Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
FLOWER, Roswell Pettibone (1835-1899)

FLOWER, ROSWELL PETTIBONE, a Representative from New York; born in Theresa, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 7, 1835; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the Theresa High School in 1851; engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits in 1851; assistant postmaster of Watertown, N.Y., 1854-1860; moved to New York City in 1869 and engaged in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Levi P. Morton and served from November 8, 1881, to March 3, 1883; elected to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, to September 16, 1891, when he resigned; elected Governor of New York in 1891 and served until 1895; died in Eastport, N.Y., May 12, 1899; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.

State University of New York, Oswego
Penfield Library, SUCO Special Collections
Oswego, NY
Papers: 1891, 0.5 linear foot.
The papers of Roswell Flower contain printed speeches, and family letters. Correspondents include E.F. Beebe and E.S. Hastings.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Edwin W. Winter Papers, 1870-1923, 1.25 cubic feet.
Other authors include Roswell P. Flower.


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library
New York, NY
Papers: Genealogical chart.
Finding aid in repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: October 7, 1885. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.


New York Public Library
Research Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Timothy Shaler Williams Papers, 1876-1930, 8 linear feet.
Persons represented include Roswell P. Flower.


New York State Archives
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY
Papers: In the New York (State) Governor Appointment Correspondence Files, 1883-1936, 248.9 cubic feet.
The papers of Governor Roswell Flower are represented.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1882, 1 item.
Letter of Roswell P. Flower.

Papers: In the David B. Hill (David Bennett) Papers, 1872-1920, 66 boxes.
Correspondents include Roswell P. Flower.

  • New York (State). Governor, 1892-1895 (Roswell P. Flower). Public papers of Roswell P. Flower, Governor, 1892-[1894]. Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1893-95.
  • Taylor , Emma (Flower). The Life of Roswell Pettibone Flower. Watertown, N.Y.: The Hungerford-Holbrook Company, 1930.