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B. F. Smith holograph reminiscence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D259


This handwritten reminiscence describes a Lincoln-Douglas debate in Jonesboro, Illinois in late summer 1858. Also included in the reminiscence is the author's personal meeting with both Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas while working as a brakeman for the Illinois Central Railway in 1858 and 1859. The account was written at the age of 81, in Lawrence, Kansas, Feb. 26, 1917, on the first and second front free end papers and half title page in Portrait Life of Lincoln, by Francis Trevelyan Miller, published in Springfield, Mass. by Patriot Publishing Company in 1910.


  • Creation: Feb. 26, 1917


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1 volume (3 pages ; 28 cm.)

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Physical Location

RH MS D259

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Howdy L. Williams, donor. 1986.

Guide to the B.F. Smith Collection
B. F. Smith holograph reminiscence
nh June 1987 mg 2004
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B.F. Smith Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D259, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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