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Presidents -- United States -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Shuster Zane autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232909]
Identifier: MSS 707
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1899

Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321595]
Identifier: MSS SC 2276
Scope and Contents

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 ..."

Dates: approximately 1850

James Monroe land title

Identifier: Vault MSS 393
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed land titled, dated 15 July 1802, and signed by Monroe. The item grants 133 acres of land in Wood County, Virginia.

Dates: 1802 July 15