Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Nov 2010
|25 Sep 2015||invitation added (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901.|
|Title:||William Maxwell Evarts Collection|
|Quantity:||15 folders (SC)|
|Abstract:||American lawyer and statesman.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901) was an American lawyer and statesman. He served as U.S. Attorney General (1868-1869) under President Johnson, as U.S. Secretary of State (1877-1881) under President Hayes, and as U.S. Senator from New York (1885-1891).
The William Maxwell Evarts Collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, photographs and printed material.
Biographical material contains a photocopy of a biographical sketch of Evarts, from an unknown source.
Correspondence is entirely outgoing, and includes letters to President Abraham Lincoln and other political figures of the day.
Photographs contains an engraving of Evarts.
Printed material consists of printed editions of some of Evarts' opinions in three cases in which he was involved. The Parish will case was notable enough to be covered in the New York Times ("The Parish Will Case," May 5, 1862).
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See the Classic Catalog for books relating to Evarts.
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate.
Attorneys general -- United States.
Cabinet officers -- United States.
Lawyers -- United States.
Legislators -- United States.
Statesmen -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
William Maxwell Evarts Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|SC 36||"Evarts, William Maxwell" biographical sketch, photocopied from unknown source|
|SC 36||Invitation to dinner given in his honor 1891 - typescript draft and printed booklet|
|SC 36||Hunt, William Henry 1879-1880|
|SC 36||Lincoln, Abraham 1863|
|SC 36||Metcalf, Porettus Sutton 1888|
|SC 36||Minturn, Robert Bowne 1842|
|SC 36||Morgan, Edwin Denison 1842|
|SC 36||Pierrepont, Edwards 1860-1868, 1873-1874, 1877-1878, 1881, 1885, 1889, 1890 (3 folders)|
|SC 36||Robinson, E. Randolph 1886|
|SC 36||Miscellaneous 1867, 1883-1884, 1893|
|SC 36||Photograph of Evarts undated|
|SC 36||The Parish Will Case: Mr. Evarts' Argument in Reply circa 1857|
|SC 36||The Prize Causes: Mr. Evarts' Brief for the United States circa 1862|
|SC 36||United States vs. William M. Fullerton, et al. / Official Correspondence 1869|