TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Platt Rogers Spencer and Family

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1833-1932

Series 2: Poetry and Other Writings, 1831-1927

Series 3: Spencer Family Histories and Genealogy, 1750-1938.

Series 4: Photographs, 1846-1938

Series 5: Miscellany, 1831-1955

Series 6: Business Schools and Penmanship Instruction, 1852-1911

Series 7: Penmanship Samples, 1852-1913

Series 8: Artifacts, 1863-1902

Series 9: Sloan Family History, 1850-1952

Series 10: Sloan family miscellaneous, 1867-1900

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Inventory of the Platt R. Spencer Papers, 1827-1951, bulk 1850-1900


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864
Title Platt R. Spencer Papers
Dates 1827-1951
Dates bulk 1850-1900
Extent 39.9 linear feet (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the abolitionist movement. Papers describe family life, the abolitionist movement, and conditions during the Civil War. Also included are the letters of son Lyman P. Spencer, a quartermaster’s sergeant in the 2nd Ohio Artillery Regiment, stationed in Mumfordville, Kentucky, and Cleveland, Tennessee and the papers of P. R. Spencer’s son-in-law, Junius Sloan, a prominent Chicago artist. In addition to the material on Spencer and Sloan, there is also material on the work of other penmen and other business schools whose specialty was the teaching of fine penmanship.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest Ms Spencer
Collection Stack Location 3a 51 6; 4a 26 4 (Oversize)

Administrative Information

Cite As

Platt R. Spencer Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Percy Hayden Sloan, 1950.

Processed by

Margarete Gross, 2009.

Access

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

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Platt R. Spencer Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Platt Rogers Spencer and Family

Penman, poet, educator and developer of the Spencerian system of penmanship.

Platt Rogers Spencer, developer of the Spencerian system of penmanship, was born in East Fishkill, New York on November 7, 1800 and died in Geneva, Ohio on May 16, 1864. His father, Caleb, a farmer and soldier in the Revolutionary War, died in 1806 at which time the family relocated to largely unsettled Ashtabula County, Ohio. From an early age, Platt was passionate about fine writing and practiced his craft whenever and wherever he could. Since paper was a precious commodity he often had to make do with writing on birch-bark, leather, snow, even the fly-leaves of his mother’s Bible. His original calling was to the ministry, but his struggles with alcoholism derailed those plans and instead, he concentrated his energies on being a clerk and bookkeeper and began his long and profitable career as a teacher of cursive writing. His recovery from alcoholism made him a life-long abstainer and a public advocate for abstinence. He was also an ardent abolitionist (he founded the Ashtabula County Anti-Slavery Society) and devoted himself to public service as treasurer for Ashtabula County, Ohio.

In addition to being a prolific poet, advocate for political causes, founder of business schools in Ohio and New York, he was also an inspiration to his children all of whom followed in their father’s artistic footsteps. At one time, they, their cousins and in-laws—thirty-eight in all—taught the Spencerian system. His son, Lyman Potter Spencer, for example became a noted artist, civil war hero, calligrapher, and teacher. His daughter, Sarah Spencer Sloan, established her own career as a noted calligrapher as well as being wife to a prominent Chicago artist, Junius Sloan. Another daughter, Ellen Spencer Mussey, was a noted writer, legal advisor of two Foreign Legations in Washington, D.C., and first president of the Woman’s Business Club of Washington, D.C. Sons Harvey and Henry founded schools in New York City and Washington, D.C. respectively and became very good friends with their former teacher, President James A. Garfield. Another son, Robert Closson Spencer, established a Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and one of his sons became a well-known architect in the Chicago-area, sharing studio space for a time with Frank Lloyd Wright.

As well as the business schools that bear his name, Spencer also had a library and an elementary school in Geneva, Ohio, named after him.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Included are materials from Platt Rogers Spencer’s career as a teacher, calligrapher, businessman, poet, essayist, politician. There are copy-books, notes from his years as county treasurer in Ohio (1832-1844), a treatise on slavery, newspaper clippings by and about Platt Rogers Spencer (and his family), recipes for mixing inks, photographs of the family as well as of the family homestead, hand-written calling cards, genealogical research, penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes, correspondence between Platt and his students, as well as correspondence within his own family. Spencer fathered ten children and was one of ten children himself, so the volume of correspondence was vast.

Many of Platt’s students and colleagues became well-known as calligraphers and as founders of important business colleges across the U.S. and their correspondence, copybooks, and penmanship samples are also included.

Because Platt’s children achieved recognition for their work establishing business schools, their papers are an important part of the collection as well. Lyman’s illustrated letters (and drawings) documenting his Civil War service with the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment are included as well as his drawings, penmanship samples, information related to his work as teacher, and correspondence within his family circle. There are also press clippings regarding the establishment of the various business schools across the country by the other brothers (Henry C., Harvey A., Platt Rogers Jr., and Robert C.Spencer).

In addition, papers related to the life and career of Spencer’s son-in-law, Junius Sloan, a prominent Chicago artist are also included. Sloan’s wife, Sarah, Platt’s daughter, was also a calligrapher and teacher, and so her work, and the work of her many students is also included. There are also press clippings about Junius, information about local art exhibits and art organizations, art galleries, photographs, sketchbooks, family histories and genealogy, financial records, correspondence with potential clients as well as with other artists of his time and family members. This entire collection was donated to the Newberry Library by Junius and Sarah’s son, Percy Sloan, an art teacher with the Chicago Public Schools, and a few of his childhood mementoes are also included as well as those of his brother, Carl (or Carle).

Artifacts such as pen quills, inkwells, a glass pen, a child’s writing slate from 1863 (Emma Spencer’s), a boxed set of copy-book lessons written by Lyman Spencer are included as well as bound volumes of penmanship samples written by contemporaneous penmen.

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

  • Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
  • Spencer, H. C. (Henry Caleb)
  • Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872
  • Mussey, Ellen Spencer -- Correspondence
  • Mussey, Persis Ellen Spencer, 1850-1936
  • Mussey, R. D. (Reuben Delevan), 1833-1892
  • Muzzy family
  • Sloan family
  • Sloan, Junius R., 1827-1900
  • Sloan, Percy H. (Percy Haydn), b.1867
  • Sloan, Sarah Spencer, 1832-1923
  • Spencer family
  • Spencer, Harvey Alden, b.1838
  • Spencer, Lyman Potter, 1840-1915
  • Spencer, Persis Duty, 1806-1862
  • Spencer, Platt Rogers, 1800-1864 -- Correspondence
  • Spencer, Platt Rogers, 1800-1864 -- Family
  • Spencer, Robert C. (Robert Closson), b. 1829
  • Spencer, Warren Platt
  • United States. Army. Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865)

Subjects

  • Abolitionists -- Ohio
  • African American artists
  • Art, American
  • Arts -- Ohio
  • Ashtabula County (Ohio) -- History
  • Business education
  • Business Cards -- 1851-1900
  • Businesswomen
  • Copybooks
  • Landscape painters -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Ohio -- Pictorial works
  • Ohio -- Politics and government -- 19th century
  • Parent and child -- Correspondence
  • Penmanship -- Technique
  • Penmanship, American
  • Portrait painters -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Temperance
  • Writing -- History
  • Writing implements -- 1851-1900

