Springfield, IL

Springfield, Illinois, 1867, zoomable map
SPRINGFIELD, p. v., seat of justice of Sangamon co., and capital of the state of Illinois; from W. 780 ms. The town is situated four miles south of Sangamon river, and became the capital of the state in 1840. It is surrounded by a rich and populous region, picturesquely varied with prairies, forests, vales, and gentle elevations. The village is one of the most pleasant and beautiful in the west, situated on the border of extensive prairie, laid out with broad and shaded streets, interspersed with spacious lawns and squares, and indicating, in its neat and comfortable dwellings, prosperity and vigorous health... The population in 1840 was 2,579; in 1850, 4,533. (Fanning's, 1853)

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  City or Town
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People

Birthplace of
 

Jayne, William A.

William Jayne, circa 1864, detail
Full name
  William A. Jayne

Lincoln, Robert Todd

Robert Todd Lincoln, detail
Full name
  Robert Todd Lincoln

Lincoln, Thomas

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, detail
Full name
  Thomas Lincoln
1860 residence of
 

Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln, November 8, 1863, detail
Full name
  Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln, Mary Todd

Mary Todd Lincoln, circa 1846, detail
Full name
  Mary Ann Todd Lincoln
Burial place of
 

Allen, William Joshua

William Joshua Allen, detail
Full name
  William Joshua Allen

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Date Title
Springfield Illinois Journal, "Fusion," August 31, 1854
01/11/1837 Abraham Lincoln, Speech in the Illinois Legislature Concerning the State Bank, January 11, 1837
08/16/1837 Abraham Lincoln to Mary S. Owens, August 16, 1837
01/27/1838 Abraham Lincoln, Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838
04/01/1838 Abraham Lincoln to Eliza Caldwell Browning, April 1, 1838
01/23/1841 Abraham Lincoln to John Stuart, January 23, 1841
02/22/1842 Abraham Lincoln, Address to Washington Temperance Society, February 22, 1842
02/25/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, February 25, 1842
02/25/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, February 25, 1842 (Second Letter of the Day)
07/04/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, July 4, 1842
10/05/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, October 5, 1842
03/04/1843 Abraham Lincoln, Campaign Circular from Whig Committee, March 4, 1843
10/03/1845 Abraham Lincoln to Williamson Durley, Springfield, Illinois, October 3, 1845
04/18/1846 Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnston with Poem, April 18, 1846
08/11/1846 Abraham Lincoln to Allen N. Ford, August 11, 1846
07/22/1848 Abraham Lincoln to William Hernden, June 22, 1848
09/03/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Thaddeus Stevens, September 3, 1848
06/03/1849 Abraham Lincoln to J. R. Underwood, June 3, 1849
07/28/1849 Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, July 28, 1849
07/01/1850 Abraham Lincoln, Notes for a Law Lecture, circa 1850
01/12/1851 Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, Springfield, Illinois, January 12, 1851
07/06/1852 Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy on Henry Clay, July 6, 1852
07/01/1854 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Government, circa July 1, 1854
08/18/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, Springfield, Illinois, August 18, 1854
09/08/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Oglesby, September 8, 1854
11/27/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Ichabod Codding, November 27, 1854
02/09/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu Benjamin Washburne, February 9, 1855
02/16/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse Olds Norton, February 16 1855
03/04/1855 David Davis to Julius Rockwell, March 4, 1855
06/07/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Clay Whitney, June 7, 1855
08/11/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Owen Lovejoy, August 11,1855
08/24/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, August 24, 1855
06/07/1856 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, June 7, 1856
06/10/1856 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 10, 1856
09/08/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Form Letter to Fillmore men, September 8, 1856
12/01/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Stephen Douglas, December 1, 1856
01/20/1857 New York Times, “Gubernatorial Inaugurals,” January 20, 1857
05/09/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Charles D. Gilfillan, May 9, 1857
08/05/1857 Abraham Lincoln to B. Clarke Lundy, August 5, 1857
08/17/1857 Abraham Lincoln to James W. Grimes, August 17, 1857
09/30/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, September 30, 1857
12/18/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857
12/28/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857
04/23/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas A. Marshall, April 23, 1858
06/01/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1858
06/06/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, June 6, 1858
06/12/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1858
06/16/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Julian M. Sturtevant, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Shelby Cullom, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/21/1858 New York Times, "Illinois Republican State Convention," June 21, 1858
06/22/1858 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, June 22, 1858
06/23/1858 Abraham Lincoln to John L. Scripps, June 23, 1858
06/23/1858 Raleigh (NC) Register, “The Northern Democracy Split to Pieces,” June 23, 1858
06/25/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Medill, June 25, 1858
06/28/1858 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “A Crumb of Comfort for Mr. Seward,” June 26, 1858
07/01/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Passage at Arms between Lincoln and Douglas in 1854," July 1, 1858
07/05/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” July 5, 1858
07/10/185811/02/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Lincoln-Douglas Debates
07/11/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "Mr. A. Lincoln," July 11, 1858
07/17/1858 Gustave Philipp Koerner to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1858
07/19/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "The Progress of Judge Douglas Through Illinois," July 19, 1858
07/19/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, July 19, 1858
07/20/1858 Abraham Smith to Abraham Lincoln, July 20, 1858
07/27/1858 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, July 27, 1858
07/29/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas, July 29, 1858
