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Allen, Gideon W., 1835-1912 : Allen Family Papers, 1862-1964

Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials of the Allen family.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers, Women

Ames, Roderick D. : Ames Family Papers, ca. 1850-1900

Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898 : Christopher C. Augur Papers, 1780-1912

United States army officer, 1843 to 1885. Correspondence, printed and manuscript military orders and reports, letter-books, a miscellany of accounts and receipts, clippings, memorabilia and maps, mainly documenting Augur's military activities and commands before and during the Civil War, and post-war service in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Gulf.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Indians and the West

Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898 : Christopher C. Augur Collection of Photographs of the Western United States, 1846-1889

Mounted albumen prints and stereographs primarily of western Indians and scenes, ca. 1865-1881, taken by Alexander Gardner, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, William Soule and a few other photographers, plus three large lithographic prints of Mexican War military scenes. Also, a box containing a stereoscopic viewer.
Extent: 8.2 linear feet - (272 photoprints and 3 prints in 4 boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Indians and the West, Photographs

Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927 : Edward E. Ayer Papers, 1842-1934, bulk 1880-1934

Railroad tie manufacturer who donated his collection of materials on America and American Indians to the Newberry Library and served as a Newberry trustee from 1892 to 1911. Ayer's papers include correspondence (some pertaining to Newberry collections), writings, documents, tributes, and photographs and reminiscences of his westward and overseas travels. Ayer was a Sergeant in Company E, 1st Regiment of Cavalry, California Volunteers, and a 2nd Lieutenant in Company I, Regiment of New Mexico volunteers. His papers include military enlistment and discharge papers, and reminiscences regarding his march with the California column and service in New Mexico.
Extent: 7.8 linear feet - (7 boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Indians and the West, Newberry Library

Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884 : Orville E. Babcock Papers, 1849-1947

Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.
Extent: 6.9 linear feet - (11.5 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers, Politics

Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911 : Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky regarding the approach of the Civil War, relations with and freeing of the family's slaves, and news of the war are also noted.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Politics, Women

Beach, John D., soldier : John D. Beach Letters, 1862-1865

Correspondence from Pvt. Beach of the 55th Illinois Infantry, Company G, to his mother describing everyday camp life in Memphis, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Big Shanty [now Kennesaw], Ga.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Bennett, Robert W., 1844-1864 : Robert W. Bennett Letters, 1861-1863

Correspondence from Pvt. Bennett of the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry, Company D, written to his father, mother and sisters during his travels through Tennessee and Kentucky.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Blackburn, A.B. : Blackburn Family Papers, 1803-1907

Papers of A. B. Blackburn, A. W. Blackburn, W. H. Blackburn of North Carolina, and other family members. Consists of correspondence, journal account book, financial documents, deeds, wills, Civil War documents, and other miscellaneous items.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 : Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss, Lord, and Fowler.
Extent: 64.7 linear feet - (132 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, and 9 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Ephemera, Family Papers, Newberry Library, Religion, Women

Capron, Edwin R : Edwin R. Capron letters, 1863-1866

The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Indians and the West

Carter, Robert Goldthwaite, 1845-1936 : Henry W. Lawton scrapbook, 1874-1900

Scrapbook made up of autograph letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, portraits, etc., all pertaining to Henry W. Lawton.
Extent: 0.3 linear feet - (1 volume)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Indians and the West

Colby, Carlos : Carlos W. Colby Papers, 1821-1937

Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Curtis, Edward W. : Edward W. Curtis Letters, 1855-1865

Correspondence of Edward W. Curtis of Massachusetts, a private in the 88th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Also includes clippings relating to battles, the life of Federal soldiers, and hospital listings near Nashville, Tennessee.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Dawes, E. C. (Ephriam Cutler), b. 1840 : Ephraim C. Dawes Papers, 1836-1905

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet - (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Civil War, Family Papers

Deal, George, ca. 1825-1864 : George Deal Papers, 1862-1975

Fifty-five letters and fragments of letters from George Deal, Ohio Union soldier in the Civil War, to his wife Sarah Cole Deal. Also, photographs of Sarah and George Deal, photocopies of army service records, three Confederate bills, and a few genealogical notes made by Deal's grandson.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Delano, Nancy Eastman : Delano Family Letters, 1859-1867

