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Benjamin F. Angel letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC32
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Dates: Created: 1860-09-19

Charles Henry Lanphier Papers

Identifier: MS-BC403
Abstract Charles Henry Lanphier (1820-1903) was a Springfield Illinois newspaper man, who managed The Illinois State Register and People’s Advocate. He was elected public printer in 1846 and clerk of the circuit court in 1864. The majority of this collection consists of letters to Lanphier during the years 1846-1863, while he managed the newspaper. Notable correspondents include Stephen A. Douglas, Thomas L. Harris, John A. McClernand, Anthony L. Knapp, William Ralls...
Dates: Created: 1830-1886

Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865

Dietrich C. Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1414
Scope and Contents Letters to Carrie while serving with the 8th from Camp at Cairo, Ill. and Tennessee tell of his shock at the death of Stephen A. Douglas, the regiment, camp life and the battles at Belmont and Fort Donelson. Letter from Jackson, Tenn. describes being quartered among a town of Southern sympathizers. Several letters from Peter Weyhrich, 44th Illinois Infantry, to Dietrich while in Pekin from Murfreesboro and Vicksburg after its capture. Letter, 1863, from a friend in the 8th tells of the review...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

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.
Dates: Created: February 7, 1916

James W. Singleton letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1397
Scope and Contents Letter, 10 pages, to Stephen A. Douglas on the Democratic Party and the course of action that should be taken at the convention in Charleston. Letter, 1869, to Isaac B. Curran re: draft for $250.00 and he will try to meet him next Saturday.
Dates: Created: 1859 - 1869

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...
Dates: Created: 1849-1886

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

John P. Ramsey letter

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1231
Scope and Contents Letter to John W. Bunn in Springfield, Ill. from Charlotte, Vermont. Met a Mr. F.H. Farrington from Brandon, the birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas, and they discussed Douglas and Bunn's work with the Lincoln Centennial Association. Sent Bunn a copy of the report of the dedication of the Douglas Monument at Brandon, Vt. per request of Farrington.
Dates: Created: February 26, 1915

John Reynolds papers

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1264
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1823-1854, to Reynolds family in Tennessee discusses family news, land conditions in Illinois, some of his land deals and current events on a state and national level, including his swearing in as governor, the Illinois Michigan Canal, railroads and his allegiance to Jackson. Letter, July 1829, to J.M. Peck re: running for governor and Peck's school and work. Letter, May 1831, re: Meeting at Vandalia in June to select seminary lands probably along the canal route. Letter, July 8,...
Dates: Created: 1823 - 1858

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