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1833-1932

Correspondence between members of both the Spencer family and the Sloan family. In addition, there are letters between various penmen who were students of Spencer, or worked with him or his children. Correspondence also includes letters exchanged between Junius Sloan and his clients and his family. There is also correspondence between various penmen and business school administrators working in the field decades after Spencer’s death, and who may have had little or no contact with Spencer himself.
Arranged alphabetically by name of sender, although in a few instances letters might be grouped as “letters to”. Ingoing and outgoing correspondence is integrated as one.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Adams, C.W to Junius R. Sloan, Dec. 1883
1 2 Bailey, H. L. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, (includes a drawing of a bird), 1854
1 3 Bartlett, Harvey to J. H. Lipsky, 1892-1895
1 4 Bearse, E. K. to Frank B. Davis, Sept. 1896
1 5 Billows, A.C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1854
1 6 Boynton, P. M. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.1857
1 7 Brett, Burt to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1853
1 8 Brown, Ida Colton to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 188?
1 9 Bryant, John H. to Parke Godwin, Nov. 1857
1 10 Bryant, H. B. to Robert Spencer, Mar 1857-May 1857
1 11 Buckman, W. C. to Fielding Schofield, 1891
1 12 Bullock, M. C. to Junius R. Sloan, Dec.1890
1 13 Burdick, Robert to Platt Rogers Spencer, (includes iron Indian arrowhead), Dec. 1853
1 14 Burnett, E. to Frank B. Davis, 1880
1 15 Caitlin, B. to Platt Rogers Spencer, 1855-1856
1 16 Capp, A. B. to Fred S. Heath,.Sept. 1889
1 17 Capretta, J. P. to Percy Sloan, May 1938
1 18 Carleton, B. S. to Frank B. Davis, Oct. 1898
1 19 Clark, Arthur B. to Fielding Schofield, Dec. 1879
1 20 Clark, William to Junius and Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1878-1889
1 21 Coe, Albert to Junius R. Sloan, April 1894
1 22 Colton, Laura to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 188?-1885
1 23 Comer, George to various recipients, 1883-1891
1 24 Conover, J. S. to Fielding Schofield, 1871-1873
1 25 Cook, J. M. to Robert Spencer, Feb 1857-Mar 1857
1 26 Cook, W. K. to various recipients, 1886-1890
1 27 Cooper, Emeline to Robert Spencer, Mar. 1884
1 28 Cooper, William P. to Platt Rogers Spencer, (includes a drawing of a bird), Dec. 1846-186?
1 29 Cooper, William P. to Robert Spencer, Mar. 1884
1 30 Cunningham, William to Frank B. Davis, Nov. 1891
1 31 Davis, Frank B.-Letters to, 1879-1899
1 32 Davis, Frank B. to various recipients, 1879-1893
1 33 Dennett, Mary to Junius R. Sloan, Aug 1891
1 34 Dennis, William E. to various recipients, 1889-1897
1 35 Dilley, J. W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, April 1862
1 36 Doner, C. E. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Dec. 1912
1 37 Dornick, Vesper to Junius R. Sloan, Feb. 1870
1 38-41 Duncanson, Robert S. to Junius R. Sloan, (includes original artwork), Jan. 1854-Nov. 1854
1 42 Durlin, Fayette to Junius R. Sloan, 1855-1857
1 43 Duty, Louisa (?) to Robert Spencer, 1846
1 44 Emerson, W. G. to Frank B. Davis, Feb. 1880
1 45 Everest, H. W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Mar 1864
1 46 Faretra, Frank L.-Letters to, 1905-1923
1 47 Faretra, Frank L. to various recipients, n.d-1917
1 48 Farwell, Granger to Junius R. Sloan, Mar. 1887
1 49 Flickinger, Henry W. to Frank B. Davis, 1879-1893
1 50 Flickinger, Henry W. to Fielding Schofield, June 1873
1 51-52 Folson, E. G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, 1841-1863
1 53 Ford, A. M. to Percy H. Sloan, July-Sept. 1938
1 54 Frank, Henry L. to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1887
1 55 French, William Merchant Richardson to Junius R. Sloan, Aug. 1877
1 56 Gamble, D. B. to Junius R. Sloan, Apr. 1892
1 57 Gaskell, George to various recipients, 1872-1889
1 58 Gerould, Dr. H. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1861
1 59 Giddings, Kate to Robert Spencer, Dec. 1896
1 60 Giddings, W. to unknown recipient, Dec. 1840
1 61 Giesseman, W. F. to Louis Madaracz, Oct. 1890
1 62 Glick, E. L. to various recipients, undated-1912
1 63 Graves, Adelia C. to Lyman P. Spencer, (includes original artwork), Feb. 1853
1 64 Green, F. P. to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1845
2 65 Hadley, Hiram (?) to Platt Rogers Spencer, July 185?
2 66 Hanby, B. R. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1857
2 67 Harder to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1852
2 68 Harris, H. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Feb. 1863
2 69 "Hattie" (possibly Hattie Hubbell, distant cousin to the Spencers) to Robert C. Spencer, includes imprint of a baby's foot, Dec. 1856-Mar. 1857
2 70 "Hattie" to Robert C. Spencer, includes dried, pressed flowers, Apr. 1857-June 1857
2 71 Hayden, S. D. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1852-Jan.1856
2 72 Hayden, William to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Oct. 1895
2 73 Heath, Fred.S. to Frank B. Davis, Oct. 1889
2 74 Heath, Fred S. to various recipients, 1930
2 75 Heath, Fred S-Letters to, Jan. 1888-Oct. 1889
2 76 Heath, Fred S.-Letters to, Apr.1890-July 1932
2 77 Hibbard, H. E. to various recipients, May 1878-Nov.1880
2 78 Hinman, A.H. to Preston, 1876
2 79 Hinman, A.H. to Fielding Schofield, June 1871
2 80 Hooker, Walker C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug. 1939
2 81 Hosmer, Charles B. to Junius R. Sloan, 1883
2 82 Hotchkiss, Samuel C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1861
2 83 Howells, W. C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1863
2 84 Hubbard, Matthew to Platt Rogers Spencer, Dec. 1863
2 85 Hubbard, R. W. to Junius R. Sloan, Dec. 1865
2 86 Huntsinger, E. M. to Frank B. Davis, June 1893-Dec. 1897
2 87 Hutchison, Mrs. Charles to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Apr. 1886
2 88 Iglehart, Mrs. N. G. to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1886
2 89 Ivison, Phinney and Co. to Junius R. Sloan, Sept. 1860
2 90 Ivison, Phinney and Co. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1861
2 91 Jansen, Josie to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1884
2 92 Ketchum, W. to Louis Madarasz, Mar. 1891-Mar. 1892
2 93 Kimball, Kate Davidson to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1886
2 94 King, Ellen Whitton to Platt Rogers Spencer, Oct. 1859
2 95 Kirk, James to Junius R. Sloan, Dec. 1888
2 96 Kirkman, Minnie Spencer to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1890- Jan. 1897
2 97 Knapp, Mary to Platt Rogers Spencer, 1855
2 98 Lawrence, John to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug. 1854
2 99 Lehman, B. H. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Dec. 1912
2 100 Lundy to Robert C. Spencer, May 1857-June 1857
2 101 Lupfer, Earl A. to Fred S. Heath, Sept. 1930
2 102 Lusk, David to Robert C. Spencer, Apr. 1857
2 103 Lusk, James to Wm. Cooper, undated
2 104 Lusk, James to Wm. Cooper, Apr. 1833-Dec. 1859
2 105 Lusk, James to Ivison, Phinney, Oct. 1861
2 106 Lusk, James W. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1851
2 107 Lusk, James W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, includes drawing of a bird and an inscription to Sarah, 1850s
2 108 Lusk, James W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jan. 1851-Mar. 1853
2 109 Lusk, James W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, undated - Apr. 1854
2 110 Lyon, Geo. M. to S. S. Russell, Apr. 1879
2 111 Madarasz, Louis-Letters to
2 112 Madarasz, Louis to various recipients, Dec 1876-May 1901
2 113 Madarasz, Louis to various recipients, 1910
2 114 Manierre, J. E. to Junius R. Sloan, Apr. 2, 1890s
2 115 Marr, Helen to Sarah Spencer Sloan (?), 1855
2 116 Marston, Mabel to Sarah Spencer Sloan, ca. 1884
2 117 May, James G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Mar. 1853
2 118 McDonald, L. S. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Nov. 1872
2 119 Merriam, Jennie W. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, ca.1880-1883
2 120 Meub, A. P. to Fred S. Heath, Apr. 1925
2 121 Michael, G. W. to E. L. Glick, June 1888
2 122 Miles, Howard E. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., undated
2 123 Miller, Wm. Allen to Sarah Spencer Sloan, June 1878
2 124 Mills, Edw. Clarence to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Feb 1913
2 125 Miscellaneous
2 126 Miscellaneous, D - G
2 127 Miscellaneous, L - S
2 128 Miscellaneous, V - W
2 129 Miscellaneous, Spencer Family
2 130 Moore, R. E. to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1870-Jan. 1871
2 131 Morrison, M. J. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.- Mar. 1884
2 132 Musselman, D. L. to various recipients, Sept. 1867-Jan. 1884
2 133 Mussey, Dela to Sarah Spencer Sloan, ca. 1865
2 134 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Carle Sloan, Oct. 1869-Aug 1870
2 135 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sister, 1869-Feb. 1871
2 136 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sister, Apr. 1888-Dec 1893
2 137 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan 1850s- Feb. 1868
2 138 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sarah Spencer Sloan, which includes a brief mention of Sarah's surviving the Great Chicago Fire, Mar. 1870-Dec. 1883
2 139 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1893- Mar. 1895
2 140 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb. 1896- Jan. 1900
2 141 Mussey, Ellen Spencer to Sallie Spencer (Mrs. Henry Spencer), June 1893
2 142 Mussey, R. D. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1872-June 1883
2 143 Mussey, R. D. to Mr. Swank, Mar. 1870s
3 144 Nettleton, H. to Platt Rogers Spencer, regarding Mrs. Spencer's failing health, Dec. 1862
3 145 O'Farrell, M. to Frank B. Davis, includes bird flourish, Feb. 1877
3 146 Osborn, F. C. and Henry A. to Junius R. Sloan, regarding commission of artworks, Sept. 1886-July 1890
3 147 Packard, S. S. to Platt Rogers Spencer, 1850s or 1860s
3 148 Paddock, George L. to Junius R. Sloan, Aug. 1858-May 1860
3 149 Paddock, George L. to Junius R. Sloan, Aug. 1867-July 1869
3 150 Page, F. to Junius R. Sloan, Dec. 1889
3 151 Palmer, Austin to various recipients, Oct. 1876-July 1891
3 152 Pardee, Mate L. to Junius R. Sloan, 1890s
3 153 Patton, J. G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1849
3 154 Peabody, F. F. to Junius R. Sloan, payment for a painting, Mar. 1886
3 155 Peck, O. D. to Junius R. Sloan, payment for paintings, Dec. 1881-Jan. 1882
3 156 Peterson, H. E. C. to Junius R. Sloan, Aug. 1887
3 157 Pettit, William to Platt Rogers Spencer, Dec. 1842
3 158 Pomeroy, E. C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Feb. 1863
3 159 Pool, Truman to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1855
3 160 Potter, Lyman to Platt Rogers Spencer, 1838-1853
3 161 Pratt, Norman H. to "Brother Henry", regarding grandmother Sloan's death, June 1875
3 162 Preston, J. S. to various recipients, 1872-1873
3 163 Raymond, Sidney to J. R. Simmonds, Jan. 1871
3 164 Reed, Mrs. James to Platt Rogers Spencer (incomplete) May 1862
3 165 Ransom, C. R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, June 1854
3 166 Rice, Victor Moreau to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jan. 1851- Dec. 1854
3 167 Rice, Victor Moreau to Platt Rogers Spencer, Apr. 1845- Sept. 1848
3 168 Rice, Victor Moreau to Robt. C. Spencer, July 1854- Mar. 1857
3 169 Richmond, B. W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1850s
3 170 Robertson, M. A. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1862
3 171 Rolph to Platt Rogers Spencer, Nov. 1860
3 172 Schofield, Fielding-letters to, 1868-1871
3 173 Schofield, Fielding-letters to, 1872-1873
3 174 Schofield, Fielding-letters to, 1874
3 175 Schofield, Fielding-letters to, 1876
3 176 Schofield, Fielding-letters to, 1877-1887
3 177 Schofield, Fielding to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1863
3 178 Schofield, Fielding to various recipients, 1870-1882
3 179 Schofield, Fielding to various recipients, Nov. 1872-Sept. 1901
4 180 Sloan, Horace to J. D. Harvey, Dec. 1873
4 181 Sloan, Horace to Junius R. Sloan, 1860-1868
4 182 Sloan, Junius R. to Vesper Dornack, Mar. 1870
4 183 Sloan, Junius R. to Ellen Spencer Mussey, includes drawing of baby Percy (?) being weighed, Dec. 1867- June 1871
4 184 Sloan, Junius R. to "Friend Will", 1853 or 1854
4 185 Sloan, Junius R. to Horace Sloan, Feb. 1871
4 186 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, 1879
4 187 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, Apr.-May 1889
4 188 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, June 1889
4 189 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, includes a brief note from Sarah Spencer Sloan, July 1889
4 190 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, Aug. 1889
4 191 Sloan, Junius R. to Percy Sloan, Dec. 1899-Apr. 1900
4 192 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb. 1855-Feb. 1859
4 193 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan. 1860
4 194 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Oct. 1862
4 195 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Dec. 1862
4 196 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes several drawings, Jan. 1863-Apr. 1863
4 197 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Apr. 1867
4 198 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes pencil drawing of pillow-case dance, Mar. 1871-Aug. 1879
4 199 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Nov. 1888-June 1889
4 200 Sloan, Junius R. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1891-Aug. 1893
4 201 Sloan, Junius R. to Spencer Sloan, June 1889
4 202 Sloan, Junius R. to Lyman P. Spencer, includes pencil drawing, 1870
4 203 Sloan, Junius R. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1854- May 1856
4 204 Sloan, Junius R. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Jan. 1863
4 205 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, Mar.-Dec., 1836
4 206 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, 1848-Jan. 1849
4 207 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, includes an ink drawing of a farmer, Jan.-Sept. 1850
4 208 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, Mar.-Nov. 1851
4 209 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, includes an ink drawing of a candle, Jan.-Sept. 1852
4 210 Sloan, Junius R. to Robert C. Spencer, July 1854-Oct. 1889
4 211 Sloan, Junius R. to unknown recipient, undated
4 212 Sloan, Junius R. to Wm. H. Hood, May 1870
4 213 Sloan, Louisa to Junius R. Sloan, Nov. 1848
4 214 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Aquarelle, Co., Jan. 1891
4 215 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to aunt, Mar. 1857
4 216 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to brother, Mar. 1800s
4 217 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Edw. Cook, Sept. 1875
4 218 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Rev. T. B. Forbush, Aug. 1877
4 219 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to friend, Mar. 1877
4 220 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Geneva Times, Dec. 1894
4 221 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mr. Gleason, Sept. 1877
4 222 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Misses Grant, Sept. 1877
4 223 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Miss Haskins, 187?
4 224 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mrs. Hord, Apr. 1877
4 225 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mrs. Isham, includes a descriptive note, written later, possibly by Percy Sloan, 1877-1878
4 226 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Miss Jansen, July 1878
4 227 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mrs. Johans, Dec. 1877
4 228 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mrs. E. Kirkland, Mar. 1870s
4 229 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Mabel Marston, Oct. 1884
4 230 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Ellen Spencer Mussey, Nov. 1860- Mar. 1895
4 231 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Lyman P. Spencer, Dec. 1894
4 232 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1838
4 233 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Robert C. Spencer, undated
4 234 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Robert C. Spencer, Jan. 1851-Sept. 1852
4 235 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Robert C. Spencer, Jan. 1857-May 1857
4 236 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Robert C. Spencer, re: a monument to be designed by the sculptor, Leonard Volk, in honor of Platt R. Spencer, Jan. 1877-Mar. 1878
4 237 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Robert C. Spencer, June 1890
4 238 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to Warren Spencer, 1881
4 239 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to various recipients, undated
4 240 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to various recipients, undated-1872
4 241 Sloan, Sarah Spencer to T. B. and B. M. Worthington, Feb. 1871
4 242 Sloan, Seymour to Junius R. Sloan, Feb. 1848-Aug. 1855
4 243 Sloan, Seymour to Junius R. Sloan, 1856-1874
4 244 Smith, A. W. to Musmann, 1868
4 245 Smith, Fred to Junius R. Sloan, Dec. 1891
4 246 Snow, Freeman to Platt Rogers Spencer, Mar. 1863
4 247 Soper Family to Junius R. Sloan, 1880s-1893
5 248 Spencer, Alden G. to Caleb Spencer, Sept. 1853
5 249 Spencer, Alden G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1842-Oct. 1843
5 250 Spencer, Alden G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Mar. 1844-Dec.1848
5 251 Spencer, Alden G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1850-Dec. 1859
5 252 Spencer, Alden G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Nov. 1861-Dec. 1862
5 253 Spencer, Alden G. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jan. 1863- April 1863
5 254 Spencer, Alden G. to Robert C. Spencer, Apr. 1862
5 255 Spencer, Alden G. to J. H. Tibbits, Oct. 1876-Dec. 1880
5 256 Spencer, Alden G. to J. H. Tibbits, Jun. 1881-Jun. 1883
5 257 Spencer, Caleb to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug. 1842-Oct. 1858
5 258 Spencer (cousin) to Robert C. Spencer, Mar. 1857
5 259 Spencer, D. M. (Daniel Mabey?) to "boys", Apr. 1844
5 260 Spencer, Daniel M. to Phebe Coleman, Dec. 1841
5 261 Spencer, Daniel M. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1842-Feb. 1848
5 262 Spencer, Daniel M. to Calvin Luce, Mar. 1848
5 263 Spencer, Emma S. to Lyman P. Spencer (copy), Oct. 1864
5 264 Spencer, Emma S. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1860s
5 265 Spencer, Fidelia (Mrs. Lyman P.) to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May 1864-May 1865