27 letters addressed to Nancy Eastman Delano and her son Benjamin Eastman Delano, of Strong, Maine, written by relatives and friends just before, during and immediately after the Civil War, including one which describes an army camp in Port Royal, Virginia. Most letters reflect domestic life, frequent illnesses and deaths, and religious thought in Maine and Missouri during this period. There are two letters from Nancy's erstwhile son-in-law Nathan D. Stanwood, which describe his postwar working of his plantation in Alabama, the state of Freedmen and his drive to register them to vote, and several letters from his second wife, Emily. Letters also discuss conflicts between Union and Confederate sympathizers in Missouri, draft riots in New York City; Port Royal, Virginia, from a Union soldier's perspective; the great loss of life at Petersburg; and other topics.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Dickinson, Daniel S. (Daniel Stevens), 1800-1866 : Daniel S. Dickinson Correspondence, 1799-1892

Daniel S. Dickinson, lawyer, politician, and orator, served in the New York Senate (1837-1840), as Lieutenant Governor of New York (1842), and in the U. S. Senate (1844-1851). This collection contains 164 letters and documents related mostly to Dickinson's political activities. Correspondents include Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Dorothea Dix, James Buchanan, James K. Polk, Martin Van Buren, Horace Greeley, and Fernando Wood. Collection also features some letters written to Lydia Knapp Dickinson, Dickinson's wife, after his death. A few documents relating to John Tracy and James Clapp (1785-1854), father of Julia Clapp Newberry, are also included.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Politics

Dox, Hamilton Bogart, b. 1829 : Hamilton Bogart Dox papers, 1864-1905

Muster rolls, vouchers, special orders, discharge papers, and letters, dated from Jan. 4, 1864-Nov. 10, 1905, concerning the military service of Gen. Hamilton B. Dox during the Civil War.,Muster-in rolls indicate his enlistment in Chicago as major in the 12th Ill. Cavalry on Jan. 4, 1864, and his promotion to lt. col. on Oct. 29, 1864. Two vouchers, dated April 30 and June 6 of 1866 document his military pay and clothing and travel expenses. Also included are special orders of May 16, 1866, relieving him of command of a post in Houston, Texas, and a printed certificate of discharge from that post. Other documents include a typed list, dated Sept. 26, 1898, of Dox's military positions; an information form of Feb. 18, 1903 from the Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Pensions; and a ms. letter (on pictorial letterhead of the Burnet House Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio) dated Nov. 10, 1905 to Dox from George Evans, congratulating him on his literary efforts of an "anecdotal" nature.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (10 items)
Subjects: Civil War

Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916- : Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, which published music in Chicago from 1858-1871. The materials were collected in support of a master’s thesis at the University of Illinois Library School and also include information on other, contemporaneous, music publishers and composers.
Extent: 3.6 linear feet - (3 boxes, 4 card boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Civil War, Music

Everett family : Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949

Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers. Papers include materials of Robert Everett, the pastor of Welsh Congregationalist churches in Oneida County, NY, and publisher of Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The American Missionary), a Welsh religious reform magazine that was pro-abolition. Also included are letters and materials of Mary Everett, a graduate of New York Medical College and Hospital for Women, who was also involved in the suffrage movement, John Roberts and Sarah Colgrove Everett, pioneers who moved to Kansas Territory in 1854 and were active in abolitionist activities, and Cynthia Everett, a member of the American Missionary Association who taught freedmen in Norfolk, VA and Charleston, SC following the Civil War.
Extent: 6.9 linear feet - (16.5 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers, Religion, Women

Feenan, Martin J. : Martin J. Feenan papers, 1864-1920

Includes ms. account of the Sully campaign against the Indians of the West, 1863-1865 (59 leaves.), written in 1920 from memoranda, notes and correspondence; ms. account of the Feenan genealogy (12 leaves), photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, documents, etc.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (25 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Finnerty, James W. : Malone-Finnerty Family Papers, 1862-1941

Malone and Finnerty family correspondence and documents pertaining to deaths from 1862 to 1941. Early correspondence from the Civil War is from James W. Finnerty, a soldier, to his mother and sister. The Civil War letters describe Finnerty's experience traveling with troops through St. Louis, where rebels captured two steamboats in Duck River Bend.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 folder
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Fithian, John B. : John B. Fithian Papers, 1863-1932

