SEWARD, William Henry, 1801-1872



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 18 items.


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Buffalo, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Millard Fillmore papers, 1809-1919. Available on 68 microfilm reels.


Columbia University
Rare Books and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Belmont family papers, 1799-1930; John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn papers, 1838-1869; Thomas Olcott papers, 1816-1886; Morgan family papers, 1811-1956; Jay family papers, 1828-1943; Josephine W. Griffing papers, 1862-1872; and Sam Schaefler collection, 1674-197-.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in National Grange records, 1842-1969.


Foundation Historical Association
Auburn, NY
Papers: Correspondence and financial papers in Seward family papers, 1820-1935; in scrapbook collection, 1820-1951; and photograph album collection, 1850-1900.


Goshen Library and Historical Society
Goshen, NY
Papers: 96 items on family matters and business affairs from Samuel Seward; 135 items of business correspondence with George Grier; and 2 items indicating Seward’s support for the Republican party in Anti-Masonic party papers. Available on microfilm.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Alexander Henry papers, 1858-1876; and Salmon Portland Chase collection, 1824-1881.


Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Henry Smith Lane papers, 1788-1936; and Lew Wallace papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906).


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 2 letters (September 24, 1857; October 1, 1858) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1705-1940.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1834-1866. 40 items. Also photographs.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Nathaniel Prentice Banks papers, 1829-1911; James Redpath papers, 1861; and Riggs family papers, 1763-1945.


Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore, MD
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Holliday Hicks papers, 1659-1900; and in the Winder family papers, 1817-1888.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Ca. 100 letters (1839-1871) in various collections including correspondence in John A. Andrew papers, 1772-1889; and William Schouler papers, 1840-1872.


Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Papers: 1868. Passport.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Horace N. Congar papers, 1863-1905.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1828-1883. 85 items. Correspondence, orders, pardons, appointment, and recommendation.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Robert C. Wetmore papers, 1834-1799; Albert H. Allen Tracy papers, 1815-1951; Elbridge Gerry Spaulding papers, 1834-1907; Samuel S. Seward papers, 1768-1849; and Myron Clark papers, 1834-1856.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1832-1870. Ca. 90 items. Correspondence on local politics, photographs, and portraits.


Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Papers: 1 folder (1852-1857) in the George Manchester correspondence, 1850-1879.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1839-1867. 9 items.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1861-1867. 8 items. Letters and documents.


Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art
Washington, DC
Papers: Photograph (copy print) in Matthew B. Brady photographs, [ca. 1860-1880], on 1 microfilm reel; and correspondence in George Catlin papers, 1821-1890, on 2 microfilm reels.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in Rufus King family papers, 1833-1903, on 1 microfilm reel; Jeremiah Curtin papers, 1861-1869, on 3 microfilm reels of originals in Seward collection, Department of State archives; Samuel D. Sturgis papers, 1845-1879, on 2 microfilm reels; and Charles A. Page papers, 1865-1882.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 30 letters (1842-1857, no date); and 10 to Seward (1839-1861) in the Gerrit Smith papers.


Tulane University
Latin American Library
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Correspondence in E.G. Squier papers, 1835-1872.


Union College
Schaffer Library
Schenectady, NY
Papers: 51 letters and 7 photographs in Bigelow collection, college letter file, and college photograph file.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1840-1845. 27 items. Letters from Seward to James Bowen, president of New York and Erie Railroad, written during Seward’s 2nd term as governor and on his return to private law practice.


University of the Pacific
Holt-Atherton Pacific Center for Western Studies
Stockton, CA
Papers: Correspondence in George Arthur Bell Autograph and Manuscript collection, 1779-1900.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 1776-1921 (bulk 1830-1872). 230 linear feet. Political, official and personal correspondence, chiefly letters to Seward about current affairs; gubernatorial papers (1839-1842); diaries; notebooks; speeches; reports; financial and legal papers; genealogical papers; and photographs. Available on microfilm. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Thurlow Weed papers, 1775-1900; Porter family papers, 1785-1912; George Washington Patterson papers, 1822-1890; James N. Elwood papers, 1827-1923; and Sir Frederick William Adolphus Bruce papers, 1865-1867.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Numerous items in various collections. Finding aid.


Wells College
Louis Jefferson Long Library
Aurora, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Henry Wells papers, 1853-1878; Morgan family papers, 1834-1902; and Edwin Barber Morgan papers, 1834-1888, and 1836-1904. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In James Watson Webb papers, 1834-1877, on 1 microfilm reel of originals at University of Rochester; John McLean papers, 1817-1861, on 18 microfilm reels of originals at Library of Congress; Edwards Pierrepont papers, 1813-1902; Champion Spalding Chase papers, 1837-1899; Morse family papers, 1779-1868; Gilman family papers, 1659-1935; William Gilman Thompson autograph collection, 1771-1924; Johnson family papers, 1769-1886; William Henry Brewer papers, 1830-1927; and Dana family papers, 1805-1961.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; American Baptist Historical Society, Rochester, NY; American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA; Broome County Historical Society, Binghamton, NY; Brown University, Providence, RI; Chautauqua County Historical Society, Westfield, NY; Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY; General Theological Seminary, New York, NY; Geneva Historical Society Museum, Geneva, NY; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, NY; Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN; Johns Hopkins University Special Collections, Baltimore, MD; New York Public Library, New York, NY; New York Times Archives, New York, NY; Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; Patterson Library, Westfield, NY; Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY; Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY; St. Lawrence University Special Collections, Canton, NY; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; State University of New York, Buffalo, Poetry and Rare Books, Buffalo, NY; Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA; University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA; and Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.