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)

Repository

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Biographical Note

Richard Yates Sr. (1815-1873) served in the Illinois House of Representatives (1842-1845; 1848-1849) and was elected to Congress as a Whig in 1850. He served in Congress for two terms but failed to be reelected. In 1860 he was elected Governor of Illinois (1861-1865) as a Republican. Still serving as governor, he stood unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. Senate in 1863. A year later, however, he won the senate seat and served as a U.S. Senator (1865-1871) for one term. His son, Richard Yates Jr. (1860-1936), served Illinois as both governor (1901-1905) and congressman (1919-1933).

Governor of Illinois during the American Civil War, Richard Sr. was a radical, anti-slavery Republican, who urged President Abraham Lincoln to adopt aggressive measures against the seceding Southern states and destroy the rebellion and slavery. Richard Sr. played a key role in organizing and supporting Illinois units to defend the state and fight in the South. As a U.S. Senator, he supported the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, but alcoholism hampered his effectiveness as a senator and contributed to a serious decline in his heath which resulted in his death in 1873.

Governor Richard Yates Jr. worked to secure groundbreaking child labor legislation in Illinois but failed to attack political corruption. He was not reelected for a second term. After serving on the state public utilities commission and as assistant attorney general, he was elected to Congress in 1918 and served in that body until 1933. Working with his daughter, Catherine Yates Pickering, he wrote a biography of his father which was eventually published in 1966: Richard Yates: Civil War Governor. Richard Yates Jr. died in 1936 and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois, the hometown and burial place of his father.

Scope and Content

The Yates Family Papers, 1789-1936, consists of 14.9 linear feet and 26 bound volumes of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, genealogy notes, manuscripts, news clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, and letterpress books. The collection documents family matters and the legal and political careers of Richard Yates and his son Richard Yates Jr.

The collection is divided into three series.

Series I: Richard Yates Sr., 1789-1873 (Boxes 1-31, 35 and 35.5) and is arranged chronologically. There is one file under correspondence.

Includes letters written while attending Illinois College (Jacksonville, Illinois), correspondence from his law practice in Jacksonville, and letters while serving in the Illinois General Assembly and the United States Congress. The vast majority of the correspondence comes from his service as Governor of Illinois and as a U.S. Senator.

Yates's correspondence with prominent Illinois political figures includes such men as Lyman Trumbull, David Davis, Robert Ingersoll, Jesse Fell, Jessie K. Dubois, Augustus French, O.H. Browning, Gustave Koerner, and Abraham Lincoln.His Civil War correspondents included President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and Union generals Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, John A. McClernand, John Pope, and John A. Logan.

The Civil War correspondence includes letters from soldiers and their wives and widows, reports of Copperhead activity within Illinois, political developments and patronage, supply and transportation issues, recruitment, and the draft. Many letters and reports provide details of such important events in the the western theater of the war as the capture of New Orleans, the siege of Vicksburg, and the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, and Chattanooga.

Letters from Yates's senatorial term document Reconstruction issues, including Yates's outspoken support for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Other political and social topics include speeches he gave in support of universal suffrage and temperance. The later subject was an issue of personal concern for Yates, who struggled with alcoholism throughout much of his life.

Family correspondence includes letters to and about his surviving children (Henry, Catherine, and Richard) and letters to his wife in which he discusses such topis as political affairs, social gossip, his struggle with sobriety, and his love for her and the children.

Series II: Richard Yates Jr., 1874-1936 (Boxes 31-35.5) is arranged chronologically. It consists of letters, speeches, news clippings, genealogy material, legal papers, scrapbooks, and family correspondence. The series is divided into four sub-series: I. Correspondence, 1874-1936; II. Genealogical Material, 1900-1909; III. Manuscripts, 1911; and IV. Miscellaneous, 1829-1928.

I. Correspondence, 1874-1936 (Boxes 31-33): Includes forty-seven letters to Yates's friend, Chicago lawyer James E. Babb and Yates's role in the deadlocked 1904 Illinois Republican Convention, where he gave his support to Charles S. Deneen, who won the party's gubernatorial nomination and the state election. Correspondents include Governor Deneen, William Howard Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt. There are also several letters from his sister Catherine to their mother.

