SHERMAN, Roger, 1721-1793



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.


Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: 1789-1790. 3 items.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 2 letters (June 2 and 3, 1779) in the John Jay collection.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 98 items (1752-1791) in various collections. Includes political correspondence, a memorandum book, and a print. Finding aid.


Connecticut State Library
Hartford, CT
Papers: In Sherman family papers, 1764-1841. Additional correspondence and documents in various collections. Finding aid.


Copley Press, Inc.
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1789. 1 item.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1 letter (May 5, 1778) to Sherman in Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807; portrait in Volume V, Miscellany, 1764-1792; and a portrait in Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1 item (1790) in the Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 2 items (1790, 1791) in the Gratz collection.


Jervis Public Library
Rome, NY
Papers: 1 letter (1782) concerning import duties and continental loan in the Huntington autograph book; and 1 letter (1784) concerning military stores in Connecticut in the Thomas C. Bright autograph collection.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1746-1827. 4 containers. Also transcripts of 10 letters (1777-1789) in the Peter Force collection.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 32 items (1741-1792) in various collections. Finding aid.


New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Autographs in Old Manuscripts collections, 1629-1963.


New Haven Colony Historical Society
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Sherman family papers, 1745-1941. Ca. 60 items and 5 volumes. Miscellaneous papers of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, including legal documents, a few papers from his surveying work, and ledger (1761-1770) from his mercantile business, correspondence, deeds, financial records relating to political affairs, and duties as judge and justice of the peace. Contains complaint against Benedict Arnold and warrant signed by Sherman for Arnold’s arrest. Finding aid.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 26, 1763; January 27, 1767; August 20, 1777. 3 letters.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1789. 1 item.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1780-1789. 6 items.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1756-1784. 4 items. Letter and documents.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1 item (1790) in the Philip and Elsie Sang collection of Signers of the Declaration of Independence.


Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Washington, DC
Papers: 1789. 2 letters.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In Timothy Hopkins collection, 1683-1839; and Elmer E. Robinson collection, 1765-1950.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1749-1904. 1 linear foot. Chiefly personal correspondence, together with reports, legal records, financial documents and genealogical material. Includes letters on the Revolution, the New Haven Convention of 1778, and the Constitutional Convention, account book with notes on the New Haven Convention, and papers relating to his service as justice of the peace and a surveyor. Available on 1 microfilm reel. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Jacob Eliot family papers, 1716-1945; Waterbury family papers, 1750-1897; 13 letters (1783-1796) to Henry Gibbs in Gibbs family papers, 1718-1893; and in Louis Mayer Rabinowitz collection, 1676-1957 (bulk 1765-1915).