Papers relating to John B. Fithian, a Civil War veteran and judge in the Probate Court of Will County. The materials consist of papers pertaining to Fithian's service during the Civil War, including a hand-written note authorizing a pass for John Fithian and one pony from Vicksburg, Missississippi to Memphis, Tennessee and a handwritten note, dated October 24, 1865, ordering John Fithian to report for duty.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Fleming, John C., b. 1844 : John C. Fleming Papers, 1862-1906

Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Foster, William T. : William T. Foster Letters, 1862-1863

Union soldier who served in Company F, Illinois 84th Volunteer Infantry. Seven letters, dated between Oct. 7, 1862 and Dec. 26, 1863, from Foster to his uncle and possibly his father ("Dear Sir"), describing military life as Foster moves from Louisville, Kentucky to Camp Silver Springs, Tenn., to the hospital in Quincy, Ill., and back to Whiteside Station, Tenn., 20 miles outside of Chattanooga.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Gallentine, C.W. , (Charles W.), d. 1864 : Charles W. Gallentine Letters, 1861-1863

Letters home, 1862-1863, by Charles W. Gallentine of the 7th Illinois Cavalry, from Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., Jacinto and Corinth, Miss., Memphis and LaGrange, Tenn., and Lawrence Co., Ala., regarding camp life, skirmishes, men killed and wounded, Southern guerillas, northern Copperheads and the draft, Southern plantations and slave attitudes, Union and Confederate prisoners, etc.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 : Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, 1865

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War, Politics

Graves, James Taylor, 1841-1923 : James Taylor Graves papers, ca. 1850-1891, bulk 1862-1867.

Mainly Civil War (1862-1863) and European trip (1867) letters of James Taylor Graves addressed to his widowed mother, his sister Martha Louise Graves, and his brother John Morrison Graves.,Graves' Civil War letters, written from Camp Miller at Greenfield, Mass., en route to Louisiana via New York City, and from various places in Louisiana, discuss camp life, ship transport, the treatment of Negroes, Southern guerrillas, skirmishes with Confederate forces, the siege of Port Hudson, and other topics. Written during a summer tour of London, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, Graves' 1867 letters provide a detailed description of his travels to his family at home. There is also one undated letter to Graves from his father written prior to his 1852 death regarding the importance of faith and education, an 1891 University of Chicago diploma received by daughter Mary Louise Graves, a calling card and account relating to Graves' European trip, and some genealogical material.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Griffin, Ernest A. : Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, ca. 1850-ca. 2010

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, etc., that Griffin collected, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.
Extent: 26.3 linear feet -
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Hanlin, John T., 1841-1918 : John T. Hanlin Letters, 1862-1865

Correspondence from Sgt. Hanlin of the 89th Indiana Infantry, Company E, to his parents and siblings describing camp life and combat during his travels through Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Harris, James Duncan : James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers, 1824-1862

Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's death in 1861 while serving in the United States Navy; a few historic family letters and a genealogical pamphlet.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Haynes, John, 1838-1863 : John Haynes copybooks and notes, 1849-1855

School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student; one entry is a long poem entitled "Tribute to the memory of Mrs. R.P. Stevens wife of Rodolphus Stevens and daughter of John Clement of Townsend ..." and dated at Townsend, Mass. 1849; some other exercises are dated Dec. 5, 1849 at Townsend; one loose sheet dated Sept. 8, 1855.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Civil War, Printing History and Book Arts

Howe family : Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of Captain Daniel E. Barnard, Erastus A. Barnard, Willard J. Wilcox, and soldiers in Daniel E. Barnard's regiment regarding payment of pensions.
Extent: 40 linear feet - (93 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Religion, Women

Humphries, Edward C., d. 1862 : Edward C. Humphries Papers, 1861-1862

Lieutenant, 2nd Florida Regiment (C.S.A.). Correspondence and telegrams regarding Humphries' July 2, 1862, death in the Seven Days battle near Richmond, Va. Also a letter of Humphries to his wife in Alabama, Dec. 2, 1861, and a family Bible with entries for Humphries and his immediate family.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - 2 boxes
Subjects: Civil War

