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Augustus Kerr Riggin diary

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1273
Scope and Contents Photostat of diary kept while teaching school, mostly in Petersburg. Discusses his students, their studies and school programs which he organized. Discusses his social activities and the people he visits with. Describes the celebration in Petersburg for the soldiers returning from the Mexican War. Writes of his plan for studying the law.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1848

New Salem and Lincoln Shrine Collection

 Collection — Box: New Salem and Lincoln Shrine Collection Photographs Box 1
Identifier: AV-01-16-003
Abstract Collection includes 22 photos from Springfield, Ill. (Edwards home, Lincoln's home, Old State Capitol, Great Western Train station, Lincoln's tomb, grave of William Herndon, and Governor's mansion) and 63 photos of Lincoln's New Salem (views of the Sangamon River, excavation and reconstruction of site, and various buildings.)
Dates: 1936 - 1938

Riggin Family papers

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1272
Scope and Contents Early letters between Harry and James discuss business in Sangamon and Madison County, local and national politics and the election of 1822. The majority of letters are to Augustus from James, James Jr., William and Betsy. There are a few from him. The letters between the young men discuss attending school at McKendree and Illinois colleges, social activities, studies and family news. Some letters refer to Augustus teaching in Middletown, Beardstown, and Petersburg and then his run for office....
Dates: Created: 1822 - 1903

Rogers Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC548
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...
Dates: Created: 1815-1905; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979

Sangamon County, Illinois County Commissioners records

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1333A
Scope and Contents Loose records include road petitions, county orders and election notices with signatures of early Sangamon County residents John Williams, Peter Cartwright, Elijah Iles and others. Orders and receipts re: building of courthouse and jail. Memoranda of fines paid on April 10, 1830 signed by Bowling Green. Petition to appoint Gershom Jayne as supervisor of Springfield, Ill. Petition to appoint Isaac G. Smith as constable. Appointment of Polard Simmons, Bowling Green and William Clark as election...
Dates: Created: 1825 - 1837

Sangamon County, Illinois estrays

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1335
Scope and Contents Estrays transcribed and sent to the Sangamon County clerk from early county post offices: Berlin, Irish Grove, Middletown, and Sangamon (changed to Salisbury in 1839) by justices of the peace. All are sent to Charles R. Matheny or N. W. Matheny, the clerk of Sangamon County.
Dates: Created: 1835 - 1840