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BALDWIN, Roger Sherman (1793-1863)

BALDWIN, ROGER SHERMAN, (son of Simeon Baldwin, grandson of Roger Sherman, cousin of William Maxwell Evarts, George Frisbee Hoar and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar), a Senator from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., January 4, 1793; attended the common schools and the Hopkins Grammar School; graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law in his father's office and in 1812 entered the Litchfield Law School; admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; member, State senate 1837-1838; member, State house of representatives 1840-1841; Governor of Connecticut 1844-1846; appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jabez W. Huntington and served from November 11, 1847, to March 3, 1851; member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in New Haven, Conn., February 19, 1863; interment in the Grove Street Cemetery.

American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA
Papers: Correspondence in George William Baldwin (son) papers, 1856-1879.

Amistad Research Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Correspondence in Amistad (Schooner) case collection, 1839-1968, on 6 microfilm reels of originals from various repositories. Finding aid.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 items.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 3 letters (February 15, 1844; March 23, 1846; and April 25, 1846) to Sanford Mead; 2 letters (October 27, 1845 and May 7, 1853); 1 letter (December 12, 1856) to Welch Shipman; 1 letter (November 14, 1861) to Gideon Wells; and 1 print.

Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in Ellis Gray Loring papers, 1823, 1837-1841. Finding aid.

New Haven Colony Historical Society
Whitney Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: Correspondence, financial and legal papers, genealogy and personal papers in Baldwin family papers, 1734-1977. 650 items. Finding aid.

University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 4 letters by and 2 to Baldwin (1840-1861) in various collections. Finding aid.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Baldwin family papers, 1595-1947. 90 linear feet. Includes correspondence and other papers of Roger Sherman Baldwin relating to his antislavery defense of slaves in the "Amistad'' case (1839-1840). Available on 1 microfilm reel. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: In the Day family papers, 1768-1929. Finding aid.

  • Dutton, Samuel W.S. An Address at the Funeral of Hon. Roger Sherman Baldwin, February 23, 1863. New Haven: T.J. Stafford, 1863.