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Emma Louise Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1119
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from Emma (also called Felicite) to her mother in 1901 and 1902 while in France. Her letters are newsy and frank as she discusses her experiences, people she meets, sites she sees, plans for the wedding and a trip to London. It also includes an invitation to her wedding in 1924, calling cards for Mrs. and Miss Oglesby. Two of the items are from John Gillette, a signed document appointing a Grace Abbot as notary public and a 1911 letter to Evarts Greene, at the...
Dates: Created: 1901 - 1924

Oglesby Family Papers

Identifier: BC492
Abstract Richard J. Oglesby, elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, appointed to the U.S.Senate in 1873 and his son John G. Oglesby, elected Illinois lieutenant governor in 1908 and 1916,were active in Illinois politics for almost a century. Richard, who was basically self-educated,learned the law and became a lawyer, served in the Mexican War, was a delegate to the WhigConvention in 1852, gave the “railsplitter speech” for Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Convention,and after serving in...
Dates: Created: 1845-1938; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970