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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

Atwood Family letters

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC48
Scope and Contents Siblings Elbridge (b. 1835), Bradley V. (1838-1863), and Alice M. Atwood (b. 1841) were born in New York. In 1860 Elbridge lived in Springfield, Illinois, where he worked as a laborer. In 1861 Bradley lived in Athens, Illinois, where he volunteered to serve in the 10th Illinois Cavalry, Company A, during the American Civil War. In 1860 Alice lived in Jackson, Michigan. Consists of letters written by Elbridge and Bradley Atwood to their sibling Alice Atwood, describing Springfield,...
Dates: Created: 1860-1865

C. Birchall Firm Records

Identifier: MS-BC90
Abstract Bookbindery and bookstore in Springfield, Illinois (1855-1857). Proprietor Caleb Birchall opened his first Springfield store, Caleb Birchall & Co., in 1837. Later, he was partners with printer/bookbinder J.H. Johnson (dba Birchall & Johnson, 1837-1841), printer/bookbinder Ensley T. Goudy (dba Birchall & Goudy, 1841-1848), and druggist Thomas Jefferson Vance Owen (dba Birchall & Owen, 1848-1855). He sold his business to Solomon B. Wheelock and Enoch Paine (dba Wheelock, Paine...
Dates: Created: 1796-1860; Other: Majority of material found in 1844-1858; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1951

Dan W. Bannister Papers

Identifier: MS-BC740
Scope and Contents Consists of 1.00 cu ft. of letters, deeds, receipts, legal documents, financial papers, notes, federal tax records, real estate records, maps, newspaper clippings, book reviews, lists, and reports documenting Dan W. Bannister's time as President of Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) (1995-1998), member of the Board of Directors (1998 -€“ 2002) and general operations (1995-2002). The ALA side projects are also documented in files soliciting donations, promoting the ALA'€™s electronic library and...
Dates: Created: 1865-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1966; Other: Date acquired: 10/20/2006

Elias H. Merryman letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1037
Scope and Contents Letter to Captain T.O. Duncan in Jacksonville regarding the proposed visit of the Springfield Company visiting the Jacksonville Company. Discusses all of the reasons why he doubts it will take place. Gives updates of occurrences in the regiment and asks the Captain to help him in making a visit possible.
Dates: Created: September 6, 1838

George F. Seymour speech manuscript

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1368
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the speech he gave at the laying of the corner stone of the State Fair Buildings.
Dates: Created: July 4, 1894

Henry Bascom Rankin Papers

Identifier: MS-BC534
Abstract Lincoln author, farmer, investor and banker, Henry Bascom Rankin, was the son of Amberry and Arminda Rogers Rankin. He studied law in the office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon, Springfield, Illinois, from 1856 to 1861, and came to know Abraham Lincoln. Born in Athens, Illinois, Rankin lived in Petersburg, Jacksonville, and Springfield, Illinois. He married Alma Hurd in 1864, and they were the parents of Fred H., Albert H. and Emma (Mrs. Clayton J. Barber) Rankin. Henry Rankin wrote...
Dates: Created: ca. 1889-1927

Hugh R. Riddle statement on first baseball game in Illinois

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1271
Scope and Contents Short reminiscence about learning the game from the New Yorkers, trouble finding a rule book on returning home and the first game played in the fall of 1865. Also describes the players and the people who came to view.
Dates: Created: Undated.

James Adams estate document

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC4
Scope and Contents Legal document regarding James Adams's (1783-1843) estate, in Sangamon County Probate Court.
Dates: Created: 1846

John Armstrong letter

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC40
Scope and Contents Consists of a letter by John Armstrong of Springfield, Illinois written to William Marsh, U.S. Consulate, Altona (Prussia), May 7, 1865. He informs Marsh of the death of Abraham Lincoln, gives details of funeral preparation in Springfield, and discusses business affairs and construction in the city.
Dates: Created: 1865

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