TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Milo Kendall

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1829-1906

Subseries 1: Milo Kendall, 1845-1897

Subseries 2: Family, 1829-1906

Series 2: Personal, 1841-1898

Series 3: Family Papers, 1798-1925

Series 4: Business Materials, 1843-1911

Subseries 1: Business correspondence, 1843-1907

Subseries 2: Legal documents and cases, 1839-1899

Subseries 3: Railroad documents, 1860-1875

Subseries 4: American House Company documents, 1866-1898

Subseries 5: Land abstracts, 1850s-1880s

Subseries 6: Financial, 1846-1911

Subseries 7: Ledgers, 1860s-1911

Subseries 8: Miscellaneous business documents, 1846-1901

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Inventory of the Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925, bulk 1845-1906


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Kelly Kress, 2009.

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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Kendall, Milo, 1819-1905
Title Milo Kendall Papers
Dates 1798-1925
Dates bulk 1845-1906
Extent 17.5 linear feet (39 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Abstract Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Kendall
Collection Stack Location 3a 40 8

Administrative Information

Cite As

Milo Kendall Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Diana Haskell, ca. 1985.

Processed by

Kelly Kress, 2009.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Milo Kendall Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

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Biography of Milo Kendall

Lawyer and businessman based in Princeton, Bureau County, Ill.

Milo Kendall was born in Waterford, Vermont, in Caledonia County, on April 1, 1819. His grandfather, William Kendall, was a native of Massachusetts and fought in the Revolutionary War before relocating to Vermont. Milo Kendall's father, Jerreb Kendall, was the captain of a calvary troop and worked as a miller and hotelier in Vermont. Jerreb Kendall married Lucy Woods in 1802, and the couple had eleven sons: Jerreb, John, George, James E., Larnard L., Lyman, Alonzo, Lorenzo, Milo, Chester and William, and one daughter, Lucy. Milo Kendall remained in close contact with his family throughout his life, corresponding with them frequently.

Kendall completed his education in Vermont, attending the Newbury Seminary (now the Vermont College of Fine Arts) in Montpelier, and then reading law with Bartlett & Fletcher in Linden, Vermont. In 1845 Kendall went to Illinois with attorney C.K. Harvey, and was admitted to the bar in Knoxville, Knox County. Shortly afterword Kendall relocated to Princeton, in Bureau county, where he opened his own law practice, one of the first in the area. In 1857 he began a partnership with George O. Ide which lasted until 1871, when Ide relocated to Chicago. Kendall later partnered with Owen Lovejoy. For forty years Kendall was the attorney for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, and also handled cases for the Illinois Grand Trunk Railway, later absorbed into the CB&Q. He was also very active in the local affairs and politics of Princeton and Bureau County, serving as Mayor, President of the Early Settlers Association, and an elections official.

In 1848 Kendall married Orpha Ide, daughter of Baptist minister Rev. John Ide. The couple had four children: twins Charles and Frank were born in 1853 but died a few years later, William, born in 1855, and Helen (Nell) born in 1858. William Kendall remained in Princeton throughout his life. He married Alla Kaull in in 1879, and the couple had five daughters: Orpha, Zoe, Helen, Bertha, and Alla. Helen Kendall married Harry Winter in 1888, and moved with him to the Hyde Park area of Chicago and later to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The couple had one son, Milo K.Winter, born in 1889.

Orpha Ide Kendall died in 1890. Milo remained in Princeton but stayed with his daughter and her family often in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Milo Kendall died on December 25, 1905 after a brief illness.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, personal materials, legal documents, and other items related to the life and career of Milo Kendall.

The correspondence includes many letters to and from Kendall's siblings and parents, as well as other relatives and friends in Vermont and elsewhere. Family correspondence includes letters from Kendall siblings to their parents and each other, as well as members of Orpha Ide Kendall's family. Also included are Orpha Ide Kendall's courtship letters to Milo Kendall, and incoming correspondence to her from her sisters, parents, and friends. There is also voluminous correspondence from Milo & Orpha Kendall's daughter Helen (Nell) Kendall Winter. The Personal series includes materials related to Kendall's life and career, including his involvement in civic matters in Bureau County, finances, writings and speeches, and various personal items. The Family Papers consist mainly of materials related to Orpha Ide Kendall and her family, including the childhood writings of Orpha and her sisters, as well as documents related to Orpha's father John Ide, a prominent Baptist preacher in Massachusetts and New York state. There are also a few items pertaining to Milo and Orpha's son William.

The remainder of the collection consists of documents related to Milo Kendall's law practice and other business dealings. The law papers cover a variety of issues, including land and property agreements and disputes, estate administration, divorces, and debt collection. There are legal documents such as wills, deeds, mortgages, and leases included in the papers, as well as hand-written depositions and briefs. Kendall served as lawyer for both the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and the Illinois Grand Trunk Railway (formerly the Camanche, Albany, and Mendota Railroad), and there are materials related to personal injury cases as well as right of way and securities issues. Other materials include business correspondence, a small amount of materials from Kendall's first law partnership with C.K. Harvey in 1846, expense logs and receipts from Kendall's later law practices, land abstracts, copies of documents Kendall notarized, and financial records of the American House Hotel in Princeton, which Kendall had an interest in.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • American House Hotel (Princeton, Ill.) -- Records and Correspondence
  • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
  • Illinois Grand Trunk Railway Co.
  • Kendall, Milo, 1819-1905
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Public opinion
  • McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885

Subjects

  • Brothers and sisters -- Correspondence
  • Families -- Correspondence
  • Law -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Public opinion
  • Bureau County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century--Sources
  • Chattel mortgages -- Illinois
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Children's writings, American
  • Correspondence -- 1801-1850
  • Correspondence -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Courtship -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Debtor and creditor -- Illinois -- Cases
  • Deeds -- Illinois -- Bureau County
  • Divorce -- Illinois -- Cases
  • Divorce suits -- Illinois
  • Elections -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Families -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
  • Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
  • Lawyers -- Illinois -- Bureau County
  • Leases -- Illinois
  • Ledgers
  • Legal instruments -- Illinois -- Bureau County
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Practice of law -- Illinois -- Princeton -- History --19th century -- Sources
  • Princeton (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Railroad accidents -- Illinois -- Cases
  • Railroad law -- Illinois -- Cases
  • Railroads -- Illinois -- History --19th century -- Sources
  • Railroads -- Right of Way -- Illinois -- Cases
  • Railroads -- United States -- Consolidation -- History
  • Real estate business -- Illinois
  • Real estate business -- Law and legislation -- Illinois
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slavery -- United States -- Public opinion
  • Speeches
  • Temperance -- United States -- Public opinion
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 -- Public opinion
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1829-1906

Personal letters to Milo Kendall, with a short section of outgoing letters, and other family correspondence. Kendall wrote many letters to family and friends in Vermont in the early years of his move to Illinois, and this correspondence documents his efforts to begin a law practice, and also his thoughts on settling in Princeton, getting older, and getting married. Also included are courtship letters to his future wife, Orpha Ide Kendall.
Family correspondence includes letters from Kendall siblings to their parents and each other, as well as members of Orpha Ide Kendall's family. Also included are Orpha Ide Kendall's courtship letters to Milo Kendall, and incoming correspondence to her from her sisters, parents, and friends. There is also voluminous correspondence from Milo & Orpha Kendall's daughter Helen (Nell) Kendall Winter, who lived with her husband and son in the Hyde Park area of Chicago and later Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nell wrote frequently to her parents, and the letters contain many observations of life in Hyde Park, including the World's Exposition in 1893.
Organized in the following subseries: 1. Milo Kendall, 1845-1897; and 2. Family, 1829-1906.
 

Sub-Series 1: Milo Kendall, 1845-1897


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Incoming Family - Ely, Herman, 1880
1 2 Incoming Family - Ide, George, 1869
1 3 Incoming Family - Ide, George O., 1872
1 4 Incoming Family - Ide, John C., 1846
1 5 Incoming Family - Kaull, Dr. William M., 1884-1894
1 6 Incoming Family - Kendall, Alonzo, Persis & Robert (brother), 1880-1889
1 7 Incoming Family - Kendall, Anna Morris (niece), 1869
1 8 Incoming Family - Kendall, Anna N. (niece), 1883
1 9 Incoming Family - Kendall, E. W. (nephew), 1880
1 10 Incoming Family - Kendall, Frank (nephew) (incl. note from Larnard Lamb Kendall), 1884-1897
1 11 Incoming Family - Kendall, George (brother), 1850
1 12 Incoming Family - Kendall, George V. (nephew), [1863]
1 13 Incoming Family - Kendall, James E. (brother), 1844-1864
1 14 Incoming Family - Kendall, James L. (nephew), 1860
1 15 Incoming Family - Kendall, J. F. (Jerome Ford, nephew), 1894-1895
1 16 Incoming Family - Kendall, Jerreb, Lucy W. & Lucy (Robinson) (parents & sister), 1845-1847
1 17 Incoming Family - Kendall, L. J. (nephew), 1894
1 18 Incoming Family - Kendall, Larnard Lamb (L.L.) (brother), 1846, 1859-1860
1 19 Incoming Family - Kendall, Lorenzo & Rosamond (brother), 1845-1857, n.d.
1 20 Incoming Family - Kendall, Lyman (nephew), 1864-1869
1 21 Incoming Family - Kendall, Orpha Ide (wife), 1845-1848
1 22 Incoming Family - Kendall, Orpha & Zoe (granddaughters), ca. 1885; 1889
1 23 Incoming Family - Kendall, William I. (son), 1884-1896
1 24 Incoming Family - Kendall, William W., 1845-1857
1 25 Incoming Family - Kendall, William W., 1871-1872
1 26 Incoming Family - Laughlin, E.K. (niece), 1888, 1890
1 27 Incoming Family - McGrannis, Melissa (cousin), 1868
1 28 Incoming Family - Robinson, Lucy C. (sister) (incl. note from J. E. Kendall), 1884-1888
1 29 Incoming Family - Tuck, Mattie K. (niece), 1889-1897
1 30 Incoming Family - Winter, Harry A (son-in-law), 1890-1897
1 31 Incoming Family - letter from unknown brother, written on large sheet of brown paper, n.d.
1 32 Incoming Family - letter from "Helen," re: Chicago fire, written from Evanston, Ill., 1871
1 33 Incoming Family - unknown, 1980, 1896
2 34 Incoming Friends - Adams, William (incl. obituary), 1895
2 35 Incoming Friends - Bye, R.W., 1894-1895
2 36 Incoming Friends - Carrick, ____ S., ca. 1850s
2 37 Incoming Friends - Coulter, John, 1846
2 38 Incoming Friends - Fuller, Samuel W., 1846-1847
2 39 Incoming Friends - Fuller, Samuel W., 1850-1854
2 40 Incoming Friends - Goss, George, 1847, 1851
2 41 Incoming Friends - Harvey, C.K. & Hannah K., 1846-1850
2 42 Incoming Friends - Hoyt, J.F., n.d.
2 43 Incoming Friends - Ives, F.B., 1890
2 44 Incoming Friends - James, Daniel B., 1845-1852
2 45 Incoming Friends - Judd, Mark L., 1894
2 46 Incoming Friends - Lawrence, Carleton, 1844-1848, n.d.
2 47 Incoming Friends - Remick, James K. Jr., 1851-1854
2 48 Incoming Friends - Silsby, David, 1845-1848
2 49 Incoming Friends - Taylor, Dr. C.R., 1846
2 50 Incoming Friends - Thompson, Joseph A., 1890-1896, n.d.
2 51 Incoming Friends - Thompson, Mary, 1854-[1890]
2 52 Outgoing - to Family, 1883-1890, n.d.
2 53 Outgoing - Kendall, James E. (brother) (unfinished), 1848
2 54 Outgoing - Kendall, Orpha Ide (wife), 1846-1885, n.d.
2 55 Outgoing - Kendall, William I. (son), 1884-1896
2 56 Outgoing - Kendall, William W. (brother), 1846
2 57 Outgoing - Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall (daughter), 1883-1888
 

