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Adams-Snyder Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC5
Abstract Family from Springfield, Illinois, consisting of lawyers and farmers. James Adams (1783-1843) was Springfield's first attorney. His son, Lucian B. (1816-1882) was also an attorney and a justice of the peace. Lucian married Margery A. Reed (1824-1890) and had four children: Harriet L., Enola A., Eldora J., and James L. (1848-1931). James L. was a fruit farmer and truck gardener. He had two children from his first wife, Florence Roe; and two children from his second wife, Laura Snyder...
Dates: Created: 1813-1989; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

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 R. Matheny summons

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1011
Scope and Contents Summons for Abraham Lincoln and William G. Jetter to appear as witnesses in Simmons vs Bale on behalf of Bale, written and signed by Matheny and witnessed by Honorable Samuel D. Lockwood, Judge. Filing note and expenses written on back. Dated April 3, 1833.
Dates: Created: 1833

David Davis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC153
Abstract David Davis (1815-1886) a lawyer, politician, distinguished jurist and businessman was born in Maryland, educated at Kenyon College in Ohio, and studied law at Yale University. In 1844, Davis won election as a Whig to the Illinois Legislature, and four years later was elected Judge of Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit, where he served on the bench during Lincoln's remaining years as an attorney on the circuit. The two became close friends, and Davis worked diligently as Lincoln's campaign...
Dates: Created: 1816-1953; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943

David Judson Chaffee diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3765
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the diary of David Judson Chaffee for the year 1861. A student at Western Homeopathic College (Cleveland, OH) Chaffee noted his coursework, lectures, social occasions, and Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Cleveland (February 15, 1861). He later returned home to Palermo, NY, and the entries reflect social life in that community. Inserted printed material include a listing of college faculty and a newspaper report on Lincoln at Columbus, OH. Other loose items include two...
Dates: 1861

James Burtis Merwin letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1038
Scope and Contents Letter to Mrs. Albert M. Smith in Middletown, Connecticut responding to request for an Abraham Lincoln autograph. Tells her he is unable to supply, but sends her a "perfect facsimile", a military order, a facsimile of Gen. Winfield Scott's signature and a copy of a speech he made at Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill. May 1904.
Dates: Created: February 4, 1905

Larkin G. Mead Jr. letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1026
Scope and Contents Letter from Mead to Morrill telling him of the acceptance of his design and asking the possibility of the state donating a cannon for use in the monument. Noting the large amounts of granite and metal to be used, he states the cannon would help with the metal and that a lot of the granite would come from eastern states. Addressed envelope included.
Dates: Created: 1868

M. Miller letter

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1048
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York, expressing his delight at Seymour's election and attacking the Lincoln administration, referring to "old granny Lincoln."
Dates: Created: December 8, 1862

Menard County, Ill. Assessor's book

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1031
Scope and Contents List of property owners with number of acres or lots, description of location, township, value per acre and total value of land. Also lists the number of mules, horses or mares, cattle, servants of color, clocks, watches, carriages, wagons or carts owned. Amount of money in loans, stock, value of other personal proper, total value of personal property and grand total. Assessment for Abraham Lincoln property in Huron, Ill. Oath to be administered by assessor to assessee written in front of...
Dates: Created: 1841

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955