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Adam W. Snyder letter

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1439
Scope and Contents Letter, Oct. 27, 1834, to James Semple, past Illinois Attorney General and member of the Illinois legislature, in Edwardsville re: support of Major Webb over Reynolds and the possibility of trading for Semple's "gig".
Dates: Created: October 27, 1834

Albert E. Plattenburg letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1186
Scope and Contents Transcript of a letter to his mother discusses recent elections in Fulton County, the defeat of the Democrats there and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
Dates: Created: November 13, 1866

Alfred Sample letters

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1322
Scope and Contents Letters to Sample discuss politics, the railroad, his campaigns, the elections of 1888 and 1892, court cases and numerous matters related to the court. Includes one threatening letter from an angry juror. A few letters refer to war commemoration activities. A few letters discuss business possibilities, especially related to land, in Kansas, Iowa and the Dakotas. Includes letters from Judge Owen T. Reeves, Judge N.J. Pillsbury, Attorney General George Hunt, Congressman L.E. Payson, state Senator...
Dates: Created: 1876 - 1891

Alfred W. Newcombe papers

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1098
Scope and Contents Letters from Harold Ickes, Ira Copley, Charles E. Merriam, Donald Richberg and Walter S. Rogers discuss where Newcombe might look for information and some, especially Ickes, give reminiscences re: the election of 1911, LaFollette and Roosevelt.
Dates: Created: 1945 - 1946

Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers

Identifier: MS-BC64
Scope and Contents The Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers, 1863-1965 consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, and personal papers of the  family of Florence Fifer-Bohrer.  The collection includes papers of Bohrer, her father Governor Joseph W. Fifer, and her daughter Gertrude Bohrer Hooten, as well as other family members.
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865

Henry Horner Papers

Identifier: BC296
Abstract Illinois Governor (Democrat), 1932-1940; lawyer, and Cook County Probate Court Judge, 1914-1931, from Chicago. Horner, Illinois’ first Jewish Governor, governed the state during the depression of the 1930s, serving as President Roosevelt’s representative supporting the New Deal. A protégé of former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, Horner was noted for fighting the Chicago machine politics of Edward J. Kelly and Patrick A. Nash. Horner spent his final year in office battling failing health and...
Dates: Created: 1899-1940

James H. Ralston letters

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1228
Scope and Contents Letter, Jan. 30, 1841, from Springfield, Ill. discusses the vehement debates over bill to reorganize Supreme Court and the fear of some lawyers over facing some judges if the bill does not pass. Gives his opinions. Letter, March 22, 1848, from Quartermaster's Office, San Antonio, Texas, to A.W. Wheat in Quincy, Ill. Discusses some of the work being done, mentions "the two Everetts", gives his negative feelings about Mexicans and his belief that they are incapable of governing the territory.
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1848

James Shields letters

Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

James W. Singleton letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1397
Scope and Contents Letter, 10 pages, to Stephen A. Douglas on the Democratic Party and the course of action that should be taken at the convention in Charleston. Letter, 1869, to Isaac B. Curran re: draft for $250.00 and he will try to meet him next Saturday.
Dates: Created: 1859 - 1869

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