Sub-Series 2: Family, 1829-1906


Box Folder Contents
3 58 Beecher, R.S. to Orpha Ide Kendall, 1840-1843
3 59 Brown, Elizabeth P. to Orpha Ide Kendall, 1841
3 60 Dickerson, C.C. to Orpha Ide Kendall, n.d.
3 61 Eagan, Harriet to Orpha Ide Kendall (cousin), 1842
3 62 Ide, Ellen F. to Orpha Ide Kendall (sister), 1874
3 63 Ide, George B. to Clarissa Ide (sister), 1829
3 64 Ide, George B. to George Osman Ide (son), 1859
3 65 Ide, Harriet (Hattie) to George Ide, 1856
3 66 Ide, Harriet to Orpha Ide Kendall (niece), 1844
3 67 Ide, John C. to Orpha Ide Kendall (sister), 1846
3 68 Ide, John to Orpha Ide & Milo Kendall (daughter & son-in-law), 1848-1859
3 69 [Ide], Sally to Orpha Ide Kendall, 1844-1846
3 70 Ide, Sarah M. to Orpha Ide Kendall (sister), 1831, 1839
3 71 Ide, Thankful to Helen M. Ide 1860
3 72 Ide, Thankful to Orpha Ide Kendall (sister), 1856
3 73 Ide, Thankful to Sarah Ide (mother), 1839
3 74 Ide, William C. to George Ide (brother), 1857-1860
3 75 Kendall, Alla Kaull to Orpha Ide Kendall (mother-in-law), 1884
3 76 Kendall, Anna N. to Louis [?], ca. 1880s
3 77 Kendall, Jerreb E. to William W. Kendall (son), 1846
3 78 Kendall, Lucy Woods to Lorenzo Kendall (son), 1847
3 79 Kendall, Orpha Ide to unknown, 1832
3 80 Kendall, Orpha Ide to Jane Baldwin, 1838
3 81 Kendall, Orpha Ide to Carlista Knight, 1832
3 82 Kendall, Orpha Ide to John Ide and Sarah Ide (parents), 1841-1844
3 83 Kendall, Orpha Ide to Sarah M. Ide (sister), 1840
3 84 Kendall, Relief W. to Orpha Ide Kendall, n.d.
3 85 Kendall, William I. to family, 1884, 1888, n.d.
3 86 Kendall, William I. to Orpha Kendall (daughter), 1884
3 87 Kendall, William I. to Orpha Ide Kendall (mother), 1884
3 88 Kendall, William I. to Helen (Nell) Kendall Winter (sister), 1884
3 89 Kendall, William W. to Lorenzo Kendall (brother), 1849
3 90 Lawrence, Carleton to Orpha Ide Kendall, 1845-1848
3 91 Tustin, Susannah to Orpha Ide Kendall, 1840
3 92 Pond, Clara E. to Orpha Ide Kendall (niece), 1848
3 93 Robinson, Lucy K. to Orpha Ide Kendall (sister-in-law), 1868-1869
3 94 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, 1882
3 95 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, 1887
3 96 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, 1888
4 97 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, Jan.-May, 1889
4 98 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, July-Dec., 1889
4 99 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, Jan.-March, 1890
4 100 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, April-May, 1890
4 101 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, June-July, 1890
4 102 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, Aug.-Dec., 1890
4 103 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, 1891-1894
4 104 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to family, 1895
4 105 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to Milo Kendall, 1896
4 106 Winter, Helen (Nell) Kendall to William I. Kendall (brother), 1906
4 107 Winter, W.M. to William I. Kendall, 1890
4 108 Woods, John R. & Melissa M. to Milo & Orpha Ide Kendall, 1845-1890

Series 2: Personal, 1841-1898

Materials related to Milo Kendall's life, including his career, involvement in civic matters in Bureau County, personal finances, writings and speeches, and various other personal items. A supporter of the Mexican-American War, Kendall's 1846 speeches to the Town of Princeton reflect his point of view that the war was important for land expansion. Kendall's early writings date back to his education, and include his opinions on various matters, including the Constitution, temperance, slavery and women's place in the home. Later writings, which could possibly also be speeches, detail Kendall's support of George B. McClellan for President of the United States in 1864, and reflect his strong dislike for Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's policies regarding the Civil War and slavery. There is some poetry and story writing as well.
A prominent lawyer and well-respected citizen of the Town of Princeton, Kendall was very involved in local and civic issues, serving as both Mayor and President of the town. He was also a memeber of the Early Settlers Association and the Board of Education, a director of the Citizen's National Bank, a notary, and served as an elections official numerous times in Bureau County.
The few images found with the collection include a copy of a photo of Milo Kendall with his daughter Helen (Nell) Kendall Winter, and grandson Milo Winter, and a photo of a Princeton-based musical group.
Arranged alphabetically within category.

Box Folder Contents
5 109 Career - American Legal Association membership, 1851, 1851
5 110 Career - business cards: law practice & real estate, ca. 1870s
5 111 Career - business cards: various local businesses, ca. 1860s-1880s
5 112 Career - certification to practice law: Illinois, 1845
5 113 Career - court docket, 1847, 1855
5 114 Career - court docket, 1857-1859
5 115 Career - court docket, 1865
5 116 Career - court docket, 1894
5 117 Career - law licences: Kendall & Ide, 1862, 1863
5 118 Career - Livingston's Law Register, 1854
5 119 Career - Notary Public appointment, 1859, 1861, 1965, 1881
5 120 Civic materials - Democratic platform: Princeton, Bureau County, 1848
5 121 Civic materials - poll book & results, Bureau County, 1868
5 122 Civic materials - poll books, Bureau County, 1869
5 123 Civic materials - poll book: school directors election, Bureau County, 1866
5 124 Civic materials - Proceedings of the Old Settler's Society, Princeton, Ill, 1867
5 125 Civic materials - program: Princeton High School graduation (speaker), 1864
5 126 Civic materials - program: St. Lawrence County Sunday School Convention, Ogdensburgh, NY, 1860
5 127 Civic materials - program: Washington's Birthday Festival, Princeton, Ill, 1860
5 128 Civic materials - railroad election ballots, Walnut, Ill, 1870
5 129 Civic materials - voter list, 1868-1870
5 130 Financial - account books, 1860-1861, 1861-1864, 1864-1867, 1866-1872
6 131 Financial - account books, 1868-1875, 1878-1879, 1879-1881
6 132 Financial - account books, 1882-1884, 1886-1891
6 133 Financial - account books, 1894, 1895
6 134 Financial - account books, 1859, 1867, 1889
6 135 Financial - receipts, 1867-1868
6 136 Financial - receipts, 1870-1874
6 137 Financial - receipts, 1875-1879
6 138 Financial - receipts, 1880-1889
6 139 Financial - receipts, 1890-1898
6 140 Financial - tax return, 1868
7 141 Miscellaneous - clipping: Runaway Pond, Vermont, 1841
7 142 Miscellaneous - currency: Martinique, n.d.
7 143 Miscellaneous - floor plan, n.d.
7 144 Miscellaneous - Newbury Seminary card; friendship cards, 1840s
7 145 Miscellaneous - Newspapers: Bureau County Democrat, Bureau County Republican, Bureau County Tribune (see oversize), 1860, 1874
7 146 Miscellaneous - poster: Public Sale, 1872
7 147 Miscellaneous - printed materials: sales flyers, ca. 1870s
7 148 Miscellaneous - tickets: Worlds' Columbian Exposition Chicago Day, 1893
7 149 Miscellaneous - Vermont Farmers' Almanac (incl. calendar), 1845
7 150 Photographs - Milo Kendall with daughter and grandson (not original), ca. 1890
7 151 Photographs - Simon's Orchestra, Princeton, Ill, ca. 1870s
7 152 Photographs - unidentified: Master's Art Gallery, Marengo, Iowa, ca. 1870s
7 153 Speech - 4th of July, 1846
7 154 Speech - 4th of July, [1876]
7 155 Speech - church construction, Princeton, Ill, [1847]
7 156 Speech - "Corduroy Britches" (humorous), ca. 1845
7 157 Speech - Farmers' Institute, n.d.
7 158 Speech - US/Mexico war, 1846, n.d.
7 159 Writings - Chicago Convention & McClellan as people's candidate, [1864]
7 160 Writings - Civil War, Lincoln, slavery, ca. 1864
7 161 Writings - the Constitution, ca. 1840s
7 162 Writings - Democratic platform principles, ca. 1840s
7 163 Writings - notebooks, 1840s
7 164 Writings - poetry, 1846, n.d.
7 165 Writings - runaway horse story, n.d.
7 166 Writings - slander, n.d.
7 167 Writings - temperance, 1847, n.d.
7 168 Writings - "True Liberty of Speech," n.d.
7 169 Writings - various law, ca. 1840s
7 170 Writings - various law, ca. 1840s
7 171 Writings - various law, ca. 1860s-1870s

Series 3: Family Papers, 1798-1925

Materials related to relatives of Milo Kendall, his wife Orpha Ide Kendall, and her family, including the childhood writings of Orpha Ide Kendall and her sisters Sarah and Clarissa, and Milo & Orpha's nephew George O. Ide. Also included are documents related to Orpha Ide Kendall's father John Ide, a prominent Baptist preacher in Massachusetts and New York state. A few items related to Milo and Orpha Ide Kendall's son William I. Kendall, who lived and worked in Princeton, are also included.
Arranged alphabetically by person.

