Judges -- Utah -- History
Found in 8 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.
Handwritten and signed letter of resignation dated February 12, 1861. The item was written in Carson City, Nevada. Cradlebaugh states that he will no longer serve as a judge in the territory of Utah.
Correspondence, legal papers, mementos, certificates, and family papers. Correspondents include James E. Talmage, George H. Brimhall, and Karl G. Maeser. Also included is a certificate signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Handwritten and signed petition, dated 30 Sept. 1853, and addressed to Franklin Pierce, president of the United States. The item requests that Leonidas Shaver be retained as justice of the Supreme Court of the Utah Territory. The petition is signed by 27 Utahns including Jedediah M. Grant and Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.