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Ade, George, 1866-1944. George Ade Papers, 1865-1971.

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," and for his Fables in Slang.

7.2 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Ade (formerly Ad)
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Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900. Dankmar Adler Papers, 1857-1984.

Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the acoustics of Carnegie Hall.

6 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Adler
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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. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials of the Allen family.

2 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Allen (formerly Cox-Allen)
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Andruss, William B. (William Benajah). William B. Andruss Diary and commissions, 1855-1876.

Amboy, Lee County, Ill., merchant and operator of a daguerreotype studio. Diary, Mar. 10, 1855 - Apr. 3, 1856, documents Andruss' daily activities, travel, photography business, and emigration via Bellevue, Mich., with his family to Amboy. Also seven commissions and appointments to public office in Lee County, 1860-1877.

0.1 linear feet (8 items)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3002
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Aten, Henry J., 1841-1913. Henry J. Aten Papers, 1896-ca. 1920.

Letters from Nicholas Harris to Henry J. Aten of Hiawatha, Kansas, clippings, notes pertaining to the Aten family genealogy, and a photocopy of the family history initiated by Aten and continued by other relatives.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Aten
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Atwater, Adeline Lobdell. Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, 1932-1956.

Literary manuscripts, autobiography and diary of Adeline Lobdell Atwater, Chicago writer. In her autobiography, Atwater writes about the Iroquois Theater Fire, birth control, divorce and her children's education in the Montessori Method. She also writes about her ten years in New York working at art galleries.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Atwater (formerly At)
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Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884. Orville E. Babcock Papers, 1851-1947, bulk 1861-1884.

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.

6.9 linear feet (11.5 boxes and one oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Babcock
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Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911. Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930, bulk 1859-1878.

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.

1.7 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Badger
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Ballard, Eugene F. Eugene F. Ballard Papers, 1907-1933.

Materials of Eugene F. Ballard of Denver, Colorado, kept for his genealogical work on the Ballard family. Contains a bound record book and a few letters relating to his quest for information.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 159
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Ballenger, Thomas Lee, 1882-1987. Thomas Lee Ballenger Papers, 1730-1968, bulk 1835-1968.

Writings, and genealogical notes and charts by Thomas Lee Ballenger, teacher, historian, and author, relating to Cherokee and Oklahoma families and the history of the Cherokee Nation, together with Cherokee documents, photographs, and artifacts collected by Ballenger.

10.8 linear feet (15 boxes and 14 rolls).
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Ballenger
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Barker, James M., 1886-1974. James M. Barker Papers, 1825-1975, bulk 1920-1970.

Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close friend to many leading businessmen of his time including Charles Dawes, Alfred A. Knopf, Joshua Green, and James H. Doolittle.

60 linear feet (115 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 79 bound volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Barker
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Barkhausen, August, 1818-1899. Barkhausen Family Papers, 1854-1889.

Small collection of family documents, all in German, relating to the Barkhausen family of Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Includes correspondence, 1854-1862, a small notebook, ca. 1857-1872, and an account book, 1888-1889.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 74
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Barlow family. Barlow family Papers, 1816-1851.

A small collection relating to two men, both named William Barlow, possibly father and son. Consists of letters, a poem, a notebook of a sermon and a draft of an address to the American Institute in Washington, D.C. by Rev. William Barlow, correspondence from William Barlow the younger to Matilda Richards Barlow, and an undated, unidentified cabinet photograph of two women.

0.1 linear feet (6 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 41
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Barnes, Alfred. Alfred Barnes Papers, 1834-1838.

Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut, to his sister Julia A. Barnes of Northhampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 75
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Barnes, Edward A. Edward A. Barnes Papers, 1865-1893.

Diaries, poetry, music, and program and newspaper clippings written by Edward A. Barnes, a Chicago-based religious and temperance songwriter. The diaries pertain to Barnesís songwriting career, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his sisters, Lillie and Della.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Barnes E
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Barrett, Samuel Eddy. Samuel Eddy Barrett-Barrett Family Papers, 1829-1948.

Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritence and property.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 76
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Barstow, C. H. (Charles H.), d. 1908. C.H. Barstow Papers, 1870-1891.

United States Indian Service employee stationed at the Crow Agency, Montana Territory. Mainly correspondence, 1870-1891, mostly written by C.H. Barstow at the Crow Agency, to his sister, Eliza, and brother, Rogers L. Barstow, in Massachusetts. Also several letters from Barstow's wife to his sister and brother, and a few miscellaneous letters of Rogers Barstow, other family members, and friends, 3 small clippings, and a Nov. 10, 1887 issue of The Montana Stock Gazette.

0.4 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3014 (Formerly Ayer MS 55b and 55c).
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Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958. John Davis Batchelder Papers, 1876-1957.

Miscellaneous collection of John Davis Batchelder, turn-of-the-century independently wealthy Midwesterner who lived mostly in Europe, collecting books and objects of interest. Includes a diary, a journal, diplomas, lists of objects, and annotated volumes of Shakespeare, and a photograph album.