Box Folder Contents
8 172 Ide, Clarissa - writings and compositions, n.d.
8 173 Ide, George O. - account book, 1862-1863
8 174 Ide, George O. - certificate of land ownership, 1860
8 175 Ide, George O. - guarantee of indemnity, 1869
8 176 Ide, George O. - police magistrate certificate, Princeton, Ill, 1862
8 177 Ide, John - Baptist Missionary Society of Massachusetts appointment, 1824
8 178 Ide, John - Baptist ordination document, 1815
8 179 Ide, John - Baptist publications, 1820, 1823
8 180 Ide, John - Commissioner of Jail Delivery commission, 1825
8 181 Ide, John - deeds, 1798-1823
8 182 Ide, John - Justice of the Peace commission, 1807
8 183 Ide, John - letter from Hiram P. Barlow, Ohio, 1824
8 184 Ide, John - letter of guardian for Clorinth Stevens, 1808
8 185 Ide, John - marriage certificate for wedding performed, 1837
8 186 Ide, John - receipts, 1802-1822, n.d.
8 187 Ide, John - writings, 1815
8 188 Ide, Sarah M. - writings and compositions, 1832, n.d.
8 189 Kendall, John - estate administration, 1847
8 190 Kendall, John - receipts, 1830-1859
8 191 Kendall, Orpha Ide - memorial card (incorrect), ca. 1890
8 192 Kendall, Orpha Ide - writings and compositions, 1832-1843, n.d.
8 193 Kendall, William I. - power of attorney for Milo Kendall, 1905
8 194 Kendall, William I. - power of attorney for Helen & Harry Winter, 1905
8 195 Kendall, William I. - receipts, 1869, 1879
8 196 Kendall, William I. - stock certificate, Bureau County Country Club, 1912, 1925
8 197 Kendall, William I. - story: "The Colonel's Experience," n.d.
8 198 Kendall, William I. - warranty deeds, 1906-1907

Series 4: Business Materials, 1843-1911

Documents pertaining to Milo Kendall's law practice and other business dealings. The majority of the law papers are from Kendall's partnerships with Owen G. Lovejoy and George O. Ide (1857-1871), and cover a variety of issues, including land and property agreements and disputes, estate administration, divorces, and debt collection. Kendall managed debt assignments for two associates, Elijah Dee and Benjamin Newell, working out payment schedules with creditors for both men. There are legal documents such as wills, deeds, mortgages, and leases included in the papers, as well as hand-written depositions and briefs. Kendall served as lawyer for both the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and the Illinois Grand Trunk Railway (formerly the Camanche, Albany, and Mendota Railroad), and there are materials related to personal injury cases as well as right of way and securities issues. Some of the business correspondence overlaps with materials in the legal documents and cases series.
Kendall was also involved in real estate ventures in Princeton. He bought, sold, and leased property himself and also entered into a partnership with local businessmen Jacob T. Thomson and Joseph V. Thompson to buy 100 acres of land in the northern part of Princeton, which they then divided into lots and sold. Other materials include a small amount of materials from Kendall's first law partnership with C.K. Harvey in 1846, expense logs and receipts from Kendall's later law practices, land abstracts, copies of documents Kendall notarized, and financial records of the American House Hotel in Princeton, which Kendall had an interest in.
The ledgers are primarily copies of documents from the later years of Kendall's law practice & business dealings, and continue into 1911 when his son William I. Kendall took over. However, the first ledger, 1860-1890, contains receipts and orginal business correspondence, and also serves as a scrapbook as it includes newspaper clippings and personal correspondence. Of note is a letter Milo Kendall wrote to his last surviving brother Alonzo Kendall, in which he reminisces about the family's early life in Vermont.
Organized in the following subseries: 1. Business correspondence, 1843-1907; 2. Legal documents and cases, 1839-1899; 3. Railroad documents, 1860-1875; 4. American House Company documents, 1866-1898; 5. Land abstracts, 1850s-1880s; 6. Financial, 1846-1911; 7. Ledgers, 1860s-1911; and 8. Miscellaneous business documents, 1846-1901.
 