II. Genealogical Material, 1900-1909 (Box 33): Arranged chronologically, this sub-series mostly consists of correspondence with family members; however, there are also some legal documents and news clippings.

III. Manuscripts, 1911 (Boxes 33-34): Arranged by form of material, includes copies of Yates's speeches on the Chautauqua circuit, chapters from an unpublished manuscript, and a manuscript of Yates's autobiography, Serving the Republic.

IV. Miscellaneous, 1829-1928 (Boxes 34-35.5): Arranged by form of material, includes family correspondence, scrapbooks, news clippings, school notebooks, and legal papers. There are three letters from Grandfather Henry Yates regarding business matters in 1829 and 1839 as well as Grandfather William Geers's last will and testament. Among the papers are several items pertaining to Richard Jr.'s mother and father, including an 1853 invitation to dinner at the White House from President and Mrs. Millard Filmore, a letter from Emma Oglesby, the wife of Governor Richard Oglesby, concerning the governor's mansion in Springfield, Richard Yates Sr. legal papers, and Catherine Geers Yates family scrapbook. Miscellaneous Richard Jr. correspondence includes letters from him to several uncles and a couple of letters to a brother-in-law discussing family and political matters.

Series III: Bound Volumes, 1827-1927 (BV 1-26) consists of three sub-series: I. Richard Yates Sr., 1837-1873; II. Richard Yates Jr.; and III. Catherine Yates, 1909.

I. Richard Yates Sr., 1837-1873 (BV 1-8): Arranged chronologically and consists of law school notebooks, law practice accounts, executive orders, and letterpress books.

II. Richard Yates Jr. (BV 9-25): Arranged alphabetically and consists of form letters, campaign address book, records from the Seventieth Congress, and scrapbooks of news clippings.

III. Catherine Yates, 1909 (BV 26): Contains the Catherine Yates Scrapbook.

Restrictions on Access

None

Arrangement

The Yates Family Papers are divided into three series: Series I: Richard Yates Sr., 1789-1873 (Boxes 1-31, 35, and 35.5) Series II: Richard Yates Jr., 1874-1936 (Boxes 31-35.5) Series III: Bound Volumes, 1827-1927 (BV 1-26)

Processing Information

Last processed by Debbie Hamm, 2011. Processing began on the collection in 1936.

Separated Materials

Published material, photographs, and microfilm transferred out of the collection. Please see the print, audio-visual, and microfilm sections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library for these materials.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Richard Yates Sr., 1789-1873

Box 1 / Folder 1 Correspondence, 1789-1847

Box 1 / Folder 2 Correspondence, 1848-1851

Box 1 / Folder 3 Correspondence, January-December, 1852

Box 1 / Folder 4 Correspondence, January-December, 1853

Box 1 / Folder 5 Correspondence, January-December, 1854

Box 1 / Folder 6 Correspondence, January-December, 1855

Box 1 / Folder 7 Correspondence, January-December, 1856

Box 1 / Folder 8 Correspondence, January-December, 1857

Box 1 / Folder 9 Correspondence, January-December, 1858

Box 1 / Folder 10 Correspondence, January-December, 1859

Box 1 / Folder 11 Correspondence, January-May, 1860

Box 2 / Folder 1 Correspondence, June-December, 1860

Box 2 / Folder 2 Correspondence, January-February 1861

Box 2 / Folder 3 Correspondence, March 1-April 19, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 4 Correspondence, April 20-30, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 5 Correspondence, May 1-16, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 6 Correspondence, May 17-31, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 7 Correspondence, June 1-5, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 8 Correspondence, June 6-10, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 9 Correspondence, June 11-15, 1861

Box 2 / Folder 10 Correspondence, June 16-20, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 1 Correspondence, June 21-25, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 2 Correspondence, June 26-30, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 3 Correspondence, July 1-31, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 4 Correspondence, August 1-12, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 5 Correspondence, August 13-19, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 6 Correspondence, August 20-23, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 7 Correspondence, August 24-31, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 8 Correspondence, September 1-5, 1861

