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Tilton, Clint Clay (1870-1946) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Tilton, Clint Clay (1870-1946)


Historical Note: Clint Clay Tilton (1870-1946) was a Danville, Illinois, printer, reporter, and later newspaper owner and publisher.  After retiring from the press, Tilton served as president of the Illinois State Historical Society (1939-1940), presiding at the annual meeting held in Carbondale, May 1940.  Tilton had a lifelong interest in Abraham Lincoln and spent over forty years collecting books and other items relating to Lincoln and American history, which he donated to Southern Illinois University.
Sources: "Clint Clay Tilton Library of Lincolniana and Americana," Southern Illinois University, 1949.
Note Author: Pam Hackbart-Dean





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