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Leonard Swett Papers

Identifier: BC622

Scope and Contents

Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 – 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks relating to Leonard’s relationship with his mother and sister in Maine  (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 – 1858); the experiences in the Eighth Judicial Circuit; Republican National Convention (1888); the death of Swett (1889); two volumes of scrapbooks on Leonard’s second marriage to Marie A.H. Decker (1882 – 1889); details on the founding of the Lincoln statue; letters by William Henry Herndon to Mrs. Swett (1890); personal papers of Mrs. Swett (1882 – 1887). There is also a bounded volume scrapbook detailing Lincoln as President and Leonard’s public career (1876 – 1891).


  • Created: 1847-1890
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1942



0.42 Linear Feet

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