Sub-Series 1: Business correspondence, 1843-1907


Box Folder Contents
9 199 Armstrong, J.T. Columbus, MS, 1871
9 200 Bacon, John H., Lee County, 1856
9 201 Bain, Edward. Kenosha, WI, 1865
9 202 Baldwin, Herman. Chicago, 1870
9 203 Ball, James M. Galesburg, 1866
9 204 Barnard & Bailey. Chicago, 1883
9 205 Bartlett, Thomas. Lyndon, 1851
9 206 Bartow, Alfred. Princeton, 1879
9 207 Bates, J.P. Galesburg, 1866
9 208 Belknap, W. (Goldfield, Wright & Co.), IA 1889
9 209 Billings, Horace. Jacksonville, 1872
9 210 Blanchard, P.V. Neponset, 1864
9 211 Bodley, A.R. Athens, 1872-1873
9 212 Boggs, James A. Andale, KS, 1889
9 213 Boutell & Waterman. Chicago, 1886
9 214 Briggs & Meek, Eureka, 1871
9 215 Brigham, J.A. Princeton, 1897
9 216 Britton & Co. New York, 1850
9 217 Brock, D.C. Nora Springs, IA, 1871
9 218 Brown, J.C. Clayville, NY, 1866
9 219 Brown, Cooley & Nichols. New York, 1870
9 220 Browne, J.W. Earlesville, La Salle Co., 1871
9 221 Browning, O.H. Quincy, 1846
9 222 Buckley, George. Ottawa & Princeton, 1869-1872
9 223 Burness, C.F. Princeton, 1864-1865
9 224 Burton & Adams. Chicago, 1870
9 225 Bye, R.W. Arlington, IL & Cedar Rapids, IA, 1867, 1895
9 226 Callender, William A. Sheffield, 1868-1869
9 227 Carroll County Bank. Mt. Carroll, 1863-1864
9 228 Caton, John D. Ottawa, 1848
9 229 C. Buell, Son, & Co. Tanners. Waterville, NY, 1872, 1876
9 230 Chas. P. Willard & Co. Steam Engines, Etc. Chicago, 1882-1883
9 231 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1871-1896
9 232 Clark, F.W. Grand Rapids, MI, 1896
9 233 Clark, W.J. Mendota, 1876-1878
9 234 Cole, Fanny. Warner, NH, 1895
9 235 Collins, N.G. La Moille, 1865
9 236 Conde, H. Clay, Attorney. Chicago, 1856
9 237 Conger, Bros. & Co. Livestock Commission Merchants. Chicago, 1867
9 238 Cook, M.H. Forrest, 1895
9 239 CoyKendall, H., Des Moines Valley Railroad, Des Moines, IA, 1870
9 240 Crockett, S.R. Green Spring, OH, 1854
9 241 Crombie, James. New York, 1868-1869
9 242 C.S. Collins & Sons, Galesburg, 1859
9 243 Cummings, P. Sidney, 1865-1866
9 244 D. Appleton & Co. Publishers. Chicago, 1884-1885
9 245 Denison, Williams & Co. New York, 1858
9 246 D.J. Wolf & Co. Investment Bankers. Chicago, 1894
9 247 Doran, Charles E. Sparland, 1879-1881
9 248 Dunn, Thomas. Farmington, Fallon Co., 1847
9 249 Eastman, D.L. St. Charles, Kane Co., 1849
9 250 Edwards, Samuel. La Moille, 1865
9 251 Ellsworth, L.C. Naperville, 1870
9 252 Elmore, E.G. & Maria Elmore. State Center, IA, 1887
9 253 Elston, Theodore G. Columbia, 1971
9 254 Ely, Joseph C. Providence, RI, 1884-1885
9 255 Everest & Greenwalt. Atchison, KS, 1872
9 256 Everett, Arthur. Oshkosh, WI, 1843-1871
9 257 Fairthorne & Rand Law & Collection Office. Philadelphia, PA, 1872
9 258 Fanning, W.M. Monroeville, OH, 1864-1866
9 259 Farmers Insurance Company. Freeport, 1861-1863
9 260 Farnham, Lucian. Newark, 1866
9 261 Fassett, E.W. La Moille, 1876
9 262 Field & Leiter & Co. Chicago, 1880
9 263 Fifer & Barry Attorneys, Bloomington, 1895
9 264 Fire & Tornado Insurance Co. Freeport, 1864-1866
9 265 First National Bank of Dansville, Dansville, NY, 1866
9 266 Fisher, M.E. Chicago, 1886
9 267 Fisher, Sarah. Franklin, NE, 1884
9 268 Ford, A.W., Watches, Jewelry & Silverware. Freeport, 1873-18874
9 269 Ford, J.O., Ford, Dixon & Co. Saddlery. St. Louis, MO, 1867-1868
9 270 Fowler, Allen G., Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. Chicago, 1883
9 271 Frank Rhoner & Co. Manufacturers of Furniture. New York, 1871
9 272 Funk & Wagnalls, 1885
10 273 Gillett, Z.A.H. Elgin, 1867
10 274 Gilmans, C.H. Mendota, 1868, 1870
10 275 Gochenour, John M. 1893
10 276 Goodrich, C.G. Newport, VT, 1890-1891
10 277 Graff & Hugus. Pittsburgh, 1864
10 278 Graves, Sterling. Tiskilwa, 1868
10 279 Gray, Joesph B. Decatur, 1858
10 280 Green Mountain Falls Town & Improvement Co. Colorado Springs, CO, 1888
10 281 Grubbs, Richard A. Guilford, 1868
10 282 Hanks, A.J. Guys Mills, PA, 1868, 1871
10 283 Harris, O.M. Mineral, 1883
10 284 Hart, L.W. Independence, IA (re: Kimmel v.s Hale), 1867-1868
10 285 Hawkinson, A.C. Peoria, 1863
10 286 Henderson, Thomas. Washington, 1886
10 287 Holbrook & Woods. La Moille, 1871
10 288 Humphreys, H. Brockwayville, PA 1850
10 289 Hunt, Abel. New Bedford, 1865
10 290 Hunter, James M. Mt. Carroll, 1863
10 291 Huntington, Wentworth & Parks Manufacturers. Chicago, 1859
10 292 Hutchins, J.S. Rock Island, IL, 1867
10 293 Hutchinson, O.K.A. Chicago, 1867
10 294 Ide, George B., 1871-1872
10 295 Insurance Company of North America. Philadelphia, 1895
10 296 Ives, F.B. Chicago, 1883, 1890
10 297 Jackson & Jackson, Attorneys. Atchison, KS, 1894
10 298 J.F. Seiberling Company. Akron, OH, 1880
10 299 J.J. Dwyer & Co. Real Estate & Loans. Chicago, 1890
10 300 Johnson, Hiram. La Moille, 1848
10 301 Johnson, Johannah. Boone, IA, 1897
10 302 Jones, S.E. OH, n.d.
10 303 Keen & Taylor, Stockbrokers. Philadelphia, 1861-1864
10 304 Kendall, L.J. Lumber, Coal & Paint. Tampico, IL, 1883, 1894
10 305 Kendall, William I., 1878
10 306 Kent & Co. Grocers. New York, 1867
10 307 Kidney, G.H. Cleveland, 1865
10 308 Kingman, Lucius. Quincy, IL 1863
10 309 Kinney, Henry. La Moille, IL, 1883
10 310 Knapp, A. Mason City, IL, 1874
10 311 Knox, S.M. Union Pacific Railroad in Nebraska, 1884
10 312 Koloseus, Max, Chicago Wrought Iron & Steel, 1897
10 313 Lathrop, W.A. 1864-1866
10 314 Laughlin, L.A. Law Office. Kansas City, MO, 1888
10 315 Leach, E.F. Carbondale, IL, 1883
10 316 Lee, William D. Forrest, IL, 1872
10 317 Lewis, A.H. Burlington, IA, 1864
10 318 Lewis, Charles H. Neponset, IL, 1885
10 319 Little, E. Arlington, IL, 1894
10 320 Lloyd, R. Alexandria, VA, 1870
10 321 Lock Elkhart Co./George Hoverstick/B.F. Parke, 1867-1868
10 322 Lord & Clisby South Dakota Farm Mortgages (to William I. Kendall) 1907
10 323 Louden & Co. Attorneys. Philadelphia, 1862
10 324 Lounsbury, Isaac & Samuel Lounsbury, 1878-1879
10 325 Loxley, B.R.. Philadelphia, 1864
10 326 Luckey, James P., Attorney. Polo, IL, 1878
10 327 Martin, John. Morganglade, WV, 1868
10 328 Martin, William R. Law Office. New York, 1870
10 329 Mast, P.P. Springfield, IL, 1886
10 330 Mattson, A.J. Prophetstown, IL, 1863-1864
10 331 McConnell, John L. Peoria, IL (incl. descriptive letter from Italy, 1866), 1866-1867
10 332 McGarvey, Robert, Attorney. Ukiah, IL, 1872
10 333 McGinnis, James. Mendota, IL, 1861
10 334 McIntosh, J.C. Ottawa, IL, 1864
10 335 McKinney, W.M. Princeton, IL, 1846
10 336 McLaughlin, Samuel. Brockawayville, PA, 1873
10 337 Mc ____, Wallace. Rockton, Ontario, 1870
10 338 Meier, Margery S., Brockingwayville, PA, 1870-1871
10 339 Merrick, George G. Chicago, 1871-1872
10 340 Mondehare, G. Andre, French Consulate, Chicago, 1894
10 341 Monson, Benj. New Bedford, IL, 1897
10 342 Moor, Andrew J. Chicago, 1864
10 343 Moor, William. Minneapolis, MN, 1864-1866
10 344 Morrisey, M. La Salle, IL, 1873
10 345 Mueller, Carl H., Mueller, Spooner & Barden Attorneys. Wasau, WI, 1875
11 346 Norris, J.H. La Moille, IL 1895
11 347 Neilson, Thomas H. Philadelphia, 1871
11 348 Olmsted, Rufus H. Negro Hill, CA, 1848, 1855
11 349 Ostran, Peter. Bennett, NE, 1882
11 350 Oswald, James. Stamford, Ontario, 1863
11 351 Paddock, George L. New York, 1856, 1877
11 352 Parke, B.T. Arlington, IL, 1872
11 353 Parks, Levi P. La Moille, IL, 1887
11 354 Patten, Lewis H. Cambridge, IL, 1874
11 355 Patterson, Mrs. M.E. Princeton, IL, 1887
11 356 Peake, William I., William I Peake & Co. Dry Goods. New York, March-Sept., 1867
11 357 Peake, William I., William I Peake & Co. Dry Goods. New York, Oct.-Dec., 1867
11 358 Peake, William I., William I Peake & Co. Dry Goods. New York, 1868-1870
11 359 Peters, Milton T. Chicago, 1873
11 360 Plano Manufacturing Company. Chicago, 1893, 1894
11 361 Porter, W.G. La Moille, IL, 1883
11 362 Purinton, W.W. Fort Worth, TX, 1888
11 363 Putnam, E.S. West Randolph, VT, 1884
11 364 Read, Charles H. Portland, OR, 1895
11 365 Republican Central Committee. Joliet, IL, 1880
11 366 R.G. Dunn & Co. Chicago & New York, 1862-1867
11 367 R. Gregg & Co. Millers. Hastings, MN, 1871
11 368 Ridgeway, Thomas. Philadelphia, 1863
11 369 Riggs, Lewis E., Attorney. New York 1866
11 370 Roberts, Henry. Falls, PA, 1850
11 371 Robinson, James L.C. Newport, VT, 1870, 1886
11 372 Rockafeller, Agesilaus. Cherokee, KS, 1871
11 373 Rosenstraus, Joseph. New York, 1879-1897
11 374 Ruste, Samuel. Aurora, IL, 1871
11 375 Savage, F.W. Chicago, 1864
11 376 Scott, Reed & Scott. Montezuma IA, 1894
11 377 Sheldon, William R. Philadelphia, 1863
11 378 Sherburne, W.H. Clarkesville, IA, 1867
11 379 Sikes, Y.A. Gridley, IL, 1870
11 380 Simmons, F.A., Greene's Opera House. Cedar Rapids, IA, 1894
11 381 Sipher, J.W. Monmouth, IL, 1872
11 382 Smart, James. Mansfield, IL, 1889
11 383 Smith, Esther. New York, 1876
11 384 Smith, Isaac W. Manchester, NH, 1864-1865
11 385 Smith, Jesse. Peru, IN 1863
11 386 Smith, John C. Chicago, 188-
11 387 Smith, Lauren. IL, 1856
11 388 Smith, M.P., Attorney. Marengo, IA, 1874
11 389 Smith, Margery. La Moille, IL, 1872
12 390 S. Myers & Co. Chicago, 1866
12 391 Sparks, S.C. Wyanet, IL, 1866
12 392 Speer, Alfred, Vinyards & Cellars. New York, 1871
12 393 Spencer, H. Princeton, IL, 1866
12 394 Springsted, Martha. Saratoga Springs, NY, 1863
12 395 Starkweather, Britton. New York, 1858
12 396 Steel, Mary P. Joliet, IL, 1871
12 397 Stevens, C.T., Stevens Restaurant & Fruit Store, 1897
12 398 Stiver, M.A. Attorney. Walnut, IL, 1895
12 399 Stuart, Charles B. Geneva, IL, 1863-1864
12 400 Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing. Chicago, 1878-1879
12 401 Sutphen, C.H. Earlville, IL, 1870
12 402 Templeton, James W. Springfield, IL, 1895
12 403 Thompson, John H. Chicago, 1865, 1872
12 404 Thompson, Joseph A., Counsellor at Law. New York, 1883-1895
12 405 Thompson, Mary S. New York, n.d.
12 406 Thompson, Jacob T., Princeton, IL, 1875
12 407 Thompson, S.T. Denver, CO, 1876
12 408 Townsend, Charles. Philadelphia, 1865
12 409 Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. Chicago, 1880, 1883
12 410 Van Sickel, Daniel. Troy, Ontario, 1868-1870
12 411 Vincent, James. Quasqueton, IA, 1863
12 412 Waldo, Mary. Mendota, IL, 1863
12 413 Wall, Edward J. La Salle, IL, 1873
12 414 Walters, E.C. Homer, IL, 1856-1874
12 415 Watts, Bean & Smith Attorneys. Adrian, MI, 1894
12 416 Wester, E. Toledo, OH, 1856
12 417 W.G. & J.B. Donnan Law Office, 1865-1866
12 418 Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines (Farrar & Wheeler), 1870-1880
12 419 Williams, Gilmore C. Law Office. Chicago, 1870
12 420 Williams & Whittlesey. New York, 1863-1867
12 421 Williamson, Z.E. Sheffield, IL, 1897
12 422 Wilson, Rankin, McKeough & Kerr. Chatham, Ontario, 1896
12 423 Winkerspoon, Nelson. New Bedford, IL, 1871
12 424 Wolf, James F.D. Bristol, IL, 1864, 1868
12 425 Wood, Taber & Morse Steam Engine Works, Eaton, NY, 1880
12 426 Unidentified,
12 427 Outgoing - Brown, J.A., 1876
12 428 Outgoing - Bryant, J.H., 1883
12 429 Outgoing - Burnett, Ellen E., 1895
12 430 Outgoing - Dayton, Chauncy L, 1893
12 431 Outgoing - Denham, Mary B.,
12 432 Outgoing - Dunbar, James, 1884
12 433 Outgoing - Fullerton, James, 1877
12 434 Outgoing - Grimm, John H., 1884
12 435 Outgoing - Knight, Amos, 1857
12 436 Outgoing - [Robinson], Lucius, 1868
12 437 Outgoing - McDonald, Caroline, 1882
12 438 Outgoing - Percy, W.A., 1873
12 439 Outgoing - Peters, M.J., 1874
12 440 Outgoing - Teautscholet, Margurite, 1888
12 441 Outgoing - Udell, Calvin C., 1857
12 442 Outgoing - unidentified, 1869-1871
 