5 266 Spencer, Garfield (Mr. & Mrs.) to unknown recipient, on the birth of their daughter, Sara A. Spencer, Jan. 1887
5 267 Spencer, Harvey A. to Ellen Spencer Mussey, Dec. 1856
5 268 Spencer, Harvey A. to nephew, Dec. 1886-Oct. 1890
5 269 Spencer, Harvey A. to sister, Nov. 1848-Sept. 1881
5 270 Spencer, Harvey A. to sister, Nov. 1883-Aug. 1893
5 271 Spencer, Harvey A. to Junius R. Sloan, Jan. 1878-Aug. 1895
5 272 Spencer, Harvey A. to Percy Sloan, June-Aug. 1911
5 273 Spencer, Harvey A. to Percy Sloan, Jan.-May 1912
5 274 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May 1852-Feb. 1858
5 275 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1864-Dec. 1867
5 276 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb. 1872-Nov. 1880
5 277 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb. 1881-Nov. 1883
5 278 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.-Nov.1884
5 279 Spencer, Harvey A. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1887-Dec. 1890
5 280 Spencer, Harvey A. to Robt. C. Spencer, Apr. 1857-Oct. 1889
5 281 Spencer, Harvey A. to unknown recipient, 1891
6 282 Spencer, Helen (Mrs. Harvey A.) to Sara, 1889
6 283 Spencer, Henry B. to Junius Sloan, with explanatory note, written in pencil, by Percy Sloan, Feb. 1896
6 284 Spencer, Henry C to Comers Commercial College, Aug. 1893
6 285 Spencer, Henry C. to brother, Oct. 1853-Aug. 1875
6 286 Spencer, Henry C. to brother and sister, Dec. 1869-Jan. 1890
6 287 Spencer, Henry C. to sister, Jan. 1840s-Oct. 1887
6 288 Spencer, Henry C. to Junius Sloan, includes condolence note written on the death of Junius' son, Spencer, Sept. 1859-Mar. 1891
6 289 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Apr. 1852- Sept. 1854
6 290 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar.-Dec. 1855
6 291 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes swan flourish and drawing of a shirt., 1856-June 1858
6 292 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1860s-Jan. 1875
6 293 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes separate, calligraphic flourish, Feb. 1877-Jan. 1879
6 294 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug. 1882-July 1885
6 295 Spencer, Henry C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Apr. 1886-Apr. 1891
6 296 Spencer, Henry C. to Persis Duty Spencer and Sarah Spencer, Nov. 1833
6 297 Spencer, Henry C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Dec. 1857-Jan. 1864
6 298 Spencer, Henry C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., includes calligraphic flourish, Sept. 1854
6 299 Spencer, Henry C. to Robt. C. Spencer, Jan. 1851-Dec. 1852
6 300 Spencer, Henry C. to Robt. C. Spencer, Mar. 1857-July 1878
6 301 Spencer, Henry C. to unknown recipient, 1884-1890
6 302 Spencer, Leonard to Percy Sloan, includes reference to a letter sent by James A. Garfield, Aug. 1880
6 303 Spencer, Leonard and Margaret Allen Spencer to friends, June 1885
6 304 Spencer, Lyman P.-letter to family of, from G. G. Hoole, Sept. 1915
6 305 Spencer, Lyman P. to American Book Co., Feb. 1893
6 306 Spencer, Lyman P. to brother, Sept. 1829-Sept. 1912
6 307 Spencer, Lyman P. to brothers and sisters, July 1911
6 308 Spencer, Lyman P. to F. B. Davis, Dec. 1880
6 309 Spencer, Lyman P. to Junius Sloan, includes condolences on losses sustained in the Great Chicago Fire, July 1868- Dec. 1871
6 310 Spencer, Lyman P. to Junius Sloan, Nov. 1873-Sept. 1879
6 311 Spencer, Lyman P. to Junius Sloan, Jan.-Mar. 1892
6 312 Spencer, Lyman P. to Percy Sloan, Apr. 1891-Jun. 1895
6 313 Spencer, Lyman P. to Percy Sloan, Aug. 1911-Mar. 1914
6 314 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Nov. 1848-Feb. 1849
6 315 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes several pen & ink drawings, Apr. 1852-Nov. 1858
6 316 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May 1860-Nov. 1861
6 317 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan. 1864-Sept. 1867
6 318 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 187?-Dec. 1871
6 319 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1874-July 1879
6 320 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1880s-Sept. 1885
6 321 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes samples of Spencer coats-of-arms as well as condolences sent on the death of Sarah's son, Spencer, Jun.1886- May 1892
6 322 Spencer, Lyman P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes souvenir postal card from the World's Columbian Exposition, Mar. 1893-Dec. 1912
6 323 Spencer, Lyman P. to Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1891
6 324 Spencer, Lyman P. to Emma Spencer, includes Lyman's pen & ink drawings of Civil War soldiers & tents, July 1862-July 1865
6 325 Spencer, Lyman P. to Fidelia Spencer, Dec. 1870
6 326 Spencer, Lyman P. to Harvey Spencer, Mar. 1856
6 327 Spencer, Lyman P. to nephew, Apr. 1914
6 328 Spencer, Lyman P. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1863-May 1864
6 329 Spencer, Lyman P. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., 1913
6 330 Spencer, Lyman P. to Robt. Spencer, Oct. 1893
6 331 Spencer, Lyman P. to Robt. Spencer, Jan. 1912-Jun. 1913
6 332 Spencer, Lyman P. to sister, Feb. 1849-Apr. 1854
6 333 Spencer, Lyman P.-family correspondence typewritten by Lyman P. Spencer, 1839-1863
7 334 Spencer, Persis Duty to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Sept. 1853
7 335 Spencer, Persis Duty to Robt. Spencer, Nov. 1856-June 1857
7 336 Spencer, Persis Duty to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes a post script written by Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1847- Apr. 1858
7 337 Spencer, Persis Duty to sisters, Feb. 1836-Feb. 1857
7 338 Spencer, Phebe J. to sister, Apr. 1856
7 339 Spencer, Platt Rogers to H.D. Bartholomew, Sept. 1858
7 340 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Ozias Bowen, transcribed by Lyman P. Spencer, Dec. 1827
7 341 Spencer, Platt Rogers to brother, 1859
7 342 Spencer, Platt Rogers to A. H. Burley, 1857
7 343 Spencer, Platt Rogers to B. Caitlin, Jan. 1856-Jan. 1857
7 344 Spencer, Platt Rogers to children, Nov. 1846-Oct. 1853
7 345 Spencer, Platt Rogers to children, Oct.-Nov. 1854
7 346 Spencer, Platt Rogers to children, Nov. 1858-Sept. 1859
7 347 Spencer, Platt Rogers to children, May-June 1860
7 348 Spencer, Platt Rogers to children, Feb. 1861- Sept. 1862
7 349 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Wm. Cooper, undated to Nov. 1852
7 350 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Wm. Cooper, Feb. 1853-Mar. 1854
7 351 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Wm. Cooper, Mar. 1856-July 1859
7 352 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Cowles & Aiken, 1838
7 353 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Wm. Dearlove, Apr. 1840
7 354 Spencer, Platt Rogers to J. Addison Giddings, July 1848
7 355 Spencer, Platt Rogers to J. R. Giddings, Mar.-May 1840
7 356 Spencer, Platt Rogers to J. R. Giddings, Jan.-Dec. 1841
7 357 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Ellen Whitton King, May 1860
7 358 Spencer, Platt Rogers to James W. Lusk, undated - Dec. 1854
7 359 Spencer, Platt Rogers to "Messrs. Writers", Mar. 1851
7 360 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Parkman, Apr. 1837
7 361 Spencer, Platt Rogers to A. S. Pratt, Nov. 1853-May 1855
7 362 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Jan.-Dec. 1841
7 363 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Jan. 1842-Sept. 1843
7 364 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Apr. 1844-Aug. 1846
7 365 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Feb.-July. 1847
7 366 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Aug.-Dec. 1847
7 367 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Jan.-Mar. 1848
7 368 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Apr.-July 1848
7 369 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Aug. 1848
7 370 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Victor M. Rice, Sept. 1848-Jan. 1853
8 371 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Junius Sloan, Nov. 1850-Mar. 1864
8 372 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May-Dec. 1847
8 373 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Nov. 1848
8 374 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Mar. 1849
8 375 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes bird flourish and poem dedicated to Sarah, ca. May 1850- Dec. 1851
8 376 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-June 1852
8 377 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept.-Nov. 1852
8 378 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.-Oct. 1853
8 379 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.-Apr. 1854
8 380 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, June-Oct. 1854
8 381 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Nov.-Dec. 1854
8 382 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan. 1855-Apr. 1856
8 383 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May-Nov. 1856
8 384 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Feb.-Dec. 1857
8 385 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Feb. 1858
8 386 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar.-July 1858
8 387 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug.-Dec. 1858
8 388 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-May 1859
8 389 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, July-Aug. 1859
8 390 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, May-Sept. 1860
8 391 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Oct.-Dec. 1860
8 392 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Mar. 1861
8 393 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar.-Dec. 1861
8 394 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, June-Aug. 1862
8 395 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug.-Sept. 1862
8 396 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes penmanship lessons, undated.
8 397 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug.-Dec. 1863
8 398 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Mar. 1864
8 399 Spencer, Platt Rogers to sons, Feb. 1857-Nov. 1862
8 400 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Alden G. Spencer, June 1843-June 1846
8 401 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Alden G. Spencer, May 1847-May 1854
8 402 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Alden G. Spencer, Oct. 1856-Nov. 1861
8 403 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Alden G. Spencer, Feb.-Dec. 1862
8 404 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Alden G. Spencer, Feb.-Apr. 1863
8 405 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Barzillai Spencer, June 1847-July 1851
8 406 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Caleb Spencer, Dec. 1856-Apr. 1858
8 407 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Caleb Spencer, Mar.-July 1861
8 408 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Emma Spencer, Nov. 1863
9 409 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, undated
9 410 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, includes pencil-written note from Lusk on the reverse of one letter, dated 1837, 1837-Feb. 1856
9 411 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, Feb. 1856
9 412 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, Mar. 1856-Nov. 1857
9 413 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, Oct. 1858-Dec. 1859
9 414 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, July 1860-Nov. 1861
9 415 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, June-July 1862
9 416 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, Jan.-Nov. 1863
9 417 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Lyman P. Spencer, Dec. 1863-Jan. 1864
9 418 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Persis Duty Spencer, Dec. 1849-Feb. 1855
9 419 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Persis Duty Spencer, 1856
9 420 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Persis Duty Spencer, Apr. 1857-Sept. 1861
9 420A Spencer, Platt Rogers to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., undated
9 421 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Robt. C. Spencer, 18??-Apr. 1856
9 422 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Robt. C. Spencer, Mar. 1852-Jan. 1857
9 423 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Robt. C. Spencer, Feb.-Mar. 1857
9 424 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Robt. C. Spencer, Apr. 1857-Dec. 1863
9 425 Spencer, Platt Rogers to students, Dec. 1855
9 426 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Warren (Spencer ?), Aug. 1850
9 427 Spencer, Platt Rogers to unknown recipients, undated. to 1862
9 428 Spencer, Platt Rogers to Geo. Webster, May 1861
9 429 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to brother and sister, Dec. 1851- Mar. 1890
9 430 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to F. B. Davis, 1879
9 431 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to H. A. Mumaw, May 1881
9 432 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to C. L Ricketts, May 1880
9 433 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Junius Sloan, Sept. 1862-Dec. 1889
9 434 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Junius Sloan, Feb. 1891-Feb. 1896
9 435 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Percy Sloan, June 1893
9 436 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.-Feb. 1848
9 437 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.1849-Sept. 1862
9 438 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Nov.1863-Mar. 1868
9 439 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept.1874-Oct. 1879
9 440 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, June 1880-Dec. 1883
9 441 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Jan.- Feb. 1884
9 442 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Apr. 1885-Mar. 1888
9 443 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1889-Oct. 1893
9 444 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Henry Spencer, Sept. 1853
9 445 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Lyman P. Spencer, Jan. 1856
9 446 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Mary Spencer, Nov. 1879
9 447 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Persis Duty Spencer, 1855
9 448 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Mar. 1854-Dec. 1861
9 449 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Robt. C. Spencer, Feb. 1851- Apr. 1857
9 450 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to Robt. C. Spencer, Aug. 1863- Mar. 1913
9 451 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. to unknown recipient, undated
10 452 Spencer, Robt. C.-Letters to, Feb. -Mar. 1857
10 453 Spencer, Robt. C.-Letters to, Apr. 1857
10 454 Spencer, Robt. C.-Letters to, May 1857
10 455 Spencer, Robt. C.-Letters to, June 1857
10 456 Spencer, Robt. C. to Arthur B. Clark, Sept. 1875
10 457 Spencer, Robt. C. to "Dear Sir", undated
10 458 Spencer, Robt. C. to Ellen Whitton King (Mrs. Robt. Spencer), Dec. 1859-May 1864
10 459 Spencer, Robt. C. to H. B. Little, May 1888
10 460 Spencer, Robt. C. to Junius Sloan, Feb. 1850-Sept. 1852
10 461 Spencer, Robt. C. to Junius Sloan, Jan. 1853-Oct. 1854
10 462 Spencer, Robt. C. to Junius Sloan, July 1856-Jan. 1877
10 463 Spencer, Robt. C. to Junius Sloan, Mar. 1883-Oct. 1894
10 464 Spencer, Robt. C. to Percy Sloan, Aug.-Sept. 1912
10 465 Spencer, Robt. C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, July 1871- Nov. 1874
10 466 Spencer, Robt. C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, July 1882- July 1887
10 467 Spencer, Robt. C. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1892- Dec. 1912
10 468 Spencer, Robt. C. to Persis Duty Spencer, May 1860- Mar. 1861
10 469 Spencer, Robt. C. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1854
10 470 Spencer, Robt. C. to H. D. Stratton, Jan. 1857
10 471 Spencer, Ruth to Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1890s
10 472 Spencer, Sara (Mrs. Henry Spencer) to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Aug. 1865-June 1893
10 473 Spencer, Sarah Beach (Mrs. Robt. Spencer) to mother, Sept. 1854
10 474 Spencer, Warren to Bryant, Spencer, Lusk & Stratton, Aug. 1854
10 475 Spencer, Warren to Robt. C. Spencer, Nov. 1836-Jun. 1837
10 476 Spencer, Vinnie to Percy Sloan, Oct. 1894
10 477 Standiford Bros. To D. L. Musselman, Oct. 1882
10 478 Starr, Merritt to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Sept. 1893
10 479 Steere, W. H. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Feb. 1864
10 480 Stratton, H. D. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Nov. 1863
10 481 Stratton, H. D. to Robt. C. Spencer, Mar.-Apr. 1857
10 482 Stratton, H. D. to Robt. C. Spencer, Jan.-Feb. 1857
10 483 Stratton, H. D. to Robt. C. Spencer, May 1857
10 484 Strickland, H. W. to Fred S. Heath, Oct. 1912
10 485 Talbott, A. W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, May 1862
10 486 Tamblyn, F. W. to Louis Madarasz, Mar. 1892
10 487 Tamblyn, F. W. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Jan 1913
10 488 Taylor, R. J. to Junius R. Sloan, Feb. 1889
10 489 Thompson, Jerome to Junius Sloan, May 1865
10 490 Trall, R. T. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Aug.-Oct. 1861
10 491 Trumbull, Lyman to Junius Sloan, Feb. 1889-Jan. 1891
10 492 Turner, H. W. to Spencer Family, July 1861
10 493 Turner, M. P. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Mar. 1886
10 494 Van Everin, Geo. to Fielding Schofield, Oct. 1866-June 1868
10 495 Walker, H. C. to Spencer Bros., Apr. 1866
10 496 Wall, E. C. to Robt. C. Spencer, Mar. 1891
10 497 Walpole, Fred A. to Junius Sloan, Sept. 1882-July 1893
10 498 Webster, Lilly R. to Junius Sloan, Jan. 1886
10 499 Whitehouse, W. A. to Davis, 1914
10 500 Whittlesey, E. to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1841
10 501 Whittlesey, E. to various recipients, Aug. 1841-Dec. 1857
10 502 Wiesehahn to Fielding Schofield, Mar. 1873-Mar. 1877
10 503 Wilbour, Chas. E. to Sarah Spencer Sloan, Oct. ca. 1850
10 504 Williams, D. B. to Louis Madarasz, Mar. 1891
10 505 Winchester, Oliver to Junius Sloan, May-June 1853
10 506 Winchester, Oliver to Junius Sloan, Jan. 1854
10 507 Winchester, Oliver to Junius Sloan, Feb.-May 1859
10 508 Wisell, D. D. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Oct. 1856
10 509 Woodruff, Manlon J. to Platt Rogers Spencer, Sept. 1856-July 1861
10 510 Worcester, Edw. To Junius Sloan, Aug. 1892
10 511 Worthington, B. M. to Platt Rogers Spencer, June 1863
10 512 Worthington, B. M. to various recipients, July 1871-Sept. 1879
10 513 Wright, E., Jr. to "Dear Sir", Feb. 1839
10 514 Young, Fred to Louis Madarasz, Sept. 1886
10 514 Young, Fred to Louis Madarasz, Sept. 1886

