William Henry Seward Papers Addition

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William Henry Seward papers addition
Creator: Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Call Number: D.179
Dates: 1819-1882
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accruals
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence, 1819-1882
Series II: Political papers, 1839-1868
Series III: Legal documents
Sub-series 1: Property
Sub-series 2: Power of Attorney
Sub-series 3: Other legal documents
Series IV: Financial and bank documents
Sub-series 1: Materials relating to Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank
Sub-series 2: Other financial documents
Series V: Personal texts
Series VI: Published texts
Series VII: Visual material
Sub-series 1: Photographs and prints
Sub-series 2: Maps and blueprints
Series VIII: Ephemera
Collection Overview
Title: William Henry Seward papers addition
Creator: Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Call Number: D.179
Dates: 1819-1882
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
William Henry Seward (1801-1872) was a New York senator and Secretary of State to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. He spent his early career working as a lawyer. In 1830 he was elected to the New York State Senate for four years. After being defeated in 1834, Seward was elected governor of New York State in 1838 and 1840. After his second term as governor, Seward returned to practicing law, first in the court of chancery and later in patent cases. He also defended cases involving fugitive slave laws. In 1849 Seward was elected to the United States Senate, and increasingly built a reputation as an anti-slavery senator. After 1855, the Whig party merged into the Republican party, and Seward became one of the leading Republicans. He was passed over as the presidential nominee in both 1856 and 1860. After Lincoln's election in 1860, Seward was appointed to the post of Secretary of State, a position he held until 1869 serving under both presidents Lincoln and Johnson. As Secretary of State Seward during the Civil War years Seward dealt with the possibility of European intervention, the outfitting of Confederate cruisers in British ports, the Trent affair and the French invasion of Mexico. Seward was also interested in territorial expansion, and in 1867 negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Seward was seriously wounded in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy, and after 1865 his health was not good. He retired from public life upon Grant's election and died in 1872. William Henry and Frances Adeline Seward had three sons and two daughters: Augustus Henry Seward (1826-1876), Frederick William Seward (1830-1915), William Henry Seward, Jr. (1839-1920), Cornelia Seward (1835-1836), and Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward (1844-1866).

Scope and Content
This collection consists of additions to the William Henry Seward papers after the main collection was microfilmed in 1981.

Series I: Correspondence (1819-1882) contains the public and political correspondence of William Henry Seward, as well as letters exchanged by members of the Seward family, filed in chronological order. This series also contains 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. A bound special presentation copy of letters between William Henry Seward and Joseph S. Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Office is included.

Series II: Political papers (1839-1868) includes the political papers of William Henry Seward from 1839–1868.

Series III: Legal documents contains documents such as deeds and also papers from Seward's time as a lawyer. Subseries 1 relates to property and Subseries 2 relates to Seward's sons' power of attorney. Subseries 3 contains other miscellaneous legal documents.

Series IV: Financial and bank documents contains financial documents such as cashed checks and other papers relating to the bank. Subseries 1 contains items related to the Wm. H. Seward + Co. bank, while Subseries 2 contains all other financial documents.

Series V: Personal texts contains non-published texts such as journals and ledgers. It includes 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.

Series VI: Published texts contains published texts and papers relating to published texts. It includes notes and transcriptions prepared by Frederick W. Seward and secretaries for the biography of W.H. Seward. (See also Box 118 of the William Henry 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.

Series VII: Visual material contains photographs and drawings. Subseries 1 consists of photographs and prints. Subseries 2 contains maps and blueprints.

Series VIII: Ephemera contains various ephemera. It includes copies of 55 newspapers that include William Henry Seward's speeches, published letters, and proclamations printed between 1839 and 1864. This series also includes 3D ephemera such as an Abraham Lincoln mourning badge (April-June 1965).

Subject(s):
Patronage, Political
Diplomatic relations
Politics and government
Correspondence
Diaries
Speeches
Legal instruments
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Seward, Frances Adeline, 1805-1865
Seward, Augustus Henry, 1826-1876
Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915
Seward, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1839-1920
Seward, Frances Adeline, 1844-1866
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Auburn and Owasco Canal Company
Seward family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were donated by the Emerson Foundation of Auburn, New York in February 1987. Additional materials were purchased using the Foundation Historical Association Fund and the Claire Seward Fund.Accruals
New acquisitions are added each year through donations and purchases using the Foundation Historical Association Fund and the Claire Seward Fund.Access
The William Henry Seward papers addition is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], William Henry Seward papers addition, D.179, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
William Henry Seward Papers : Please note: This collection has been microfilmed for preservation purposes, and users will be referred to the microform edition.

William Henry Seward papers microform edition : Guide to the microfilm copy of the William Henry Seward papers.

Lincoln and his Circle : Contains digital images and transcriptions for selected correspondence in the William Henry Seward Papers relating to Abraham Lincoln and politics during the Civil War. Seward Family Digital Archive : Contains digital images, transcriptions, and annotations for selected family correspondence in the William Henry Seward papers.


Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence, 1819-1882
Box 1, Folder 11819-1829
William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezy Seward, February 2, 1819
William Henry Seward to Jacob J. Fort, July 20, 1824
William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezy Seward, April 13, 1828
William Henry Seward to A. Warden, G. Powers, April 29, 1829
William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezy Seward, May 12, 1829
Box 1, Folder 21832-1838
William Henry Seward to Seneca Wood, February 9, 1832
Lafayette to William Henry Seward, September 1, 1833
William Henry Seward to Alden Jeremiah Spooner, November 11, 1834
William Henry Seward to Samuel Miles Hopkins, January 1, 1835
Richard L. Smith to William Henry Seward, September 5, 1835
P. Campbell to John A. Smart, February 10, 1836
William Henry Seward to George W. Newell, July 11, 1836
William Henry Seward to H.M. Needham, March 7, 1837
William Henry Seward to Jared Lewis Rathbone, February 26, 1838
John C. Spencer to William Henry Seward, September 13, 1838
Box 1, Folder 31839
William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezy Seward, January 29, 1839
William Henry Seward to Christopher Morgan, March 11, 1839
Christopher Morgan to William Henry Seward, March 21, 1839
William Henry Seward to Cheselden Ellis, May 2, 1839
William Henry Seward to Alexander Gallatin McNutt, May 17, 1839
William H. Seward to J. Watson Andrew, Esq., November 29, 1839
Lewis Caleb Beck to William Henry Seward, December 26, 1839
Lewis Gaylord Clark to William Henry Seward, December 27, 1839
William Henry Seward to Peter Buell Porter, December 28, 1839
Box 1, Folder 41840
William Henry Seward to William Thomas MD, January 10, 1840
William Henry Seward to Lyman A. Spalding, March 13, 1840
William Henry Seward to Seth Merrill Gates, April 20, 1840
William Henry Seward to John Willard, May 18, 1840
Alfred Conking to William Henry Seward, July 11, 1840
William Henry Seward to Lyman A. Spalding, etc., July 25, 1840
William Henry Seward to Louis Tinelli, August 25, 1840
Isaac A. Verplanck to William Henry Seward, September 10, 1840
William Henry Seward to John Canfield Spencer, October 17, 1840
William Pennington to William Henry Seward, October 30, 1840
Box 1, Folder 51841
William Henry Seward to Millard Filmore, January 18, 1841
William Henry Seward to Millard Filmore, February 11, 1841
William Henry Seward to Alexandre Vattemare, May 20, 1841
William Henry Seward to Franklin Dexter, June 1, 1841
William Henry Seward to John Canfield Spencer, November 2, 1841
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, December 27, 1841
Box 1, Folder 61842-1843
Charles Dickens to William Henry Seward, February 14, 1842
William Henry Seward to D. Appleton & Co., August 18, 1842
William Henry Seward to Messrs D. Appleton & Co., September 8, 1842
William Henry Seward to John P. Bigelow, October 12, 1842
William Henry Seward to John Davis, October 12, 1842
William Henry Seward to Vivus W. Smith, November 2, 1842
William Henry Seward to Dudley Selden, December 19, 1842
William Henry Seward to William Horton, December 25, 1842
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, December 28, 1842
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, January 16, 1843
William Henry Seward to Samuel Bayard Woodward, January 26, 1843
William Henry Seward to Anthony M. Farley, August 30, 1843
William Henry Seward to Richard Salter Sorrs Dickinson, et al., October 31, 1843
Box 1, Folder 71844
Frances A. (Miller) Seward to John Carlin, January 1, 1844
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, January 29, 1844
William Henry Seward to Whigs of Pittsburgh, July 24, 1844
William Henry Seward to Richard S. S. Dickinson, July 26, 1844
William Henry Seward to John C. Beach, August 2, 1844
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, October 8, 1844
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, October 30, 1844
William Henry Seward to Mrs. E.H. Schuyler, December 14, 1844
Box 1, Folder 81845-1849
William Henry Seward to Moses G. Leonard, March 22, 1845
William Henry Seward to John Canfield Spencer, July 7, 1845
William Henry Seward to [unknown], August 17, 1846
William Henry Seward to Samuel Sweezy Seward, March 8, 1847
William Henry Seward to Lewis Falley Allen, July 17, 1848
William Henry Seward to John Henry Martindale, August 30, 1848
William Henry Seward to Zachary Taylor, December 12, 1848
James Hall to Henry Parker Sartwell, April 20, 1849
William Henry Seward to Alden Jeremiah Spooner, May 12, 1849
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, June 4, 1849
William Henry Seward to Fitz-Henry Warren, September 4, 1849
Hanson A. Risley to Messrs. Bradley and Isham, October 5, 1849
William Henry Seward to Chester Harding, November 6, 1849
William Henry Seward to Zachary Taylor, November 10, 1849
William Henry Seward to Krah B. Sewall, December 4, 1849
Box 1, Folder 91850
William Henry Seward to Louise Gordon, January 7, 1850
William Henry Seward to Myrtilla Miner, January 7, 1850
William Henry Seward to William Ogden Niles, January 17, 1850
William Henry Seward to Sylvester Clarke, March 29, 1850
William Henry Seward to John Cahan, April 23, 1850
William Henry Seward to E. Hume, September 21, 1850
Carte de Visite of William Henry Seward ca. 1863 with letter

William Henry Seward to Daniel Webster, October 12, 1850
Box 1, Folder 101851-1852
William Henry Seward to Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, March 29, 1851
John Canfield Spencer to Messrs. Learned and Wilson, January 3, 1852
William Henry Seward to Dr. Franklin Benjamin Hough, February 19, 1852
William Seward to Peter J. Ridings, Esq., March 18, 1852
William Henry Seward to Isaac R. Davis, March 23, 1852
William Henry Seward to A.N. Hancock, September 17, 1852
William Henry Seward to John Sherman, September 20, 1852
William Henry Seward to Thomas W. Whitley, November 8, 1852
William Henry Seward to James Shepherd Pike, December 7, 1852
William Henry Seward to J.P. Kennedy, December 27, 1852
Box 1, Folder 111853
William Henry Seward to Jefferson Davis, January 1, 1853
William Henry Seward to T.R. Beck, et al., January 3, 1853
William Henry Seward to George C. Beckwith, January 17, 1853
William Henry Seward to George Ellis Baker, March 18, 1853
William Henry Seward to Jacob Merritt Howard, March 23, 1853
William Henry Seward to Alexander R. Boteler, September 23, 1853
John Canfield Spencer to William Henry Seward, November 15, 1853
William Henry Seward to E.M. Wood, December 23, 1853
Box 1, Folder 121854-1855
William Henry Seward to James O. Putnam, March 15, 1854
William Henry Seward to James W. Stone, June 12, 1854
William Henry Seward to Bernice D. Ames, February 19, 1855
William Henry Seward to Daniel H. Cole, March 12, 1855
William Henry Seward to Ebenezer Meriam, March 12, 1855
William Henry Seward to William Buell Sprague, March 13, 1855
William Henry Seward to Moses Titcomb, September 17, 1855
William Henry Seward to William Lee, December 29, 1855
Box 1, Folder 131856-1857
William Henry Seward to Lorenzo Dow Johnson, January 25, 1856
William Henry Seward to Jacob Merritt Howard, May 7, 1856
William Henry Seward to John J. Andern, July 27, 1856
William Henry Seward to Jacob Merritt Howard, August 27, 1856
Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden to Sarah Dare Hance, August 28, 1856
William Henry Seward to Henry M. Alexander, December 6, 1856
Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden to Sarah Dare Hance, January 9, 1857
William Henry Seward to John C. New, August 16, 1857
William Henry Seward to Denis Getlxx, November 11, 1857
Box 1, Folder 141858
William Henry Seward to Colonel William Carpenter, January 8, 1858
William Henry Seward to William Lee, January 8, 1858
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, February 8, 1858
William Henry Seward to Frederick W. Seward, February 10, 1858
William Henry Seward to Samuel Byram Holliday, February 24, 1858
Isaac Toucey to Henry L. Howison, June 12, 1858
Isaac Toucey to Henry L. Howison, June 15, 1858
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 14, 1858
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, August 16, circa 1858-1861
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, August 19, circa 1858-1861
William Henry Seward to William L. Hodge, October 4, 1858
Cornelius Cole to William Henry Seward, November 4, 1858
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, December 4, 1858
William Henry Seward to Jacob R. Freese, December 4, 1858
Box 1, Folder 151859
William Henry Seward to J.W. Miner, Esq., January 14, 1859
William Henry Seward to William Pitt Fessenden, January 21, 1859
William Henry Seward to Dennis R. Alward, March 11, 1859
William Henry Seward to [unknown], April 30, 1859
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 17, 1859
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, August 18, 1859
C. Gibson to Schuyler Colfax, October 20, 1859
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1859
Fragment

Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, 1859
Fragment

Box 1, Folder 16March-July 1860
William Henry Seward to R. Lyle White, March 4, 1860
Pamphlet included

Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, May 25, 1860
William Henry Seward to Richard Milford Blatchford, July 10, 1860
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, July 10, 1860
William Henry Seward to Martin L. Mackenzie, July 12, 1860
William Henry Seward to Charles W. Noble, July 16, 1860
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, July 17, 1860
John Wood to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1860
Endorsed by: Abraham Lincoln O.M. Hatch Jesse K. Dubois William Butler Newton Bateman

William Henry Seward to Theseus Apoleon Cheney, July 31, 1860
William Henry Seward to O. Davidson, July 31, 1860
Box 1, Folder 17August-November 1860
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, August 13, 1860
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, August 13, 1860
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, August 28, 1860
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, October 9, 1860
William Henry Seward to James Kelly, November 13, 1860
William Henry Seward to Marvin H. Booce, November 15, 1860
Box 1, Folder 18December 1860
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1860
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1860
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, December 13, 1860
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 29, 1860
Box 1, Folder 19January-February 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 12, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 19, 1861
Isaac Toucey to Henry L. Howison, January 28, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, February 1, 1861
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, February 5, 1861
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, February 8, 1861
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, February 24, 1861
Box 1, Folder 20March 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 1, 1861
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, March 2, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 4, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 5, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 7, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 9, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 11, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 13, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 14, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 15, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 18, 1861
Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, March 21, 1861
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward on verso of 2nd leaf.

Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, circa March 1861
Box 1, Folder 21April - July 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, April 17, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, April 29, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 2, 1861
Simeon Draper to William Henry Seward (copy), May 3, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 4, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 6, 1861
Mary Todd Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 12, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1861
John Hughes to William Henry Seward, June 12, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, July 3, 1861
Box 1, Folder 22August - September 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, August 6, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, August 7, 1861
William Henry Seward to James E. Harvey, August 15, 1861
William Henry Seward to James E. Harvey, August 17, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, August 20, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, August 31, 1861
[unknown] to William Henry Seward, September 10, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, September 13, 1861
William Henry Seward to Caleb Blood Smith, September 14, 1861
Edward W. Bates to Abraham Lincoln, September 23, 1861
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement to [William Henry Seward] on verso, dated September 27, 1861.

William Henry Seward to T.A. Scott, September 24, 1861
A.H. Clark to Abraham Lincoln, September 25, 1861
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement to [William Henry Seward] on verso.

Box 1, Folder 23October - December 1861
Abraham Lincoln to [William Henry Seward], October 3, 1861
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, October 7, 1861
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on verso of 2nd leaf.

Frederick W. Seward to Samuel Colt, October 28, 1861
Rose O'Neal Greenhow to William H. Seward, November 18, 1861
Photograph of Greenhow and her daughter included

Frederick W. Seward to J.P. Kimball, November 23, 1861
Randolph B. Marcy to William Henry Seward, December 7, 1861
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 9, 1861
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, December 10, 1861
John Hay to William Henry Seward, 1861
William Henry Seward to Thurlow Weed, circa 1861
Box 1, Folder 24January - June 1862
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, January 10, 1862
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, January 17, 1862
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, January 22, 1862
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on verso.

William Henry Seward to James G. Moylan, January 31, 1862
William Henry Seward to Charles Sumner, February 26, 1862
William Henry Seward to Baron Eglottstein, February 27, 1862
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 7, 1862
William Henry Seward to John Armor Bingham, March 31, 1862
William Henry Seward to Charles K. Tuckerman, April 1, 1862
William Henry Seward to Jesse H. McMath, April 5, 1862
F.W. Seward to Amos Tuck, June 17, 1862
Box 1, Folder 25July - October 1862
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 2, 1862
William Henry Seward to Prince de Joinville, July 10, 1862
William Henry Seward to Henry Wager Halleck, July 13, 1862
William Henry Seward to [unknown], July 19, 1862
John Nicolay to William Henry Seward, July 23, 1862
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, August 19, 1862
Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., October 27, 1862
Box 1, Folder 26November - December 1862
Alfred Ely, J.H. Martindale & F. W. Seward to General Wadsworth, November 10, 1862
Thomas Scott Brown to William Henry Seward, November 13, 1862
William Henry Seward to Benjamin Franklin Butler, November 17, 1862
Abraham Lincoln to [William Henry Seward?], November 1862
William Henry Seward to Samuel Gilbert Hathaway, December 2, 1862
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward and Salmon P. Chase, December 20, 1862
William Henry Seward to Salmon Portland Chase, December 21, 1862
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, December 23, 1862
Box 1, Folder 27January - July 1863
Frederick William Seward to Thurlow Weed, January 16, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Thurlow Weed, January 16, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., January 19, 1863
William Henry Seward to Edward Henry Rollins, January 30, 1863
John Nicolay to William Henry Seward, February 26, 1863
Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden to Sarah Dare Hance, February 26, 1863
William R. Nevins to Abraham Lincoln, March 28, 1863
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on verso, dated April 4, 1863.

William Henry Seward to Gideon Welles, April 2, 1863
William Henry Seward to William Lewis Dayton, April 12, 1863
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, April 12, 1863
William Henry Seward to Collector of Customs, April 16, 1863
Frederick William Seward to A.S. Paddock, May 25, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Clarence Armstrong Seward, May 25, 1863
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, June 13, 1863
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1863
Box 1, Folder 28September - December 1863
Frederick William Seward to John S. Wharton, September 2, 1863
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, September 2, 1863
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on verso.

