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David J. Baker letters

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC66
Scope and Contents Consists of letters and one essay written by David J. Baker. The bulk of the letters were written to his wife Sarah Tennery Fairchild Baker (Kaskaskia, Illinois), as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve an unexpired term in the United States Senate (1830-1831). Persons discussed in these letters include Joseph Duncan, Andrew Jackson, Elias Kent Kane, Martin Van Buren and Daniel Webster. The impeachment trial of James H. Peck was also mentioned. Another letter to Reverend John F. Brooks,...
Dates: Created: 1830-1879

James W. Stephenson papers

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1481
Scope and Contents Two documents from the Black Hawk War, a receipt for equipment and a list of property used by the 27th Regiment and returned by Capt. Stephenson. Letters discuss his campaign and election to legislature, Democratic politics, the internal improvements program (especially the Ill. Central Railroad), business at the land office in Galena and social life in Galena. Includes letters from Richard M. Young, George Forquer, William L. May, Elias K. Kane, Lucius Lyon and others important in politics of...
Dates: Created: 1832 - 1856; Created: Majority of material found within 1834 - 1838

Jesse Burgess Thomas papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1531
Scope and Contents Papers include 49 letters written and signed by Jesse B. Thomas. Includes letters from many involved in politics of the time including Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, Ninian Edwards (quarrel between the two), William Henry Harrison, Thomas Jefferson, Elias Kent Kane, James Madison, James Monroe, Nathaniel Pope, Winfield Scott, and others. Discuss national and state politics and elections with many personal opinions given and references to the candidacy and, in some cases, election of Adams,...
Dates: Created: 1785 - 1866

Nathaniel Pope papers

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194
Scope and Contents Signed license, 1819, to Elias Kent Kane to practice law in the district court of Illinois. Letter to Pope, 1824, from C. LaFlaud in Columbus, Ohio regarding an act of legislature appointing Abraham McDowell guardian of Harriet Backus, an infant and citizen of Illinois, and land sales for William Morrison. Letter, 1835, from Pope to David J. Baker discusses the "Poindexter affair" with a lengthy reference to Clay, and references to Webster, Van Buren and Benton. Also discusses the Illinois...
Dates: Created: 1819 - 1835

Stephen Pleasonton letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1188
Scope and Contents Letter to Jeptha Hardin, United States Attorney in Illinois, requesting he immediately bring suit against the Bank of Edwardsville and to engage Elias K. Kane to assist. Discusses conditions of suit.
Dates: Created: March 24, 1823

William Simonton letter

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1393
Scope and Contents Letter to Elias K. Kane, U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C., giving Kane news of his family, whom he had visited and checked their needs, and progress on his house. Also news of Kaskaskia and the "pending election."
Dates: Created: November 17, 1825