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James Semple papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1364

Scope and Contents

Three business documents relating to real estate purchases in Alton and one letter, 1847, re: taxes owed on real estate in Edwardsville, Ill.


  • Created: 1837 - 1847


Biographical / Historical

Born in Kentucky and moved to Illinois where he practiced law in Edwardsville, served in the Illinois House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, U.S. Senator and judge of the Illinois Supreme Court. Moved to Alton in 1837, went into the real estate business and founded the town of Elsah, Illinois, where he eventually died.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 items

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