Seward, William Henry

William Henry Seward, circa 1860, detail
Life span
05/16/1801—10/10/1872

Life Summary

Full name
  William Henry Seward
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
Samuel Sweezy Seward (father), Mary Jennings (mother), Frances Adeline Miller (wife, 1824), Frederick William Seward (son), William Henry Seward, Jr. (son), Olive Risley Seward (adopted daughter)
Education
  Other
Other Education
  Union College
Occupation
  Politician
  Diplomat
  Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Other Political Party
  Antimasonic party

Note Cards

Events

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
06/03/1854 New York Herald, "The Boston Fugitive Case," June 3, 1854
05/15/1855 New York Herald, “The Kansas Question and the Anti-Slavery Disorganizers,” May 15, 1855
06/07/1856 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, June 7, 1856
06/10/1856 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 10, 1856
01/03/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, January 3, 1858
03/16/1858 Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 16, 1858
03/20/1858 Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 20, 1858
04/19/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, April 19, 1858
04/26/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Rejection of Kansas," April 26, 1858
06/27/1858 New York Herald, “The Hon. Joshua R. Giddings vs. the Administration and the Slave Power,” June 27, 1858
06/28/1858 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “A Crumb of Comfort for Mr. Seward,” June 26, 1858
07/09/1858 Recollection by Lew Wallace, Senator Stephen A. Douglas
07/14/1858 New York Times, "Presidential Candidates," July 14, 1858
08/13/1858 New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 13, 1858
10/01/1858 New York Times, “Mr. Buchanan’s Troubles,” October 1, 1858
10/30/1858 Chester P. Dewey to Abraham Lincoln, October 30, 1858
11/04/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “The Antagonism Between Slave and Free States,” November 4, 1858
11/05/1858 New York Times, "The Illinois Election," November 5, 1858
11/07/1858 David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, November 7, 1858
11/07/1858 New York Herald, “Douglas for the Presidency,” November 7, 1858
11/09/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “General Blair,” November 9, 1858
12/10/1858 New York Herald, “The Union of the Opposition Factions,” December 10, 1858
01/02/1859 Recollection of Jesse W. Fell, Conversation with Abraham Lincoln in early 1859
01/10/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Presidential Aspirants,” January 10, 1859
01/17/1859 New York Herald, “The Present Congress and the Next President,” January 17, 1859
01/24/1859 New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 24, 1859
01/31/1859 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “A Candid Southern Opinion,” January 31, 1859
02/26/1859 New York Times, “The Political Future,” February 26, 1859
03/09/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Union of the South,” March 9, 1859
03/10/1859 New York Herald, “The Anti-Slavery Tactics,” March 10, 1859
05/01/1859 New York Herald, “A Foreigner View of Black Republicanism,” May 1, 1859
05/10/1859 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Democratic Movements,” May 10, 1859
05/21/1859 New York Times, “Making Too Much Haste,” May 21, 1859
06/10/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “An Episode in the Southern Tour of Douglas,” June 10, 1859
06/18/1859 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “William H. Seward,” June 18, 1859
07/25/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Folly,” July 25, 1859
08/07/1859 New York Herald, “The Morals of Politics,” August 7, 1859
08/31/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Open Declaration of Hostilities,” August 31, 1859
09/11/1859 New York Herald, “Stump Candidates for the Presidency,” September 11, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Bleeding Kansas," October 27, 1859
10/27/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Good Out of Evil," October 27, 1859
10/28/1859 Baltimore (MD) Sun, "More Harper's Ferry Disclosures," October 28, 1859
10/30/1859 New York Herald, “Political Excitement on the Rise,” October 30, 1859
10/31/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Political Effect," October 31, 1859
11/01/1859 New York Herald, "Runaway Slaves in Canada," November 1, 1859
11/02/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "They Have Overdone It!," November 2, 1859
11/04/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Mr. Douglas’ New Book,” November 4, 1859
11/11/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, "Bad News for the Abolitionists," November 11, 1859
11/12/1859 William E. Frazer to Abraham Lincoln, November 12, 1859
11/18/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Recoil of the Gun," November 18, 1859
12/01/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Other Brown," December 1, 1859
12/04/1859 New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