Box 3 / Folder 9 Correspondence, September 6-10, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 1 Correspondence, September 11-20, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 2 Correspondence, September 21-27, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 3 Correspondence, September 28-30, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 4 Correspondence, October 1-12, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 5 Correspondence, October 13-31, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 6 Correspondence, November 1-6, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 7 Correspondence, November 7-12, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 8 Correspondence, November 13-20, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 9 Correspondence, November 21-30, 1861

Box 4 / Folder 10 Correspondence, December 2-10, 1861

Box 5 / Folder 1 Correspondence, December 11-14, 1861

Box 5 / Folder 2 Correspondence, December 25-31, 1861

Box 5 / Folder 3 Correspondence, undated

Box 5 / Folder 4 Correspondence, January 1-14, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 5 Correspondence, January 15-26, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 6 Correspondence, January 27-31, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 7 Correspondence, February 1-14, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 8 Correspondence, February 15-28, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 9 Correspondence, March 1-16, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 10 Correspondence, March 17-31, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 11 Correspondence, April 1-15, 1862

Box 5 / Folder 12 Correspondence, April 16-30, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 1 Correspondence, May 1862

Box 6 / Folder 2 Correspondence, June 1-15, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 3 Correspondence, June 16-30, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 4 Correspondence, July 1-9, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 5 Correspondence, July 10-14, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 6 Correspondence, July 15-17, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 7 Correspondence, July 18-20, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 8 Correspondence, July 21-22, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 9 Correspondence, July 23-24, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 10 Correspondence, July 25-26, 1862

Box 6 / Folder 11 Correspondence, July 27-28, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 1 Correspondence, July 29-31, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 2 Correspondence, August 1-2, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 3 Correspondence, August 3-5, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 4 Correspondence, August 6-7, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 5 Correspondence, August 8-9, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 6 Correspondence, August 10-11, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 7 Correspondence, August 12, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 8 Correspondence, August 13, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 9 Correspondence, August 14-15, 1862

Box 7 / Folder 10 Correspondence, August 16-17, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 1 Correspondence, August 18, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 2 Correspondence, August 19, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 3 Correspondence, August 20-21, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 4 Correspondence, August 22-24, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 5 Correspondence, August 25-26, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 6 Correspondence, August 27-31, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 7 Correspondence, September 1-3, 1862

Box 8 / Folder 8 Correspondence, September 4-8, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 1 Correspondence, September 9-12, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 2 Correspondence, September 13-15, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 3 Correspondence, September 16-18, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 4 Correspondence, September 19-22, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 5 Correspondence, September 23-30, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 6 Correspondence, October 1-10, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 7 Correspondence, October 11-16, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 8 Correspondence, October 17-24, 1862

Box 9 / Folder 9 Correspondence, October 25-31, 1862

Box 10 / Folder 1 Correspondence, November 1-15, 1862

Box 10 / Folder 2 Correspondence, November 16-30, 1862

Box 10 / Folder 3 Correspondence, December 1-15, 1862

Box 10 / Folder 4 Correspondence, December 16-30, 1862

Box 10 / Folder 5 Correspondence, undated

Box 10 / Folder 6 Correspondence, January 1-15, 1863

Box 10 / Folder 7 Correspondence, January 16-23, 1863

Box 10 / Folder 8 Correspondence, January 24-31, 1863

Box 10 / Folder 9 Correspondence, February 1-8, 1863

Box 10 / Folder 10 Correspondence, February 9-13, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 1 Correspondence, February 14-18, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 2 Correspondence, February 19-25, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 3 Correspondence, February 26-28, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 4 Correspondence, March 1-4, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 5 Correspondence, March 5-8, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 6 Correspondence, March 9-16, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 7 Correspondence, March 17-19, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 8 Correspondence, March 20-23, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 9 Correspondence, March 24-31, 1863

Box 11 / Folder 10 Correspondence, April 1-14, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 1 Correspondence, April 15-31, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 2 Correspondence, May 1-15, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 3 Correspondence, May 16-31, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 4 Correspondence, June 1-10, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 5 Correspondence, June 11-20, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 6 Correspondence, June 21-30, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 7 Correspondence, July 1-10, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 8 Correspondence, July 11-25, 1863

