Manuscripts/Mixed Material Bill for Divorce in Graham v. Graham, [Law papers].
- Bill for Divorce in Graham v. Graham, [Law papers].
- Contributor Names
- Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
- Herndon, William Henry (Author)
- Created / Published
- Sangamon County, Illinois, August 2, 1859
- Subject Headings
- - Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- - Lincoln's law practice
- - Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
- - Wright, P. (Lincoln's law practice)
- - Graham, Almira (Lincoln's law practice)
- - Graham, James (Lincoln's law practice)
- - Kelly, Amanda (Lincoln's law practice)
- - Manuscripts
- - legal case and case notes
- - United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
- legal case and case notes
- - Summary: Almira Graham retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued James Graham for divorce on the grounds of cruelty and adultery with Amanda Kelly. She also requested custody of their one child. Almira Graham claimed that James Graham beat her causing bruises on her body. Amanda Kelly testified that she had had a bastard child and that James Graham was the father. A constable arrested Graham for bastardy and testified that Graham "stated that he did not know whether he was the father ... but that he had a chance to be." Other testimony showed James Graham to be a drunkard. James Graham failed to appear, and the court ruled for Almira Graham and granted the divorce.
- 32.5 x 21 cm.
- Call Number
- Law Papers; Portfolio 3, no. 51
- Source Collection
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
- Rare Book And Special Collections Division
- Digital Id
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