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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...

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.

Charles R. Matheny summons

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1011
Scope and Contents Summons for Abraham Lincoln and William G. Jetter to appear as witnesses in Simmons vs Bale on behalf of Bale, written and signed by Matheny and witnessed by Honorable Samuel D. Lockwood, Judge. Filing note and expenses written on back. Dated April 3, 1833.

David Davis Family Papers

 Collection
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...

David Judson Chaffee diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3765
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the diary of David Judson Chaffee for the year 1861. A student at Western Homeopathic College (Cleveland, OH) Chaffee noted his coursework, lectures, social occasions, and Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Cleveland (February 15, 1861). He later returned home to Palermo, NY, and the entries reflect social life in that community. Inserted printed material include a listing of college faculty and a newspaper report on Lincoln at Columbus, OH. Other loose items include two...

Robert A. Maxwell letter

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1016
Scope and Contents Copy of telegraph dated September 23, 1863, sent by Maxwell to President Lincoln regarding George Thomas, Rosecrans and Bragg. In the handwriting of C.A. Tinker, cipher-operator at the War Department Telegraph Office