Papers of Jesse W. Fell, 1806-1957 (bulk 1830-1887).

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Fell, Jesse W., 1808-1887. Papers of Jesse W. Fell, 1806-1957 (bulk 1830-1887).

Papers of Jesse W. Fell, 1806-1957 (bulk 1830-1887).

Correspondence, writings, speeches, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material concerning the Brown and Fell families, land grants, ledgers, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as an educator, lawyer, land speculator, newspaper editor, political leader, and Quaker in Illinois. Much of the family correspondence relates to an autobiography of Abraham Lincoln which Fell urged Lincoln to write. Other subjects include local and state politics in Illinois, the history of Bloomington and Normal, Ill., Illinois State Normal University, the University of Chicago, Collier's magazine, the Library of Congress, and Reconstruction. In addition to Fell family members, correspondents include James Gillespie Blaine, David Davis, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln, Owen Lovejoy, Horace Mann, John G. Nicolay, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965), and Lyman Trumbull.

2,100 items.8 containers.8 microfilm reels.3.0 linear feet.

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Davis, David, 1815-1886

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Illinois state legislator and jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. senator from Illinois. From the description of Papers of David Davis, 1861-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070696 Bloomington, Illinois lawyer; member of Illinois House of Representatives (1844-1846); judge 8th judicial circuit (1848-1862); U.S. Supreme Court justice (1862-1877); U.S. Senator (1877-1883). From the description of Receipt for judgment costs, February ...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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U.S. representative and senator from Maine; newspaper editor; unsuccessful candidate for U.S. president; Secretary of State; resident of Portland, Me.; b. in West Brownsville, Pa.; buried in Augusta, Me. From the description of James G. Blaine autograph letter signed to Hon. E. A. Rollins, 1864 Oct. 27. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 182560206 James Gillespie Blaine was born 1830 Jan. 31 in West Brownsville, Pa., and died 1893 Jan. 27 in Washington, ...

Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress - and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein…" The original library was housed in the Washington, DC until August 1814, ...

Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901

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Private secretary and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John George Nicolay autograph [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174963388 A private secretary to Abraham Lincoln while he served as president and a biographer of Lincoln after his death. From the description of Letters, 1854-1899. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53040007 Private secretaries to President Abraham Linco...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872), American journalist, political leader, social reformer, and editor of the New York Tribune. In 1872 he received the Democratic Party's nomination for President. His New York herald was known for energetic reporting, moral standards, and intellectual appeal; its correspondents included Mark Twain, Bayard Taylor, Karl Marx, and Margaret Fuller, the first woman journalist on the staff of a major paper. He was a national figure, an innovative journalist, and influenced...

Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861

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Democratic leader, statesman. From the description of Speeches, 1860, Oct. 11-Nov. 2. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58663720 U.S. Senator from Illinois. From the description of Papers, 1848-1861. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20736864 American Senator and Politician. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to James Sander of Jersey City, 1859 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538099 ...

Illinois State Normal University

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University of Chicago.

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Most of the records in the collection pertain to the $400,000 raised by the American Baptist Education Society in 1889-1890 in order to obtain a 600,000 grant from John D. Rockefeller for the creation of an endowment for the University of Chicago. The first volume in the inventory, Record of Pledges for the University of Chicago, contains an alphabetical numbered listing of subscribers, amounts pledged, and payments made through 1906. The subscription forms and letters (1:4-13) are numbered to c...

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

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Educator and innovator of the public school system in the United States. From the description of Letter, 1844, Feb. 26, Boston, [Mass.?] to "My dear sister" [i.e. Mrs. Rebecca Pennelf], Wrentham, Mass. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 39863863 American educator and social reformer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1856 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639351466 U.S. representative from Massachusetts, reformer, co...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864

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Came to Princeton, Illinois in 1838 as minister of the Congregational Church and strong abolitionist. His home there was a stop on the Underground Railroad. He was elected to the state legislature in 1854 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1856, where he served five terms. He was the brother of slain abolitionist, Elijah Lovejoy. From the description of Letters, 1837, 1858, 1863. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52538367 ...

Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896

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Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842); Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880). From the description of Letter, September 29, 1842. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 71275513 Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); S...

Fell, Jesse W., 1808-1887

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Editor, educator, and lawyer. From the description of Papers of Jesse W. Fell, 1806-1957 (bulk 1830-1887). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061562 Bloomington, Illinois, lawyer and newspaper publisher; helped organize Central Illinois Female College, 1853, and Normal University, 1858; paymaster, U.S. Army, during Civil War. From the description of Letter: Normal, [Ill.], to J[esse] C. Green, West Chester, Pa., [18]86 July 31. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library...

Fell family.

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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965). From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706 Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln President...

Brown family.

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