08/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas At Ottawa," August 23, 1858
08/24/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1858
08/25/1858 B. Lewis to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858
08/25/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln and Douglas," August 25, 1858
08/26/1858 Leavenworth (KS) Journal, "Cheering News," August 26, 1858
08/27/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
09/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, September 16, 1858
10/12/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “A Peep Behind the Curtain!,” October 12, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/16/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Disappointed," October 16, 1858
10/20/1858 New York Evening Post, “Political,” October 20, 1858
10/23/1858 New York Times, “Vice-President Breckenridge for Douglas,” October 23, 1858
11/04/1858 Abraham Lincoln to John Jordan Crittenden, November 4, 1858
11/09/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Popular Majority,” November 9, 1858
11/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abraham Lincoln,” November 10, 1858
11/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Norman Buel Judd, November 15, 1858
11/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Norman Buel Judd, November 16, 1858
11/19/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Eleazar A. Paine, November 19, 1858
11/19/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Asbury, November 19, 1858
11/20/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, November 20, 1858
11/23/1858 Louisville (KY) Democrat, “From Abroad,” November 23, 1858
11/25/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Judge Douglas,” November 25, 1858
12/11/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858
03/18/1859 William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859
03/26/1859 Abraham Lincoln to William A. Ross, March 26, 1859
04/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of the Presidential Campaign,” April 7, 1859
04/16/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Pickett, April 16, 1859
04/30/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, April 30, 1859
05/17/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Canisius, May 17, 1859
07/28/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 28, 1859
09/06/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Peter Zinn, September 6, 1859
09/21/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, September 21, 1859
10/09/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, October 9, 1859
10/20/1859 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1859
11/01/1859 Abraham Lincoln to William E. Frazer, November 1, 1859
11/28/1859 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, November 28, 1859
12/20/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, December 20, 1859
01/09/1860 Oliver P. Hall and Others to Abraham Lincoln, January 9, 1860, Mechanicsburg, Illinois
01/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alonzo J. Grover, January 15, 1860
02/14/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Hall, Jacob N. Fullinwider, and William F. Correll , Springfield, Illinois
03/17/1860 Abraham Lincoln to E. Stafford, March 17, 1860
05/23/1860 Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, May 23, 1860
05/23/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln as He Is,” May 23, 1860
05/25/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune,“The Fillmore Men,” May 25, 1860
05/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln's Committals,” May 28, 1860
05/30/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, May 30, 1860
06/04/1860 Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, June 4, 1860
06/16/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, June 18, 1860
06/18/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
06/19/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, June 19, 1860
07/06/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, July 6, 1860
07/10/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, July 10, 1860
07/11/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 11, 1860
07/17/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1860
08/30/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alexander McClure, August 30, 1860
10/19/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Grace Bedell, October 19, 1860
10/20/1860 David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1860
10/26/1860 Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, October 26, 1860
11/08/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, "How Mr. Lincoln Voted," November 8, 1860
11/08/1860 New York Times, "From the Home of Mr. Lincoln," November 8, 1860
11/23/1860 New York Herald, “Untitled,” November 23, 1860
12/07/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Certified Transcript of Passage from the House Divided Speech, December 7, 1860
12/10/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 10, 1860
12/11/1860 Abraham Lincoln to William Kellogg, December 11, 1860
12/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to John A. Gilmer, December 15, 1860
12/18/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, December 18, 1860
12/20/1860 New York Times,“A Visit to Mr. Lincoln,” December 20, 1860
12/25/1860 New York Times, “Interesting from Springfield,” December 25, 1860
01/01/1861 Anonymous to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
01/01/1861 John P. Verree to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
01/01/1861 New York Herald, “Cabinet Rumors from Pennsylvania,” January 1, 1861
01/03/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, January 3, 1861
01/06/1861 Joseph Medill to Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps, January 6, 1861
01/07/1861 Edwin V. Sumner to John G. Nicolay, January 7, 1861
01/24/1861 Leonard Swett to Abraham Lincoln, January 24, 1861
02/10/1861 New York Herald, “More Trouble About Old Abe’s Cabinet,” February 10, 1861
02/11/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861
02/11/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Farewell Address to Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861
04/03/1861 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “A Story of ‘Prince Bob’,” April 3, 1861
04/05/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Rugged Issue,” April 5, 1861
06/08/1861 Jesse K. Dubois to Abraham Lincoln, June 8, 1861
08/17/1861 Ozias Mather Hatch to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1861
05/12/1880—05/13/1880 John G. Nicolay's conversation with James Moorhead, May 12-13, 1880
02/12/1909 Recollection by James S. Owing, 1844-1860, in a Speech to the Illinois Schoolmasters' Club, Bloomington, Illinois, February 12, 1909