Collection Facts

Extent: 
170 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1780 - 1940

Historical Context

From 1813-1814 Sherwood served one term as a Federalist in the U.S. House of Representatives. Samuel Sherwood practiced law in Delhi New York from 1800 to 1830, when he moved to New York City.

Scope of Collection

The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family. In addition to personal letters, the collection includes legal documents, business letters, and part of Laura Sherwood's travel diary kept during a trip through upstate New York in 1823.