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David Davis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-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...
Dates: Created: 1816-1953; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943

David J. Baker letters

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC66
Scope and Contents Consists of letters and one essay written by David J. Baker. The bulk of the letters were written to his wife Sarah Tennery Fairchild Baker (Kaskaskia, Illinois), as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve an unexpired term in the United States Senate (1830-1831). Persons discussed in these letters include Joseph Duncan, Andrew Jackson, Elias Kent Kane, Martin Van Buren and Daniel Webster. The impeachment trial of James H. Peck was also mentioned. Another letter to Reverend John F. Brooks,...
Dates: Created: 1830-1879

Lawrence Yates Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC574
Abstract Republican U.S. Senator (1913-1921) and League of Nations opponent. Illinois State Representative from twenty-eighth (1897-1902) and thirty-second (1903-1904) districts; Speaker of the House (1899-1902). Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1905-1908).
Dates: Created: 1871-1939; Other: Majority of material found in 1912-1920; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1964

Lyman Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC640
Abstract Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842), Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880).
Dates: Created: 1821-1917; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1963

Paul Simon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC576
Abstract U.S. Senator, Congressman, presidential candidate, Illinois Lieutenant Governor and member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State Senate, author. Began his career as a newspaperman at age 19 by buying the Troy, Illinois newspaper and over time built a chain of 14 newspapers that he edited and published until he sold them in 1966. As lieutenant governor assisted citizens in their dealings with state government. Authored books on Elijah Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln as well as...
Dates: Created: 1948-1985; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

Thaddeus Stevens letter

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1485
Scope and Contents Letter to Theodore Tilton stating that he fears betrayal in the Senate by "Fessenden, Trumbull, Doolittle et al" but the House will "be right, if not overruled by the Senate."
Dates: Created: December 7, 1865