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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

Asa J. Baber papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC55
Scope and Contents Asa J. Baber (1832-1915) was a banker and lawyer living in Paris, Illinois. He also served as Edgar County treasurer.Consists of correspondence, receipts, a cash book, and documents primarily concerning Baber's involvement in the Wide Awake Club of Paris, Illinois, and the Republican Central Committee of Edgar County during the 1860 presidential election. Also includes papers related to Civil War draft quotas in Kansas, Illinois; the political career of John C. Short of Vermilion...
Dates: Created: 1859-1912

Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

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 Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC639
Abstract Son of Connecticut minister and historian Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) who graduated from Yale College in 1790 and became a lawyer in East Haddam and Colchester, Connecticut. He and his wife, Elizabeth Mather Trumbull was the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood, including Illinois senator and jurist Lyman Trumbull. Benjamin Trumbull served as probate justice, state representative and postmaster. His sons, Benjamin Mather, George and Lyman settled in Illinois, while sons John,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1896; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

Franklin Delano Roosevelt letters

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1296
Scope and Contents Letter, Oct. 9, 1928, signed by Roosevelt to Allan D. Millard in Beardstown, Ill. discussing his support of Governor Al Smith for president and asking Mr. Millard to let him know, confidentially, who he is voting for. Carbon copy of Millard letter to Roosevelt stating that he is voting for Smith, hoping that he would return the country to "the era of liberalism" ... "so completely interrupted in the last seven years". Praise to Roosevelt for running for governor. Signed letter from Roosevelt to...
Dates: Created: 1928

Hiram Rogers letter

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1293
Scope and Contents Letter expresses happiness over raining out of large Whig rally with planned fireworks, with his opinion of the Whigs and their attitude towards Democrats. Also discusses the probable loss of election by "our old friend the Judge" because of an article he wrote against General Taylor which was then given to the newspaper by a lady friend and Taylor supporter. Acknowledges the "flourishing" of Illinois and particularly Quincy.
Dates: Created: November 23, 1848

Horace Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1198
Scope and Contents Letter to unnamed member of Grant's cabinet regarding the recipient's worry over "lying and slander" during the campaign, the "mine decision" and "the Catholic mission". Urges him pay no attention, General Chipman has supported him and "offer no more ammunition". "The president would rather lose anyone else in his cabinet than to let you go."
Dates: Created: August 21, 1872

Isaac I. Stevens letter

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1484
Scope and Contents Letter from Washington, D.C. to Andrew Lester in Stockton, Calif. requesting the names of the Breckenridge-Lane candidates in the "legislature and local offices" and information on the campaign there.
Dates: Created: August 9, 1860

J. Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1199
Scope and Contents A letter to his brother from headquarters of the Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General, Louisville, Kentucky discussing their difference of opinion about President Lincoln. Gives some of his reasons why he could not vote for Lincoln but prefers McClellan. Tells of actions taken in Louisville on election day to maintain the peace.
Dates: Created: November 14, 1864

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