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Scope and Contents Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 â 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks relating to Leonardâs relationship with his mother and sister in MaineÂ (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 â 1858); the experiences in the Eighth Judicial Circuit; Republican National Convention (1888); the death of Swett (1889);...
Dates: Created: 1847-1890; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1942
Abstract Richard J. Oglesby, elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, appointed to the U.S.Senate in 1873 and his son John G. Oglesby, elected Illinois lieutenant governor in 1908 and 1916,were active in Illinois politics for almost a century. Richard, who was basically self-educated,learned the law and became a lawyer, served in the Mexican War, was a delegate to the WhigConvention in 1852, gave the ârailsplitter speechâ for Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Convention,and after serving in...
Dates: Created: 1845-1938; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970
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Abstract Family of Servetus M. Thorpe, a political leader and veteran of the Mexican-American War. Many of Servetus's children and grandchildren became doctors. Servetus's grandson, Leon G. Myers, was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Clinton, Illinois. Servetus's great-grandson-in-law, Gale Corley, served as a Major in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1825-2003; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006