Series 2: Poetry and Other Writings, 1831-1927

Includes poetry, essays, treatises written by the Spencer family and acquaintances. Some were published, primarily in newspapers, although many were not. Topics include Platt Rogers Spencer’s views on temperance, slavery, a history of Geneva, Ohio, and a statement as county treasurer of Ashtabula County. Examples of poetry include works of Platt Rogers Spencer, Sarah Spencer Sloan, Ruth Spencer (Lyman Potter Spencer’s daughter), Sarah Beach Spencer (Mrs. Robert Spencer), and Warren P. Spencer (Platt’s nephew). Other family members, such as Ellen Mussey Spencer, wrote essays on a variety of other matters. Arranged alphabetically by name of author, although box 11B contains bound copies of poetry by Platt Rogers Spencer only.
Arranged alphabetically by name of author, although box 11B contains bound copies of poetry by Platt Rogers Spencer only.

Box Folder Contents
11A 515 Harrington, N. T. (husband of Anna Spencer Harrington), essay from the Simplex News, April 1927
11A 516 Pinkham, Mary Beede, handwritten verses dedicated to Persis and Platt Rogers Spencer, undated.
11A 517 Sloan, Sarah Spencer, Poetry, 1871-1872
11A 518 Spencer, H. Alden, editorials from various newspapers, 1884-1885
11A 519 Spencer, H. Alden. Editorial from Industrial World, (See Oversize Box 2), Sept. 20, 1892
11A 520 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Handwritten for the Union Emporium, 1849
11A 521 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Essay written on the Lake Shore in Geneva, July 4, 1843
11A 522 Spencer, Platt Rogers (presumably). Notes on alcohol
11A 523 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Notes on the Ashtabula County Anti-Slavery Society, 1837-1840
11A 524 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry and essays published in various newspapers. (See Oversize Box 2)
11A 525 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, including "Ode to Temperance", clippings from various newspapers
11A 526 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten
11A 527 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, written on death of Henry Allen, who drowned, 1829
11A 528 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten
11A 529 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten and illustrated
11A 530 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten and occasionally illustrated
11A 531 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten and occasionally illustrated with flourishes
11A 532 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry, handwritten and occasionally illustrated with flourishes
11A 533 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry. Duplicate sheets that were typed by Edith Spencer in 1912 and included in a bound volume (191 loose pages)
11A 534 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Poetry in praise of penmanship
11A 535 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Statement as county treasurer
11A 536 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Treatise on slavery
11A 537 Spencer, Robt. C. Editorial in praise of P.R. Spencer, Geneva Times, April 12, 1881
11A 538 Spencer, Robt. C. Newspaper articles in praise of good penmanship
11A 539 Spencer, Robt. C. Treatise on education, 1874
11A 540 Spencer, Ruth. Poetry, Sept. 14, 1899
11A 541 Spencer, Sara Andrews (Mrs. Henry C. Spencer), "Help vs. Helplessness", address of the 4th annual commencement of the Washington Business College, June 18, 1872
11A 542 Spencer, Sarah Beach (Mrs. Robert C. Spencer). Poetry
11A 543 Spencer, Warren P. Poetry
11B -- Contains bound copies of poetry by Platt Rogers Spencer

Series 3: Spencer Family Histories and Genealogy, 1750-1938.

Includes family trees, genealogical data, newspaper articles about the family, biographical sketches by various authors, wedding announcements, obituaries, tributes & testimonials including one by President James A. Garfield. Henry C. Spencer’s Last Will & Testament is here as is the grave marker inscription from the final resting place of Persis Duty Spencer.
Arranged alphabetically by name of subject.

