Springfield (Ill.) -- History
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
James Adams estate papers
Photocopies of the wills and related estate documents of James, Lucian B., and James Lucian Adams, three generations of the same family, who all lived in Sangamon County, Illinois.
Charles Shuster Zane autobiography
Mimeographed copy of a typewritten autobiography. Zane writes about his early life as a student and as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois. He tells about his personal acquaintance with Abraham Lincoln and about hearing Lincoln give formal speeches on several occasions. Zane was appointed a federal judge in 1884 for the territory of Utah and writes about presiding over a number of important cases relating to polygamy in Utah. He later practiced law in Utah.
I. A. McDougall letter
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 3 Dec. 1843 and addressed to a Mr. Wheat. The item was written from Springfield, Illinois. McDougall states that he plans to watch the politics of Illinois closely now that he resides in Springfield. McDougall may have been a member of the legal profession.