Frederick William Seward to Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden, September 23, 1863
Clarence A. Seward to Frederick William Seward, September 24, 1863
William Murray, George M. Grier, and Ambrose S. Murray to William Henry Seward, September 26, 1863
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, October 6, 1863
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, October 9, 1863
William Henry Seward to Henry Holland, October 21, 1863
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, November 3, 1863
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, November 23, 1863
William Henry Seward to I. W. Quiggle, November 24, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward, December 1, 1863
Frederick William Seward to John Hutchinson, December 7, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., December 9, 1863
Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., December 23, 1863
Madame Lamont De Give to Abraham Lincoln, [December] 1863
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Box 1, Folder 29January - February 1864
Richard Bickerson Pemell Lyons to William Henry Seward, January 11, 1864
William Henry Seward to Charles P. Sanborn, January 11, 1864
William Henry Seward to Henry Holland, January 17, 1864
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, February 12, 1864
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, February 16, 1864
Box 1, Folder 30March 1864
William Henry Seward to Henry Bowen Anthony, March 9, 1864
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, March 9, 1864
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, March 11, 1864
Joseph A. Wright to Abraham Lincoln, March 16, 1864
Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on verso, dated March 18, 1864.

William Henry Seward to James E. Harvey, March 17, 1864
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, March 21, 1864
William Henry Seward to Quincy Adams Gillmore, March 23, 1864
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, March 24, 1864
Box 1, Folder 31May - June 1864
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 3, 1864
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 9, 1864
William Henry Seward to Louis de Geofroy, May 18, 1864
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, June 1, 1864
William Henry Seward to George W. Wood, Esq., June 1, 1864
William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1864
Frederick William Seward to Robert Freeman, June 21, 1864
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, June 23, 1864
Box 1, Folder 32July - September 1864
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, July 6, 1864
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 30, 1864
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, July 30, 1864
Anna (Wharton) Seward to Harriet A. Weed, September 8, 1864
William Henry Seward to Lyman K. Bass, September 14, 1864
William Henry Seward to F. Wysman, September 19, 1864
Box 1, Folder 33October - December 1864
P.J.J. to William Henry Seward, October 15, 1864
Note to William Henry Seward from Abraham Lincoln dated October 16, 1864 on bottom.

Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, December 18, 1864
William Henry Seward to George H. Yeaman, December 23, 1864
Note to William Henry Seward from Abraham Lincoln enclosed, dated December 24, 1864.

Box 1, Folder 34January - February 1865
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1865
Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, Sr., January 18, 1865
Note to [William Henry Seward] from Abraham Lincoln on 2nd leaf.

Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., January 24, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Abram Wakeman, January 24, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Richard Schell, January 25, 1865
William Henry Seward to J. R. Sypher, January 26, 1865
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 31, 1865
Alexander Stevens, J.A. Campbell, and and R.M.T. Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, January 31, 1865
U.S. Grant to William Henry Seward, February 2, 1865
U.S. Grant to William Henry Seward, February 2, 1865
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, February 2, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward, February 7, 1865
William Henry Seward to Charles Sumner, February 9, 1865
Frederick William Seward to C. D. McDougall, February 21, 1865
Box 1, Folder 35March - April 1865
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Stetson & Co., March 20, 1865
Frederick William Seward to John A. Cooke, March 21,1865
Frederick William Seward to James M. Hood, March 29, 1865
Frederick William Seward to James M. Hood, March 29, 1865
Frederick William Seward to William Henry Seward, March 31, 1865
Frederick William Seward to J.A. Simpton, April 1, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward, April 5, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward, April 5, 1865
Frederick William Seward to J. W. Forney, April 6, 1865
Frederick William Seward to C. H. Lewis, April 6, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, April 9, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Robert Munay, April 10, 1865
Frederick William Seward to James Kelley, April 11, 1865
Frederick William Seward to Alexander W. Harvey, April 11, 1865
Frederick William Seward to C. A. Stetson, April 11, 1865
Frederick William Seward to C. A. Stetson, April 12, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to [unknown], April 16, 1865
Samuel Sweezey Seward to Edward Ord, April 17, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, April 29, 1865
Box 1, Folder 36April 14, 1865
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, April 14, 1865
Folder contains a Lincoln/Johnson pendant

Box 2, Folder 1May 1865
Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward to Sarah Dare Hance, May 4, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Lazette Maria (Miller) Worden, May 7, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 8, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to F.G. Day, May 10, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Mr. Dearstien, Mary B. Wharton, May 12, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 12, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 13, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 17, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 26, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, May 29, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 29, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., May 31, 1865
Box 2, Folder 2June 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 1, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 2, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 3, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 5, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 6, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 6, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 7, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 8, 1865
Anna (Wharton) Seward to J.C. Derby, June 8, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 9, 1865
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to William A. Wharton, June 9, 1865
William Henry Seward to [Government of Peru], June 17, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Janet MacNeil (Watson) Seward, June 19, 1865
William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward, June 21, 1865
Box 2, Folder 3July - August 1865
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, July 3, 1865
William Henry Seward to Mary Todd Lincoln, July 10, 1865
William Henry Seward to Matias Romero, July 25, 1865
William Henry Seward to R. Von Bennigsen, August 7, 1865
Box 2, Folder 4September 1865
William Henry Seward to William H. Webb, September 18, 1865
William Henry Seward to James Watson Webb, September 25, 1865
William Henry Seward to James Watson Webb, September 25, 1865
Box 2, Folder 5November 1-4, 1865
Richard M. Blatchford to Clarence A. Seward, November 1-3, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 2, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 3, 1865
William Henry Seward to William Maxwell Evarts, November 3, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 4, 1865
Box 2, Folder 6November 9 - December, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 9, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 10, 1865
Clarence A. Seward to Richard M. Blatchford, November 14, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 15, 1865
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward, November 16, 1865
William Henry Seward to Henry Holland, November 18, 1865
William Henry Seward to Clarence A. Seward, December 13, 1865
William Henry Seward to Henry Bowen Anthony, December 26, 1865
Box 2, Folder 71886
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to Amanda Schooley, January 26, 1866
William Henry Seward to Henry Holland, January 29, 1866
William Henry Seward to Rufus King, March 15, 1866
J.W. French to Jefferson Davis, May 7, 1866
3 attachments: 1. Dec. 19, 1860 2. Dec. 15, 1863 3. Apr. 16, 1866

William Henry Seward to William Turner Coggeshall, May 9, 1966
William Henry Seward to Charles Jones Jenkins, May 11, 1866
Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward to Amanda Schooley, October 6, 1866
J.R. Smith to William Henry Seward, December 20, 1866
Box 2, Folder 81867 - June 1868
William Henry Seward to Andrew Johnson, March 12, 1867
John T. Hoffman to William Henry Seward, March 22, 1867
Andrew Johnson endorsement written on recto of first leaf.