Kruse, Charles T., d. 1865 : Charles T. Kruse letters, 1862-1865

Union soldier, third sergeant in the Ohio Infantry Regiment, 50th, Company G.,Kruse enlisted in August of 1862, and served in the field in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. He participated in the Union victory in Atlanta under General Sherman. Letters, dated Aug. 24, 1862-April 18, 1865, from Kruse to his parents and brother and sister, describing his experiences in the Union Army.,Beginning with his enlistment and first assignment to Camp Dennison, in Hamilton County, Ohio, Kruse's letters detail the daily hardships of military life in the camps, troop movements of the Union forces through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and his impressions during various battles. His letter of Sept. 14, 1864 contains a sketch of the movements of his company during the attack on Atlanta, and a copy from Sept. 9, 1864 of Gen. Haskell's thanks to the Union troops for the victory at Atlanta. Also included are two letters from Kruse's mother, Sarah, to her son John: one, dated Dec. 11, 1864, relates that Kruse has been taken prisoner at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee; the other, dated May 26, 1865, laments his death in a boat explosion.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (123 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Leonard, Charles S., b. 1835. : Charles S. Leonard papers, 1862-1897

Civil War military service documents of Charles S. Leonard, 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, together with correspondence and forms relating to Leonard's efforts to correct his service record and obtain military pension and bounty payments.,Also genealogical notes, possibly relating to Leonard's attempt to qualify for the Society of Mayflower Descendants, a deed for the sale of 160 acres in Norton County, Kan. and a few newspaper clippings.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Lutz, Adeline Louise : Lutz-Chamberlin Family Papers, 1844-1992

Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written when he was a student at Dartmouth and subsequently as an officer in the Civil War, plus letters of other Chamberlin family members, mostly through the 1860's. The Lutz correspondence consists of business correspondence of the 1860’s and mostly 20th century letters.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Mason, Francema A., 1837-1911 : Francema Mason - Otis Mason Correspondence, 1863-1876

Nineteen letters from Otis Mason, a sergeant in the Civil War to his Illinois wife, Francema Otis. Twelve letters from various friends and family, and a wedding invitation are also included.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

McLean, Edgar, d. 1920 : Edgar McLean Papers, 1859-1868

Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers, Women

McNally family : McNally Family Papers, 1788-2002

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago, founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago home, and especially his Windermere Ranch in what became La Mirada, California, including the ranch's olive oil plant and McNally's efforts to promote settlement in the area. Also extensive materials relating to Civil War general Emmons Clark (grandfather of Margaret Clark McNally) and the Vilas family, who operated Chicago businesses and had a summer estate in Thousand Islands, New York.
Extent: 22 linear feet - (36 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 3 volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Munroe, William H. : William H. Munroe Papers, 1794-1920

Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.
Extent: 1.1 linear feet - (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Newberry, O. P. (Oliver Perry), 1831-1874 : Oliver Perry Newberry Papers, 1860-1895

Mainly correspondence of Cameron, Missouri resident Oliver Perry Newberry, 1860-1867, primarily relating to his Civil War service in the Union army; and cabinet, carte-de-visite and a few tintype photographs of Newberry family and friends dating primarily from the 1880's.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Newberry, Walter Cass, 1835-1912 : Walter Cass Newberry Papers, 1840-1908

Correspondence, legal documents, and other documentation relating to the finances of Walter Cass Newberry and Henry Warner Newberry; correspondence, manuscripts, paperwork, and photographs related to the Civil War activities of the 24th New York Cavalry and Walter Cass Newberry’s military history.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (2 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Newcomb, John Bearss, 1824-1896 : John Bearss Newcomb Papers, 1737-1896

Correspondence and personal material of John Bearss Newcomb, Elgin, Illinois schoolmaster and businessman. Also extensive genealogical records of the Newcomb Family, daybooks and miscellaneous legal and business items. Historical items relating to the town of Elgin, Illinois in the 19th century and some Civil War records.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (7 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Paisley, Johnson M. : Johnson M. Paisley papers,, 1862-1865

