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Guide to the George Frederick Seward Papers
1883-1910 (Bulk 1890-1910)
  MS 557

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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Frederick Seward Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1883-1910
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1890-1910
Abstract: This collection contains the personal and professional correspondence of George Frederick Seward from 1883 to 1910. Seward served as the U.S. Minister to China from 1875 to 1880 and later became the president of the Fidelity and Causality Company between 1893 and 1910. Seward's papers primarliy relate to his career in the insurance industry, and include correspondence related to financial interests, his criticism of US immigration policy, and his activities as member of the board of trustees at Union College (1900-1910).
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Call Phrase: MS 557