12/08/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Gov. Seward and Harpers Ferry," December 8, 1859
12/10/1859 New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
12/25/1859 New York Herald, “Seward Nominated for the Presidency by the Abolitionists,” December 25, 1859
01/05/1860 New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad and Its Victims," January 5, 1860
01/11/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Another Grievance for Virginia,” January 11, 1860
02/25/1860 New York Herald, “The Senate and Messrs Hyatt and Howe,” February 25, 1860
02/28/1860 New York Herald, “Trouble among the Republican President Makers,” February 28, 1860
03/02/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Chicago Convention,” March 2, 1860
03/03/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Mr. Seward’s Speech,” March 3, 1860
03/05/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Mr. Douglas’s Bid,” March 5, 1860
03/15/1860 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Helperism," March 15, 1860
03/16/1860 Robert Toombs to Alexander H. Stephens, March 16, 1860
03/17/1860 James A. Briggs to Salmon Portland Chase, March 17, 1860
03/26/1860 William Wilkins to James Watson Webb, March 26, 1860
04/01/1860 New York Herald, “Seward’s Opinion on the Mexican Business,” April 1, 1860
04/25/1860 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “Seward the Republican Nominee,” April 25, 1860
04/27/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “‘Old Judge McLean’,” April 27, 1860
05/09/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Coming Conventions,” May 9, 1860
05/16/186005/18/1860 Recollection by Henry C. Whitney, Republican National Convention, May 16-18, 1860
05/17/1860 Abraham Lincoln's Endorsement on the Margin of the Missouri Democrat, May 17, 1860
05/21/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Black Republican Nominees," May 21, 1860
05/21/1860 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Chicago Convention,” May 21, 1860
05/23/1860 Raleigh (NC) Standard, “The Chicago Convention,” May 23, 1860
05/25/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune,“The Fillmore Men,” May 25, 1860
05/25/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Lincoln and Hamlin,” May 25, 1860
05/30/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Stop Quarreling,” May 30, 1860
06/01/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Abraham Lincoln,” June 1, 1860
06/11/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Getting Their Eyes Open,” June 11, 1860
06/12/1860 New York Herald, “Commencement of Republican Cabinet Making,” June 12, 1860
08/05/1860 New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Republicans,” August 5, 1860
08/14/1860 New York Herald, “'Honest Old Abe' and His Cabinet,” August 14, 1860
08/18/1860 New York Times, "Gov. Seward and John Brown," August 18, 1860
09/05/1860 New York Times, “Senator Seward in Michigan,” September 5, 1860
09/07/1860 New York Herald, “Massachusetts Thoroughly Abolitionized,” September 7, 1860
09/16/1860 New York Herald, “The Reign of Terror in Texas,” September 16, 1860
11/03/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Don't Care,” November 3, 1860
11/05/1860 New York Times, "The Republicans and Slavery," November 5, 1860
11/08/1860 New York Times, "From the Home of Mr. Lincoln," November 8, 1860
11/28/1860 New York Herald, “The Meeting of Congress,” November 28, 1860
01/06/1861 Joseph Medill to Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps, January 6, 1861
01/11/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The One Man Power,” January 11, 1861
01/15/1861 Alexander K. McClure to Abraham Lincoln, January 15, 1861
01/18/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences,” January 18, 1861
01/21/1861 Israel Washburn Jr. to Abraham Lincoln, January 21, 1861
02/03/1861 New York Herald, “Greeley for Senator, Why Not?,” February 3, 1861
02/04/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “How are the Mighty Fallen!,” February 4, 1861
02/10/1861 New York Herald, “More Trouble About Old Abe’s Cabinet,” February 10, 1861
02/27/1861 New York Herald, “Should Mr. Chase Go Into the Cabinet?,” February 27, 1861
03/02/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Mr. Lincoln at Washington,” March 2, 1861
03/08/1861 Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck to Abraham Lincoln, March 8, 1861
04/10/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Prepare to Howl!,” April 10, 1861
04/15/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Proclamation, April 15, 1861, Washington , DC
04/15/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Retaliation,” April 15, 1861
08/10/1861 John P. Crawford to Abraham Lincoln, August 10, 1861
12/05/1861 Alexander Galt to Amy Galt, Washington DC, December 5, 1861
01/18/1862 Raleigh (NC) Register, “Mr. Vallandingham’s Speech,” January 18, 1862
03/27/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Speech to Indians, March 27, 1863
08/07/1863 Charles Sumner to Abraham Lincoln, August 7, 1863
04/28/1865 Entry by Kate Stone, April 28, 1865

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