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Ely S. Parker letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1143
Scope and Contents Letter to General John C. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, re: the relationship between John Rawlins and Grant, Grant's intemperance and Parker's opinion of statements about Grant and Rawlins made by Sylvanus Cadwallader, a journalist and Grant biographer.
Dates: Created: February 17, 1887

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC1135
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

Richard J. Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1120
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924

Sylvanus Cadwallader Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC91
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of Cadwallader’s book includes notes, changes and the chapters that were deleted in the published work.  The manuscript covers the war including the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, the actions of Army of the Potomac, the meeting of Grant and Lincoln at City Point, Grant and Sherman planning strategy and Grant and Lee at Appomattox.  It often gives Grant’s opinions as well as Cadwallader’s of other generals, including Sherman, Sheridan and McClernand.  It...
Dates: Created: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1929