Seward, William Henry (Addition)

Title: WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD PAPERS ADDITION
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Location: D.179
Size: 6 boxes

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This collection consists of additions to the William Henry Seward Papers after the main collection was microfilmed in 1981.

 

Public and political correspondence of William Henry Seward has been indexed.  Letters exchanged by members of the Seward family are filed separately in chronological order.  The collection also includes the records of the Auburn and Owasco Canal Company (1872), of which W.H. Seward was secretary, and journals kept by Frederick and Anna Seward while accompanying Seward on his trip to the West Indies in 1866 to develop the possible purchase of the Danish Virgin Islands.

Folders 24-28 in box 1 contain retained drafts of telegrams sent by members of the William Henry Seward Family, 1861-1865, mainly to other members of the family.  All four of his children are represented as senders.  The health of Secretary of State Seward, Frederick William Seward and Mrs. William Henry Seward is succinctly summarized by the telegrams of April through June 1865.

Box 3 contains notes and transcriptions prepared by Frederick W. Seward and secretaries for the biography of W.H. Seward.  (See also Box 118 of the W.H. Seward Papers for preliminary notes.)  The notes for part of 1862 have been severely damaged by water and should NOT be handled without supervision; consult a staff member.

In box 4 are letters, telegrams, notes, and memoranda from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward. Here also are letters to Seward from Mary Todd Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant and others. Box 5 contains documents signed  by Lincoln and Seward. The Emerson Foundation of Auburn, NY donated these items in February 1987.

Box 6 are copies of 55 newspapers that include William Henry Seward speeches, letters and proclamations printed between 1839 and 1864.

The material in boxes 1-3 was purchased from various sources on the Foundation Historical Association Fund and the Claire Seward Fund.

Add material in December, 2010. Two letters purchased. Both from William Henry Seward to Zachary Taylor, soliciting an appointment for James Watson Webb, dated December 12, 1848 and November 10, 1849. Found at the end of box 1.
 



Box 1:
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1819-1839
2. Correspondence, 1840-1841
3. Correspondence, 1842-1843
4. Correspondence, 1844-1850
5. Correspondence, 1851-1855
6. Correspondence, 1856-1860
7. Correspondence, 1861-1862
8. Correspondence, 1863-1864
9. Correspondence, 1865
10. Correspondence, 1866-1869
11. Correspondence, 1870-1882, undated
12. Family correspondence, 1839-1864
13. Family correspondence, 1865-1869, undated
14. Family correspondence, fragments
15. Family correspondence, telegrams: 1861-1865
16. Family correspondence, telegrams, 1865, undated
17. Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1858-1864
18. Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1858-1860
19. Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1861-1862
20. Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1863-1865
21. Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden to Sarah Dare Hance, 1856-1863

Box 2:
1. Frederick William Seward: Journal of trip to Caribbean, Jan. 1866
2. Anna (Wharton) Seward: Journal of trip to Caribbean, Jan. 1866
3. Commonplace book kept by William Henry Seward in 1818 when he was a student at Union College. Some pages have newspaper pictures pasted over the text.
4. William Henry Seward: Auburn and Owasco Canal Company, Articles of Association and minutes, July-Sept. 1827, inscribed volume
5. William Henry Seward: Summary of case between Oliphant and Goodwin, signed by W.H. Seward, Dec. 27, 1843. 4p.
6. William Henry Seward: Draft of a speech made in Auburn, NY [1860?] 1p. 7. William Henry Seward: Cancelled check, March 3, 1865.
8. William Henry Seward: Notes for speech(es), in Seward’s hand
9. Sermon written on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward by an unidentied minister [April 15, 1865]
10. Gideon Welles: draft of Lincoln and Seward. Remarks upon the memorial address of Charles Francis Adams on the late William H. Seward
11. Seward coat-of-arms
12. 55 of William Henry Seward's cancelled checks written between April 5 and August 19, 1865. Many of the checks were signed by William Henry Seward, Jr. on behalf of his father who was recuperating from his injuries suffered in a carriage accident and the attempt on his life.
13. Letter from William Henry Seward to Zachary Taylor, December 12, 1848
13a. Letter from William Henry Seward to Zachary Taylor, November 10, 1849
14. William Henry Seward: Bill to Oliphant & Skinner, Auburn, for libel suit. 1839.

