Perils of the Sea; Being Authentic Narratives of Remarkable and Affecting Disasters upon the Deep

c. 1840 

Author: Harper & Brothers, Publication

In the 1840s, Seward as governor was concerned with the lack of books in New York State schools. Seward surveyed public school libraries in the New York City area and compiled a list of topics he thought kids should read about. This book is included in the set of topics sent to every school in New York state to be used as the state's first School District Library.