Two diaries, two cased ambrotype portraits, regimental travel record, and a miniature book of poetry belonging to Johnson M. Paisley, a Union soldier from Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Ill. Pocket diaries, the first dating Aug. 15, 1862-May 13, 1863 and Jan. 1-7, 1864, and the second dating Jan. 1, 1864-Feb. 8, 1865, contain brief daily entries noting the weather, regimental movements and engagements, deaths and illnesses, letters to and from home, religious services, meals, foraging, etc. Paisley also comments on the destruction of railroads and towns, crowds of Negroes on the banks of the Mississippi, and Confederate prisoners. The diaries also contain accounts, copies of good-bye letters from family, and a letter from Paisley, Feb. 8, 1865, regarding sending the completed diary home and his future. The regimental travel account, 1862-1865, records places traveled to and from, the means of travel, total miles, and remarks (engagements, deaths, etc.). Ambrotypes, ca. 1862, include full-length (with rifle) and sitting portraits of Paisley in uniform.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War

Patterson, Henry, b. 1843 : Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers, 1862-1863

Correspondence of brothers Henry Patterson and James Patterson, both privates in the 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I, during the Civil War. Also includes muster rolls for Henry and his brother James as well as James’ death certificate.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Rapp, Wilhelm, 1827-1907 : Wilhelm Rapp Papers, 1846-1929

Correspondence, poetry, and clippings relating to Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet - (2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Journalism

Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891 : Hermann Raster Papers, 1849-1940

Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life of German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Hermann Raster, and his work as editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (10 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Journalism

Rea, Robert Laughlin, 1827-1899 : Robert Laughlin Rea papers, 1857-1860

Consists of: Deed of emancipation from James Oldham to "Emeline", July 13, 1857.--Letters to Dr. Robert L. Rea from his attorney J. Lee, pertaining to slave girl "Syrena", dated Nov. 28, 1857, Jan. 12, 1858, Apr. 29, 1858.--Letter to Dr. R. L. Rea, dated Nov. 11, 1858, signed: P. Bliss[?]--Agreement dated Mar. 16, 1859, signed: Julius Lee, atty for R. L. Rea; I. L. Alcom, aty. for H. H. [!] Johnson.--Receipt for professional services from R. L. Rea, dated Apr. 18, 1859, signed: Julius Lee.--Proceedings before the Hon. George H. Hilton, judge of the Hamilton county Probate court, at the court house in Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr. 26, 1859, in regard to the emancipation of a negro girl Syrena.--Deed of emancipation: R. L. Rea to Syrena Oldham, dated Apr. 26, 1859.--Letter to Dr. Rea, dated May 12, 1860, signed H. T. Johnson; together with copy of section 3, art. 9 of the laws of the state of Mississippi pertaining to the removal of slaves from the state for purposes of emancipation.--Copy of Dr. Rea’s reply to Hiram T. Johnson, dated June 25, 1860.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War

Realf, Richard, 1834-1878 : Richard Realf Letters and Poems, 1864-1865

Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf’s and a poem written by Marian Cramer.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (25 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Literature

Rice, Henry, 1843-1863 : Henry Rice Letters, 1862

Six letters, Sept. 14-Oct. 15, 1862, from Camp Peoria in Peoria, Ill., from Henry Rice of the 103rd Illinois Infantry to family in Lewistown, Ill., describing military life in the camp. Included with the letters is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Amory Rice, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois," illustrated in red and blue with the seal and motto of the United States
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (7 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Rupp, Emma Meier : Emma Meier Rupp Papers, 1861-1864

Civil War diary of Emma Meier, who either worked for or was a relative of an unknown store owner with Southern sympathies in Brunswick, Missouri, together with fifty-four letters, 1861-1864, written to her by Adolph Rupp, a Union soldier serving in Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. Rupp wrote from St. Louis, and various locations in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. All the letters are in German, with place locations and personal names recorded in English.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Russell, John J., 1839-1901 : John J. Russell Letters, 1861-1864

Twelve letters of John J. Russell of Sterling, Illinois, documenting his service as a sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Company B of the 13th Illinois Infantry in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Russell writes to his brother, Charles, and sister, Julia, from Rolla, Franklin, and Heetsville, Mo., Vicksburg, Miss., Cairo, Ill., and Bridgeport and Madison Station, Ala. One letter (Dec. 6, 1861) is written on stationery containing a printed vignette portrait of McClellan.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Saeltzer, Charles, b. 1829 : Charles Saeltzer papers,, 1846-1865