Box Folder Contents
12 544 Mussey, Ellen Spencer, newspaper articles by and about (See Oversize Box 2). Articles from the Geneva Times, Mar. 27, 1895 Washington Herald, Jan. 1, 1912, Geneva Free Press Times, Sept. 12, 1914.
12 545 Mussey, Ellen Spencer, newspaper clipping, no date
12 546 Spencer, Caleb. Record of the family of Caleb Spencer, father of P. R. Spencer (See Oversize Box 1), n.d.
12 546A Spencer family tree. (See Oversize Box 8)
12 547 Spencer family genealogy, notes, presumably scribbled by Percy Sloan
12 548 Spencer family genealogy, mimeographed notes listing Spencers from the 17th century - 18th century
12 549 Spencer family. Notes on Spencer genealogy compiled by Sarah Spencer Sloan, 1908
12 550 Spencer family genealogy compiled by Sarah Spencer Sloan
12 551 Spencer family genealogy. Newspaper clippings
12 552 Spencer family genealogy. Correspondence, presumably between Percy Sloan and his cousin, Anna Ellen Spencer, daughter of Robert C. Spencer, Sept. 26, 1938
12 553 Spencer family genealogy tracing the family's beginnings in 17th century England to 19th century America. Written by Robert C. Spencer (presumably), Aug. 1, 1889
12 554 Spencer family narrative entitled " Geneva in the World of Art", Geneva Times, Apr. 5, 1881. In addition to the biographical sketches about Platt Rogers Spencer & his sons, there is also a profile of Platt's son-in-law, Junius Sloan. (See Oversize Box 2)
12 555 Spencer, H. Alden. Newspaper article (source unkown)
12 556 Spencer, Harvey. Newspaper articles about (New Orleans Republican, Nov. 21, 1873; National Greenback Standard, Mar. 28, 1879; Geneva Times, Aug. 17, 1892)
12 557 Spencer, Harvey A. Newspaper articles about (Geneva Times, 1889)
12 558 Spencer, Helen (Mrs. Harvey C.). Biographical information
12 559 Spencer, Henry C. Biographical sketch from The Temperance Anvil, Nov. 30, 1878
12 560 Spencer, Henry C. Newspaper clippings, by and about. (See Oversize Box 2)
12 561 Spencer, Henry C. Last Will & Testament, Aug. 29, 1891
12 562 Spencer, Henry C. Legal documents regarding his estate
12 563 Spencer, Henry C. Obituary, Aug. 30, 1891
12 564 Spencer, Henry C. Obituaries, Sept. 1891
12 565 Spencer, Henry C. Newspaper clippings about
12 566 Spencer, Henry C. and Harvey A. Biographical data, written (presumably) by Percy H. Sloan
12 567 Spencer, Henry C. and Harvey A. Newspaper articles about
12 568 Spencer, Henry C. and Harvey A. Newspaper article about, The National View (See Oversize Box 2), May 14, 1881
12 569 Spencer House. Narrative written by Robert C. Spencer, Jan. 1887
12 570 Spencer, Louisa (Mrs. Harvey S. Spencer, sister-in-law of Platt Rogers Spencer). Obituary, Geneva Times, Sept. 5, 1882
12 571 Spencer, Lyman P. Newspaper articles about, 1870-1896
12 572 Spencer, Lyman P. Newspaper article about, Geneva Times, July 15, 1896
12 573 Spencer, Lyman. P. Wedding announcement for his daughter, Virginia Ream to Albert Theodore Bass, Oct. 16, 1895
12 574 Spencer, Lyman P. Wedding announcement for his daughter, Ruth to Frederick Hayes Warren, Apr. 16, 1904
12 575 Spencer, Mary Duty (daughter of Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr.). Wedding announcement
12 576 Spencer, Persis Duty and Ebenezer Duty. Obituaries, (See Oversize Box 2), Sept. 6, 1862
12 577 Spencer, Persis Duty. Grave marker inscription
12 578 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch, written (presumably) by James Garford. (See Oversize Box 3)
12 579 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch from The Pathfinder, Dec. 4, 1926
12 580 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical notes compiled by his grandson, Percy H. Sloan
12 581 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch from The New York Teacher, Jan. 1861
12 582 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketches by various writers, including James A. Garfield, Lyman P. Spencer, and Victor M. Rice
12 583 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch from The Ohio Educational Monthly, Jan. 1861
12 584 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch from The Indiana School Journal, May 1863
12 585 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch from The American Phrenological Journal (See Oversize Box 3), Sept. 1864
12 586 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch written by his son, Robert C. Spencer, along with tribute by James A. Garfield
12 587 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch written by his daughter, Ellen Spencer Mussey for the National Association of Penmanship Teachers and Supervisors, April 27-29, 1927
12 588 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Biographical sketch written by his son, Lyman P. Spencer
12 589 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Family tree, presumably done by P. R. Spencer. (See Oversize Box 1)
12 590 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Handwritten biographical narrative
12 591 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper article about, Geneva Times, Nov. 5, 1884
12 592 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper article about, New York Times (See Oversize Box 1), Sept. 5, 1926
12 593 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper clippings about
12 594 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Obituary, Conneaut Reporter, June 22, 1864
12 595 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Obituaries, various newspapers
12 596 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Obituary, Commercial College Monthly, June 1864
12 597 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Statement concerning his death written by A. S. Stockton, May 20, 1864
12 598 Spencer, Platt Rogers, tributes and testimonials from various newspaper accounts
12 599 Spencer, Robt. C. Biographical data
12 600 Spencer, Robt. C. Biographical data
12 601 Spencer, Robt. C. Family history
12 602 Spencer, Robt. C. Newspaper clippings about
12 603 Spencer, Robt. C. Newspaper clippings by and about. (See Oversize Box 2)
12 604 Spencer, Robt. C. Newspaper clippings by and about
12 605 Spencer, Sara Andrews (Mrs. Henry C.). Geneva Times newspaper clipping, May 16, 1894
12 606 Spencer, Warren P. Newspaper clippings about
12 607 Spencer, Warren P. Biographical sketch
12 608 Spencer, Warren P. Obituary (source unknown) (See Oversize Box 2)
12 609 Spencer-Sloan genealogy. (See Oversize Box 3)
12 609 Spencer-Sloan genealogy. (See Oversize Box 3)

Series 4: Photographs, 1846-1938

Includes images of family members, business associates, the Spencer family homestead, Spencer’s Log Seminary and the Spencer family coat-of-arms. Included too, are reproductions of Junius Sloan’s and Lyman P. Spencer’s art work. In various formats—engravings, glass plates, cased photographs, gelatin silver prints, negatives, etc.
Arranged alphabetically by name of subject. Boxes 15 and 16 contain cased photographs such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes.

Box Folder Contents
13 610 Bryant, H. B.
13 611 Glick, E. L.
13 612 Homes of Spencer family neighbors, Geneva, Ohio. Photo taken by Lyman P. Spencer
13 613 Mussey, Ellen Spencer, ca. 1869
13 614 Mussey, Ellen Spencer, 1888
13 615 Mussey, R. D. (1871), with attached obituary (1892)
13 616 Mussey, Spencer, (eldest son of Ellen Spencer Mussey)
13 617 Mussey, Susan Victoria Barrett (step-daughter of Ellen Spencer Mussey)
13 618 Mussey, William (son of Ellen & R. D. Mussey), undated
13 619 Sloan, Junius R.
13 620 Sloan, Junius R., 1860
13 621 Sloan, Junius R. (includes one cyanotype), 1892-98
13 622 Sloan, Sarah Spencer, ca. 1860
13 623 Spencer, Alden (with Robt. C. Spencer), ca. 1883-84
13 624 Spencer, Alden. (This is possibly a photograph that Robt. Spencer refers to in a letter to Sarah Spencer Sloan- see Box 10, Folder 466), 1884
13 625 Spencer, Anna Ellen, daughter of Robt. C. and Ellen W. Spencer, 1871
13 626 Spencer, Anna Ellen, daughter of Robt. C. and Ellen W. Spencer
13 627 Spencer, Charles Lyman, son of Robt. C. and Ellen W. Spencer, undated
13 628 Spencer, Charles Lyman, photograph from a bust modeled by R. H. Park, undated
13 629 Spencer, Edward W., son of Robt. C. and Ellen W. Spencer, 1882
13 630 Spencer, Ellen and Robt. C. Spencer, Jr. Second wife of Robt. C. Spencer, undated
13 631 Spencer family, Robt. C., Harvey A., and Emma Spencer, with the family horse "Old Charlie" (an enlargement of this photograph is in oversize box 6), 1864
13 632 Spencer family, Robt. C., Lyman P., Henry A, and Harvey A. 1884
13 633 Spencer family coat-of-arms. (See Oversize Box 5)
13 634 Spencer family coat-of-arms.
13 635 Spencer family homestead. (See Oversize Box 5)
13 636 Spencer family homestead. (See Oversize Box 5)
13 637 Spencer family homestead (photos by Lyman P. Spencer),1891-1892
13 638 Spencer family homestead (photos by Percy Sloan), 1926
13 639 Spencer family homestead (photos by Lyman P. Spencer) 1891
13 640 Spencer family homestead (photos by Lyman P. Spencer), 1891- 1894
13 641 Spencer family homestead, photos by Lyman P. Spencer
13 642 Spencer family household goods. Platt Rogers Spencer's chest, his portfolio, two volumes of his poems, and the family bible. All at Robert's, 1892
13 643 Spencer family household goods, with typewritten inventory compiled by Sarah Spencer Sloan, transcribed by Percy H. Sloan, 1938
13 644 Spencer family monument in Geneva, Ohio
13 645 Spencer Family monument in Geneva, Ohio
13 646 Spencer, Fidelia (Mrs. Lyman P. Spencer), 1885
13 647 Spencer, Harvey (2nd son of Platt R. Spencer, Jr)
13 648 Spencer, Harvey A, 1886
13 649 Spencer, Harvey A, 1887
13 650 Spencer, Harvey A. and Charles Lyman Spencer
13 651 Spencer, Henry C.
13 652 Spencer, Henry C., 1865
13 653 Spencer, Henry C., 1879
13 654 Spencer, Henry K., (son of Robt. C. Spencer), 1882
13 655 Spencer, Junius Beach (son of Robt. C. Spencer)
14 656 Spencer, Leonard Garfield (son of Henry C. Spencer)
14 657 Spencer, Lyman P., 1865
14 658 Spencer, Lyman P., with either brother Henry or Harvey, 1852
14 659 Spencer, Lyman P., 1883
14 660 Spencer, Lyman P. and family
14 661 Spencer, Lyman P. and Fidelia, (See Oversize Box 5), 1913
14 662 Spencer, Lyman P. Exhibition piece for Centennial Exposition of 1876, in Philadelphia
14 663 Spencer, Mamie (daughter of Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr.)
14 664 Spencer, Persis Duty, ca. 1860
14 665 Spencer, Persis Duty, ca.1860
14 666 Spencer, Persis Duty with Phebe J. Spencer, 1856 or 1857. (See Oversize Box 4 for enlargement)
14 667 Spencer, Phebe J., 1854-1865
14 668 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Persis Duty Spencer, and daughter, Phebe, 1846
14 669 Spencer, Platt Rogers
14 669A Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See also Oversize Box 6 for an enlargement of this image)
14 670 Spencer, Platt Rogers, "from Lyman P. Spencer's crayon print" (See Oversize Box 6 for an enlargement), 1850s
14 671 Spencer, Platt Rogers and Lyman P. Spencer, 1853
14 672 Spencer, Platt Rogers, from a portrait by Junius Sloan
14 673 Spencer, Platt Rogers' funeral procession. Shown are children, Henry C, Harvey A., Robert C., Platt, Jr., Emma, Phebe (and her husband Essley Adams), Sarah Sloan and her husband Junius and son Carle, (See Oversize Box 6 for an enlargement of this photo), May 1864
14 674 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr.
14 675 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr., and other faculty members of the Detroit Business University, 1897
14 676 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr.
14 677 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr.
14 678 Spencer, Mary Duty (Mrs. Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr.)
14 679 Spencer, Robert C.
14 680 Spencer, Robert C.
14 680A Spencer, Robert C. Includes business school flyer
14 680B Spencer, Robert C. (See Oversize Box 6 for an enlargement of this image)
14 681 Spencer, Robert C. Political flyer, 1890
14 682 Spencer, Robert C. 1872
14 683 Spencer, Robert C., 1895
14 684 Spencer, Robert C. and family
14 685 Spencer, Robert C., Jr.
14 686 Spencer, Ruth (Lyman P. Spencer's daughter), 1906
14 687 Spencer, Sara (Mrs. Henry C. Spencer), 1865
14 688 Spencer, Sarah Beach (first wife of Robt. C. Spencer)
14 689 Spencer's Log Seminary, with Spencer family members: Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr., Lyman Spencer, Robert Spencer, and Junius Sloan
14 690 Spencer's Log Seminary: memorial tablet, erected in 1926. Included in the photograph is C.H.Anderson, stone cutter, and possibly, Percy Sloan
14 691 Spencer, Vinnie (Virginia), Lyman P. Spencer's daughter
14 692 Stratton, H. D.
14 693 Woodruff, Robert (family and homestead: neighbors of the Spencer family in Geneva, Ohio)
15 694 Coleman, Mrs. Phebe (Spencer), sister of Platt Rogers Spencer
15 695 Sloan, Sarah Spencer
15 696 Sloan, Sarah Spencer
15 697 Sloan, Sarah Spencer
15 698 Sloan, Sarah Spencer
15 699 Sloan, Sarah Spencer
15 700 Spencer, Harvey or Dr. Daniel or Brazillai (brother of Platt Rogers Spencer)
15 701 Spencer, Harvey A., Robert C., Platt R. Jr. & Sr., Henry C., Lyman P., 1858-1859
15 702 Spencer, Henry C., ca. 1859
15 703 Spencer, Phebe J. (daughter of Platt R. Spencer), ca.1854
16 704 Spencer, Platt Rogers, with recto showing Phebe J. and Persis Ellen Spencer (daughters) in 1851 (enlargement of P.R. Spencer photo in Oversize Box 4), ca. 1855
16 705 Spencer, Platt Rogers with son Lyman, ca. 1853
16 706 Spencer, Platt Rogers, ca. 1854
16 707 Spencer, Platt Rogers with wife, Persis Duty Spencer and daughter, Phebe, ca. 1846
16 708 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr., ca. 1856
16 709 Spencer, Robert C., and Junius Sloan, 1856
16 709 Spencer, Robert C., and Junius Sloan, 1856

Series 5: Miscellany, 1831-1955

This section contains miscellaneous material such as a few of Lyman Spencer’s drawings, information on Ohio history, political broadsides for Presidents James A. Garfield and Ulysses S. Grant, pamphlets on mathematics by Mark Duty, a program for a reception held in honor of Clara Barton, ink recipes, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, dedications, and testimonials.
Arranged alphabetically by name of subject.

