts. Also a signed commission in the John Philbrick papers, 1824-1886.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in George William Curtis papers, 1842-1892. Finding aid.


Harvard University
Law School Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1849-1887. 3 linear feet. Correspondence, notes, arguments, briefs, newspaper clippings, and other legal and legislative papers relating to cases in which Evarts was involved. Topics include legal action involving ferries and street railways in New York City, U.S. Navy Yard on the East River, land claims, railroads, Missouri test oaths (1866-1869), and post-Civil War problems in the South.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: 1833-1895. 60 items.


Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Lew Wallace papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906).


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 pardon endorsement (August 19, 1867) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1793-1945; correspondence in George Bancroft papers, 1819-1889; and 1 letter (June 17, 1876) in Seymour autograph collection, 1750-1945.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1834-1908. 14.6 linear feet; ca. 12,250 items. Includes personal and official correspondence, and business and legal papers. The correspondence chiefly relates to service as secretary of state and as senator and includes information on foreign relations, force bill, patronage, currency, pensions, tariff, suffrage, and education issues. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in William Whitwell Greenough papers, 1823-1890. Finding aid. New Jersey Historical Society Newark, NJ

Papers: Correspondence in Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1971.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1888. 1 letter.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1860-1877. 7 items.


Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in American Committee on the Statue of Liberty papers, 1875-1901.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1842-1893. 29 letters.


University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Correspondence in Benjamin Sheman Brooks papers, 1850-1881.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Ferry family papers, 1822-1905.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 175 letters (1855-1881) in various collections. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In Richard Henry Dana, Sr. and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. papers, 1839-1881. Finding aid.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (bulk 1798-1901). Ca. 20 feet. The William Maxwell Evarts material relates to New York politics and law, work as a diplomat, as secretary of state, and as U.S. senator. Includes material relating to the trial of Jefferson Davis. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: In Colton family papers, 1749-1879 (bulk 1826-1879); Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930; Edwards Pierrepont papers, 1813-1902; Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936; Gardiner-Tyler family papers, 1843-1898; Carrington family papers, 1749-1929; Samuel Bowles papers, 1853-1890; and Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (bulk 1811-1921).