Sub-Series 2: Legal documents and cases, 1839-1899


Box Folder Contents
13 443 Adams Well Mill Co. vs. Abram J. Gulick - appeal, n.d.
13 444 Albrecht, Jacob - lease, will, 1862, 1875
13 445 Aldrich, Charles to Milo Kendall - mortgage deed, 1858-1859
13 446 Aldrich, Charles - misc. cases & agreements, 1859-1873
13 447 Aldrich, Charles, & N. Simons & S. Clark - lease, 1879
13 448 Aldrich, Charles to David C. Stickle - lease, 1866
13 449 Aldrich, Charles vs. William A.P. Blanchard - trespass, 1870
13 450 Aldrich, Charles to Tracy Reeve - deed, 1859
13 451 Aldrich, Charles vs. Robert M. Miller - assumption, 1872
13 452 Aldrich, Cyrus & Clara to Isaac Smith - deed, 1855
13 453 Aldrich, Ira - real estate documents, 1868-1874
13 454 Aldrich, Ira vs. William & Rankin Waugh - debt collection, 1875
13 455 Aldrich, Thomas vs. Charles L. Kelsey, et. al. - assumption, 1862-1869
13 456 Aldrich, Thomas to Cynthia & Isiah D. Bodley - quit claim deed, 1860
13 457 Aldrich, Tressa vs. Ira Aldrich - chancery bill for divorce, 1869-1870
13 458 Alexander, William to James W. Dorman - lease, 1869
13 459 Almy, Edward to Clark R. Bailey - lease, 1869
13 460 Almy, Robert, re: John Sickles land - correspondence, 1853-1856, 1864-1869
13 461 Almy, Robert, re: John Sickles land - court documents, 1858-1866
13 462 Almy, Robert, re: John Sickles land -deeds & documents, 1861-1869
13 463 Almy, Robert to Nicholas Foy - agreement, 1868
13 464 Alshouse, Samuel - mortgage to Leonora W. Templeton, 1881
13 465 American Insurance Company - assessments & correspondence, 1864-1865
13 466 American Buttonhole Co. vs. D.J. Trickler, et. al., 1874-1876
13 467 Anderson, Al - mortgage to J. Rosenstraus, 1889
13 468 Anderson, Claus J. vs. John D. Reynolds - debt collection (incl. correspondence), 1873
13 469 Anderson, John - power of attorney; bond for deed, 1856-1857
13 470 Anderson, John J. to James Barber - quit claim deed, 1846
13 471 Armstrong, James & family - land sale documents, 1871, 1874
13 472 Aughley, Thomas - estate, 1885
13 473 Aultman & Taylor Manufacturing Co. - correspondence, 1872-1885
13 474 Aultman & Taylor Manufacturing Co. - power of attorney; mortgages, 1873-1884
13 475 Baldwin, Charles - estate, 1883
13 476 Balthauser, Amanda vs. Robert Miller, et. al. - debt on land, 1876-1877
13 477 Barber, James to Tracy Reeves - deed of land, 1846
13 478 Bartlett, Levi S. & Anna to Robert Farwell - mortgage, 1860
13 479 Bates, Augustus to Kendall & Ide - chattal morgage, 1860
13 480 Baxter, Gardner to Andrew Thulin - bond, 1866
13 481 Bennett, Limon vs. heirs of Erastus Smith - debt collection, 1842
13 482 Belknap, Lacy to Edwin Aldrich - mortgage, 1861
13 483 Bennett, George - bond, 1862
13 484 Bettis, Frederick to W.J. & J.I. Mettler - mortgage (incl. correspondence), 1878-1879
13 485 Bill, Orin W. & Charles N. Upson - agreement, 1864
13 486 Blanchard, John S - Civil War bounty claim, 1866
13 487 Blanchard, Phineas V. - land & insurance documents, 1862-1873
13 488 Bodley, Josiah D. & Cynthia to Thomas Aldrich - mortgage, 1858
13 489 Booth, Joseph vs. Robert Farwell - property damage, 1878
13 490 Bowen, Chauncy T. to Stephen H. Velis - lease, 1863
13 491 Boyd, Alexander & Elizabeth - documents, 1878-1882
13 492 Boyle, Oliver - deeds & receipts, 1843-1857
13 493 Brewer, Richard & Mary - land dispute, 1857-1867
13 494 Briggs, Edward P. from Lydia M. Trumbull & F.B. Ives - title bond & notices, 1875
14 495 Brigham, Sylvester & Serena Donaldson - warranty deed, 1853
14 496 Brookbank vs. Salisbury - business dispute, 1848
14 497 Brown, Cooley & Nichols to John C. Brady - power of attorney, 1869
14 498 Brown, Jacob W. vs. Melvin Moffat Jr. et. al. - foreclosure, 1860
14 499 Brown, John C. & Austin Wiswall - lease (incl. correspondence), 1866-1868
14 500 Brown, John C. & George W. Hatch - A. Kilborn & Co. property sales (incl. correspondence), 1865-1867
14 501 Bryant, Adeline P. - estate, 1883-1887
14 502 Bryant, Edward R. - estate, 1871-1884
14 503 Buddy, Hetty - minutes for will, 1873
14 504 Burns, Frank W. & James A. Church - New Rutland Mining Co. documents, 1872-1875
14 505 Bye, Wilson & Jennings Gibson vs. Pardee, Bates & Co. - debt collection, 1867
14 506 Cain, Jesse to James Barkhurst - lease, 1863
14 507 Caldwell, Samuel - power of attorney, 1866
14 508 Calhoun, Noble & Mary vs. Daniel Jester - inheritance dispute, 1884
14 509 Carey, John H. & John B. Burress heirs - property transfer, 1882
14 510 Carroll, Richard vs. W.A.P. Blanchard - assumption, 1871
14 511 Carter, Orlando G. & Sarah Jane - mortgages, 1872-1873
14 512 Cary, Rufus - will, 1871
14 513 Citizens National Bank of Princeton vs. Henry Sheldon, et. al. - debt collection, 1893
14 514 Clapp, Caleb, et. al vs. John Shugart, et. al. - property dispute, 1869
14 515 Clark, Warren & Lucinda & R.H. Olmstead - property transfer, 1863
14 516 Cline, Patrick - power of attorney to B.F. Parks, 1867
14 517 Coddington, Henry vs. Bill Ostrow, 1878
14 518 Cole, Elvina vs. Thomas J. Cole - divorce, 1857
14 519 Cole, L.J. vs. Turner - livestock deaths, 1894
14 520 Collinns, Nathan G. & Andrew P. Anderson, et. al. - property transfer, 1863-1871
14 521 Coney, James to George Hagan, 1863
14 522 Conger, Mason M. to Eli P. Judd - real estate sale, 1842
14 523 Cook, Marcellus vs. Henry Cook - chattal mortgage, 1892-1894
14 524 Cook, Nathan vs. Reed - labor dispute, n.d.
14 525 Cooley, Farrell vs. John C. Gibson, et. al. - cross bill, 1859
14 526 Coulter, Mahala to Isaac Brokaw - mortgage, 1876
14 527 Crandall, Harriet - deeds & estate, 1847-1875
14 528 Cuddy, John - claim, 1878
14 529 Cummings, Preston & Joseph Carew - mortgage & correspondence, 1856, 1864-1866
14 530 Cummings, Preston - promissory notes collected (incl. correspondence), 1864-1865
14 531 Cummings, Simeon & Frances to Homer Kimberly, et. al. - property transfer, 1869
15 532 Daugherty, Willliam - estate, 1846, 1859
15 533 Dean, George B. et. al. vs. George Stevenson - business transaction, 1893
15 534 Decker, Harrison - mortgage, 1857
15 535 Dee, Elijah - assignment to Kendall & Ide, 1865-1866
15 536 Dee, Elijah - deeds & receipts, 1857-1864, 1899
15 537 Delano, John H. to Henry L. Drawan - bond of indemnity, 1877
15 538 Denman, M.B. - debt collection, 1857-1865
15 539 Dillman & Co. vs. Morris McDonald - debt collection (incl. correspondence w/ B.F. Parke), 1873
15 540 Dodge, John - estate, 1875
15 541 Dolittle, William B. - real estate deeds, 1846, 1872
15 542 Dolittle, William B. vs. Robert Patterson, et. al. - property transfer, 1848
15 543 Donecker, Edward J. & James F. Mallett - agreement, 1864
15 544 Doud, Alpheus B. to Emily A. Gilbert - bond for deed & debt collection, 1867, 1869
15 545 Downing, George S. & Thompson Gordon - warranty deed & other land documents, 1856
15 546 Driver, Elliot vs. John W. Brown - property dispute (map), n.d.
15 547 Dunbar, Robert R. & James Stevens - bond to DeWitt Campbell, 1857
15 548 Dunlap, Leycurtis & William Britt vs. William Martin, 1863
15 549 Dyk, Johan - power of attorney to Nels August Dyke, 1888
15 550 Eastlick, Jacob - estate ( incl. correspondence from Edward B. Eastlick), 1880-1881
15 551 Edminster, Pheebe A. vs. Henry Stacy & William D. Freeman - assumption, 1871-1873
15 552 Edwards, Noah - estate (and Fanny Edwards documents), 1860-1866
15 553 Elmendorf, John W. - mortgage sale, 1857, 1858
15 554 Elmore, P.M. to S.P. Elmore - quit claim deed, n.d.
15 555 Elston, Thomas S. - deeds, notes, correspondence, 1853-1872
15 556 Emerson, Elijah C. to Charles Baldwin - power of attorney, 1865
15 557 Epperson, Lorenzo D. to James Frost - bond for deed, 1859
15 558 Erismann, Christian to Marie & Catherine Erismann - warranty deed, 1891
15 559 Evarts, Timothy - power of attorney to Milo Kendall, 1857
15 560 Everett, James S. - fire insurance policy, 1862
16 561 Fagan, Patrick & Edward, et. al. vs. Fagan, Robert & John, et. al. - land dispute: estate of James Fagan, 1863-1873
16 562 Fairman, Elverton vs. Matt Murty - property dispute, 1868-1869
16 563 Farley, James - estate, 1871
16 564 Farrar & Wheeler Co. - correspondence, notes, bonds, 1871-1878
16 565 Farwell, Robert & J.P. Bates - real estate agreement, 1864
16 566 Fennelly, Martin, et. al. claims to estate of Richard Fennelly (Finley) of Ireland, 1858
16 567 Ferrell, Timothy N. - bills & receipts, 1848-1850
16 568 Ferris, Benjamin S. et. al. & First National Bank of Princeton - bond, 1878
16 569 Ferris, Walter W. vs. Sylvester S. Newton - mortgage, 1874
16 570 Fisher, Ellis - estate claims, 1886-1887
16 571 Flint, Claramae - estate, 1843-1856
16 572 Flint, Claramae - estate, 1859-1865
16 573 Foy, George vs. Timothy B. Blackstone - business dispute, 1863
16 574 French, Jonathan to Jemima Miller - mortgage, 1865
16 575 Fribury, Charles G. vs. Josephson & Haag - labor dispute, 1881
16 576 Frory, Roderick B. vs. Joseph H. Palmer - debt collection, 1878-1879
16 577 Frost, James H. & William H. Reed vs. Henry Wingart, et. al. - summons, 1871
16 578 Frost, Pamela C. vs. James H. Frost - separation, 1870s
16 579 Fuller, Ira & Isaac H. Elliot - real estate agreement, 1868
17 580 Galbraith, Walter to Walter Scott & Harriet Austin - promissory note for mortgage, 1863
17 581 Gamble, Josiah - estate, 1856
17 582 Gartner, Emma to John A. Reed - lease, 1886
17 583 Gibbons, Robert R. vs. Henry H. Gibbons et. al. - property dispute, 1880s
17 584 Goetz, Jacob, minor heirs of vs. Catherine Frey, et. al. - debt collection, 1877
17 585 Goodrich, Calvin vs. Elisha P. Reynolds, et. al. - business dispute, 1863
17 586 Goodspeed, M.F. - insurance policy, 1870
17 587 Grass, John C. vs. estate of Martin Zearing - debt collection, 1858
17 588 Graves, Jason & George Graves - transfer of rights to Lucy Hills, re: estate of William Graves, 1869
17 589 Graves, Sterling - debt collection, 1868
17 590 Gray, Lewis & George W. Sisler - debt collection agreement, 1858
17 591 Gray, Moses W. vs. Penfield Burr - correspondence & bond, 1869-1874
17 592 Grosvenor, Elisha W. vs. George Faulkner, et. al. - property dispute, 1865-1871
17 593 Gudgel, James H. vs. Micheal Ketterman - receipts & correspondence, 1883
17 594 Gunslinger, Stephen - warranty deed, 1890
17 595 Haag, Andrew to John Youngdale - lease, 1863
17 596 Halte, George vs. Michael O'Halloran - chattle mortgage, 1876
17 597 Hamilton, Patrick - estate, 1885
17 598 Hanneman Life Insurance - Judge Aaron Tyler heirs case (incl. correspondence), 1869
17 599 Halladay, Ida, et. al. vs. Halladay, Wells, et. al. - masters sale, n.d.
17 600 Harkins, Robert W. to William M Mesenkopf - agreement of release, 1862
17 601 Harris, J.H. estate to George H. Hosfelt - land transfer agreement, 1867
17 602 Haverstick, Mary W. - deeds, 1858-1867
17 603 Hayward Rubber Company - articles of incorporation, 1847, 1862
17 604 Hayward Rubber Company vs. Charles T. Sisson, et. al. - certificate of masters sale, 1862
17 605 Heaton, William W. vs. Walter Durham, et. al. - estate of William B. Dolittle, 1859
