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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

Horace White Papers

Identifier: MS-BC686
Abstract Journalist, editor and author. Reporter, correspondent and editor-in-chief, Chicago Tribune (1857-1874); editor, New York Evening Post and Nation (1881-1899); editor-in-chief New York EveningPost (1899-1903). Author of Money and Banking Illustrated by American History (1896) and TheLife of Lyman Trumbull (1913).Correspondence, speeches, clippings, drafts and carbon copies of letters. Includes correspondenceconcerning research on Abraham Lincoln and Lyman Trumbull, including letters from William...
Dates: Created: 1855-1944; Other: Majority of material found in 1855-1917; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1950

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

Leonard Swett Papers

Identifier: BC622
Scope and Contents Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 – 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks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 Leonard’s relationship with his mother and sister in Maine  (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 – 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

Sangamon County, Illinois Probate Court receipts and records

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1336-2
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items include receipts for Logan and Lincoln, Lincoln and Herndon and Logan and Hay. Three items from the estate of Edward Mitchell. Oath to perform duties, 1841, of Public Administrator signed by Thomas Lewis. Contract for Isaac W. Wiles to teach "every day school" with signatures of those agreeing to contribute to pay and housing of the teacher. Letter, 1843, from Jesse and Lucinda Crim of Greenville, La. to L.A. Pickrell of Mechanicsburg, Ill that was used in favor of Sarah...
Dates: Created: 1836 - 1860

Wilbur B. Ralston letters

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1229
Scope and Contents Three letters to Jesse Weik. April 21, 1894 letter, discusses claims made to Weik by Minnie Herndon, with Ralston telling Weik to refer her to him with any questions re: Herndon's estate. Two letters, April 15, and April 27, 1897 re: sale of Herndon's interest in the copyright of their Lincoln book.
Dates: Created: 1894 - 1897