Seaman Family Collection

Title: Seaman Family Collection

Reference Code: Mss-2570

Inclusive Dates: 1855-1883, 1990-1992

Quantity: 0.83 cu. ft. total

Location:        LC, Sh. 5 (0.8 cu. ft.)
Sm Mss (0.03 cu. ft.)

Abstract: Alonzo Seaman and his family moved to Milwaukee in 1846.  He started a furniture business, which became the A.D. Seaman Co. and later the W.S. Seaman Co.  The company evolved into the Seaman Body Corporation and was later sold to Nash-Kelvinator.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings regarding politics, the Civil War and legal matters.  Also included is a file with clippings and correspondence regarding the sinking of the steamship Atlantic, on which 13-year old Mary Jane Seaman died in 1852.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English

Notes: The collection was processed by Steve Daily, August 1998.  It was added to by Kevin Abing, April 2016.


Scrapbooks Location
#1: Religious clippings & advertisements, 1860s-1870s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#2: Political and Civil War clippings, 1860-1861 (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#3: Political clippings, 1856-1861 (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#4: Pollitical and local clippings, 1855-1860 (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#5: Political clippings, ca. 1880s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#6: Legal clippings, ca. 1880s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#7: Lincoln and Civil War clippings, ca. 1860s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#8: Speeches and political clippings, 1860s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#9: Civil War clippings, 1862-1862 (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
#10: Legal, marine, and misc. clippings, ca. 1850s (indexed) LC, Sh. 005
File: Clippings/correspondence re sinking of steamship Atlantic (Mary Jane Seaman died on the ship), 1990-1992 Sm Mss