Box 3: Frederick William Seward: Notes and transcriptions for Seward at Washington (NY: Derby and Miller, 1891)
Folder: 1. 1851-1859
2. 1860-1862
3. 1862, Chapters 6-11?
4. 1862, Chapters 8-12?
5. 1863
6. 1864
7. 1865
8. 1865
9. 1866
10. 1867
11. 1868
12. 1896
13. Undated 1860s
14. 1870-1871
15. Undated and fragments

Box 4:  Correspondence and other items related to William Henry Seward and Abraham  Lincoln donated by the Emerson Foundation
Folders 1-82:   Indexed Correspondence (see list below)



Folder:

  1. [Resolution drawn up for Republication members of Senate Committee of thirteen, December 20, 1860]
  2. Note written by Abraham Lincoln [April, 1861]
  3. Draft of proclamation concerning restoration of rebellious states  written in the hand of Abraham Lincoln, no date.
  4. Envelope with notes written by William Henry Seward, no date
  5. Pamphlet: Minutes of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Session of the Synod of Pennsylvania with an Appendix (West Chester, PA: 1862)

Box 5: Oversize items related to William Henry Seward and Abraham Lincoln donated by the Emerson Foundation

Item:
  1. Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward giving him power to represent American citizens who will be exhibitors at the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in London. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Document signed by Lincoln and Seward, September 12, 1861.
  2. Abraham Lincoln confers to William Henry Seward power to negotiate for treaty with Great Britain for the suppression of the African slave trade. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Document signed by Lincoln and Seward, April 4, 1862.
  3. Draft of a proclamation concerning taxes in Confederate States. Additional text added by Abraham Lincoln; also signed and dated by Lincoln, July 1, 1862.
  4. Abraham Lincoln confers to William Henry Seward power to negotiate for additions to a treaty with Great Britain for the suppression of the African slave trade. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Document signed by Lincoln and Seward, February 17, 1863.
  5. Abraham Lincoln confers to William Henry Seward power to negotiate with representatives of Great Britain a treaty for the settlement of the final claims of the Hudson Bay and Puget’s Sound agricultural companies. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Document signed by Lincoln and Seward, June 23, 1863.
  6. Preliminary draft of a Presidential  proclamation commanding all unlawful persons in the State of New York to disperse and return to their homes or face military force. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Signed by Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward, August (no day), 1863.
  7. Abraham Lincoln invests William Henry Seward with the power to confer with representatives of Columbia to examine and adjust claims left unsettled under the Convention between the United States and New Granada and to sign an agreement. Embossed with the seal of the United States. Signed by Lincoln and Seward, February 10, 1864.

 

 Box 6:  William Henry Seward speeches, letters, and proclamations printed in newspapers

DATE OF SPEECH (If not known, date of newspaper),  NEWSPAPER, DATE,  AND SUMMARY July 4, 1839  New York Times & Commercial Intelligencer, July 9, 1839. Front page, sketch of Governor Seward's Speech, at a  July 4th Sunday School fete on Staten Island.

July 11, 1839   New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer July 16, 1839. Page 2, Proclamation by Governor William H. Seward offering a reward of $200 for the apprehension of persons concerned in firing dwelling houses, etc., in the county of Clinton.

October 25, 1839  New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer, October 25, 1839. Front page proclamation by Governor William H. Seward of New York for a day of Public Worship, Thanksgiving, and Prayer.

January 10, 1840  New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer, January 10, 1840. Full front page with carryover to page 2. The State of the State message to the New York Legislature by Governor William H. Seward.

January 22, 1842  Weekly Araus & Rough-Hewer, January 29, 1842. Page 3, speech of William Henry Seward in the Executive Chamber, Albany,New York on the Bank Receiver Law.

October 21, 1842  New York Weekly Tribune, October 22, 1842. Page 7, Governor William H. Seward's remarks at the cold collation given at the City Hall.

June 7, 1843  New York Daily Tribune, June 8, 1843. Meeting of the friends of a  Repeal of the Existing Union between England and Ireland ' and the establishment of a National Irish parliament held at the Washington Hotel - Address of Governor William H. Seward.

September 29, 1843  New York Daily Tribune, September 29, 1843. Front page, political speech of former Governor Seward, his speech at the Convention of Whigs of Cayuga County at Auburn, New York.

January 13, 1844  New York Weekly Tribune, January 13, 1844. Page 3, an address by the Irishmen of Auburn, New York, to Governor Seward, with his reply.

May 26, 1845  New York Daily Tribune, June 28, 1845. Front-page letter from William H. Seward, Auburn, to the Anti-Slavery Convention at Cincinnati.

October 26, 1848  New York Weekly Tribune, November 4, 1848. Page 5, speech of William H. Seward in Cleveland, Ohio.

November 1, 1848  New York Daily Tribune, November 1,1848. Front-page, speech of Honorable William H. Seward in Cleveland, Ohio.

December 22, 1848   New York Daily Tribune, December 27, 1848. Front page: The True Greatness of our Country, A Discourse Delivered before the Young Catholic Friends Society at Baltimore, by William H. Seward.

August 2, 1849 The New York Herald, August 2, 1849. Page 2, The Slavery Question - Governor Seward Defines the Policy of the Administration.

September 21, 1850  New York Weekly Tribune, September 21, 1850. Page 2 and 3, Governor Seward's speech in the U.S. Senate: Freedom in the District of Columbia.