17 606 Henry, William W. to Eunice Pixley - warranty deed, 1859
17 607 Hepperlin, Jacob to Mordica Bishop - lease, 1868
17 608 Hills, Lucy & Cyrus to Dexter Capen - mortgage, 1859
17 609 Hills, Lucy - estate of Willet Graves (incl. correspondence), 1869
17 610 Hitchcock, Charles - estate, 1869
17 611 Hite, Olive J. & Marion & Elmore E. Jones, and Mary O. & Edd Norton - quit claim deed, 1879
17 612 Holmstrom, Lewis to J.T. & J.M. Thompson - mortgage, 1874
17 613 Horton, Allen to Eli Horton - mortgage, 1886
17 614 Horton Jr., Ferdinand - Osceola/Milo Highway, 1856-1869
17 615 Hoskins, James K. & John Doumer - right of way agreement, 1860
17 616 Hoskins, Wiliam vs. Hervey Litchfield, et. al. - certificate of masters sale, 1860
17 617 Howard, William B. vs. Joseph B. Holbrook - debt collection, 1861
17 618 Howe, Lyman vs. James Barber - bill to foreclose mortgage, 1854
17 619 Huber, Amelia - will & estate papers, 1881, 1883
17 620 Humphrey, Edward - affidavits regarding, 1869
17 621 Hurlburt. Wallace vs. Smith Scoville - replevin, 1864
18 622 Ingram, James vs. Ebenezer S. Stearns & Charles R. Stearns - land dispute, 1860
18 623 Isaac, Allen & Elizabeth to Oliver Lindley - property transfer, 1836
18 624 James, Evan S. & Elizabeth to Samuel M. Oakford - warranty deed, 1857
18 625 James, George W. - power of attorney, 1866
18 626 Jaquith, Samuel vs. John Brown - assumpsis, 1860
18 627 Jeffers, Joseph, and P.R. Blanchard - debt collection, 1869
18 628 Jennings, William H. to William Young - release of mortgage, 1869
18 629 Jester, Elisha G. - will, 1890
18 630 Jester, Wesley R. & Henry C. Heaton - agreement, re: stallion, 1882
18 631 Johnson, Andrew P. - estate, 1886
18 632 Johnson, Clara M. & Albert E. Porter - indenture of apprentice, 1874
18 633 Johnson, James & Richard M. March, and S.B. Gilham - property transfer, 1871
18 634 Johnson, Olaf - estate, 1871
18 635 Jones, Horace & wife to Paris Mason - transfer of property, 1864
18 636 Jones, Mary & Thomas Price - debt collection, 1883
18 637 Josephson, Charles G. & Charles G. Hagy to Martin L. Goodspeed - mortgage, 1871
18 638 Judd, Eli P. - power of attorney & other documents, 1884, 1886, 1888
18 639 Keen & Taylor - Racine & Mississippi Railroad bonds, 1862
18 640 Keith, M.J. - property transfers, 1894, 1895
18 641 Kellogg, Ariel C. vs. Jonathan French, et. al. - foreclosure, 1872
18 642 Kelly, Henry W. to Charles Moses & Abraham Harris - warranty deed, 1866
18 643 Kelsey, Charles L. - estate, 1868
18 644 Kendall vs. Merritt, n.d.
18 645 Kendall, John - estate, 1850, 1856, 1862
18 646 Kendall, Lorenzo - estate, 1859-1866
18 647 Kendall, Milo vs. Jacob C. Swope & Isaac Mallonee - ejectment, 1884
18 648 Kennedy, Michael & Emily - estate: correspondence, 1848-1874
18 649 Kennedy, Michael & Emily - estate: deeds & correspondence, 1845-1869
18 650 Kennedy, Michael & Emily: deeds & receipts, 1870-1877
19 651 Kennedy, Michael & Emily estate - testimony, 1870s
19 652 Ketch, Mordecai S. to Isaac Loundsbury - mortgage, 1873
19 653 Kilborn, Lucinda - estate, 1882
19 654 Kilborn, Lucinda (Franklin B. Ives, executor) vs. Levi R. Jerome, et al. - bill for decree to sell real estate, 1882
19 655 Kimberly, Charles S. & Ebenezer C. Kimberly - property transfer, 1851
19 656 Kimberly, Homer to Ebenezer C. Kimberly - property transfer, 1869
19 657 Kimberly, Mary C. - land inheritance, 1869
19 658 King, Mary L. - estate, 1859-1885
19 659 King, Mary - estate. Joseph A. Brown correspondence, 1864-1895
19 660 Kiser, Geroge W. & William Gardiner - labor agreement, 1863
19 661 Knox, Lakin & Co. - settlement. Correspondence, receipts, 1867-1868
19 662 Knox, S. M. - suits against, 1884-1885
19 663 Kringan, Alonzo & William B. Stewart - debt collection, 1860
19 664 Ladd, Josiah & Wilder Tilton - work/lease agreement, 1860
19 665 Lamb, Ellen vs. Albert Lamb - divorce, 1896
19 666 Landers, Thomas & Ephriam & Sarah Barnes - mortgage, 1859
19 667 Langley, Washington E., et. al. vs. Chester B. Clark - assumption (incl. correspondence), 1870-1871
19 668 Larson, John to Dwight Brainard - lease, 1863
19 669 Lathrop, W.A. - notes sent, 1866-1867
19 670 Latimer, C.C. to Henry Newton - bond, 1870
19 671 Lattimore, Elizabeth - sheriff's deed, 1865
19 672 Lawson, John & Andrew Colberg - bond for deed, 1877
19 673 Lawson, John to Henry D. Young - lease, 1861
19 674 Leadley, John & Walcot Downing - mortgage, 1867
19 675 Lee, Charles, et. al. vs. Milo Kendall - mortgage dispute, 1860
19 676 Lee, William D. vs. estate of Daniel Jones (Charles Bryant, Executor) - assumption, 1872
19 677 Lewis, Margaret - estate, 1885
19 678 Linderblood, Nelson to William V. Brand - lease, 1862
19 679 Lindley, Oliver & Priscilla to John Lindley - property sale, 1830
19 680 Lomax, Alfred vs. Abraham Phillips - Leper & Fairfield Mill property dispute, 1848
19 681 Lormor, William T. - estate, 1875
19 682 Lounsbury, Isaac & Mordecai & Caroline Ketch - mortgage, 1878
19 683 Lloyd, Richard & Elizabeth to B.L. Ferris - quit claim deed, 1862
20 684 Maher, Patrick & Mary to Matt Murty - mortgage, 1887
20 685 Mallett, James F. & Mary - land documents (incl. correspondence), 1878, 1895
20 686 Marcy, George O. vs. Town of Walnut, IL - assumption, 1872
20 687 Marple, David & Elizabeth to David Nelson - warranty deed, 1861
20 688 Martin, James S. & Charles Moses - building agreement, 1869
20 689 Martin, John - debt collection, 1861-1862
20 690 Martin, William to George W. Kiser - property sale agreement, 1861
20 691 Martin, William & Benjamin Newell - Valentine Weisenberge & Jacob Swertel - warranty deed, 1865
20 692 Mason, Darius - estate, 1863
20 693 Mason, William H. & Caroline to William H. Colesberry, 1856
20 694 Matsan, Elizabeth, et. al. to James P. Thompson - warranty deed, 1876
20 695 Matson, Nehemiah & Electra to John Lind - warranty & quit claim deeds, 1883-1884
20 696 May, George vs. Peter & Sabrina Herlein, et. al. - certificate of master's sale, 1860
20 697 McCally, James H. - mortgage, 1872
20 698 McClure, James vs. M.D. Harter - property seizure, 1881
20 699 McConike, J. Massilon & Sidney Smith - lease, 1868
20 700 McConnell, Murray - land dispute, 1856-1866
20 701 McCormick, John - debt collection, 1859-1868
20 702 McCullough, J.S. - transfer of military bounty land, 1852, 1878
20 703 McGinnis, Benjamin to William Thorn - land sale, 1819 (copy 1869)
20 704 McGuire, Ephraim to Thomas Perdieu - chattal mortgage, 1865
20 705 McMurray, John F. estate - debt collection to Simeon Smith, 1873-1875
20 706 McNeill, William - debt collection, 1853
20 707 Meek, Richard & Hannah to Jacob VanSekel, 1854
20 708 Meir, Margery (Stewart) vs. James McCready et. al. - land dispute, 1863-1873
20 709 Mercer (Edward) estate - claims (incl. correspondence), 1886-1887
20 710 Merrick, George G. vs. Richmond McKee - debt collection, 1861-1872
20 711 Mesenkop, Lewis & Isaac H. Cass - foreclosure, 1869
20 712 Mesenkop, W.H. - land purchase, 1865
20 713 Methodist Episcopal Church of Walnut - subscription, 1871
20 714 Milburn Wagon Company vs. James M. Gardiner & Joseph Albrecht - damages award, 1881
20 715 Miller & Christman & George G. McMannis - manufacturing partnership agreement, 1863
20 716 Miller, David vs. William & Evartes B. Hunter - lease, 1862
20 717 Miller, Henry F. - property transfer, 1863
20 718 Miller, Sarah & heirs of David Miller - property distribution agreement, 1875
20 719 Moffat Jr., Melvin & Jacob Augustine to Emma & Joseph Foster - mortgage, 1858
20 720 Moor, Edwin - debt collection; power of attorney, 1875-1879
20 721 Moor, William - leases to L.S. Closson & William Miles, 1864-1866
20 722 Morrissey, Andrew - debt collection, 1872-1875
20 723 Morton, Pliny vs. Nancy Morton - land dispute (incl. correspondence), 1839-1869
20 724 Moseley, Emily C. vs. Joseph V. Thompson - inheritance dispute, 1857, 1865
20 725 Moseley, Frederick - estate, 1877
20 726 Moseley, William N. - will & Sarah Moseley papers, 1871, 1873-1875
20 727 Munn, John G. to Benjamin McGinnis - land sale, 1819 (copy 1869)
20 728 Murphy, Richard - estate, 1856
20 729 Myers, Luman L. & Almie L. - divorce, 1869
20 730 Myers, Merritt A. & Caroline to George A. Phillips & Harvey Spencer - mortgage, 1858
21 731 National Collectin Bureau - various debt collection, 1874
21 732 Nelson, Andrew W. to Robert R. Gibbons - mortgage, 1884
21 733 Nelson, David P. & Delia - warranty & quit claim deeds, 1861
21 734 Newell, Benjamin - agreement for debt collection against Hamlet Ferguson (incl. correspondence from Milo Kendall), 1849
21 735 Newell, Benjamin - assignee's sale, 1860
21 736 Newell, Benjamin - assignment to Kendall & Ide and other agreements, 1860-1867
21 737 Newell, Benjamin - bills & debts (incl. correspondence), 1857-1868
21 738 Newell Benjamin vs. Benjamin Breed, 1866-1867
21 739 Newell, Benjamin vs. Samuel Waugh - trespass, 1868
21 740 Norris, I.H. vs. A.J. Grover - livestock sale dispute, 1895
21 741 Norton, John & Isabella to Henry M. Johnson - land sale, 1866
21 742 Norton, Ozro & Louisa to James A. Holmes - mortgage, 1860
21 743 Nyman, Augusta M. - estate, n.d.
21 744 O'Brien, Timothy - mortgage, 1890
21 745 Oden, Charles - bills & debts, 1851
21 746 Oglesbee, Mary L. vs. __ Piper - mistreatment, 1883
21 747 Olds, John H. & Annabell - mortgage sale, 1875
21 748 Olds, Levi & Racine & Mississippi Railroad Company - debt collection, 1856
21 749 Olmstead, Rufus & Mary and Lucinda Covey Clark - warranty deed, 1863
21 750 Olson, Andrew - quit claim deeds, 1885
21 751 Overman, Nathan & George W. Bushnell vs. Daniel P. Smith - poor quality of goods sold, 1869
22 752 Palmer, George vs. Martin Hopps - labor dispute, 1875
22 753 Parker & Stone - debt collection, 1868-1872
22 754 Pattee, Lester to William Burnsides - lease, 1861
22 755 Patterson, Charles - debt collection (incl. correspondence & business cards for Kirksville Nursery), 1873-1883
22 756 Patterson, Joseph H. - mortgage, 1867
22 757 Patterson, Joseph H. & John McConnell - business partnership agreement, 1865
22 758 Patterson, Maria E. & William Schneider estate - property agreement, 1882
22 759 Patterson, Robert vs. William B. Dolittle - property dispute (incl. James Barber materials), 1846-1847, 1852
22 760 Patton, Alex vs. J.F. Sieberling Co. - debt collection, 1871-1873
22 761 Pelton, Charles M. - power of attorney, 1866
22 762 People of Illinois vs. various (fragments, notes), 1890, n.d.
22 763 Perry, Catherine G. - certificate of allowance against estate of Charles Hill, 1877
22 764 Peters, Milton T. & Mary to Robert Almy - quit claim deed, 1857
22 765 Phelps, Charles to Robert E. Grock - mortgage, 1863
22 766 Peirson, John - complaint against Rock Island Railroad, n.d.
22 767 Pine, Charles & Milton L. Peters et. al. - use of Bureau County Democrat Newspaper for Douglas Democracy of Bureau County, 1858
22 768 Piper, Ezekiel - report of Philomena Piper estate, 1894
22 769 Plumleigh, George vs. John Masters - mortgage, 1871-1873
