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Mather, Edwards, Forquer, Jayne, Slater, Cook, Trumbull, Black, Remann, Owsley, and Palmer families and many others whose names were familiar to early residents of Illinois.

Legh K. Brainerd was educated in the public schools of Springfield and studied law with the firm of Connolly and Mather. He was admitted to the bar in 1889, and was assistant United States district attorney for the Southern District of Illinois during the second administration of Mr. Cleveland.

He was married August 25, 1891, to Edna J. Shipp of Petersburg, Illinois. When a small child he fell down the stairway in the home of his parents, and this accident caused a serious injury to his hip. He was taken to New York by his granfather, Mr. Lamb, and his aunt, for surgical treatment by the noted Dr. L. A. Sayre. This aunt, later Mrs. John M. Palmer, gave him the most devoted and affectionate care and became deeply attached to him, which attachment continued in an increasing degree up to the day of his death.

Mr. Brainerd was much interested in the history of his native State, and was well versed in the local history of Springfield. He was a member of the Ilinois State Historical Society and of the Sons of Veterans. He was a man of tender heart and the most generous impulses. His death was very sudden. He was called away before he had reached middle life, but to those who knew him well his taking away has left a void which will not soon be filled. He leaves, besides his wife, one son, his mother, three brothers and one sister and his aunt, Mrs. John M. Palmer, whose devotion to him was more like the love of a mother for a favorite child.

Mr. Brainerd was buried in beautiful Oak Ridge cemetery on December 5, 1910.

Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library and Society.

No. 1. A Bibliography of Newspapers Published in Illinois prior to 1860. Prepared by Edmund J. James, Ph. D., professor in the University of Chicago; assisted by Milo J. Loveless, graduate student in the University of Chicago. 94 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1899.

No. 2. *Information Relating to the Territorial Laws of Illinois, passed from 1809 to 1812. Prepared by Edmund J. James, Ph. D. 15 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1899.

No. 3. *The Territorial Records of Illinois. Edited by Edmund J. James, Ph. D., professor in the University of Chicago 170 pages, 8 yo., Springfield, 1901.

No. 4. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1900. Edited by E. B. Greene, Ph. D., secretary of the society. 55 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1900.

No. 5 *Alphabetic Catalog of the Books, Manuscripts, Pictures and Curios of the Illinois State Historical Library. Authors, Titles and Subjects. Compiled under the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Library, by the librarian, Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber. 363 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1900.

No. 6. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1901. 122 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1901.

No. 7. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1902 246 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1902.

No. 8. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1903. 376 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1904.

No. 9. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1904. 701 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1904.

No. 10. "Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1905. 500 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1906.

No. 11. *Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1906. 437 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1906.

No. 12. Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1907. 436 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1908.

No 13. Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1908. 383 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1909.

*Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. 1. Edited by H. W. Beckwith, President Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library. 642 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1903.

*Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. 2. Virginia series, Vol. 1. Editod by Clarence W. Alvord. CLVI and 663 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, Ill., 1907.

*Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. 3. Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. Lincoln Series, Vol. 1. Edited by Edwin Erle Sparks, Ph. D., 627 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, Ill., 1908.

*Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. 4. Executive Series, Vol. 1. The Governors' Lotter-books, 1818-1834. Edited by Evarts Boutell Greene and Clarence Walworth Alvord. 317 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, Ill., 1909.

Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. 5. Virginia Series, Vol. II. Kaskaskia Records, 1778-1790. Edited by Clarence Walworth Alvord. L and 681 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, Ill., 1909.

*Bulletin of the Illinois State Historical Library, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept., 1905. Illinois in the Eighteenth Century By Clarence W. Alvord, University of Illinois. 38 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1905.

Bulletin of the Illinois State Historical Library. Vol. 1, No. 2, Juno 1, 1906. Laws of the Territory of Illinois, 1809-1811. Edited by Clarence W. Alvord, University of Illinois. 34 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1906.

*Circular Illinois State Historical Library. Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov., 1905. An outline for the study of Illinois State history. Compiled under the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, by Jessie Palmer Weber, Librarian of the Illinois State Historical Library and Secretary of the Illinois State Historical Society, assisted by Georgia L. Osborne, assistant Librarian. 94 pages, 8 vo., Springfield, 1905.

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Vol. I, Nos. 1-4. April, 1908, to January, 1909. Vol. II, Nos. 1-4, April, 1909, to January, 1910. Vol. III, Nos. 1-4, April, 1910, to January, 1911.

*Out of print.

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