Messinger, John (1771-1846). Papers, 1799-1846, 1860, 1936

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Collection Overview

Title: Messinger, John (1771-1846). Papers, 1799-1846, 1860, 1936

Primary Creator: Messinger, John

Extent: 0.4 cubic feet. More info below.

Subjects: Illinois--Politics and government, Property, St. Clair County (Ill.), Surveying

Forms of Material: Personal papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

John Messinger migrated to Illinois in 1802 where he worked as a surveyor, cartographer, and educator, and also became involved in politics. This collection mainly contains transcripts of Messinger's correspondence, made from originals in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, but it also includes a surveying notebook, land deeds, agreements for millwright work, and a copy of Messinger's A Manual, or Handbook, Intended for Convenience in Practical Surveying (St. Louis, 1821). In addition, the collection contains a CD of Messinger's field book, donated by William J. Shive of the St. Clair County (Ill.) Historical Society.

Subject/Index Terms

Illinois--Politics and government
St. Clair County (Ill.)