Swett, Leonard, 1825-1889

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Dates:
Birth 1825
Death 1889

Biographical notes:

Leonard Herbert Swett, son of Leonard Swett and Laura Quigg, was born in 1858 in Bloomington, Illinois and traveled extensively in the American West as a surveyor with the United States Geological Survey. He married Rose Maria Skillings (1864-1914) in 1889 and they had at least one child, Laura Rose Swett, born in 1897.

From the guide to the Leonard H. Swett papers, 1867-1934, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Leonard Swett (1825-1889), active in Illinois politics and elected to the state legislature in 1858, was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. In 1865 Swett moved to Chicago, where he became prominent as a lawyer.

From the description of Swett family correspondence, 1864-1897. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129706

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Subjects:

  • Surveyors--West (U.S.)
  • Ranch life
  • Cattle
  • Cotton trade

Occupations:

  • Surveyors--United States--19th century
  • Surveyors--West (U.S.)--19th century

Places:

  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Fort Wingate (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • Indian Territory (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Utah (as recorded)
  • Albuquerque (N.M.) (as recorded)