Correspondence, certificates, vouchers, orders, muster rolls, and a diary belonging to Charles Saeltzer of Mansfield, Ohio, dated between 1846 and 1865, and documenting his training and certification as a teacher, both in Germany and Ohio, and his service as a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War.,Most of Saeltzer's early papers are his teacher certifications from the German government, dated between 1846 and 1853; similar certifications from the state of Ohio are dated 1857-1862. His certificate of U.S. citizenship is also included, dated Feb. 26, 1862. The bulk of the collection is official appointments, regimental correspondence, general and special orders, muster rolls, and vouchers of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment, in which Saeltzer served as 1st Sargeant of Company L, 2nd Lt. of Company C, and finally 1st Lt. of Company K. Saeltzer's personal diary for 1865 contains entries dated Jan. 1 to July 28, from towns such as Salem and Lexington, N.C.; and Danville, Richmond, and Ft. Monroe, Va.
Extent: 0.3 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War

Schlund, Max, 1844-1932 : Max Schlund papers, 1862-1865

Diary, 1862-1865, kept in German by Max Schlund during the period of his Civil War service, representing a very complete account of the 82nd Regiment's action from its inception until the end of the war.,Schlund includes detailed descriptions of battles and marches including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Knoxville campaign, the Atlanta campaign (Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek), the occupation of Atlanta, the march through Georgia to Savannah, and the Carolinas campaign (Averasboro). He also describes conditions (terrain, diet, equipment), foraging for food and supplies, and the sacking of plantations and destruction of railroads. At the end of the volume are genealogical notes regarding Schlund's birth family and his wife and children, and notes regarding the Civil War service of his father and brothers. Also a typed English translation of the diary entries.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War

Scofield, Hiram, 1830-1906 : Hiram Scofield Papers, 1857-1906

Forty-four diaries, 1857-1906, together with a few letters and miscellaneous items, documenting Hiram Scofield's Civil War service as an officer with the 2nd Iowa Infantry and commander of the 47th Colored Infantry Regiment, and his post war personal and professional life as a Washington, Iowa, attorney.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Scott, William, Sergeant : Scott Family Papers, 1806-1866

Genealogy of the Scott family, as descended from Sergeant William Scott of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Civil War certificates and discharge papers for Corporal James Scott of Piqua, Ohio. Three letters and three wills regarding family members in Piqua ca. 1840-1860.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 6 items in 1 folder
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Semmes, Alexander A., d. 1885 : Alexander A. Semmes letter books, 1862-1869

Letter books written in various hands containing official correspondence of A. A. Semmes while in command of U.S.S. Wamsutta, Portsmouth and U.S. Monitor Lehigh, and U.S. gunboat Tahoma in the service of the United States. In August 1864, he became commander of the USS Lehigh, participating in the bombardment of Fort Pringle and in the operations at Charleston until that city surrendered. He co-operated with Grant's army, fought the Howlett house batteries, and was present at the fall of Richmond in 1865.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 2 volumes
Subjects: Civil War

Sherman, Francis Trowbridge, 1825-1905 : Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers, 1849-1894

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Indians and the West

Sherwood, Jesse, 1843-1912 : Jesse Sherwood Papers, 1862-1931

Logs and mementos of Jesse Sherwood of Missouri and Chicago, who served as a surgeon’s steward during the Civil War on the gunboat USS Somerset. Includes 3 medals, his resignation letter, pension documents and information on the fate of the Somerset. Also, a folio album with photographs of Sherwood and his family, a carte de visite and a daguerreotype.
Extent: 1.1 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War

Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864 : Platt R. Spencer Papers, 1827-1951

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.
Extent: 39.9 linear feet - (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Tubutis, Walter S. : Walter S. Tubutis Jr. Collection of Civil War Materials, 1846-1988

Civil War-related manuscript and printed materials including three 1876 (reprinted 1912) maps of the Gettysburg battlefield, a pension application (Abm. Ashley), an envelope with a patriotic vignette, a muster roll and payroll (Company B, 72nd Pennsylvania Regiment), certificates of discharge (Leander Wallace, John W. Freeze), an 1862 letter relieving Lt. L. C. Counseller of his command, and Gettysburg commemorative envelopes.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 document box)
Subjects: Civil War

United States. Army. : Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, 1865

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War, Politics

Unknown : Civil War Photographs, ca. 1861-ca. 1865

Ten carte de visite photographs of Union soldiers, camps, and buildings in Southern locations.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (10 items in 1 folder)
Subjects: Civil War, Photographs

Unknown : Materials for history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War, consisting of manuscript notes and newspaper clippings, ca. 1862-1865

Notes and newspaper clippings collected by an unknown person regarding the history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 volume
Subjects: Civil War

Walton, Seymour, 1846-1920 : Seymour Walton journals, 1862-1866

Accountant, professor and dean. Journals include Walton's comments as a teenager in New Orleans on daily life under Union occupation. Also newspaper clippings containing special and general orders pasted on endpapers and within text, and accounts and lists of books read. Diaries continue to the end of 1863 in Utica, New York, and contain comments on the draft riots in New York City.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Civil War

Watson, Theodore : Theodore Watson Letters, 1861 April 27-July 7

Letters from Theodore Watson to his brother John in Hillsboro, Illinois, during the early months of the Civil War. Correspondence describes his life as a three-month enlistee in the Illinois 3rd Company (later the Illinois 9th Regiment) stationed at Camp Defiance to defend Cairo, Illinois.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Wiles, Robert Leslie : Robert Leslie Wiles journal, 1862-1865

Union soldier who served as corporal in Company D of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 1863-1865. It is likely that Wiles was a Creek Indian who prior to the war attended the Tullahassee Manual Labor School in the Creek Nation (Indian Territory). Journal containing diary entries, Oct. 7, 1863-Apr. 17, 1865, copies of letters received in 1862 from missionaries W.S. Robertson and his wife A.E.W. Robertson, lists of letters received and written, 1862-1864, and poems.,Diary entries are both daily and summarized accounts of Wiles' service with Company D, briefly in Missouri, but mainly at various Arkansas locations including Batesville, Jacksonport, De Vals Bluff, Fort Smith, Fort Gibson, at the Neosho River, and Little Rock. Wiles notes his company's movements (including escorting Confederate Maj. Gen. Herron to Fort Smith), picket and scout duty, and other military routine. He describes shortages of provisions for soldiers and their mounts, particularly at Fort Smith and Fort Gibson. He mentions Negroes following the marching troops, harassment by bushwhackers and the large number of Cherokee bushwhackers, encounters with Confederate forces (including those commanded by Gen. Shelby), and President Lincoln's death. Wiles' transcribed 1862 letters from the Robertsons inform him of their intent to send him gospels and hymns in the Creek language, and of the status of dispersed of mission school staff and students. Poems, probably composed by Wiles, include one to a Luvanna Hills.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 folder
Subjects: Civil War

Willard, L. S. (Lot Sabine) : L. S. Willard Letters, 1862-1864

First Lieutenant in the 11th Illinois Cavalry, Company G, who later served as major and aide-de-camp to General James Birdseye McPherson. Includes letters home to family from Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois, from Camp Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Tennessee, and Louisiana, 1862-1864.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers

Williams, Loren L., 1828-1881 : Loren L. Williams journals, 1851-1880

The journal covers the Loren L. Williams's activities as an officer during the Civil War, active in the West, and subsequent activities as a pioneer in the development of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Details of wars with the Western Indians are also included.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - 5 volumes in 2 boxes
Subjects: Civil War, Indians and the West

Wolfson family : Woolson Family Papers, 1856-1950

Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, and genealogical materials concerning the Woolson family of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Chicago.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (3 boxes and 4 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers

Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980 : Woods Family Papers, ca. 1775-1975

Correspondence, writings, documents, genealogical research notes and photographs relating to the Woods family, descendants of Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada. Collected and preserved by Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Illinois, to be used for a complete (unfinished) family history, most of the material concerns Frank H. Woods's great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, his grandfather Frederick Moffatt Woods, and his father, Frank H. Woods. Included is a large group of Fanny Woods's poetry and a rough draft of a lengthy genealogical work by Frank H. Woods, Jr. entitled "Fanny." Also, Civil War letters to and from Frederick Moffatt Woods, and a letter from William Jennings Bryan, and 1850's letters from the California mines by Fanny's brother, Charles Ryland Woods. Other family names included are Barnett, Cochrane, Eddy, Haecker, and Ruiter.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - (7 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 record carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Women