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1868 Illinois election tickets

 Collection — Folder: S1392
Identifier: S1392

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of Republican and Democratic tickets from the 7th Congressional District and 40th District of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 1868 election. The tickets for each party list candidates for national, state, and local offices.


  • 1868

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

The 1868 election was the first to be held following the end of the Civil War. Major issues during the election were Reconstruction of the South and suffrage for newly freed slaves. Ulysses S. Grant was the Republican candidate for president and Schuyler Colfax, a United States Representative from Indiana, was his running mate. New York former governor Horatio Seymour was the Democrat nominee and Frank P. Blair was his running mate. Grant won the election with 214 electoral votes to Seymour's 80. In Illinois, Republican John M. Palmer defeated Democrat John R. Eden for Governor.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. "Eden, John Rice, (1826-1909)." Accessed May 10, 2019.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "United States Presidential Election of 1868." Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed May 10, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by political party.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ray White.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/10 by Laura Eliason.
1868 Illinois election tickets
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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