William Henry Seward to Andrew Johnson, April 6, 1867
William Henry Seward to John Carlin, April 12, 1867
William Henry Seward to C. Cole, August 12, 1867
William Henry Seward to Louisa Dunmore Mott Van Buren, December 15, 1867
William Henry Seward to Herman H. Heath, December 23, 1867
William Henry Seward to J.R. Freeze, March 28, 1868
William Henry Seward to "Sir", April 27, 1868
William Henry Seward to George B. Wright, June 26, 1868
Box 2, Folder 9July 1868
Joseph S. Wilson to William Henry Seward, July 15, 1868
Letter regarding United States and Chinese relations. Includes 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.

William Henry Seward to Nathaniel Prentice Banks, July 21, 1868
Volume 2United States and Chinese Relations
Bound special presentation copy of letters between William Henry Seward and Joseph S. Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Office

Joseph S. Wilson to William Henry Seward, July 15, 1868
Copy of letter in Box 2 Folder 9

Joseph S. Wilson to William Henry Seward, September 2, 1868
William Henry Seward to Joseph S. Wilson, July 20, 1868
Box 2, Folder 10November 1868 - 1869
William Henry Seward to [unknown], November 11, 1868
Frederick William Seward to Jesse H. McMath, December 30, 1868
William Henry Seward to Hanson A. Risley, January 1, 1869
William Henry Seward to Henry Carey Baird, January 11, 1869
William Henry Seward to William Barnes, January 12, 1869
William Henry Seward to O.H. Browning, January 26, 1869
William Henry Seward to Charles Sumner, February 13, 1869
Box 2, Folder 111872 - 1878
Augustus H. Seward to [Unknown "Col."], January 18, 1872
Gideon Welles to David Davis, July 1, 1872
Carte de Visite of Gideon Welles attached with letter

Fred Haag by Frank Haag to ["Dear Friends"], December 6, 1873
Frederick William Seward to James R. Cox, February 14, 1875
Clarence Armstrong Seward to William H. Seward, Esq., January 15, 1878
George W. Patterson Jr. to William H. Seward Esq., May 27, 1878
Frederick William Seward to George S. Boutwell, July 23, 1878
Geo. W. Patterson to Jas Lyon Esq., August 1, 1878
Box 2, Folder 121879 - 1887
Frederick William Seward to E. Bermudez, July 15, 1879
Frederick W. Seward to Thomas J. Durant, July 16, 1879
James Donaldson to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 10, 1882
Frederick W. Seward to Mr. Derby, October 7, 1884
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, September 25, 1887
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, October 2, 1887
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, October 9, 1887
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, October 16, 1887
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, October 30, 1887
Cornelia B. Ross to Frances, November 20, 1887
Box 2, Folder 131888 - 1896
Horace L. Hotchkiss to William H. Seward Jr., December 3, 1888
John G. Whittier (autograph) to [unknown], January 27, 1891
Olive Risley Seward to William H. Seward, with envelope, April 25, 1896
Olive Risley Seward to General William H. Seward, May 4, 1896
OB Armmand Asst. Inspector of Buildings to Miss Risley, May 15, 1896
Olive Risley Seward to General William H. Seward, May 17th, 1896
Box 2, Folder 141908 - 1934
Charles S. Avery to William H. Seward Jr., August 20, 1908
Hughirboy to Miss Alice D. Byrne, with envelope, August 3, 1911
Nellie T. Sherman to Seward's Bank, September 10, [19]34
Box 2, Folder 15Family fragments, undated
9 items total

Box 2, Folder 16Undated
William Henry Seward to F. and A.H. Lodge, January 24, 18??
Frederick William Seward to Dennis R. Alward, April 24, 18??
William Henry Seward to R.P. Anderson
William Henry Seward to John Sherman
W.C. Bryant to A.M. Cozzens
Undated fragment

D.G. Farragut to [unknown]
Undated fragment

William Henry Seward and John H. Clark to [unknown]
William Henry Seward to Hon. W.M. Meredith (envelope)
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward
William Henry Seward to Frances (Fanny) Adeline Seward
J.W. Howard to William Henry Seward, undated
Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, undated
Envelope with WHS note
Series II: Political papers, 1839-1868
Box 3, Folder 1Certificate appointing Thomas Lewis to the 9th Regiment of Infantry, August 15, 1839
Box 3, Folder 2Appointments, 1840-1841
Flatfile Alcove 8Plan of the Senate Chamber, First Session, Thirty-First Session, c. 1849
A seating chart for the 31st Congress, 1st Session, which ran from December 1849 to September 1850. Includes William H. Seward.

Flatfile Alcove 8"Col. Fremont's Last Grand Exploring Expedition in 1856" Currier & Ives print, 1856
Political cartoon printed by Currier & Ives about John C. Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president, and his abolitiionist supporters during the Kansas-Nebraska conflicts. It features William Henry Seward, Horace Greeley, John C. Fremont, Henry Ward Beecher, and the figure of a frontiersman.

Flatfile Alcove 8Roll of the National Republican Convention, Chicago, May 16th, 1860
Box 3, Folder 3Resolution drawn up for Republication members of Senate Committee of thirteen, December 20, 1860
Box 3, Folder 4Draft of a speech made in Auburn, NY, 1860?
Flatfile Alcove 8"The Political Gymnasium" Currier & Ives print, 1860
Political cartoon printed by Currier & Ives depicting candidates for the 1860 presidential election and their supporters. It features John Bell, Edward Everett, John C. Breckinridge, Stephen A. Douglas, Horace Greeley, James Watson Webb, Abraham Lincoln, and William Henry Seward.

Box 3, Folder 5Department of State circular for 1861 blockade, June 5, 1861
Printed circular signed by William Henry Seward as Secretary of State. Written to the Consul of the United States at Merida and Sisal in Mexico.

Box 7, Folder 1Appointment to Commissioner at the Exhibition of the Industry of Nations, September 12, 1861
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.

Box 7, Folder 2Certificate conferring power to Seward to negotiate treaty for the suppression of the African slave trade, April 4, 1862
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.

Box 7, Folder 3Draft of a proclamation concerning taxes in Confederate States, July 1, 1862
Additional text added by Abraham Lincoln; also signed and dated by Lincoln.

Box 7, Folder 4Certificate conferring power to Seward to negotiate treaty for the suppression of the African slave trade, February 17, 1863
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.

Box 7, Folder 5Certificate conferring power to Seward to negotiate treaty for settlement of claims with agricultural companies, June 23, 1863
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.

Box 7, Folder 6Preliminary 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, August 1863
Embossed with the seal of the United States. Signed by Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward.

Flatfile Alcove 8Emancipation Proclamation lithograph, 1863
Early Chicago imprint by Rufus Blanchard.

Box 7, Folder 7Certificate conferring authority to Seward to negotiate claims by the Joint Commission between the United States and New Granada, February 10, 1864
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.

