PALMER, John McAuley, 1817-1900



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1811-1906. 2,700 items. Correspondence, documents, and other papers relating to legal practice, politics, Republican party in Illinois and its Bloomington Convention (1856), military district of Kentucky, Chicago fire (1871), Democratic party and National Convention (1872) and service as governor (1869-1873) and U.S. senator (1891).

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Lewis Baldwin Parsons papers, 1656-1908.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: 12 miscellaneous items in various collections.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (May 25, 1861) to T.S. Mather in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: August 1, 1856. 1 letter. From Abraham Lincoln advising Palmer to wait a while before declining publicly to run for Congress.