22 770 Porter, Samuel & Henry H. Young - debt collection, 1869
22 771 Powers, John (for John F. Lefavour) & Edward Humphrey - lease, 1865
22 772 Pratt, Ira F. vs. Ephraim B. Barnes - mortgage, 1858-1859
22 773 Price, Thomas to Mary A. Jones - chattal mortgage, 1882
22 774 Prince, Robert, et. al. vs. William A. Callender, et. al. - debt collection, 1868
22 775 Rathburn, Frank D. vs. Samuel Adams - land dispute, 1887
22 776 Raworth, George to Franklin A. Bascom - quit claim deed, 1858
22 777 Raymond, Frances - power of attorney to J.S. Hutchins, 1867
22 778 Read, William H. & Philinda - power of attorney, 1894
22 779 Read, William H. et. al. vs. Mary Wentworth, et. al. - dispute re: Oliva Read's will, 1896, 1898
22 780 Reed, Henry C. - various land purchases & sherrif's deeds, 1859-1868
22 781 Reed, Henry C. & Louise W. to John Weise - warranty deed, 1868
22 782 Ridgeway, Thomas and Racine & Mississippi Railroad Company - mortgage, 1856
22 783 Robinson, Solomon F. & Joseph M. Thompson and Wilson S. Swain - lease, 1877
22 784 Rockafeller, Agesilaus & Elijah Little - debt collection, 1876
22 785 Rohan, Edward - estate, 1877
22 786 Rook, Thomas vs. Frank Mead - property dispute, 1875
22 787 Rook, Orrin - power of attorney to Joseph V. Thompson, 1865
22 788 Rosenstraus, Joseph - bills & receipts (incl. correspondence with Milo Kendall), 1875-1897
22 789 Rosenstraus, Joseph - fire insurance policies, 1875-1890
22 790 Rosenstraus, Joseph - various leases & agreements, 1869-1889
22 791 Ross, Jacob & Warren P. Smith - foreclosure delay, 1860
22 792 Roth, Leonard & Nancy and Jacob Zearing - deeds & estate papers, 1835-1837
22 793 Roth, Leonard & Nancy and Jacob Zearing - deeds & estate papers, 1844-1850
23 794 Samuelson, Jonas P. & John Peterson - mortgage, 1869
23 795 Sapp, Solomon - will (extract), 1888
23 796 Sargent, Samuel W. vs. Jonathan Currier - landlord/tenant dispute, 1873
23 797 Sauer, George Henry - will, 1879
23 798 Schmith, Christian vs. Alfred T. Holbrook - debt collection, 1878
23 799 Schnekle, Caroline vs. Charles Schnekle, et. al. - land dispute, 1892
23 800 Scott, Archibald R. & Lacey Belknap - land transfer, 1868
23 801 Scott, Lawson vs. Daniel Driggs, et. al. - debt collection, 1859
23 802 Searl, Peter H. & Sering P. Salmon - property sale, 1865
23 803 Seeling, S. & Field, Leiter & Co. - debt collection, 1877
23 804 Self, David - estate (Franklin Self, adm.), 1870
23 805 Sells, Jacob & James Cain vs. Charles L. Kelsey - property dispute, 1856
23 806 Sennit, Alanson & William Storrs - mortgage & quit claim deed, 1866-1867
23 807 Sharkey, Owen to Alvin Ballou - deed of trust, 1857
23 808 Sharland, George & Oscar Stoutenburgh - property transfer, 1868
23 809 Sheldon, Henry vs. Citizens National Bank of Princeton - debt collection, 1893
23 810 Sherborne, W. R. - power of attorney, 1862
23 811 Shugart, John vs. Theodore Johnson - land transfer, 1884
23 812 Smith, Christian & Robert Grock - land transfer, 1864
23 813 Smith, Dwight - fire insurance policies, 1868, 1872
23 814 Smith, Esther vs. Don C. Smith - land dispute, 1871-1876
23 815 Smith, Henry to John G. Munn - land sale, 1819 (copy 1869)
23 816 Smith, Isaac W. - land sale (incl. correspondence), 1865
23 817 Smith, George W. vs. Cyrus Ladd - labor dispute, 1874
23 818 Smith, George W. & Frederick Adolph Reecker - land sale, 1866
23 819 Smith, Jesse - estate (incl. correspondence), 1861-1866
23 820 Smith, Nathan J. - estate, 1856
23 821 Smith, Samuel vs. Daniel F. Bunsen, et. al. - foreclosure, 1870
23 822 Smith, Sidney to Frank F. Dunbar - lease, 1872
23 823 Smith, Simeon - debt collection, n.d.
23 824 Spake, Oliver - chattel mortgage, 1894-1895
23 825 Spear, Charles vs. Charles W. Spear - debt collection, 1866-1867
23 826 Stearns, Asa vs. Morris K. Jessup re: railroad consolodation, 1855
23 827 Steckel, Solomon - debt collection, 1872
23 828 Steinhauer, Kirby - power of attorney (incl. correspondence), 1861-1862
23 829 Stevens, Joshua vs. Town of Princeton, et. al. - boundary dispute, ca. 1860s
23 830 Stevens, J. Masselon vs. Jerome E. Kilborne, et. al. - Young Men's Circulating Library Assn. Business, 1870-1871
23 831 Stone, David (heirs) to Richard Lloyd - quit claim deed, 1860
23 832 Storrs, William vs. John B. Strong & William McFarland - land dispute, 1866-1870
23 833 Stowell, Daniel O. vs. Joshua Stowell - trespassing, 1846
23 834 Stowell, Joshua vs. Jacob Eberly - debt collection, 1868-1869
23 835 Stowell, Paul J. to H. H. Preston - debt collection, 1858
23 836 Strong, John vs. Nathan Adams - land dispute, 1864
24 837 Talcott, Lemon H. vs. Charles C. Draper & Frances Lefaveur - claim to estate of Walter Taylor, 1869-1870
24 838 Templeton, Mary Ross & Leonara (Robert) estate - expenses & receipts, 1873-1885
24 839 Templeton, Mary Ross & Leonara (Robert) estate - insurance policies, 1873-1884
24 840 Templeton, Mary Ross & Leonara (Robert) estate - leases, 1872-1880
24 841 Templeton, Mary Ross & Leonara (Robert) estate - mortgages & warranty deeds, 1866-1877
24 842 Templeton, Mary Ross & Leonara (Robert) estate - other documents, 1866-1885
24 843 Thom, William to Henry White - land sale, 1827 (copy 1869)
24 844 Thomson, Frank P. - receipts, 1879-1881
24 845 Thomson, Jacob T. estate - Nebraska land, 1871-1879
24 846 Thomson, Jacob T. estate - reports & receipts, 1873-1883
24 847 Thomson, Jacob T. estate - Texas land, 1873-1887
24 848 Thomson, Jacob T. estate - will & various deeds, 1872-1891
24 849 Thomson, Jacob T. (for Margaret Gardner & Robert Thompson) and Samuel M. Dunbar, et. al. - lease, 1862
25 850 Thomson, Jacob W. - receipts & memoranda, 1878-1887
25 851 Thomson, Joseph M. - estate, 1881
25 852 Thomson, Joseph M. vs. Andrew Wise, et. al. - bill for partition, 1872
25 853 Thompson, Joseph V. - various agreements, 1862-1863
25 854 Thompson, Joseph V. - will, 1869
25 855 Titelston, Thomas to Orin S. Phelps - land sale (incl. correspondence), 1856-1861
25 856 Tower, Alden to James S. Everett - land sale, 1853
25 857 Town of Buda, IL - First Congregational Church of Buda Organization, 1856, 1863
25 858 Town of Dover, IL vs. J.W. Ball - failure to build sidewalk, 1869
25 859 Town of Fairfield, IL - highway notice, 1862
25 860 Town of Neponset, IL - highway notice, 1869
25 861 Town of Princeton, IL - access to Julia S. Bryant land, 1889
25 862 Town of Princeton, IL - construction of alley, 1866
25 863 Town of Princeton, IL - petition to annex property, 1891
25 864 Town of Sheffield, IL - act to amend act of incorporation, 1867
25 865 Town of Sheffield, IL vs. Matt Murty - violation of town ordinance, 1868-1869
25 866 Town of Tiskilwa, IL vs. John M. Mills & Lucian J. Fish - breach of town ordinance, 1869-1870
25 867 Town of Walnut, IL vs. various - depositions, 1872
25 868 Town, Maggie E. & Nelson R. to Illinois Trust Co. - deed of trust for William Kelsey Reed, 1874
25 869 Triplett, Samuel & Maryann to Elijah Dee - warranty deed, 1856
25 870 Tucker, Joseph & George W. Kiser - lease, 1862
25 871 Vandergrift, James - patent applications & will, Illinois Mason's Benevolent Society, insurance policy, 1867, 1870, 1873, 1974
25 872 Vandervoort, James M. & Elvira to M.D. Harter (Aultman & Taylor Manufacturing Co.) - quit claim deeds, 1884
25 873 VanGiesen, Albert A. vs. George H. Cook - property claim (horses), 1870-1871
25 874 Van Kirk, Hamilton vs. William Nicholl & T.F. Swain - debt collection, 1857
25 875 Van Sickle, Daniel to Benoni Van Sickle - power of attorney, 1857
25 876 Van Sickle, Daniel (executor of Jacob Van Sickle estate) vs. John Mannen, et. al. - land dispute, 1870-1873
25 877 Vantress, Barnabas & Joseph A. Brown - chattel mortgage, 1886
25 878 Vaughan, John Jr. & Frank Boldwin & James Waugh - lease, 1863
25 879 Volunteer payments - Civil War service, 1861-1862
25 880 Volunteer payments - Civil War service, 1861-1862
25 881 Wade, Lewis L. to Homer Fellows - bond, 1857
25 882 Wadham, James F. - leases, 1864-1865
25 883 Wadham, James F. - Sheriff's deed, 1862
25 884 Wagner, John vs. John Larson, et. al. - rental agreement, 1861
25 885 Wakefield, Benjamin & Mary vs. Melissa S. Wakefield, et. al. - property dispute, 1877
25 886 Warner, Henry G. & Fisher & Phillips - debt collection, 1866
25 887 Watson, Joshua P. vs. John Scott - debt collection, 1857
25 888 Weise, Andrew - debt collection & Texas land, 1873, 1882-1883
25 889 Weisenberger, Valentine & Jacob Shwetel to Mary L. King - mortgage, 1865
26 890 West, Joseph C. - Civil War bounty claim, 1866
26 891 Wester, Eric - assignments and other agreements (incl. correspondence), 1853-1860
26 892 Wester, Eric - bills & receipts, 1855-1860
26 893 Weston, Eben & Orrin Root - mortgage, 1863-1864
26 894 Wharton, Samuel & Andrew Olson - bond, 1871
26 895 Wheeler, G.W. - land purchase, 1857
26 896 Wheeler, John vs. Hezekiah McEldouny - debt collection, 1871
26 897 White, Henry to Charles Wilson - property transfer, 1863 (copy 1869)
26 898 Wilcox, Benedictus L. & William L. vs. Charles Hubbard - replevin, 1863
26 899 William Young & Co. vs. L. Marks, et. al. - property dispute, 1878
26 900 Williamson, Mary H. vs. Michael Plantenburg - land dispute, 1880
26 901 Williamson, Zephaniah E. & Elizabeth Mear - chattel mortgage, 1896
26 902 Willson, Charles to Simeon Cummings - real estate sale, 1843 (copy 1869)
26 903 Wilson, Allison & Maria to Sarah A. Wilson - quit claim deed, 1887
26 904 Wilson, Hiram & Mary E. and Thomas A. Aldrich - debt collection, 1857
26 905 Wilson, William estate (Sarah A. Wilson executor) - real estate sale, 1881, 1884
26 906 Wilson, William Jr. - bounty land patents, 1859
26 907 Winter, William H. & Charles Aldrich, et. al. - land sale, 1871
26 908 Winter, William H. & Evan H. Swayne - debt collection, 1862
26 909 Winter, William H. vs. The New Rutland Mining Company - foreclosure, 1875
26 910 Winter, William H. & George Munger - property sale, 1892
26 911 Winter, William H. - land abstracts, 1835-1873
26 912 Wirick, William vs. John Evans - land and property dispute (incl. correspondence), 1890
26 913 Wiswall, Elizabeth L. to Lester Patee - quit claim deed, 1861
26 914 Wiswall, Noah & Elizabeth to Elijah Dee - warranty deed, 1857
26 915 Wiswall, Noah & Elizabeth to Samuel N. Rolly - warranty deed, 1859
26 916 Wolf, James F.D. - statement of business (incl. correspondence), 1862-1864
26 917 Wood, Charles to Nelson Hinkston - mortgage, 1872
26 918 Wood, George B. vs. Joseph Frantz - debt collection (incl. correspondence), 1869-1870
26 919 Woodford, A.B. to M.C. Dowley - warranty deed, 1857
26 920 Woodruff, Robert J. to Maria Gray - bond for conveyance, 1861
26 921 Woodruff, Robert J. & Thomas vs. Carl Mavis, et. al. - lease dispute, 1872
26 922 Young, Newton - property sale, 1869
26 923 Young, William and James Barber - land agreements, 1867
26 924 Zeigler, Philip W. - power of attorney, 1868
27 925 "Difficult Cases," 1850s-1860s
27 926 Fragments, ca. 1840s-1880s
27 927-929 Miscellaneous, 1830s-1890s
 

