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Marriage certificate, from the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee
Marriage certificate, from the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee
Resource Typeimage
TitleMarriage certificate, from the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee
Coverage / Year1842; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionYellowed marriage certificate for the wedding of E.S. Barnes and Caroline Inslee on November 24, 1842, in Springfield. The certificate is signed by N.W. Matheny. Note below printed area in ink: "Solemnized by me on the/day and date above written/Charles Dresser." Marked on back: "E.S. Barnes & Caroline S. Inslee No. 2802." L 7 3/4" x W 6".
InterpretationNovember of 1842 must have been a very busy month for the Rev. Dresser as earlier in the month (November 4th) he had officiated at the marriage of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorMatheny, N.W., clerk; Dresser, Reverend Charles
SourcePurchased from The Railsplitter Auction, New York, NY
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Wedding; Acquaintances; Dresser, Rev. Charles; Marriage
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 9459
CONTENTdm file name7183719962003_9459.jpg
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