Yates Family Papers, 1789-1936

Title

Yates Family Papers, 1789-1936

Subject

Yates family
Yates, Richard, 1815-1873
Yates, Richard, 1860-1936

Creator

Yates family
Yates, Richard, 1815-1873
Yates, Richard, 1860-1936

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1789-1936

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Language

eng

Identifier

2001-22

Abstract

Personal and professional papers of Richard Yates Sr. (1815-1873), Richard Yates Jr. (1860-1936), and other members of the Yates Family, including Catherine Geers Yates (1822-1908), the wife of Richard Yates Sr. Some Geers family correspondence and documents are also included in the collection. Both Richard Yates Sr. and Richard Yates Jr. served as governors of Illinois: Governor Richard Yates Sr. (1861-1865) and Governor Richard Yates Jr. (1901-1905). Father and son also served Illinois at the federal level as well: Representative Richard Yates Sr. (1851-1855), Senator Richard Yates Sr. (1865-1871) and Representative Richard Yates Jr. (1919-1932). The Yates Family Papers document the lives and careers of these two influential politicians, especially that of Richard Yates Sr., whose term as governor during the American Civil War made him one of the most influential and outspoken of the Union war governors.

Note: The Yates Family Papers Civil War correspondence, including bound volumes, have been digitized and made available on Chronicling Illinois. Beginning with Box 1, Folder 11, there are links to the Civil War material in the "Detailed Description of the Collection" section of this finding aid.

Extent

14.9 linear feet (35.5 manuscript boxes and 26 bound volumes)

Citation

Yates family, Yates, Richard, 1815-1873, and Yates, Richard, 1860-1936, “Yates Family Papers, 1789-1936,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 21, 2021, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25927.