Box Folder Contents
17A 710 Barton, Clara. Program for a reception held in her honor, General & Mrs. R. D. Mussey (Ellen Spencer) and Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Spencer, are listed as committee members
17A 711 Book cover, blotting paper as advertising art
17A 711A Commemorative document. In praise of the Hon. I. P. Whitney, Commissioner to the Exposition Universelle. 1868 (See Oversize Box 7)
17A 712 Duty, Mark. Pamphlets entitled A Light in a Cave and Blind Man's Production
17A 713 Garfield, James A. and Ulysses S. Grant. Political broadsides. (See Oversize Box 1)
17A 713A Grammatical Tree. (See Oversize Box 8)
17A 714 Ink recipes provided by various penmen
17A 715 McIntyre, Adelbert. Envelopes to from various penmen
17A 716 McIntyre, Adelbert. Newspaper clipping about, 1955
17A 717 Mussey, Ellen Spencer. Memorial in behalf of senate bill no. 1659
17A 718 Mussey, Ellen Spencer. Real estate brochures found in her papers
17A 719 Nash, Ray. Some Early American Writing Books and Masters (limited edition Festschrift written in response to An invitation by the Club of Odd Volumes, mentioning Spencer on pages 22-23), 1943
17A 720 Ohio history as chronicled in the Geneva Times (See Oversize Box 4), 1868-1870
17A 721A Ohio history (history of Ashtabula county) by Grace Goulder from The Cleveland Plain Dealer Pictorial Magazine, March 1944
17A 721B Ohio History: Record of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ashtabula County by P.R. Spencer, in one bound volume (see box 17B). Several newspaper clippings related to the history of Ashtabula county and randomly inserted in the book have been removed and are in Oversize Box 2
17A 722 Ohio history: A History of the Western Reserve and its People by Harriet Taylor Upton, undated
17A 722A Penman's Companion. Periodical. Oct. 1891
17A 722B Poster. Poor Richard Illustrated. 1887
17A 723 Potter, William Gardner. Death notice, February, 1847
17A 724 Rice, Victor M. Biographical material transcribed from Appleton's Encyclopedia of American Biography, and from Dictionary of American Biography, 1888, 1937
17A 725 Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Luther. Anniversary announcement,1932
17A 726 Spencer family, biographical sketches from The Lake Shore Home Magazine, April 1882
17A 727 Spencer family. Prospectus for "Penman's Convention" with Lyman, Henry, and Robert Spencer named as speakers, 1878
17A 728 Spencer, Harvey A. Advertisements
17A 729 Spencer, Harvey A. Passenger list for the steamship, State of Indiana, 1889
17A 730 Spencer, Harvey A. Newspaper clippings about
17A 731 Spencer, Henry C. and Harvey A. Advertising flyer for the Art Memorial Company of New York, (signed by H. A. Spencer, president), 1899
17A 732 Spencer, Henry C. Maryland Assoc. of the New Jerusalem Church, program of annual meeting, 1889
17A 733 Spencer, Henry C. Statement regarding the memorial window in the Washington Church Temple, placed in honor of Henry C. Spencer, 1896
17A 734 Spencer, Henry C. Newspaper articles on the history of penmanship, from The Penman's Art Journal (See Oversize Box 1), 1882-1883
17A 735 Spencer, Henry C. Settlement of his estate, 1899
17A 736 Spencer, Lyman P. Newspaper clippings about
17A 737 Spencer, Lyman P. Original artwork including an ink drawing of Platt Rogers Spencer
17A 737A Spencer, Lyman P. Original artwork. (See Oversize Box 6)
17A 738 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Drawing of workroom, possibly done by Lyman P. Spencer
17A 739 Spencer, Platt Rogers. From the Masonic Home Journal, a brief sketch of the Spencer family and Spencerian writing
17A 740 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper accounts regarding the Spencer Memorial Library in Geneva, Ohio (designed by Robert C. Spencer, Jr., architect)
17A 741 Spencer, Platt Rogers: Spencer Memorial Library. Testimonials from the Geneva Times written by (among others) H. B. Bryant, J. C. Bryant, and M. J. Woodruff. (See Oversize Box 2), 1882
17A 742 Spencer, Platt Rogers: Spencer Memorial Library, which through funding from Andrew Carnegie, became known as The Geneva Public Library. Newspaper account from the Geneva Times (See Oversize Box 2), 1938
17A 743 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Memorial piece in honor of son, Henry Harvey Spencer (1831). Included is brief inscription by Sarah Spencer Spencer (the dead child's sister). (See Oversize Box 1)
17A 744 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Receipt for contribution to the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
17A 745 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Personal stamp
17A 746 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper accounts of the dedication of the Platt Rogers Spencer School, 1938
17A 747 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Dedication program for the Platt Rogers Spencer School, 1938
17A 748 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Newspaper account of the dedication of the Platt Rogers Spencer School (as delivered by Mrs. Annette Fitch Nelson), 1938
17A 749 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Transcript of speech written and delivered by Mrs. Annette Fitch Nelson at the dedication of the Platt Rogers Spencer School, 1938
17A 750 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Testimonials in honor of Spencer, including one brief statement by James A. Garfield
17A 751 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr. Miscellaneous notes
17A 752 Spencer, Robert C. Memorial of the Wisconsin Phonological Institute for Deaf Mutes on which the name of Robert C. Spencer appears as vice president, 1879
17A 753 Spencer, Sara (Mrs. Henry C. Spencer). Program for the Twelfth National Conference of Charities and Correction, in which Mrs. Spencer's name appears as State Corresponding Secretary, 1885
17A 754 Spencerian Normal Institute. Newspaper account
17A 755 Spencerian System of writing as documented in a newspaper travelogue. The Spencerian system was introduced to Europe at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1899
17B -- Record of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ashtabula County, Ohio by P. R. Spencer. (Newspaper clippings included with the book are in Oversize Box 2)

Series 6: Business Schools and Penmanship Instruction, 1852-1911

Includes information about business schools around the country, many of which were founded by members of the Spencer family. There is also information about other business schools and the work of other penmen. In addition, included is information on Spencer’s Log Seminary, instructional tools such as copy books, copy slips, writing cards, and penmanship charts.
Arranged alphabetically by name of subject.