Box 12 / Folder 9 Correspondence, July 26-31, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 1 Correspondence, August 1-15, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 2 Correspondence, August 16-25, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 3 Correspondence, August 26-31, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 4 Correspondence, September 1-15, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 5 Correspondence, September 16-30, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 6 Correspondence, October 1-10, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 7 Correspondence, October 11-19, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 8 Correspondence, October 20-31, 1863

Box 13 / Folder 9 Correspondence, November 1-10, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 1 Correspondence, November 11-20, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 2 Correspondence, November 21-30, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 3 Correspondence, December 1-10, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 4 Correspondence, December 11-20, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 5 Correspondence, December 21-31, 1863

Box 14 / Folder 6 Correspondence, 1863-XX-XX

Box 14 / Folder 7 Correspondence, January 1-10, 1864

Box 14 / Folder 8 Correspondence, January 11-20, 1864

Box 14 / Folder 9 Correspondence, January 21-27, 1864

Box 14 / Folder 10 Correspondence, January 28-31, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 1 Correspondence, February 1-5, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 2 Correspondence, February 6-10, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 3 Correspondence, February 11-17, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 4 Correspondence, February 18-24, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 5 Correspondence, February 25-29, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 6 Correspondence, March 1-10, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 7 Correspondence, March 11-20, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 8 Correspondence, March 21-31, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 9 Correspondence, April 1-15, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 10 Correspondence, April 16-25, 1864

Box 15 / Folder 11 Correspondence, April 26-30, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 1 Correspondence, May 1-10, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 2 Correspondence, May 11-20, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 3 Correspondence, May 21-31, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 4 Correspondence, June 1-10, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 5 Correspondence, June 11-20, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 6 Correspondence, June 21-30, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 7 Correspondence, July 1-5, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 8 Correspondence, July 6-14, 1864

Box 16 / Folder 9 Correspondence, July 15-20, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 1 Correspondence, July 21-25, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 2 Correspondence, July 26-27, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 3 Correspondence, July 28-31, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 4 Correspondence, August 1-4, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 5 Correspondence, August 5-8, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 6 Correspondence, August 9-12, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 7 Correspondence, August 13-15, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 8 Correspondence, August 16-17, 1864

Box 17 / Folder 9 Correspondence, August 18-20, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 1 Correspondence, August 21-24, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 2 Correspondence, August 25-31, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 3 Correspondence, September 1-8, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 4 Correspondence, September 9-14, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 5 Correspondence, September 15-20, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 6 Correspondence, September 21-30, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 7 Correspondence, October 1-10, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 8 Correspondence, October 11-18, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 9 Correspondence, October 19-24, 1864

Box 18 / Folder 10 Correspondence, October 25-31, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 1 Correspondence, November 1-10, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 2 Correspondence, November 11-20, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 3 Correspondence, November 21-25, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 4 Correspondence, November 26-30, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 5 Correspondence, December 1-10, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 6 Correspondence, December 11-16, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 7 Correspondence, December 17-26, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 8 Correspondence, December 27-31, 1864

Box 19 / Folder 9 Correspondence, January 1-10, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 1 Correspondence, January 11-20, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 2 Correspondence, January 21-31, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 3 Correspondence, February 1-28, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 4 Correspondence, March 1-28, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 5 Correspondence, April 1-30, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 6 Correspondence, May 1-31, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 7 Correspondence, June 1-30, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 8 Correspondence, July 1-31, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 9 Correspondence, August 1-16, 1865

Box 20 / Folder 10 Correspondence, August 17-18, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 1 Correspondence, August 19-21, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 2 Correspondence, August 22-26, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 3 Correspondence, August 27-31, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 4 Correspondence, September 1-10, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 5 Correspondence, September 11-30, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 6 Correspondence, October 1-31, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 7 Correspondence, November 1-30, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 8 Correspondence, December 1-10, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 9 Correspondence, December 11-20, 1865

Box 21 / Folder 10 Correspondence, December 21-31, 1865

Box 22 / Folder 1 Correspondence, 1865-XX-XX

Box 22 / Folder 2 Correspondence, January 1-19, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 3 Correspondence, January 20-31, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 4 Correspondence, February 1-10, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 5 Correspondence, February 11-20, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 6 Correspondence, February 21-28, 1865

