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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

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

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

James K. Polk letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1191
Scope and Contents Signed letter to William H. Polk, his brother, discussing activities and prospects in the campaign of 1844.
Dates: Created: January 20, 1844

Jesse Burgess Thomas papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1531
Scope and Contents Papers include 49 letters written and signed by Jesse B. Thomas. Includes letters from many involved in politics of the time including Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, Ninian Edwards (quarrel between the two), William Henry Harrison, Thomas Jefferson, Elias Kent Kane, James Madison, James Monroe, Nathaniel Pope, Winfield Scott, and others. Discuss national and state politics and elections with many personal opinions given and references to the candidacy and, in some cases, election of Adams,...
Dates: Created: 1785 - 1866

John R. Tanner papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1518
Scope and Contents Letter, June 1886, from John A. Logan compliments his work on "the canvass" and hopes to see him at the convention. Four letters from Shelby Cullom, 1887 and 1888, discuss the interstate commerce act; the anarchists involved in the Haymarket incident and the pardoning of two; and Joseph Medill, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, and his opposition to Cullom's campaign and support of Walter Q. Gresham for the Republican presidential campaign of 1888. He refers, in 1887, to Tanner's misfortune and...
Dates: Created: 1886 - 1900

Richard W. Thompson papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1536
Scope and Contents Letters, 1847 (1) and 1856 (2) discuss political campaigns. Letter, 1862, to Capt. Lossing apologizes for any unintentional "unkind or offensive" remarks he might have made re: the Union Rifles. Most of the letters are from Robert G. Ingersoll and refer to legal matters. Letter, 1899, from O. Lawrence requests a short paper on a comparison of Washington and Lincoln. Handwritten paper on Washington and Lincoln. Incomplete 96 page manuscript on Lincoln.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1899; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1897

William A. Richardson letters

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1267
Scope and Contents One letter to Almeron Wheat, March 22, 1848, discussing the struggle for liberty in France, the pending election with three candidates, "Whig, Democrat and Taylor Independents" and disagreement in the Whig party. Letters, May 18 and July 12, 1850, one to "Higbee" and one to "friend" discuss investigating corruption in the Department of the Interior ("this administration has acted fraudulently, wrongfully and against the law"), those in Congress against the administration, his hopes for...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1850

William A. Seaver letter

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1360
Scope and Contents Letter to General George P. Morris, states he has been "with the 'stubby Little Giant' of Illinois" and comments on his campaign.
Dates: Created: April 9, [1860]

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