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Monroe C. Crawford papers


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Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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Title: Monroe C. Crawford papers, 1834-1919Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 013

Primary Creator: Crawford, Monroe C., (1835-1919.)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type, and then chronologically.

Subjects: Crawford, Monroe C., 1835-1919., Illinois - History - Civil war, 1861-1865, Judges - Illinois - History, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists mainly of correspondence. In addition it includes biographical information about Monroe Crawford, newspaper clippings which document the activities of lawyer, judge, Civil War veteran, and politician, Monroe C. Crawford.

Biographical Note

Monroe Crawford was born on May 26, 1835, on a farm in Franklin County, Illinois.  He was licensed to practice law before continuing his education at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Law degree.

Upon returning to Benton, Illinois, Mr. Crawford opened a law office.  In 1856 he was elected to the office of State's Attorney and again in 1860. In 1862 he volunteered as a federal soldier and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

      In 1886 he was elected judge of the County Court of Union County, Illinois, a position he held until December of 1918.  His term as judge totaled 44 years. Judge Crawford died on March 8, 1919.

Subject/Index Terms

Crawford, Monroe C., 1835-1919.
Illinois - History - Civil war, 1861-1865
Judges - Illinois - History
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permissions from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: Monroe Crawford VFM

Preferred Citation: [Item], Monroe C. Crawford papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Biographical Information and PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1834-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1860-1869Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1870-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1881-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1876-1908, undatedAdd to your cart.

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