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John C. Bagby correspondence

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC61

Scope and Contents

John C. Bagby (1819-1896) was born in Kentucky and studied law before beginning a practice in 1846 in Rushville, Illinois. He supported the Republican Party but in 1872 changed his support to the Democratic Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1875-1877; Schuyler County, Illinois, judge 1882-1885; and 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois judge,1885-1891.

Consists of personal, business and political correspondence concerning the California gold rush; political campaigns of 1852, 1856 and 1858; the American Civil War; railroad; development; appointments; and legal affairs. Political letters concern the Republican Party, Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Correspondents include Orville H. Browning, L.O. Goddard, O.M. Hatch, Salmon B. Lusk, R. Homer Mead, Lyman Trumbull, and Richard Yates.


  • Created: 1849-1886



1 folder : 160 items

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