Duncan Family. Correspondence, 1849-1882 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Title: Duncan Family. Correspondence, 1849-1882
Collection identifier: 600
Extent: 1.0 folder
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This collection consists of transcripts of correspondence between Elizabeth Caldwell Duncan and members of her family.
Elizabeth Caldwell Duncan (1808-1876) was the wife of Joseph Duncan, who served as Governor of Illinois from 1834 to 1838.
The collection contains transcripts of correspondence between Elizabeth Caldwell Duncan and members of her family, including Mary Duncan Putnam and Julia Duncan Kerby. The letters discuss the status of slaves, abolition, the Civil War, and the funerals of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.
Elizabeth Duncan Putnam, granddaughter of the Joseph Duncan, donated these transcripts to the Library in 1928.