Presidents -- United States -- History
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Photocopy of a handwritten humorous story. The item is unsigned but the story was one known to have been told on occasion by Abraham Lincoln. In part it reads: "He said he was riding bass-ackwards on a jass-ack through a patton-cotch on a pair of baddle-sags ..."