Student Research

Service with the Sewards: Frances Seward’s Relationships with Domestic Workers

by Shellie Clark

An analysis of Frances Seward's relationship with domestic workers. Read the essay here.


In the Garden with Frances Seward

by Carrie Knight

A walk through Frances Seward's garden, exploring the ways nineteenth-century women experienced and shaped their understanding of the natural world. Read the essay here.


John, Frances, and Henry: An Intimate Look at the Relationship of a Nineteenth-Century Deaf-Mute Artist and Prominent Political Couple

by Corinna S. Hill

This project explores the written conversation between Frances and William Henry Seward and their deaf-mute friend, John Carlin. To read about their conversation, visit here. Soon, the letters and entire transcription between Carlin, Henry and Frances will be uploaded to our site. 


Mapping the Seward Library

by Michael Read, Kate Hughes, and Camden Burd

This project maps the printing locations of the Seward family's library and explores how books reveal additional information about this nineteenth-century family. For more, visit here

Seward Family Photographs

by Lindsey Willstatter

A collection of family photographs, portraits, and other images relating to the Seward family.


Seward Genealogy

by Jordan Shapiro

A genealogy of the Seward and Miller family created using TNG software. The software allows for tracking of birth and death dates and making connections between different generations of the family. To the genealogy.