Box 22 / Folder 7 Correspondence, March 1-10, 1865

Box 22 / Folder 8 Correspondence, March 11-20, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 9 Correspondence, March 21-31, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 10 Correspondence, April 1-18, 1866

Box 22 / Folder 11 Correspondence, April 19-30, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 1 Correspondence, May 1-16, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 2 Correspondence, May 17-31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 3 Correspondence, June 1-15, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 4 Correspondence, June 16-31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 5 Correspondence, July 1-31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 6 Correspondence, August 1-31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 7 Correspondence, September 1-October 31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 8 Correspondence, November 1-30, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 9 Correspondence, December 1-15, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 10 Correspondence, December 16-31, 1866

Box 23 / Folder 11 Correspondence, 1866-XX-XX

Box 24 / Folder 1 Correspondence, January 1-15, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 2 Correspondence, January 16-31, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 3 Correspondence, February 1-15, 1867
Box 24 / Folder 4 Correspondence, February 16-28, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 5 Correspondence, March 1-6, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 6 Correspondence, March 7-8, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 7 Correspondence, March 9-15, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 8 Correspondence, March 16-20, 1867

Box 24 / Folder 9 Correspondence, March 21-26, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 1 Correspondence, March 27-31, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 2 Correspondence, April 1-10, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 3 Correspondence, April 11-30, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 4 Correspondence, May 1-31, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 5 Correspondence, June 1-29, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 6 Correspondence, July 1-30, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 7 Correspondence, August 1-31, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 8 Correspondence, September 1-30, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 9 Correspondence, October 1-31, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 10 Correspondence, November 1-30, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 11 Correspondence, December 1-31, 1867

Box 25 / Folder 12 Correspondence, 1867-XX-XX

Box 26 / Folder 1 Correspondence, January 1-15, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 2 Correspondence, January 16-31, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 3 Correspondence, February 1-29, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 4 Correspondence, March 1-31, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 5 Correspondence, April 1-30, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 6 Correspondence, May 1-31, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 7 Correspondence, June 1-30, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 8 Correspondence, July 1-31, 1868

Box 26 / Folder 9 Correspondence, August 1-31, 1868

Box 27 / Folder 1 Correspondence, September 1-30, 1868

Box 27 / Folder 2 Correspondence, October 1-31, 1868

Box 27 / Folder 3 Correspondence, November 4-30, 1868

Box 27 / Folder 4 Correspondence, December 1-30, 1868

Box 27 / Folder 5 Correspondence, 1868-XX-XX

Box 27 / Folder 6 Correspondence, January 1-30, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 7 Correspondence, February 1-16, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 8 Correspondence, February 17-28, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 9 Correspondence, March 1-15, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 10 Correspondence, March 16-31, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 11 Correspondence, April 1-30, 1869

Box 27 / Folder 12 Correspondence, May 3-31, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 1 Correspondence, June 1-30, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 2 Correspondence, July 1-30, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 3 Correspondence, August 1-31, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 4 Correspondence, September 14-24, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 5 Correspondence, October 13-23, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 6 Correspondence, November 10-19, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 7 Correspondence, December 1-30, 1869

Box 28 / Folder 8 Correspondence, 1869-XX-XX

Box 28 / Folder 9 Correspondence, January 1-31, 1870

Box 28 / Folder 10 Correspondence, February 1-28, 1870

Box 28 / Folder 11 Correspondence, March 3-31, 1870

Box 28 / Folder 12 Correspondence, April 2-27, 1870

Box 28 / Folder 13 Correspondence, May 1-27, 1870

Box 28 / Folder 14 Correspondence, June 9-27, 1870 Box 28 / Folder 15 Correspondence, July 1-October 27, 1870

Box 29 / Folder 1 Correspondence, November 1-December 23, 1870

Box 29 / Folder 2 Correspondence, 1870-XX-XX

Box 29 / Folder 3 Correspondence, January 1-31, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 4 Correspondence, February 3-28, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 5 Correspondence, March 4-30, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 6 Correspondence, April 3-30, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 7 Correspondence, May 1-22, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 8 Correspondence, June 2-July 27, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 9 Correspondence, August 9-September 21, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 10 Correspondence, October 1-November 29, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 11 Correspondence, December 1-29, 1871

