Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

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George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905) was an active political figure and lawyer all his life. Initially a Democrate, his antislavery leanings made him a prominent Free Soiler who was elected Governor and susequently reelected by the dominant Massachusetts Free Soil coalition in 1851-1852. He became a lawyer and founder of the Massachusetts Republican Party, later being a Radical Republican in Congress and among the most forecful opponents of President Andrew Johnson. Boutwell served as Secretary of the Treasury under Grant, and later as Senator from Massachusetts. In the period after 1880, he was an active attorney in Boston; he was also among the founders and ablest partisans on behalf of the New England Anti-Imperialist League.

From the description of Papers, 1855-1905. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259190

Politician, Treasury Dept. official.

From the description of Papers, 1851-1901. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852889

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Papers of George S. Boutwell, 1869-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81776759

U.S. secretary of the treasury.

From the description of George S. Boutwell papers, 1871-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451161

American statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Pope, 1864 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751980591

Boutwell was a lawyer and Massachusetts officeholder who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1863-1869) and Senate (1873-1877).

From the description of Letters, March 16, 1895, April 10, 1895. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 86077029

  • 1818: Born George Sewall Boutwell in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1842 - 1844 : Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1847 - 1850 : Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1849 - 1851 : Massachusetts State Bank Commissioner
  • 1851 - 1853 : Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1855 - 1861 : Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education
  • 1862 - 1863 : Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • 1863 - 1869 : Member of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1869 - 1873 : Secretary of the Treasury (appointed by President Grant)
  • 1873 - 1877 : Member of the United States Senate
  • 1880: Counsel to the French and American Claims Commission
  • 1898 - 1905 : President of the Anti-Imperialist League
  • 1905: Died in Groton, Massachusetts

From the guide to the George S. Boutwell Letters, 1883-1896, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. George S. Boutwell papers, 1871-1872. Library of Congress
referencedIn Francis William Bird papers, 1826-1924 (inclusive), 1847-1889 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
referencedIn Derby, Henry. Henry Derby Papers, 1852-1862. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. Lot M. Morrill papers, 1852-1894. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers of George S. Boutwell, 1869-1892. Library of Congress
creatorOf Akerman, Amos Tappan, 1821-1880. Letter books of Amos Tappan Akerman [manuscript] 1871-76. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1935 (inclusive), 1853-1872 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus), 1835-1915. Papers of W. A. Croffut, 1774-1933 (bulk 1880-1915). Library of Congress
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers II, 1853-1905, bulk: 1896-1905. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Faria, Larry,. Larry Faria collection, 1870-1886. American Primers
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Pope, 1864 Dec. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891. Autograph letter signed : Bangor, Me., to George S. Boutwell, n.p., 1870 Nov. 15. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn F. Marion (Francis Marion) Crawford papers, 1864-1967 (inclusive), 1883-1908 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn James Gillespie Blaine Papers, 1777-1945, (bulk 1870-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn United States expansionism and imperialism collection. University of Montana, Mansfield Library
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers, 1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Long, John Davis, 1838-1915. Papers, 1820-1943 bulk 1820-1915. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Winthrop (Mass.). Act to incorporate the Town of Winthrop, 1852 Mar. 27. Wintrop Public Library & Museum
creatorOf George Sewall Boutwell letters and notes, 1852-1897 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1866 Jan. 27. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Akeley, Healy Cady, 1836-1912. Healy Cady Akeley papers, 1858-1912. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Autographs, [not after 1884?]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Griswold, Whiting, 1814-1874. Whiting Griswold papers, 1843-1874. Library of Congress
referencedIn McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895. Hugh McCulloch papers, 1855-1905 (bulk 1863-1869). Library of Congress
creatorOf Alsop family. Alsop family business correspondence and legal and financial records, 1837-1903. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf United States. Congress. Senate. Select committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875. Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rantoul, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1832-1922. Robert S. Rantoul Papers, 1817-1920. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Larry Faria collection, 1870-1886 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Colonial and Early American Papers, 1739-1910 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cushman, Charlotte Sanders, 1816-1862. Collection of autographs, [ca. 1797 to ca. 1915]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf United States. Office of Internal Revenue. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Salmon P. Chase, [Washington, D.C.], 1863 Feb. 12. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1901,. Members of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party [photograph], 1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf United States Mint. Records of San Francisco branch of the United States Mint, 1856-1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn William E. Chandler Papers, 1863-1917 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Whiting Griswold Correspondence, 1843-1874 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Alcott family additional papers, 1707-1904 (inclusive), 1821-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1861 Sept. 29 and 1871 May 31. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Letters relating to a collection of internal revenue stamps, 1862-1873. State Library of Massachusetts
referencedIn Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890. Herman K. Crofoot collection of Francis Elias Spinner papers, 1792-1908 (bulk 1825-1891). Library of Congress
creatorOf Frothingham, Richard, 1812-1880. Letter to George S[ewall] Boutwell. Charlestown, [MA.]. 1871 Jan. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Tyler, John, 1790-1862. Letter, Feb. 4, 1861. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911 (bulk 1860-1880). Library of Congress
referencedIn McCabe, James Dabney, 1842-1883. James D. McCabe papers, 1862-1881. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886. John Franklin Miller papers, 1848-1886. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers, 1829-1911, (bulk 1860-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf George S. Boutwell Letters, 1883-1896 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letter to Charles Sumner, 1869 November 8. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Letters, March 16, 1895, April 10, 1895. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. Correspondence, 1886-1921. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers, 1851-1901. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Risley, Hanson A. Papers, 1774-1908. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
creatorOf Haupt, Herman, 1817-1905. Herman Haupt and family papers, 1864-1917. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Greenough, Charles P. (Charles Pelham), 1844-1924. Papers, 1669-1963, bulk: 1800-1870. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895. Letters and notes, 1880-1888. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Robert Carter letters from various correspondents, 1851-1898 (inclusive), 1851-1862 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn W. A. Croffut Papers, 1774-1933, (bulk 1880-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. ALS, 1870 October 12 : Treasury Dept. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Letters, 1869, 1872. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Papers, 1840-1896. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). Library of Congress
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Papers, 1855-1905. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Churchill, Alexander Lyman. Alexander Lyman Churchill papers, 1865-1908. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917. William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Fowler family. Fowler family papers, 1707-1870 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Speed, James, 1812-1887. Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905. Letter, 1852? University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Document, 1872 May 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Herman K. Crofoot Collection of Francis Elias Spinner Papers, 1792-1908, (bulk 1825-1891) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Welsh, Herbert, 1851-1941. Correspondence, on the Miles report, 1903. University of Michigan
referencedIn Colonial and early American papers, 1739-1891. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Birth 1818-01-28

Death 1905-02-27

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