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  • Black-Abbot Family Collection

The Black-Abbot Family Collection contains images of several members of the Black and Abbot Families stemming from Helene Black Abbot and her husband, Stephen. Helene Black Abbot was the daughter of Adaline Griggs Black and John C. Black and the granddaughter of Clark Robinson Griggs, mayor of Urbana and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Stephen Abbot was the son of William and Elise Burghalter Abbot and grandson of Stephen and Martha Gutterson Abbot. Stephen Abbot's brother and sister, Henry W. Abbot and Elise Abbot Cole also appear in this collection.

The finding aid for the Black-Abbot Families Papers, 1805-1972 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum may be found at

Images in this collection include several individual portraits of Black and Abbot family members.

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