Box 29 / Folder 12 Correspondence, 1871-XX-XX

Box 29 / Folder 13 Correspondence, January 1-April 30, 1872

Box 29 / Folder 14 Correspondence, May 1-31, 1872

Box 29 / Folder 15 Correspondence, June 3-December 31, 1872

Box 29 / Folder 16 Correspondence, 1872-XX-XX

Box 29 / Folder 17 Correspondence, January 6-February 28, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 1 Correspondence, March 5-May 28, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 2 Correspondence, June 2-July 29, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 3 Speech, July 4, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 4 Correspondence, August 1-September 27, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 5 Correspondence, October 1-December 22, 1873

Box 30 / Folder 6 Correspondence, 1873-XX-XX

Box 30 / Folder 7 Speeches, undated

Box 30 / Folder 8 Lists of Union Men by Counties, undated

Box 30 / Folder 9 L. U. Reavis' MSS Biography of Richard Yates I. (unfinished - unpublished), undated

Box 30 / Folder 10 Correspondence - I, undated

Box 30 / Folder 11 Correspondence - II, undated

Box 31 / Folder 1 Correspondence - III, undated

Box 31 / Folder 2 Correspondence - IV, undated

Box 31 / Folder 3 Correspondence - V, undated

Box 31 / Folder 4 Correspondence - VI, undated

Box 31 / Folder 5 Newspapers, undated

Series II: Richard Yates Jr., 1829-1936

Correspondence, 1874-1936 (Boxes 31-33)

Box 31 / Folder 6 Letters to James E. Babb, 1892-1916

Box 31 / Folder 7 Correspondence, 1874-1885

Box 31 / Folder 8 Correspondence, 1886-1900

Box 31 / Folder 9 Correspondence, 1901-1905

Box 32 / Folder 1 Correspondence, January-November, 1906

Box 32 / Folder 2 Correspondence, December 1-14, 1906

Box 32 / Folder 3 Correspondence, December 16-31, 1906

Box 32 / Folder 4 Correspondence, January-February, 1907

Box 32 / Folder 5 Correspondence, March=April, 1907

Box 32 / Folder 6 Correspondence, May, 1907

Box 32 / Folder 7 Correspondence, June-October, 1907

Box 32 / Folder 8 Correspondence, 1908

Box 32 / Folder 9 Correspondence, 1909--1910

Box 32 / Folder 10 Correspondence, 1912-1919

Box 32 / Folder 11 Correspondence, 1920-1923

Box 33 / Folder 1 Correspondence, 1924-1929

Box 33 / Folder 2 Correspondence, 1930-1936

Box 33 / Folder 3 Correspondence, undated

Genealogical Material, 1900-1909 (Box 33)

Box 33 / Folder 4 Family Items, undated

Box 33 / Folder 5 Genealogy Notes, 1900-1907

Box 33 / Folder 6 Genealogy Notes, February-May 1907

Box 33 / Folder 7 Genealogy Notes, 1907-1909

Manuscripts, 1911 (Boxes 33-34)

Box 33 / Folder 8 Books, MSS, Speeches, etc., 1911 - I

Box 33 / Folder 9 Books, MSS, Speeches, etc., 1911 - II

Box 34 / Folder 1 Books, MSS, Speeches, etc., 1911 - III

Box 34 / Folder 2 Serving the Republic, undated

Box 34 / Folder 3 "Autobiography", undated

Miscellaneous, 1829-1928 (Boxes 34-35.5)