Sub-Series 3: Railroad documents, 1860-1875


Box Folder Contents
28 930 CB & Q: Boling, John - livestock killed, 1870-1874
28 931 CB & Q: Boling, Samuel - injury, 1872-1875
28 932 CB & Q: Chase, Alice - injury, 1881
28 933 CB & Q: Corley, Martin - livestock killed, 1871
28 934 CB & Q: Cranston, Flora - injury, 1871
28 935 CB & Q: Etsel, Ann - lost property, 1871
28 936 CB & Q: Freight & delivery problems, 1870-1871
28 937 CB & Q: Hoffman, Peter - livestock killed & injured, 1871-1872
28 938 CB & Q: Jacobson, John - injury, 1872
28 939 CB & Q: Jones, Edward - damaged/stolen baggage, 1873
28 940 CB & Q: Long, Charles - livestock killed, 1870
28 941 CB & Q: Overpayment of taxes, 1865-1868
28 942 CB & Q: Philips, James - salary dispute, 1870
28 943 CB & Q: Releases - Floyd H. Cooley & Samuel E. Sweetland, 1863
28 944 CB & Q: Town of LaMoille, IL - tax issues, 1879
28 945 CB & Q: Triplett, Samuel (estate of William Wells) - costs & fee bills, 1866
28 946 CB & Q: Village of Arlington, IL - boundary & other land issues, 1877
28 947 CB & Q: Zearing, David S. - livestock injured, 1870-1871
28 948 CB & Q: miscellaneous notes & fragments, 1860s
29 949 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: account settlement with Milo Kendall, 1960s
29 950 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Brewer, Richard - land dispute, 1872-1874
29 951 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: consolodation, 1871
29 952 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Cook, Caleb (estate of Philander Cook) - bond mortgage, 1861
29 953 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Dow, Whitcher; Benjamin F. Dow - securities dispute, 1860-1861
29 954 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: McKenzie, Florian; John McKenzie - securities dispute, 1861
29 955 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: petition for right of way, 1870s
29 956 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Ross, Jacob - debt collection/securities dispute, 1870-1872
29 957 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Ross, James & George Hammer, et. al. - bond subscription dispute, 1870-1871
29 958 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: securities dispute cases - general information, 1961-1863
29 959 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Sheldon, Rufus H.; Sylvester Sheldon - securities dispute, 1960-1861
29 960 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Township of Ohio, IL - election dispute, 1872
29 961 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway: Watters, Edward C. - papers & business, 1859-1870
 

Sub-Series 4: American House Company documents, 1866-1898


Box Folder Contents
30 962 Account book, 1893
30 963 Agreements, 1867, 1888-1895
30 964 Correspondence, 1894-1896
30 965 Financial reports, 1865-1867
30 966 Financial reports, 1868-1869
30 967 Financial reports, 1870-1871
30 968 Financial reports, 1872-1873
30 969 Financial reports, 1874-1875
30 970 Plumbing proposition, 1893
30 971 Receipts, 1866-1875
30 972 Receipts, 1876-1877
30 973 Receipts, 1878-1879
31 974 Receipts, 1880-1883
31 975 Receipts, 1883-1885
31 976 Receipts, 1886-1887
31 977 Receipts, 1888-1889
31 978 Receipts, 1890-1891
31 979 Receipts, 1892-1893
31 980 Receipts, 1894-1895
31 981 Receipts, 1896-1898
 

Sub-Series 5: Land abstracts, 1850s-1880s


Box Folder Contents
32 982-987 Land Abstracts, 1850s-1880s
 

Sub-Series 6: Financial, 1846-1911


Box Folder Contents
33 988-989 Check stubs, 1860s-1890s
33 990-991 Miscellaneous expenses, 1870s-1890s
34 992 Receipts, 1846-1849
34 993 Receipts, 1850-1852
34 994 Receipts, 1853-1856
34 995 Receipts, 1857-1859
35 996 Receipts, 1860-1862
35 997 Receipts, 1863-1864
35 998 Receipts, 1865-1866
35 999 Receipts, 1867-1869
36 1000 Receipts, 1870-1872
36 1001 Receipts, 1973-1876
36 1002 Receipts, 1877-1879
36 1003 Receipts (Citizen's Bank), 1879-1880
36 1004 Receipts, 1880-1889
36 1005 Receipts, 1890-1901
36 1006 Receipts, n.d.
 

Sub-Series 7: Ledgers, 1860s-1911


Box Folder Contents
37 1007 (Incl. scrapbook) 1860s-1890s
37 1008 1898-1900
38 1009 1898-1907
38 1010 1907-1911
38 1011 1911
 

Sub-Series 8: Miscellaneous business documents, 1846-1901


Box Folder Contents
39 1012 Kendall & Harvey, 1846
39 1013 Notary Public Copies, 1858-1875
39 1014 Real estate, 1851-1901
39 1015 Real estate - partnership with Jacob T. Thomson & Joseph V. Thompson, 1867-1886