Box 3, Folder 6Sermon written on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward, April 15, 1865
Written by an unidentified minister.

Box 3, Folder 7General orders for observance of Lincoln's death, April 18, 1865
Printed circular demanding a public expression of mourning and respect for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and attack on William Henry Seward. Ordered by Brigadier General J.W. Davidson from Natchez, Mississippi.

Box 3, Folder 8Lincoln's and Johnson's amnesty proclamations with appendix by Seward, May 29, 1865
Flatfile Alcove 8Calligraphic portrait of Lincoln formed from text of the Emancipation Proclamation, ca. 1865
Flatfile Alcove 8Grand Reception of the Notabilities of the Nation, at the White House, 1865
Flatfile Alcove 8"President Lincoln and His Cabinet. Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation", 1866
A lithograph by Edward Herline of Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet.

Box 3, Folder 9C.W. Murdaugh pardon, July 16, 1867
Box 3, Folder 10Gideon Welles: Draft of Lincoln and Seward, 1874
Remarks upon the memorial address of Charles Francis Adams on the late William H. Seward.

Flatfile Alcove 8Draft of presidential proclamation concerning a bill submitted to Congress on the restoration of rebellious states, Abraham Lincoln, undated (circa 1862)
Series III: Legal documents
Sub-series 1: Property
Box 3, Folder 11Tenancy to Hiram Green by William H. Seward as execution of deceased Elijah Miller, Wm H. Seward, Frances Adeline Seward, and Lazette M. Seward, May 15, 1864
Box 3, Folder 12Abstract title of parcel of land for Charles P. Fitch, March 9, 1866
Box 3, Folder 13Sale of property of David H. Abell at Court House in Geneseo, postcard addressed to FG Day Esq. atty Auburn NY, written note on card, June 24, 1876
Box 3, Folder 14Survey of Reed Lot, 46 South St., Auburn, with envelope, June 27, 1889
Box 3, Folder 15Deed to William H. Seward by Olive Risley Seward of four parcels of land in Auburn NY, for $13,350.00 (signed by her at Washington D.C.), April 4, 1899
Box 3, Folder 16Executions of property Dr. Henry Ingraham, April 5, 1901
Sub-series 2: Power of Attorney
Box 3, Folder 17William H. Seward constitutes and approves Frederick W. Seward and William H. Seward Jr., his sons, to jointly and not severally do business for him, April 21, 1859
Box 3, Folder 18Power of Attorney, William H. Seward to Frederick W. and Wm H. Seward to draw checks on his account at the Bank of Auburn jointly not severally, April 23, 1859
Box 3, Folder 19Power of Attorney, William H. Seward to William H. Seward Jr., June 10, 1869
Box 3, Folder 20Power of Attorney, William H. Seward to William H. Seward Jr., State of Iowa, November 1, 1870 - December 1, 1870
Webster County filed Nov. 1, 1870; Hamilton County Nov. 2, 1870; Wright County Nov. 7, 1870; Grundy County Dec. 1, 1870; Franklin County Nov. 16, 1870

Box 3, Folder 21L.M. Worden appoints Wm H. Seward Jr. to receive dividends on his bank stock and to deposit some in Worden's account at Wm Seward Jr. + Co., 1870
Box 3, Folder 22Frederick W. Seward to William H. Seward Release + C., February 3, 1877
Box 3, Folder 23Power of Attorney, executed by William H Seward Jr. to William H. Seward, copy, October 13, 1925
Affidavit at WHS, Charles A. McCathy, Wm Seward Jr., and James E. Elder have invested in their banking business at least $100,000 above their liabilities as private bankers, November 11, 1925
Sub-series 3: Other legal documents
Box 3, Folder 24Court document signed my Samuel Seward pertaining to Danial Gilbert, March 21, 1823
Box 3, Folder 25William Henry Seward: Auburn and Owasco Canal Company, July-September 1827
Inscribed volume containing articles of association and minutes.

Box 3, Folder 26Legal document, April 17, 1829
Box 3, Folder 27Bill to Oliphant Skinner, Auburn, NY for libel suit, 1839
Box 3, Folder 28William Henry Seward: Summary of case between Oliphant and Goodwin, December 27, 1843
Signed by William Henry Seward.

Box 7, Folder 10Exempt Fireman's Certificate of Wm. H. Seward [Jr.], November 17, 1890
Series IV: Financial and bank documents
Sub-series 1: Materials relating to Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank
Box 3, Folder 29Wm H. Seward Jr. and CD MacDougall Partnership in Wm H. Seward Jr. + Co., May 1, 1861
Box 3, Folder 30William H. Seward + Co. Bank check, images of Lincoln and female cherubs, 1866
Box 3, Folder 31Promissory Notes, William H. Seward + Co., 1867-1871
Box 3, Folder 32Offers to supply a safe to Wm. H. Seward + Co. from Henings [?] S. Fanel, Vice J.J. Green, December 30, 1872, and May 10, 1873
Box 3, Folder 33Notes on size of the Board of Directors, 1875
Box 3, Folder 34Clinton D. MacDougall, bankrupt (postmark to Wm H. Seward + Co.), April 18, 1877
Box 3, Folder 35James A. Stoughton pays $2000 to Wm H. Seward + Co. as security for his employment as Clerk, January 4, 1882
Box 3, Folder 36Note on Wm. H. Seward + Co. stationery, E. [Tomsend], Esq., May 4, 1885
Box 3, Folder 37Forged check and accompanying article, 1891
Box 3, Folder 38William H. Seward + Co. Bank check, with image of William H. Seward, 191[?]
Box 3, Folder 39Federal income tax regulations and tax tables, 1904, 1928
Box 3, Folder 40NYS Banking Dept. to Wm. H Seward letter enclosing Authorization Certificate to transact business of Private Bankers, September 5, 1930
Box 3, Folder 41Humorous note about charges to any member of Wm H. Seward + Co. who keeps Mr. A waiting on the first tee, (in response to bank charges for checks), 1931
Box 3, Folder 42Joseph A. Broderick - William H. Seward + Co. Private Bankers, extra duplicate of telegram granting resumption of business subject to restriction of President's Proclamation, March 15, 1933
Box 3, Folder 43Revocation of authorization of Wm H. Seward + Co. to transact business with James E. Elder as a principal and new authorization of surviving principals to conduct business, December 14, 1933
Box 3, Folder 44High point for Wm H. Seward + Co., June 30, 1929, and September 20, 1936
Box 3, Folder 45NYS Banking Department to William. H. Seward + Co. of certificate authorizing transaction of business of private bankers under date of December 14, 1933, August 19, 1937
Box 3, Folder 46Articles of Agreement, photostatic copy, July 31, 1937
Box 3, Folder 47State of NY Banking Department authorization to William H. Seward + Co. to transact business with Hugh R. Kimball as a new principal and revoking permission of December 14, 1933, with Charles A McCathy as a principal, August 19, 1937
F.A. Florin, Examiner in Charge, Investigation Division to William H. Seward + Co., August 23, 1937
Box 3, Folder 48List of principals in Wm H. Seward + Co Bank with dates, 1861-1937
Box 3, Folder 49Checks for cash paid by William H. Seward + Co Bankers to H. R. Kimball, with account slip and envelope, 1946
Box 3, Folder 50Statements of the condition of Wm H. Seward + Co., 1893, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948
Box 3, Folder 51Banking Stationary box top addressed to Mr. Hugh R. Kimball, Auburn Trust Co., April 28, 1952
Box 3, Folder 52Salaries of managers and directors, n.d.
Sub-series 2: Other financial documents
Box 3, Folder 53New York State Bank notice of protest, May 29, 1857
Box 3, Folder 54Cancelled check, March 3, 1865
Box 3, Folder 55Cancelled checks, April 5-August 19, 1865
Fifty-five of William Henry Seward's cancelled checks. 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.