Box 34 / Folder 4 Scrapbooks, Notebooks, and Pamphlets, undated

Box 35 / Folder 1 A. Lincoln ANS, March 26, 1862

Box 35 / Folder 2 U. S. Grant letter; document, February 8, 1864, April 8, 1869

Box 35 / Folder 3 R. Yates Sr. Correspondence, 1851-1871

Box 35 / Folder 4 Incoming Correspondence to R. Yates Sr., 1848-1860

Box 35 / Folder 5 Incoming correspondence to R. Yates Sr., 1861-1865

Box 35 / Folder 6 Incoming correspondence to R. Yates Sr., 1866-1873, undated

Box 35 / Folder 7 Other family members' correspondence, 1829-1928

Box 35 / Folder 8 Catherine Yates scrapbook, undated

Box 35 / Folder 9 Speeches, essays, scrapbook, 1862-1923

Box 35 / Folder 10 Yates speech, undated

Box 35 / Folder 11 Fragments, undated

Box 35 / Folder 12 Letter to Mrs. Rhoda Wadsworth, undated

Box 35 / Folder 13 Richard Yates Jr., undated

Box 35 / Folder 14 Clippings, undated

Box 35 / Folder 15 Portraits pulled from books, undated

Box 35 / Folder 16 Yates autograph calling card (84-86), undated

Box 35 / Folder 17 Legal documents from law practice (86-45-5), 1837-1847

Box 35 / Folder 18 Letter to C. W. Upham (86-13), 1860

Box 35 / Folder 19 Letter to Jacob Ammen (83-92), September 1863

Box 35 / Folder 20 Extradition papers for Marshall Fiske (70-40), 1863

Box 35 / Folder 21 Letter to Judge Kellogg; letter to John D. Strong (76-7), 1867, 1912

Box 35 / Folder 22 Letters (2) to Sec. of the Interior C. Delano asking for appointment (91-37), 1873

Box 35 / Folder 23 Speech for dedication of YMCA (71-29), 1907

Box 35 / Folder 24 Letter to Ensley Moore (76-37), June 1912

Box 35 / Folder 25 R. Yates Jr. letter to James Dalzell; letter to A. E. Inglesh (83-92), 1926

Box 35 / Folder 26 R. Yates Jr., legal documents (86-46-5), 1890-1927

Box 35.5 / Folder 1 R. Yates Sr. papers (86-10), 1845-1873

Box 35.5 / Folder 2 R. Yates Sr. scrapbook, printed material and biographical material (86-10), 1851-1869, undated

Box 35.5 / Folder 3 R. Yates Jr. papers (86-10), 1878-1922

Box 35.5 / Folder 4 R. Yates Jr. scrapbook (86-10), 1900-1936

Series III: Bound Volumes, 1837-1930

Richard Yates Sr., 1837-1873

BV 1 Law School Notebook, 1837

BV 2 Law Practice Accounts, 1840-1842

BV 3 Law Practice Accounts, 1842-1845

BV 4 Executive Orders, 1861

BV 5 Letter Press Book, August 10, 1861-February 14, 1862

BV 6 Letter Press Book, February 14, 1862-April 24, 1863

BV 7 Letter Press Book, March 1868-April 1869

BV 8 Clippings re death of Yates, 1873

Richard Yates Jr., 1886-1925

BV 9 Docket - 62nd Congress, 1911

BV 10 Form Letters, 1919-1920

BV 11 Campaign Address Book by County, 1926-1930

BV 12 Records of 70th Congress - Letters - Patronage, etc., 1927

BV 13 Scrapbook - Clippings - Photos - Miscellaneous, 1886-1925

BV 14 Scrapbook - Clippings - Rallies, 1900

BV 15 Scrapbook, 1900

BV 16 Scrapbook - Clippings re McKinley Assassination and Funeral, 1901

BV 17 Scrapbook - Clippings while at Mansion, 1901

BV 18 Scrapbook - Clippings re "Roosevelt in the White House" by A. Butt, undated

BV 19 Clippings re illness (Scrapbook), 1902

BV 20 Political Scrapbook, 1903

BV 21 Scrapbook - Political Clippings, 1904

BV 22 Scrapbook - House of Representatives, 1919

BV 23 Scrapbook - Clippings re Political "Friends", 1921-1924

BV 24 Scrapbook - Clippings re Wm. J. Bryan, July 23, 1925-August 2, 1925

BV 25 Scrapbook - Clippings - Miscellaneous, undated

Catherine Yates, 1909

BV 26 Scrapbook, ca. 1909

Citation

Yates family, Yates, Richard, 1815-1873, and Yates, Richard, 1860-1936, “Yates Family Papers, 1789-1936,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 16, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25927.