Biester-Davis Papers (Belvidere-Elgin), 1885-1887
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Brief Description:

The materials in this collection document the perspective held by two individuals regarding the practice of law, national politics, prohibition and various issues of moral integrity during the years 1885-1887.

File folder 1 contains genealogical and biographical material relating to the Davis family. Also included is a typescript copy of the Biester letters to Davis. File folder 2 contains the holograph copies of the Biester letters to Davis. File folder 3 contains a letter and several addresses written by James Davis while he was studying law in Chicago.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/035
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/22/1978.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to materials in the collection.
Subject Index
Belvidere (Ill.)
Biester, William
Davis, James E.
Van Vorhees Family
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Miss Jamie E. Davis  This collection was donated to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center by Miss Jamie E. Davis, Fairdale, Illinois, on June 22, 1978.