Box 3, Folder 56Merchant's Bank checks, Watertown, NY, 1866-1867
Box 3, Folder 57Bill of Exchange, refused acceptance by Noyes + Hurd of Chicago, 1869
Box 3, Folder 58Jay Cooke + Co. purchase of NY State bonds and US bonds, January 29, 1873, October 26, 1871, and April 21, 1870
Box 3, Folder 59Cayuga County Bank checks, 1863-1872
Box 3, Folder 60Certificate of Shares in East Genesee Street and Seward Avenue Railway owned by William H. Seward Jr., September 15, 1873
Box 3, Folder 61Insurance on a church, Auburn, envelope with note to Rev. Wm. H. Lord, November 16, 1882
Box 3, Folder 62Purchase of shares in Union Palace Car Co., Smalley + Gale, 1888
Box 3, Folder 63Rollins Chemical Co. ofter to buy Virginia plant of Ohio Tool Co., and related, February 16, 1917
Series V: Personal texts
Box 4, Folder 1History of the Seward Family, 1725
Box 4, Folder 2Commonplace book, 1818
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.

Box 4, Folder 3-5Frederick William Seward: Journal of trip to Caribbean, January 1866
Box 4, Folder 6Anna (Wharton) Seward: Journal of trip to Caribbean, January 1866
Volume 1Shawmut Mills Accounts, "Wheat & Flour Ledger", William R. Seward
The first one hundred leaves of the ledger are missing. The pagination, written in pencil, begins with page 218 dated December 1908 (1904) and continues with financial information, investments income and balances of family accounts to page 253, dated February 1908. This is followed by 49 leaves documentng the Shamut Mills Accounts from 1848 to 1852. The final section of the ledger includes 216 leaves which record the personal accounts of William R. Seward, Sarah R. Seward and the "Family Accounts" which show living expenses, purchases, income and cash expenditures. A note is laid which identifies the owner of the ledger as Mary Seward Mosher.

Box 9Leather wallet and commonplace book, s.d.
Series VI: Published texts
Seward at Washington book notes, 1851-1871
Series contains notes and transcriptions for the book Seward at Washington (NY: Derby and Miller, 1891) written by Frederick William Seward.

Box 5, Folder 11851-1859
Box 5, Folder 21860-1862
Box 5, Folder 3Chapters 6-11?, 1862
Box 5, Folder 4Chapters 8-12?, 1862
Box 5, Folder 51863
Box 5, Folder 61864
Box 5, Folder 7-81865
Box 5, Folder 91866
Box 5, Folder 101867
Box 5, Folder 111868
Box 5, Folder 121869
Box 5, Folder 13Undated 1860s
Box 5, Folder 141870-1871
Box 5, Folder 15Undated and fragments
Box 5, Folder 16FWS manuscript pages, scribed letters
Box 6, Folder 1Minutes of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Session of the Synod of Pennsylvania with an Appendix (West Chester, PA), 1862
Box 6, Folder 2Unveiling of the Seward Memorial Statue at Auburn NY, November 15, 1888
Box 6, Folder 3Seward Day, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, September 10, 1909
Box 6, Folder 4Luke McLuke's Philosophy (brochure with humorous sayings), by the Fleischmann Company, 1916
Box 6, Folder 5Seward House brochure, 1955
Box 6, Folder 6Auditorium Theatre – playbill, s.d.
Box 6, Folder 7Catholic Reference Book (brochure), including ad by National Bank of Auburn detailing resources
Series VII: Visual material
Sub-series 1: Photographs and prints
Box 6, Folder 8Seward's party in Yosemite Valley, stereograph, 1869
Box 6, Folder 9William H. Seward's funeral, stereograph, October 14, 1872
Box 6, Folder 105 photographic portraits of William H. Seward, 1840-1872
Box 6, Folder 11Christmas card from The Sewards, 1943
Box 6, Folder 12Colored print, artist's rendering of the front of the National Commercial Bank and Trust Company of Albany, 1950
Herbert J. Kneip to William Henry Seward III, May 9, 1950
Box 6, Folder 13Aerial photograph of Auburn NY
Box 7, Folder 8Photographic proof of bank in presentation folder from Onondaga Photo-Engravers
Box 6, Folder 144 Photographic views of William H. Seward Co.
Sub-series 2: Maps and blueprints
Box 6, Folder 15Map and description of 7 acres contracted to Harriet Tubman by Wm H. Seward, February 1, 1864
Box 6, Folder 16South and Lincoln map, with envelope, March 1, 1898
Box 7Blueprint of bank
Flatfile Alcove 8Blueprint of safe deposit boxes + lockers, Wm. H. Seward + Co
Box 6, Folder 17Blueprints of counters, desks, lockers – Wm. H. Seward Co.
Flatfile Alcove 8Map of woodlands, Otisco Lake, with envelope
Series VIII: Ephemera
Box 8Speeches, letters, and proclamations of Seward in newspapers, 1839-1870
William Henry Seward speeches, letters, and proclamations printed in newspapers.
Newspapers are arranged chronologically based on the date on which the speech was delivered. If the date of the speech is unknown, the publication date of the newspaper is listed instead.