September 30, 1851  New York Dailv Tribune, September 30, 1851. Pages 6 and 7, The Michigan Railroad conspiracy, Governor Seward's Argument.

 March 12, 1852  New York Weeklv Tribune, March 27, 1852. Page 8, letter from Senator Seward of Washington, D.C. Seward replies to an invitation of the Seward Association of Brooklyn to attend an anniversary celebration.

April 30, 1852  New York Weeklv Tribune, May 1, 1852. Front  page, 1st Session of Congress, speech of William Henry Seward.

April 27, 1852  New York Times, April 30, 1852. Page 4, The Collins Steamers- Mr. Seward's Speech in the Senate.

June 30, 1852  New York Weeklv Tribune, July 10, 1852. Front page: Remarks of Honorable William H. Seward in the U.S. Senate, on the death of Henry Clay.

June 4, 1853  New York Weekly Tribune, June 11, 1853. Front page: Speech of Senator Seward, at the Railroad Excursion dinner at Niagara Falls.

October 21, 1855  New York Daily Tribune, October 13, 1855. Page 5: Republican Meeting at Albany. Speech of the Honorable William H. Seward.

December 21, 1855  New York Daily Tribune, December 22, 1855. Page 6: The Puritan Principle. An Oration at Plymouth, by William H. Seward.

July 2, 1856  New York Daily Tribune, July 14, 1856. Pages 6 to 7: No More Compromise on Slavery - Speech of Hon. William H. Seward, Against Mr. Douglas's Second Enabling bill, and in favor of The Immediate Admission of Kansas into Union.

Delivered in the U.S. Senate.

October 2, 1856  New York Daily Tribune, October 3, 1856.  Most of page 5: The Overthrow of the Constitution - Dangers from the Slave Power - Speech of Mr. Seward at Detroit.

October 21, 1856  New York Daily Tribune, October 24, 1856. Page 6: The Political Parties of the Day - Speech by William Henry Seward at Auburn.

 October 25, 1858  National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C., November 13, 1858. Page 2, speech by William Henry Seward at a political meeting held in Rochester.

October 30, 1858  New York Times, October 30, 1858. Page 5, speech of the Hon. William H. Seward at Romel Mew York.

January 24, 1859  New York Daily Tribune, January 26, 1859. Page 6, the Cuba Debate - speech of William Henry Seward in the Senate.

May 9, 1859   New York Daily Tribune, May 9, 1859. Page 5, Departure of Senator Seward for Europe -  speech by William Henry Seward on embarkation on the steamship Ariel.

September 17, 18, 19, 26, 1859  New York Daily Tribune, December 24,1859. Page 5, Governor Seward's Journey from Egypt to Palestine. Extracts from letters received from Governor Seward, dated, On Board the Mah Brook, Mediterranean Sea, September 17, 1859 - Saturday the 18th, Still on Board the Mah Brook- On Board the Mah Brook, Sunday the 19th - Jerusalem, September 26 and another dated Jerusalem, September 26

December 29, 1859  New York Daily Tribune, December 30, 1859. Page 6: Reception of Senator Seward by the Republican General Committee in New York city. - Address to Senator Seward with his reply.

January 4, 1860  New York Daily Tribune, January 4, 1860. Page 5, Governor Seward's speech at Auburn, New York.

March 9, 1860  Tri-Weekly Missouri Republican, St. Louis, March 9, 1860. Front page, debate in Senate - Seward's bid for the Presidency - his long-expected speech - Douglas's response to Seward - Senator Davis's speech, in which he pays a high compliment to Douglas, and replies to Seward - barking of Senator Trumbull.

 August 24, 1860  New York Times, August 24, 1860. Front  page, Senator Seward in New England - reception at Bangor, Maine & Boston - both cities address Seward and he replies.

August 21, 1860   New York Times, August 21, 1860. Page 5, short speech by Governor Seward in  Lewiston, Maine.

September 4, 1860 New York Daily Tribune, September 5, 1860. Pages 5 to 6: Political Issues of the Day - Republicanism Justified -Speech of William H. Seward, Delivered at Detroit.

 September 5, 1860  New York Times, September 5, 1860.  Front page: The Presidential Canvas - Slavery and Party Spirit - Important Speech of Senator Seward in Detroit.

September 10, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, September 10, 1860. Page 4, speech of Mr. Seward at Kalamazoo, Michigan.

September 13, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, September 17, 1860. Page 5, Governor Seward's Speech at Madison, Wisconsin.

September 15, 1860   New York Times, September 15, 1860. Front page, speech of Senator Seward in Lansing, Michigan: The "Irrepressible Conflict" Reaffirmed.

September 22, 1860 New York Daily Tribune, October 1, 1860. Page 5, address of the Republicans of  St. Joseph, Mo. to Governor Seward with his reply.