Box Folder Contents
18 756 Baltimore Chirographic Club. Announcement
18 757 Bryant and Stratton Commercial College, Providence, RI. Advertising flyer
18 758 Bryant, Stratton & Sadler's Baltimore Business College: Advertising flyer
18 759 Bryant & Stratton's Mercantile College, Chicago, IL,.(aerial view from atop the Courthouse). 1858
18 759A Bryant & Stratton's Mercantile College, diploma (written by P.R. Spencer). (See Oversize Box 4)
18 759B Bryant & Stratton diplomas. (See Oversize Box 12). 1870
18 760 Bryant & Stratton, newspaper accounts and history
18 761 Buffalo Mercantile College. Circular
18 762 Buffalo Mercantile College. Newspaper clippings
18 763 Burdett College. Catalog
18 763A Business school examination
18 764 Capital City Commercial or Trenton Business College. Catalog
18 765 Coleman National Business College. Catalog
18 765A Comer's Commerical College. Samples. (See Oversize Box 12)
18 766 Consolidated Business College, newspaper article regarding a graduation from the College. Included is a transcript of an address given by Jas. A. Garfield. (See Oversize Box 1). June 28, 1869
18 767 Consolidated Business College. Calligraphic specimen chart.(See Oversize Box 7), 1868.
18 768 Consolidated Business College. Commencement announcement, 1869
18 769 Copybooks, penmen unknown
18 770 Copy slips. (See Oversize Box 1)
18 771 Crane, William A. Title page for pamphlet on Spencergraphic shorthand, 1884
18 772 Darnell. Copybook. Signed by Ellen Spencer Mussey
18 773 Detroit Business University. Catalog. Faculty members included Platt Rogers Spencer, Jr. and C. Lyman Spencer
18 774 Detroit Business University. Catalog. P. R. Spencer's name (presumably, Jr.) is listed as secretary
18 775 Detroit Business College. Catalog. P. R. Spencer [Jr.]is listed as secretary. Included is "Pen Work" of Lyman P. Spencer, 1900
18 776 Detroit Business College. Miscellaneous items
18 777 Detroit Business College. Miscellaneous announcements
18 778 Dickson, Wm. Copybooks, nos. 10 - 12
18 779 Dickson, Wm. Copybooks, nos. 13 - 15
18 780 Duntonian System of Rapid Writing. Copybooks nos. 1, 4 - 7, 10 - 11, 1853-1855
18 781 Eastman National Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Catalog, 1875-76
18 781A Eastman School of Business, course of study. (See Oversize Box 4)
18 782 Foster, Vere. Copybook. Signed by Ellen Spencer Mussey
18 783 Gage's Revised & Improved System of Practical Penmanship. Copybooks, nos. 10 & 11. Inscribed: L. P. S.
18 784 Gaskell, G. A. Instructional booklet, 1888
18 784A Gaskell's Complete Compendium of Elegant Writing. Ornamental sheet. (See Oversize Box 12)
18 785 Gem City Business College. Flyer, Quincy, Illinois. Faculty members included D. L. Musselman and Fielding Schofield
18 785A Gem City Business College. Catalogs
18 786 Gordon, John P. Copybooks, nos. 1 - 3, 1888
18 787 Gordon, John P. Copybooks, nos. 4 - 6, 1888
18 788 Gordon, John P. Copybooks entitled "The Ladies' Angular Hand" (nos. 1-3, 5-6). All initialed "S.L.S.S"-presumably Sarah Louise Spencer Sloan
18 789 Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. Advertising flyer, (See Oversize Box 4), 1874
19 790 Knowlton, Charles B.:Copybook, 1873
19 791 Lockwood, Geo. R. Copybooks entitled "Complete Course of Ladies' Angular Handwriting in 6 numbers". Includes nos. 1 - 6, all initialed by various members of the Spencer family
19 792 McDougall & Co. Copybooks, nos. 1 - 4. Initialed E.S.M. presumably, Ellen Spencer Mussey
19 793 McDougall & Co. Copybooks, nos. 5 - 9. Initialed E.S.M. presumably, Ellen Spencer Mussey
19 794 McDougall & Co. Copybooks, nos. 10 - 14, Initialed E.S.M., presumably, Ellen Spencer Mussey
19 795 MacLaurin, R. & L. Copybooks entitled "Ladies Angular Hand: A Complete Course of Instruction for Ladies" nos. 1 - 6. Variously inscribed "L. P. Spencer" or "L.P.S."
19 796 MacLaurin's Ladies' Writing Cards, with envelopes. One is initialed "S.L.S.S.", presumably, Sarah Louise Spencer Sloan
19 797 Metropolitan Business College (NY, NY), Harvey A. Spencer, associate principal. Announcements
19 798 Miscellaneous business school flyers
19 799 New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship. Advertising flyer, (See Oversize Box 1), 1887.
19 800 New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship. Copy cards part 1, 1879
19 801 New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship. Copy cards, part 2. 1879
19 802 New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship. Copy cards part 5. 1879
19 803 New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship. Copy cards, part 8., 1879
19 804 Payson & Dun ton. Copy slips. 1852-1863
19 805 Payson, Dunton, & Scribner's copy slips nos. 1, 3 - 6, 1855
19 806 Payson, Dunton, & Scribner's copy slips nos. 7 - 10, 12, 1855
19 807 Philip's Progressive Series of Copybooks, nos. 11 & 15 both inscribed " E.L. Mussey"
19 807A Pittsburgh Commercial College. (See Oversize Box 4)
19 808 Progressive Copybooks, nos. 16 & 17. Number 17 inscribed "E. L. Mussey"
19 808A Sloan, Sarah Spencer. "Script Rulers" (See Oversize Box 3), c.1881
20A 809 Spencer. Copybooks. "Practical Writing by Platt R. Spencer's Son", books 1 - 4, and bearing the names of Robert C., Platt R.(presumably, Jr.), Harvey A., and Lyman P. Spencer. 1905
20A 810 Spencer. Copybook. Hand bound and bearing the inscription "The American Anglo Gothic…arranged and written by the daughters of P. R. Spencer [Sara L. Spencer Sloan, Ellen P. Spencer Mussey] …in memory of Persis Duty Spencer, Phebe J. Spencer-Julia M. Spencer, and 'Little Emma' "
20A 811 Spencer & Rice. Advertising flyers
20A 812 Spencer & Rice. Boys' first lessons in principles of record and business penmanship (copy slips)
20A 813 Spencer & Rice Commercial Writing Book, nos. 1,2 & 3 (no. 1 is inscribed "Sara L. Spencer". 1854
20A 814 Spencer & Rice's Exercise Book (Buffalo, NY)
20A 815 Spencer & Rice. Boys' First Lessons in Business Penmanship
20A 816 Spencer & Rice's System of Business Penmanship (copy slips and envelopes)
20A 817 Spencer & Rice's System of Ladies' Epistolary and Ornamental Penmanship (copy slips and envelopes)
20A 818 Spencer & Rice's System of Ladies' Penmanship (manual)
20A 819 Spencer & Rice. Newspaper testimonial
20A 820 Spencer & Rice's Writing Book. Copy books (one is inscribed " written by Sarah L. Spencer")
20A 821 Spencer & Rice's Young Misses First Lessons in Ladies' Penmanship (copy slips and envelopes)
20A 822 Spencer Bros.Standard Practical Penmanship (one is inscribed "E. Spencer"; the other "E.S. Mussey, 1881-82")
20A 823 Spencer Business Schools. Various views of Cleveland, Ohio (including an image of Spencer Business School) as depicted in New York's Daily Graphic (See Oversize Box 2), Jan 20, 1881.
20A 824 Spencer, Lyman. Copy books and instruction booklet, 1911
20A 825 Spencer, Lyman. Copy books. (See Oversize Box 3)
20A 825A Spencer, Lyman. Boxed copy slips. (See Box 20B)
20A 826 Spencer, Lyman. Hand written note related to copy slips in folders 824 and 825 (See Oversize Box 3)
20A 827 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Copy slips and instruction
20A 828 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Log Seminary (newspaper accounts from the Geneva Times, 1891 & Ashtabula Beacon, 1911)(See Oversize Box 2)
20A 829 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Log Seminary, announcements
20A 830 Spencer family Log Seminary memorial marker (inscription & dedication as documented by Percy Sloan)
20A 831 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr:. Business school flyer
20A 832 Spencerian Business College (Cleveland, OH). Announcements
20A 833 Spencerian Business College (Cleveland, OH). Announcements
20A 834 Spencerian Business College (Cleveland, OH). Catalogs
20A 835 Spencerian Business College (Cleveland, OH). Commencement announcement
20A 836 Spencerian Business College (Milwaukee, WI). Advertisements showing engravings of the Spencer brothers and their father, Platt Rogers Spencer. (See Oversize Box 8)
20A 837 Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, WI. Advertisements
20A 838 Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, WI. Catalogs, 1891-93
20B -- Spencer, Lyman P. Copy slips in wooden box
21 839 Spencerian Business College, NY. Announcements
21 840 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Advertisement
21 841 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Curriculum flyers
21 842 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Flyers, 1880-83
21 843 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Announcements, 1893-1896
21 844 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Commencement announcements, 1895
21 845 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Newspaper article about, Geneva Times, 1883
21 846 Spencerian Business College, Washington, DC. Program for a recital that featured Leonard Garfield Spencer and Henry C. Spencer, Jr., sons of Henry C. Spencer, 1888
21 847 Spencerian business schools, Geneva, OH. Advertisements for several schools including the Spencerian Writing Academy, The Spencerian National Academy of Penmanship, and The Spencerian Normal Institute of Penmanship
21 848 Spencerian College, Milwaukee, WI. Advertisement. (See Oversize Box 4)
21 849 Spencerian copy books and charts. Teacher's Guide, 1868
21 850 Spencerian Drawing Book, Chicago, IL. Copy books nos. 2-4. Number 2 inscribed with the initials "C.S.S.", possibly, Carle Spencer Sloan
21 851 Spencerian Exercise Series. Copy book
21 852 Spencerian Instruction. Announcement, 1886-1894
21 853 Spencerian Instruction Book 13, plates 2, 37, 51, 53, 54
21 854 Spencerian Instruction Chart no. 2. Lower case letters. (See Oversize Box 7)
21 855 Spencerian Instruction Chart no. 4. Capital letters (See Oversize Box 7)
21 856 Spencerian Instruction Chart no. 3. Capital letters (See Oversize Box 7)
21 856A Spencerian instruction chart showing correct hand positions. (See Oversize Box 7)
21 857 Spencerian instruction sheets (copy slips)
21 858 Spencerian instruction sheets (copy slips)
21 859 Spencerian penmanship copy book presented by Platt R. Spencer, R.C. Spencer, H. A. Spencer, H. C. Spencer, H. W. Flickinger, P. R. Spencer, L. P. Spencer, M. D. L. Hayes, 1868
21 860 Spencerian penmanship exercises (Geneva, OH). Copy slips 1848-1857
21 861 Spencerian penmanship exercises. Copy slips
21 862 Spencerian penmanship copy books, entitled "Spencerian Penmanship, Shorter Course in Three Graded Numbers" nos. 1 & 3, 1873
21 863 Spencerian system of penmanship. Newspaper clipping from the Sunday Herald, Nov. 18, 1866
21 864 Spencerian System of Penmanship (Buffalo, NY). Copy book
21 865 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, 1874
21 866 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 1-4, 1877
21 867 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 5-8, 1877
21 868 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 1 - 4
21 869 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 5 - 9 Contents
22 870 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 1 - 4, 1888
22 871 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Copy books, nos. 1 - 4, 6 - 7, initialed: S. L. S. S. 1888.
22 872 Spencerian System of Penmanship. Tracing books (copy books), nos. 1 - 4, 1877
22 873 Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship, "by P. R. Spencer, R. C. Spencer, P. R. Spencer, Jun., H. A. Spencer, H. C. Spencer, J. W. Lusk, M. D. L. Hayes, L. P. Spencer". Copy books, nos. 8, 9, 12, S. L. S. S.), 1864-68. (Initialed
22 874 Spencerian System of Practical Semi-Angular Penmanship, by Prof. P. R. Spencer. Copy books, nos. 1 + 2
22 875 Spencerian System of Practical Semi-Angular Penmanship, by Prof. P. R. Spencer. Copy books, nos. 3 - 7
22 876 Spencerian System of Writing, by P. R. Spencer. Copy books, nos. 3 - 7
22 877 Spencerian System of Writing, by P. R. Spencer. Copy books, nos. 8 - 12
22 878 Spencerian Writing Academy, Cleveland, OH. Announcement of classes, faculty included: P. R. Spencer, H. C. Spencer, and Miss Sarah S. Spencer
22 879 Spencers' New Copy Books by P. R. Spencer's sons, nos. 5, 9, 10. Initialed: S.L.S.S. and L. P. S.
22 880 Spencers' New Primary Writing. Copy book, 1889
22 881 Theory of Spencerian Penmanship. Text book, 1874
22 882 Washington Business College. Commencement announcement, 1870
22 883 Washington Business College. Miscellaneous documents
22 883A Washington Business College. Christmas momento, designed by Lyman P. and Henry C. Spencer (presumably)(See Oversize Box 6)
22 883A Washington Business College. Christmas momento, designed by Lyman P. and Henry C. Spencer (presumably)(See Oversize Box 6)

Series 7: Penmanship Samples, 1852-1913

Includes penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes done by Platt Rogers Spencer and members of his family as well as by penmen who were his students and followers. Most of the items are loose and are filed in folders. There are however, a number of items that are collected in scrapbooks— which are numbered, 1 – 14. A large portion of the collection includes samples of student exercises, many of which were done by students of Sarah Spencer Sloan, a calligraphy teacher. Sarah Sloan taught at a number of institutions, primarily in the Chicago area, including the Dearborn Seminary, the Kenwood Seminary, the Misses Grant Seminary, Gleason’s Academy, and the Chicago Athenaeum (Boxes 25-26). Box 27 includes the work of Platt Rogers Spencer & his children. A sub-category of this series includes calling cards, all hand-written. Boxes 34 through 40 contain autograph books and scrapbooks. The autograph books are numbered as volumes 1 and 2, the scrapbooks number 3 through 14, and contain calling cards, correspondence between penman, envelope cuts, & decorative flourishes, etc. pasted into scrapbooks. Some of the samples included in the scrapbooks include items written by notable penman such as E. W. Bloser, F.B. Davis, H.W. Flickinger, Fred Heath, H.W. Kibbe, I.H. Lipsky, J. Lusk, Austin Palmer, Fielding Schofield, W. B. Showalter, and Robert Spencer (who may have been the creator of the scrapbooks). Louis Madarasz created one of the scrapbooks (Box 34, Vol. 4) in the collection.
In most cases, with loose items, the items are arranged alphabetically by writer. The scrapbooks, however, are arranged as found.

Box Folder Contents
23 884 A potpourri of penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes by various penmen. (See Oversize Box 1)
23 884A Ames, Daniel. Commemorative poster in honor of America's centennial. (See Oversize Box 8) 1876
23 885 Bloser, Elmer Ward. Letter samples
23 886 Brown, E. L. Calligraphic flourishes-birds and angels
23 887 "Cards"-unknown penmen
23 888 Chamberlin, O. K. Booklet of calligraphic samples, 1852
23 889 Comer's Commercial College. Samples
23 890 Comer's Commerical College. Samples
23 890B Comer's Commercial College. (See Oversize Box 12)
23 890C Comer's Commercial College. (See Oversize Box 7)
23 891 Courtney, Francis Bernard. Penmanship samples
23 892 Davis, Frank B., penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes
23 892A Davis, F. Certificate of incorporation of the Olneyville Branch, no. 399, of the Catholic Knights of America, 1890. (See Oversize Box 7)
23 893 Dennis, William E. Penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes
23 893A Dennis, William E. Tribute to music. (See Oversize Box 12) 1912
23 893B Dennis, William E. Stag flourish (See Oversize Box 13). May 29, 1886
23 894 Faretra, Fred L. Penmanship samples & calligraphic flourishes
23 895 Faretra, Fred L. Calligraphic flourishes
23 896 Flickinger, Henry W. Calligraphic flourish
23 897 Glick, E. L. Penmanship samples and calligraphic flourishes
23 898 Heath, Fred S. Penmanship samples, flourishes, and hand-made Christmas cards
23 899 Heath, Fred S. Penmanship samples
23 900 Huntsinger, E.M. Penmanship samples
23 901 Lipsky, J. H. Penmanship samples
23 902 Lupfer, Earl A. Penmanship samples
23 903 Lusk, James. Penmanship samples
23 904 Madarasz, Louis. Penmanship samples
23 905 Meub, Albert P. Penmanship sample and calligraphic flourish
23 906 Miles, Howard. Penmanship samples
23 907 Musselman, D. L.. Bird flourish, penmanship, and poetry by the penman. (See Oversize Box 3)
23 908 Mussey, Ellen Spencer. Poetry
23 908A Oliver and Linden. (See Oversize Box 13) June 25, 1851
23 909 Palmer, Austin N. Bird flourish executed for F. B. Davis. (See Oversize Box 1)
23 909A Palmer, Austin N. Bird flourish
23 910 Rice, H. H. Receipt embellished with bird flourish
23 911 Rice, Victor M. Bird flourish for Mrs. P. R. Spencer
23 912 Rice, Victor M. Bird flourishes
23 913 Schofield, Fielding
23 914 Shaylor, H. W. New Year greeting and bird flourish
24 915 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. (See Oversize Box 1)
24 916 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Hand-written sign for penmanship instruction. (See Oversize Box 2)
24 916A Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Hand-written signs. (See Oversize Box 8)
24 917 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Notes on penmanship
24 918 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Samples of writing
24 919 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Samples of writing, ca. 1868
24 920 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Samples of writing, May 1872
24 921 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Notes on penmanship and ink trials, 1874-1889
24 922 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Notes on penmanship
24 923 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Penmanship samples
24 924 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Penmanship samples, 1867-1879
24 925 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Penmanship samples, 1874
24 926-934 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, undated
25 935-942 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, undated
25 943 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1871-1874
25 944 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1875
25 945 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1876
25 946 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1877
25 947 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1878
25 948 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of). Penmanship samples, 1879-1889
25 949-951 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-The Misses Grant Seminary). Penmanship samples
25 952 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Gleason's Academy). Penmanship samples
25 953 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Dearborn Seminary and Kenwood Seminary). 1875-1878
26 954 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum). Admission tickets
26 955-959 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), undated
26 960 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1873-1874
26 961-962 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1875
26 963-966 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1876
26 965-971 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1877
26 972 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum). 1877-1878
26 973-975 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1878
26 976 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (students of-Chicago Athenaeum), 1878-1879
27 976A Smith, A.C. Memorial tribute written & designed in honor of P.R. Spencer, one copy presented to Sarah Spencer Sloan, the other to Persis Ellen Spencer. (See Oversize Box 2)
27 977 Spencer, Emma
27 978 Spencer family members
27 979 Spencer, Harvey A.
27 980 Spencer, Henry C.
27 981 Spencer, Lyman P.
27 982 Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 4, folders 1-3)
27 983-985 Spencer, Platt Rogers
27 986-991 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Random pages of script and flourishes
27 992-994 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Copy slips
27 995 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Hand-written sign, possibly as advertisement for lessons
27 996 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Various examples of penmanship and flourishes, including a transcription of poetry, 1853
27 997 Spencer, Platt Rogers. Hand-written advertisment for "Spencer & Potter, Teachers of Fine & Practical Penmanship"
27 998 Spencer, Platt Rogers, 1855
27 999 Spencer, Platt Rogers
27 1000 Spencer, Platt Rogers
27 1003 Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 1)
27 1003A Spencer, Platt Rogers. March 1, 1860 and Feb. 10, 1863. (See Oversize Box 6)
27 1003B Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 2)
27 1003C Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 7)
27 1003D Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 4)
27 1003E Spencer, Platt Rogers. (See Oversize Box 4)
27 1004 Spencer, Platt Rogers (students of, presumably)
27 1005 Spencer, Platt Rogers, Jr.
27 1006 Spencer, Robert, Spencerian Penmanship, Ladies' Style Language. (See Oversize Box 1)
27 1007 Spencer, Robert
27 1008 Spencer, Sarah (Mrs. Robert Spencer)
27 1009 Tiffany & Co, NY (copies of cards)
28 1010-1024 Various Penmen
28 1024A Various Penmen (See Oversize Box 12)
28 1024B Various Penmen (See Oversize Box 12)
28 1024C Various Penmen (See Oversize Box 13)
28 1024D Various Penmen. Includes decorative lion flourish. (See Oversize Box 7)
28 1024E Various Penmen. Letter samples. (See Oversize Box 7)
28 1025-1026 Various Penmen. Copy slips
28 1027 Woodworth, I.J.
28 1028 Zaner, Charles Paxton
29 1029-1030 Calling Cards-A
29 1031-1033 Calling Cards-B
29 1034-1035 Calling Cards-C
29 1036-1037 Calling Cards-D
29 1038 Calling Cards-E
29 1039-1043 Calling Cards-F (includes 2 envelopes showing random samples of fonts)
29 1044-1046 Calling Cards-G
29 1047-1050 Calling Cards-H (includes separate envelopes for Fred Heath and Sarah Hill
29 1051-1053 Calling Cards-I - J
29 1054-1056 Calling Cards-K - L
29 1057-1061 Calling Cards-M; Morse; Mussey, Ellen Spencer; also includes miscellaneous "cards from various pens"
29 1062-1066 Calling Cards-N - P
29 1067-1069 Calling Cars-Q - R
29 1070-1071 Calling Cards-SA - SP
29 1072-1074 Sloan family including one envelope for Junius Sloan and another for Mr. & Mrs. Junius Sloan
29 1075-1078 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (written by, for herself)
29 1079-1083 Sloan, Sarah Spencer (written by, for other people)
29 1084 Sloan, Sarah Spencer . Presumably written by her students
29 1085-1088 Spencer family; Spencer, Harvey; Spencer, Henry; Spencer, Leonard
29 1089-1090 Spencer, Lyman, written for himself & for others
29 1091 Spencer, Platt Rogers, written by-for his wife Persis and for other family members
29 1092-1093 Spencer, Platt Rogers, written by, for Sarah and Junius Sloan
29 1094-1095 Spencer, Platt Rogers, written by, for various recipients including members of his family
29 1096 Spencer, Platt Rogers and John Tracy (written by)
29 1097 Spencer, Robert
29 1098 Spencer, Warren P. (possibly)
29 1099-1101 Calling Cards-ST - T (including Tracy)
29 1102-1106 Calling Cars-W - Z (including Zaner)
29 1107-1109 Blank cards and stationery
30-33 -- Copy slips used by students as writing samples to emulate
34 -- Volume 1: An autograph book from the Eastman Business School (also known as The Eastman National Business College) in Poughkeepsie, NY, 1863
34 -- Volume 2: An autograph book made for Sarah Spencer Sloan by her pupils and friends, 1853-1860
34 -- Volumes 3 – 5, scrapbooks
35-40 -- Volumes 6—14, scrapbooks

Series 8: Artifacts, 1863-1902

Items include, among other things, pens and nibs, quills, a drawing slate, ink wells, a commemorative medal, eyeglasses, and pencils, which, presumably, belonged to members of the Spencer family.
Arranged by type of material. Newberry Library Artifact numbers are listed after the folder descriptions.

Box Folder Contents
41 1110 Folders, some made of bone, letter openers, and scraper (used for erasing): SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 916, 917, 918, 922, 923
41 1110a Bronze Plaque commemorating Spencer's Log Seminary, which flourished in Geneva, Ohio, 1853-1863. Erected by the sons of Sarah Spencer Sloan (See Oversize Box 10). NL 1346, 1926
41 1111 Small cardboard box. NL 1347, 1876
41 1112 Cardboard boxes of Spencerian pen nibs, from Ivison, Phinney & Co.: SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 883, 951
41 1113 Commemorative medal in honor of P.R. Spencer. NL 1348, 1902
41 1114 Drawing slate of Emma Spencer's, with a drawing of her father. NL 1349, 1863
41 1115 Eyeglasses: SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 925
41 1116 Glass pen. NL 864
41 1117 Ink wells and pen rests: SEE Oversize Box 9. Inkwells: NL 952, 953, 954; Inkwell with pen rest: NL 955; Pen rests: NL 957, 958
41 1117a Measuring Spoon, Mother-of-Pearl: SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 956
41 1118 Pen cases: SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 888, 889, 891, 893, 895
41 1119 Pencils in wooden case (with hand-painted top, NL 884): SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 871, 872, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877, 897, 898, 899, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904
41 1120 Pens, writing styli, nibs (some attached to cards), and nib cases: SEE See Oversize Box 9. NL 862, 863, 865, 866, 867, 868, 870, 878, 879, 881, 882, 890 (in small pen case NL 889), 892 (in small pen case NL 891), 894 (in small pen case NL 893), 896 (in small pen case NL 895), 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 927-950, 959 (some are stored in wooden box NL 926), NL 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353
41 1121 Pens (Spencerian) written advertisement: SEE also Oversize Box 9
41 1121a Spencerian Method of Writing. Instructional Wall Chart: SEE Oversize Box 14. NL 1354 1874
41 1121b Ruler (wooden, folding): NL 924.
41 1122 Wooden book-marks (hand painted). NL 919, 920, 921
41 1123 Wooden boxes with pencils and other writing instruments: SEE Oversize Box 9. NL 919, 920, 921
42 Quills. NL 885, 886, 887

Series 9: Sloan Family History, 1850-1952

Included are death notices, diaries, family narratives, and newspaper clippings about various Sloan family members.
Arranged alphabetically by name.

Box Folder Contents
43 1124 Colton, Laura (Junius Sloan's sister), obituary. Nov. 25, 1897
43 1125 Handwritten lists of names, possibly associates of Junius Sloan. Lists of addresses, possibly various Sloan residences and other information.
43 1126 Narratives about Junius Sloan, some apparently written for inclusion into biographical directories.
43 1127 Paper read at the meeting of the College Art Association of America in Boston by J. Carson Webster, Northwestern University, entitled "Junius R. Sloan: An Unknown American Artist (1827-1900)", Jan.29, 1948
43 1128 "Junius R. Sloan: Self-Taught Artist", by J. Carson Webster, Art in AmericaSummer, 1952,
43 1128A Sloan, Percy Hayden. Obituary, 1950
43 1129 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Diary entries, 1850's
43 1130 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Diary entries, Apr. 16, 1889
43 1131 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Newspaper clippings about
43 1132 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Statement concerning inheritance
43 1133 Sloan, Sarah and Junius. Statement regarding the birth of one of their children, Laurel, ca. 1862
43 1134 Sloan, Seymour. Death certificate, Dec. 10, 1891
43 1134 Sloan, Seymour. Death certificate, Dec. 10, 1891

Series 10: Sloan family miscellaneous, 1867-1900

Items include Sloan-related art work (by both Junius and his sister, Laura Colson), cash books, gallery flyers, sketch books, newspaper clippings, contracts, and a stock certificate.

Box Folder Contents
44 1135 Art Institute of Chicago. Catalogs & invitations
44 1136 Bohemian Art Club. Invitations
44 1137 Chicago Academy of Design. Invitation, June 18, 1878
44 1138 Chicago Art League. Invitation, Feb. 15, 1881
44 1139 Chicago Society of Artists. Invitations and by-laws
44 1140 Exhibition from the collection of paintings of J.H. Swart. Includes two watercolors by Junius Sloan
44 1141 Field Museum of Chicago. Invitation, June 2, 1894
44 1142 Illinois Art Association. Invitation, Nov. 28, 1882
44 1143 Kensett, John. Catalog of his paintings
44 1144 Lydian Art Gallery. Exhibition notices
44 1145 Opera House Art Gallery, Chicago, April 30, 1867
44 1146 Sloan, Carl. School memento, 1875
44 1147 Bills for artists' materials bought from P. Ulrich, 1874
44 1148 Cash book, 1860-1864
44 1149 Cash book, 1865-1870
44 1150 Cash book, 1878-1881
44 1151 Cash book, 1882
44 1152 Cash book maintained by Sarah Spencer Sloan, includes various clippings such as a remedy for treating dysentery. (See Oversize Box 3)
44 1153 Check made to the order of Junius R. Sloan, 1890
44 1154 Contract for paintings, 1889
44 1155 Door sign for Junius R. Sloan. (See Oversize Box 1)
44 1156 Lease for studio. Chicago, 1880-1881
44 1157 Newspaper review of Junius Sloan's work, Chicago Tribune, May 12, 1867
44 1158-1159
44 1160 Notebook
44 1161 Original artwork. Sketch "Drawings for Second Easel of 1874"
44 1162 Original artwork. Sketches by Junius Sloan
44 1163 Original artwork. Three oil paintings & 1 sketch by Junius Sloan. (See Oversize Box 11)
44 1163A Original oil painting. Presumably by Junius Sloan
44 1164 Original artwork. Presumably by Junius's sister, Laura Colton
44 1165 Picture framing receipts, March 14, 1880
44 1166 Rent receipts, 1871-1878
44 1167-1168 Sketchbooks
44 1169 Stock certificate
44 1170 Sloan, Percy. Ledger pages
44 1171 Telephone directory owned by Percy Sloan
44 1172 Music lesson bill, 1885
44 1173 Chicago Athenaeum class schedule, 1877
44 1174 Chicago Athenaeum, annual report, 1877
44 1176 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Editorial written to the Geneva Times, January 27, 1886. (See Oversize Box 2)
44 1177 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Legal agreement between Ellen Mussey and remaining brothers, 1900
44 1178 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Newspaper article entitled "The Gothic Effect: St. Patrick's Cathedral", from the Home Journal. (See Oversize Box 1)
44 1179 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Newspaper article regarding stationery
44 1180 Sloan, Sarah Spencer. Newspaper clipping on early Geneva history