Illinois--Politics and government--1865-1950
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 62
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
Scope and Contents The Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers, 1863-1965 consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, and personal papers of theÂ family of Florence Fifer-Bohrer.Â 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
Abstract Illinois Governor (Democrat), 1932-1940; lawyer, and Cook County Probate Court Judge, 1914-1931, from Chicago. Horner, Illinoisâ first Jewish Governor, governed the state during the depression of the 1930s, serving as President Rooseveltâs representative supporting the New Deal. A protÃ©gÃ© 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
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900
Collection — Box 63
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1881, discuss the railroad and family business. The remaining letters 1895-1900, refer to the sinking of a coal mine in Farmington and politics. Several letters from John Moorehead of the Madison Coal Company of which the last spells out the requirements of the land to sink the mine. Several letters from James M. Truitt, an attorney in Hillsboro, Ill. discuss the 1900 election campaign, with opinions on Yates, Walter Reeves, Senator Cullom and John Tanner. Letters from Reeves and...
Dates: Created: 1818 - 1907
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The Mildred Conrad Horner Collection was compiled by Mrs. Horner (d. 1942) in preparation for writing a biography of Charles S. Deneen, two term Republican Governor of Illinois. Mrs. Horner, a resident of Chicago, was a long-time school teacher, writer and genealogist.
Dates: Created: 1799-1940; Other: Majority of material found in 1892-1940; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943
Collection — Box 64
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924
Scope and Contents The collection (1878-1914) consists of approximately 650 incoming letters; 150 condolence letters mounted in a binder; one letter press volume; and five scrapbooks of clippings. The material is unevenly distributed. There are but five items from the gubernatorial years, 1877-1883, and only 44 items from his first term in the Senate, 1883-1887. Almost half of the material, six folders, falls within the years 1889-1892 and relates to Cullomâs unsuccessful efforts to get the Republican...
Dates: Created: 1878-1914; Other: Date acquired: 10/06/1951