Charles Shuster Zane autobiography

Charles Shuster Zane autobiography

Dates: 1899

Mimeographed copy of a typewritten autobiography. Zane writes about his early life as a student and as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois. He tells about his personal acquaintance with Abraham Lincoln and about hearing Lincoln give formal speeches on several occasions. Zane was appointed a federal judge in 1884 for the territory of Utah and writes about presiding over a number of important cases relating to polygamy in Utah. He later practiced law in Utah.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (33 p.)
  • Creator: Zane, Charles S.
  • Call Number: MSS 707
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles Shuster Zane autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: MSS 707; Charles Shuster Zane autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 707, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Presidents--United States--History; Judges--Utah--History; Lawyers--Utah--Salt Lake City--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Lawyers--Illinois--Springfield--History; Material Types; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Church and state--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century; Springfield (Ill.)--History; Zane, Charles S.; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
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19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
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Charles Shuster Zane autobiography
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Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-16 13:23:47 -0700.
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Biographical History

American lawyer and judge.

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