This collection consists of the research notes of Clayton F. Daugherty regarding Abraham Lincoln's legal career in Champaign County.
Clayton F. Daugherty (1899-1990) was a Lincoln collector and researcher who lived most of his life in Champaign County, Illinois. He spent many years studying the law career of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his legal work in Urbana, Illinois.
This collection includes Daugherty's research notes on Lincoln in Champaign County as well as photocopies of documents from Champaign County court cases involving Lincoln. In addition, the collection contains research on notable figures, such as J.O. Cunningham, David Davis and B. F. Harris, conducted by Daugherty. The collection also contains information on agriculture, inns and taverns, and other aspects of life in early Champaign County.
Ossie Daugherty, wife of Clayton F. Daugherty, donated this collection to The Library in 2002 with assistance from The Urbana Free Library and the Denver Public library.