September 27, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, October 3, 1866. Page 5, speech of William H Seward To the People of Kansas. Delivered, at Lawrence on Thursday.

September 27, 1860   New York Times, September 27, 1860. Front page, with carryover to page 8, Speech of William Henry Seward in Dubuque, Iowa.

October 2, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, October 6, 1860. Page 8: Republicanism and Slavery. Speech of William H. Seward, at Chicago.

November 2, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, November 3, 1860. Page 8: Grand Mass Meeting. Ovation to Senator Seward - Procession of Wide-Awakes - 10,000 People at Palace Garden Speech, of the Honorable William  H. Seward - Outside Mass Meeting - Enthusiasm Immense.

November 3, 1860   New York Times, November 3, 1860. Front page, Governor Seward in the Metropolis - Immense Gathering of the People - His speech at the Palace Garden - The Political Issues of the Day Discussed.

December 6, 1860   New York Daily Tribune, December 6, 1860. Page 5: Mr. Seward's Position - Dialogue between a Sensation Reporter and Non-Sensation Senator.

April 22, 1861  The Saturday Evening Post, May 4, 1861. Page 3, letter from William H. Seward to Governor Hicks, Department of State.Seward writes to Governor Hicks of Maryland about U.S. troops passing through Maryland.

February 3, 1863   New York Daily Tribune, February 3, 1863. Page 2, Mr. Seward's Treatment of New Granada - Letter from William H. Seward to Mr. Adams. Correspondence with Mr.Dayton [three letters from Seward].

February 12, 1863  New York Daily Tribune, February 12, 1863. Page 4, The Visit of the French Minister to Richmond - The Inquiry of the Senate as to the part the Secretary of State took in the matter - Response of Secretary Seward. Letter from Wm- H.Seward to the President.


April 30, 1864   New York Times, April 30, 1864. Page 2, speech by Secretary Seward in Baltimore at the Maryland state fair.



Box 7: Letter to William Henry Seward from Joseph S. Wilson, July 15, 1868, regarding United States and Chinese relations; also Seward's reply of July 20, 1868. Calligraphic copy with a decorative cover sheet. Another copy of Wilson's letter is filed with the indexed correspondence.

 

CORRESPONDENCE IN BOX 4

1833

September 1 Lafayette to William Henry Seward

1849

June 4   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

1860

July 21   John Wood to William Henry Seward; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement to William Henry Seward on verso

December 8   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

December 8   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

December 13   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln

December 29   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

1861

January 3   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

January 12   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

January 19   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

February 1   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

February 24   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln

March 1   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 2   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln

March 4   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 5   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 6   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 7   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 9   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 11   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 13   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 15   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 18   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 21   Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln; note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward on verso of 2nd    leaf

[March?]   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

April 17   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

April 29   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

May 2   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

May 4   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

May 6   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

May 12   Mary Todd Lincoln to William Henry Seward

June 8   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

June 8   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

July 3   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

August 6   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

August 20   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

August 31   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

September 13   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

September 23   Edward W. Bates to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement to [William Henry Seward] on verso, September 27, 1861

September 25   A. H. Clark to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement to [William Henry Seward] on verso

October 3   Abraham Lincoln to [William Henry Seward]

October 7   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement on verso of 2nd leaf

December 7   Randolph B. Marcy to William Henry Seward

December 9   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

1861   John Hay to William Henry Seward

1862

January 22   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement on verso

March 7   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

July 23   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

August 19   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

December 20   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

1863

February 26   John Nicolay to William Henry Seward

March 28   William R. Nevins to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement on verso, April 4, 1863

July 21   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

September 2   William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement on verso

October 9   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

November 3   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

November 23   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

[December]   Madame Lamont De Give to Abraham Lincoln

1864

February 16   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

March 16   Joseph A. Wright to Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement on verso, March 18, 1864

May 3   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

May 9   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

July 6   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

October 15   P. J. J. to William Henry Seward; note to William Henry Seward from Abraham Lincoln on bottom

December 23   William Henry Seward to George H. Yeaman; note to William Henry Seward from Abraham Lincoln enclosed, December 24, 1864

1865

January 3     Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

January 18     Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, Sr.; note to [William Henry Seward] from Abraham Lincoln on 2nd leaf

January 31   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

January 31   Alexander Stevens, et al to Abraham Lincoln

February 2   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

February 2   Ulysses Simpson Grant to William Henry Seward

February 2   Ulysses Simpson Grant to William Henry Seward

March 6   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

April 14   Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward

1867

March 22   John T. Hoffman to William Henry Seward; Andrew Johnson endorsement written on recto of first leaf

Undated

J. W. Howard to William Henry Seward

Abraham Lincoln to [William Henry Seward?]

Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward