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F. D. Silloway letter

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1392

Scope and Contents

Letter to H.E. Barker of Springfield, Ill. re: a daguerreotype of Stephen A. Douglas that was given to his grandfather. Douglas had obtained an appointment as postmaster of Jerseyville for Perley after he left the sheriff's office. He later owned a tavern at Jerseyville called the Old National, at which time the picture was taken.


  • Created: February 7, 1916


Biographical / Historical

Springfield, Illinois patent attorney, whose grandfather Perley Silloway was the Sheriff of Jersey County, the 1840s and a friend and supporter of Stephen A. Douglas.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 1 page

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