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A. Peabody letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1154
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860

Adams-Snyder Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC5
Abstract Family from Springfield, Illinois, consisting of lawyers and farmers. James Adams (1783-1843) was Springfield's first attorney. His son, Lucian B. (1816-1882) was also an attorney and a justice of the peace. Lucian married Margery A. Reed (1824-1890) and had four children: Harriet L., Enola A., Eldora J., and James L. (1848-1931). James L. was a fruit farmer and truck gardener. He had two children from his first wife, Florence Roe; and two children from his second wife, Laura Snyder...
Dates: Created: 1813-1989; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

Andrew O'Connor letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1115
Scope and Contents Letter to Jessie Palmer Weber at the Illinois State Historical Society in answer to her question re: the length of Abraham Lincoln's arms. The letter was sent from Paris, France where he was living at the time.
Dates: Created: June 19, 1925

Appomattox Land and Improvement Company records

Identifier: MS-SC4016
Abstract The Appomattox Land and Improvement Company was an organization found in New York in 1891 by a group of New York businessmen, with the goal of purchasing and holding real estate, particularly the McLean “Surrender” House at Appomattox, Virginia. Under Myron E. Dunlap, the group purchased several historic structures with the intent of dismantling them and moving them to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition or to Washington DC for permanent display. The house from Appomattox was...
Dates: 1891 - 1924

Benjamin F. Angel letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC32
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Dates: Created: 1860-09-19

Benjamin Platt Thomas manuscript

 Collection — Box: 89
Identifier: MS-SC1529
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of "Portrait for posterity, Lincoln and his biographers." Includes hand written corrections and citations. Citations were not included in the published work.
Dates: Created: 1947

Benjamin T. Smith journal

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1412
Scope and Contents Detailed, well written and fascinating account of his experience in the war. Gives very detailed personal accounts of his experiences at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta, Nashville and the Battle of Franklin. Also creates a picture of day to day life in the army, the food, the marching, skirmishing, the wounded and dead, the medical treatment, the officers and other men in the regiment, nonmilitary people they meet, spies, plantations...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

Caleb B. Smith letter

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1413
Scope and Contents Note accepting dinner invitation, for Aug. 2, from "the President and Mrs. Lincoln."
Dates: Created: 1861

Charles A. Tinker letter

 Collection — Box: 91
Identifier: MS-SC1544
Scope and Contents Letter to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas regarding an incident involving President Lincoln and Robert A. Maxwell "a quixotic individual resident of Philadelphia" who frequently sent "dictatorial and sensational dispatches" to the President.
Dates: Created: May 27, 1867

Charles O'Conor letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1116
Scope and Contents Letter to Henry S. Randall, New York delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860, re: their mutual beliefs in maintaining the Union and in the loss of the Union if Lincoln is elected. Expresses very strong sentiment against Lincoln being elected.
Dates: Created: December 31, 1860

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