Sketch of Governor Seward's Speech at a July 4th Sunday School fete on Staten Island., July 4, 1839
Front page, New York Times Commercial Intelligencer, published July 9, 1839

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, July 11, 1839
Page 2, New York Times and Commercial Intelligencer, published July 16, 1839

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

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

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

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

Gov. Seward and the Colored Citizens of New York. Meeting of the Colored Citizens of New York for the purpose of expressing the high consideration for Gov. Seward. Preamble and resolutions adopted. Letter to Gov. Seward with his reply in full., December 19, 1842
Front page, New York Daily Tribune, published January 16, 1843

Letter from Gov. Seward to people of color in Buffalo in reply to their letter on his retirement from office., December 26, 1842
Page 2, New York Daily Tribune, published January 13, 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., June 7, 1843
New York Daily Tribune, published June 8, 1843

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

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

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

Speech of William H. Seward in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26, 1848
Page 1, New York Daily Tribune, published November 1, 1848. This is the same speech published in the New York Weekly Tribune on November 4, 1848.

Speech of William H. Seward in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26, 1848
Page 5, New York Weekly Tribune, published November 4, 1848. This is the same speech published in the New York Daily Tribune on November 1, 1848.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry Clay - Living and Dead - Mr. Seward's Remarks in the Senate. 1.5 cols, June 30, 1852
Front page, New York Daily Times, published July 2, 1852

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

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

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

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

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, July 2, 1856
Pages 6 to 7, New York Daily Tribune, published July 14, 1856

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

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

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

Speech of the Hon. William H. Seward at Rome, New York., October 29, 1858
Page 5, New York Times, published October 30, 1858

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

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

Governor Seward's Journey from Egypt to Palestine, extracts from letters received from Governor Seward, September 17-26, 1859
Page 5, New York Daily Tribune, published December 24, 1859 Letters included: 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.

Reception of Senator Seward by the Republican General Committee in New York City, address to Senator Seward with his reply, December 29, 1859
Page 6, New York Daily Tribune, published December 30, 1859

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

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, March 9, 1860
Front page, Tri-Weekly Missouri Republican, St. Louis, published March 9, 1860

Seward in Syria and Seward and Central Park, August 15, 1860
Pages 2 and 4 discuss Seward in Syria and page 5 mentions Seward and Central Park. New York Times, published August 15, 1860

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speech of William H Seward To the People of Kansas, delivered at Lawrence on Thursday, September 27, 1860
Page 5, New York Daily Tribune, published October 3, 1860

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

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

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 2, 1860
Page 8, New York Daily Tribune, published November 3, 1860

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

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

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, April 22, 1861
Page 3, The Saturday Evening Post, published May 4, 1861

Mr. Seward's letter to Mr. Dayton; Letter from Mr. Faulkner to Seward, Legation of the U.S. Paris, April 15, 1861 with Seward's reply, Department of State, Washington, D.C., May 4, 1861
Page 5, New York Daily Tribune, published May 6, 1861

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

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, February 12, 1863
Page 4, New York Daily Tribune, published February 12, 1863

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

Text of the communication from William Henry Seward to James J. Johnson, Provisional Governor of Georgia of Milledgeville, October 29, 1865
Front page, New York Daily Tribune, published October 30, 1865

Provisional Governor Parsons of Alabama removed; Secretary Seward officially announces the amendment to the Constitution ratified; Letter from William Henry Seward Dept. of State, Washington, D.C. to the Governor of Alabama, December 5, 1865
Page 5, New York Semi-Weekly Tribune, published December 19, 1865

Mr. Seward and the Affairs in Chili - Letter to Seward from some merchants of NYC and Seward's reply from Dept. of State, December 11, 1865
Page 5, New York Daily Tribune, published December 28, 1865

Full text of the address of Hon. William Henry Seward delivered at the residence of Judge Hastings, San Francisco, on the evening of his departure for China, August 31, 1870
Front page, New York Weekly Reformer (Watertown), published September 22, 1870

Newspaper articles
Box 6, Folder 18"He Didn't Quit" newspaper article on Wm. H. Seward [torn], clipping from Syracuse Herald, July 11, 1915
In Auburn Trust Company deposit receipt folder

Box 6, Folder 19USO Campaign for Cayuga County – results announced by Hugh R. Kimball, newspaper clipping, [ca 1941-1942]
Box 6, Folder 20William H. Seward III dies at age 86, 5 articles
"William Seward's Funeral Monday at Auburn Home"; "William H. Seward Dies at 86; Banker and Lawyer"; "William H. Seward III"; "William H. Seward Rites Held in Historic Mansion"; "Seward Mansion Willed as Memorial at Auburn"

Box 9Ephemera relating to Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank
Wm H. Seward + Co. Bankers letterhead, 2 envelopes
Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank deposit slip books, 2 small and 2 large
Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank checkbooks, 2 copies
Wm. H. Seward + Co. Bank, 4 stamps
Box 6, Folder 21Note written by Abraham Lincoln, April 1861
Box 6, Folder 22Abraham Lincoln mourning badge, April-June 1865
Box 6, Folder 23Passport belonging to Mary Jane Lewis, February 21, 1867
Signed by William Henry Seward as Secretary of State.

Box 6, Folder 24William H. Seward. Banquet Ticket for the Astor House, New York City, March 7, 1870
Box 6, Folder 25American Exchange in Paris, ticket allowing use for one month, Wm. H. Seward signature, 1887
Box 6, Folder 26Gold replica of William Henry Seward stamp, 1909
Box 6, Folder 27Printed flier on collectable stamps, Helsingfors (Finland), August 1919
Box 6, Folder 28Address to Veterans of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery (+ related), August 17, 1920
Telegram from Nellie Seward Allen
Andrew Cowan to General William H. Seward
Program for 46th Reunion of the 9th N.Y. Heavy Artillery, August 17, 1920
Address to the Veterans of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery by William Henry Seward III
2 copies of speech

Box 6, Folder 29Offer of emergency German marks from years 1914-1924, 1928
Box 6, Folder 30Materials from trip to Europe, 1933 - 1934
Three Italian telegrams
Map of Dublin and advertisement for the Gresham Hotel
Box 6, Folder 31Autographs and Carte d'Visit of William H. Seward
Box 6, Folder 38Envelope signed by William Henry Seward
Box 6, Folder 39Envelope from William Henry Seward to Frank Baker, Wesleyan University, Delaware Ohio, July 3
Box 6, Folder 32Notes for speech(es), in Seward's hand, undated
Box 6, Folder 33Note detailing William H. Seward Jr.'s service as an officer of the City Hospital
Box 6, Folder 34Seward coat-of-arms, undated
Box 6, Folder 35The Cayuga County Historical Society letterhead
Box 6, Folder 36Various unidentified envelopes and sheets
Box 6, Folder 37William Henry Seward cigarette card


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