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David Davis Collection

Identifier: AV-01-06-Davis
Dates: Existence: David Davis lifetime

David Davis Family Papers

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

Illinois Contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln autograph collection

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC54
Scope and Contents Consists of deeds, bonds and other documents signed by men who knew or were contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln during his Illinois residency. Includes signatures of Elijah C. Berry, Jacob Bunn, David Davis, John Dawson, William Hamilton, William Herndon, John Hutchinson, Ward H. Lamon, Josiah Langston, Richard Latham, Samuel Lockwood, Noah W. Matheny, Dan Stone, John T. Stuart, John Todd and Richard Yates.
Dates: Created: 1823-1859

Sangamon County, Illinois Circuit Court, Gray vs. Gray transcript

 Collection — Box: 76
Identifier: MS-SC1330-3
Scope and Contents Transcript of record of case made before Judge David Davis listing several adulterous relationships by Franklin Gray prior to his leaving for California, subpoenas sent, interrogations made, proof of publication announcing the bill of chancery against Franklin, and petition for divorce. J.C. Conkling acted as Mrs. Gray's lawyer. James H. Matheny, Clerk of the Court, attested and signed the transcript.
Dates: Created: December 19, 1855