University Of Rochester Lib., Dept. Of Rare Books & Spec. Co. William Henry Seward Papers.
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Lawyer; Assistant Secretary of State under Lincoln; son of William Henry Seward. From the description of Collection, 1864-1906. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50991907 American lawyer and politician who served as the acting secretary of state under the Lincoln, Johnson, and Hayes administrations. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550831 Brother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State for Ab...
Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...
Joseph S. Wilson served as Commissioner of the General Land Office, U.S. Department of the Interior, in 1867. From the description of Land reports from Sonora County, Calif., 1867. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 669982890 Joseph Wilson was Commissioner of the United States General Land Office. From the description of Report of the Commissioner exhibiting on outline of the U.S. surveying system, in reference to t...