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Henry Sherman family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 832

Scope and Contents

The papers are made up almost entirely of scrapbooks assembled by Henry Sherman, his wife and four of his children. The scrapbooks offer vivid documentation of their lives in the period 1850-1900 in Washington, D.C. with correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings and memorabilia of all kinds.

Dates

  • 1795-1926

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter Tillou, 1974.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 folios)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0832

Overview

The papers are made up almost entirely of scrapbooks assembled by Henry Sherman, his wife and four of his children. The scrapbooks offer vivid documentation of their lives in the period 1850-1900 in Washington, D.C. with correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings and memorabilia of all kinds.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Sherman, who died in Washington, D. C., March 28, 1879, was the third son of Josiah and Hannah (Jones) Sherman, of Albany, N. Y., where he was born March 6, 1808.

He spent a part of the first year after graduation in the Princeton (N. J.) Theological Seminary, and then took up the study of law in the Yale Law School, returning in 1832 to his home in Albany, and there entering his profession. He soon removed to New York City, and while practicing there published in 1841 a "Digest of the Law of Marine Insurance," which ran through several editions. In 1843 he also published a "Governmental History of the U.S.," for use in schools. In 1850 he removed to Hartford, Conn., and there published (1858) a work on slavery and (1860) an enlarged edition of his History. In 1861 he removed to Washington, and was employed until 1868 in connection with one of the bureaus of the Treasury Department. In 1868 he resumed the practice of his profession in Washington, in which he continued until his death (which occurred, after a three weeks' illness, from erysipelas), being at that time of the law firm of Sherman & Atlee. Mr. Sherman was a personal friend of President Lincoln, who on the morning before his assassination tendered him the Chief Justiceship of the Territory of New Mexico, his commission was afterwards sent him by President Johnson, but he resigned the office very soon.

He was married, Sept. 20, 1843, to Miss Anna Amelia, daughter of Michael Burnham, Esq., publisher of the New York Evening Post. She survives him with three of their five children.

Yale College Obituary Record, 1870-1880. pp.343-344
Title
Guide to the Henry Sherman Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Ruth Gay
Date
November 1978
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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