Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, articles, and speeches. The correspondence consists chiefly of letters written to Henry J. Raymond from notable people of the time regarding politics. The legal documents include copies of the original articles of incorporation of the New-York Daily Times. The articles and speeches include Raymond's letters to the Times regarding the situation in Italy in 1859 and an address delivered at the Republican National Convention in 1860.
The Henry J. Raymond papers are arranged in three series:
- 1840-1897, n.d.
The majority of the correspondence consists of letters written to Henry J. Raymond from politicians, authors, military officers, and other prominent members of society. Most of the letters relate to Raymond's political career, but there are some concerning articles written in the New-York Daily Times. Many people wrote to Raymond thanking him for positive mentions in the Times and others wrote in with criticism and demands for retractions.
- 1848, 1859, 1866, n.d.
This series contains letters written by Raymond for the New-York Daily Times, notes for articles, and addresses he presented during his political career. The letters describe the situation in Italy during 1859. The addresses include Raymond's speech from the Republican National Convention in 1866.
- 1852, 1855, 1864, 1867-1869, 1886, 1922, 1951, n.d.
This series contains autographs and an engraving of Raymond, the copies of the original articles of association of the New-York Daily Times, and other legal documents.