2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Batchelder
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Beckwith, Mrs. John. Mrs. John Beckwith Calling Cards, ca. 1890-1910.

Ten calling cards presented to Mrs. John Beckwith by members of prominent Chicagoans including Armour, Field, Grant, Lodge, McClurg, McCormick, Palmer and Scudder families.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 125
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Beezley, Charles F. Charles F. Beezley Papers, 1930-1960.

Correspondence between Charles F. Beezley, Jr., and Florencio Molina Campos, and between Beezley and Stanley Pargellis from various places, 1943-1947. Also carbons, clippings, printed matter.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Beezley
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Bennett, Gilbert. Bennett Family Papers, ca. 1880s-1993.

Genealogical materials, clippings, and 3 photographs (including a cabinet card and a tintype) relating to the Bennett Family of Lake County, Illinois. Gilbert and Mary Bennett, natives of Oswego, New York, moved to Newport Township, Illinois in the 1850s. Materials include a family history, genealogical charts, photographs of unidentified musical bands, and a portrait cabinet card of Gilbert and Mary Bennett.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 191
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Bentley, R. Ford (Robert Ford), 1909-1994. Robert Ford Bentley Papers, 1830-1990, bulk 1930-1970.

Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of the printing related companies that Ford worked for.

2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bentley
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Beveridge, Catherine Eddy. Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004, bulk 1870-1910.

Papers of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, Chicago diarist, socialite, and philanthropist, consisting of her diary, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. Also correspondence, writings, photographs and genealogical information concerning to the Spencer, Eddy, Caton, Beveridge and other related families, and an album containing correspondence from participants in the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions.

6.3 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Beveridge
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Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956. Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967, bulk 1920-1955.

Correspondence, clippings, photographs, works in manuscript and print, and other papers of Carroll Binder, who served as labor reporter, war correspondent, foreign correspondent, publisher's assistant, editorial writer, and foreign service editor at the Chicago Daily News, and as editorial editor at the Minneapolis Star and the morning and Sunday Tribune. Also included: material on leftist organizations including the Workers Party of America and I.W.W., family correspondence, chiefly of Binder's wife, Dorothy (Wilton) Binder, and some genealogical information.

21.5 linear feet (52 boxes and oversize volumes and folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Binder (formerly Bi)
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Blackburn family. 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.

0.1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 71
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Blatchford familiy. Blatchford Family Papers - Additions, 1841-1947, bulk 1870-1914.

Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.

5.3 linear feet (9 boxes and 2 cartons)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Blatchford 2
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Blatchford, E.W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914. Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987, bulk 1839-1965.

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.

64.7 linear feet (132 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, and 9 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Blatchford
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Blew, John C. John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA, 1790s-2012, bulk 1870-1999.

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA

7.1 linear feet (16 boxes and 3 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Blew
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Blum, Betty J. Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family Research Papers, 1862-1983.

Research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.

1.3 linear feet (1 record carton)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Blum
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Bowe, Augustine Joseph, 1892-1966. Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966, bulk 1940-1966.

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.

16.3 linear feet (36 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Bowe
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Boyce, Le Roy Merrick, 1810-1849. Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000.

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Boyce
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Briggs, Elijah, 1810-1854. Briggs Family Papers, 1837-1910.

Letters from Elijah Briggs of Indiana to parents Benjamin and Susanna Briggs of Ohio and brothers Alexander and Benjamin; letters from Elijah Briggs' wife Helen Briggs to her mother-in-law; two essays written by Elijah Briggs; a few miscellaneous letters; and one photo, possibly of Benjamin and Susanna Briggs.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 72
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Brown, Edward E. (Edward Eagle), 1885-1959. Edward Eagle Brown Family papers, 1749-1955, bulk 1810-1900.

Materials pertaining to the family of Chicago banker Edward Eagle Brown, primarily of Brown's father Edward Osgood Brown, great grandfather William Brown, and descendents in the Ipswich and Salem Massachusetts areas. The bulk of the materials pertain to William Brown's  shipping career, including invoices, receipts, bills of lading, and ships' manifests. Other materials include correspondence between members of the Brown and Baker families and other family members.

8.3 linear feet (18 boxes, 1 scrapbook)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Brown
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Bunch, Alma, 1891-1986. Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985.

Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Bunch
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Carpenter, Benjamin, 1809-1881. Carpenter Family Papers, 1813-1947.

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family of Chicago, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre. Material includes a notebook of 1890 court cases and information about George Snow and balloon-frame construction.

1 linear foot (2 boxes and 1 rolled document)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Carpenter family
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Carter, Thomas Butler, b. 1817. Thomas Butler Carter Papers, 1831-1898.

Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six studio photographic portraits, and several miscellaneous documents.

0.1 cubic ft. (4 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 127
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Cartwright Family. Cartwright Family Papers, 1877-1982.

Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Stanley's wife (feature editor for the Chicago Daily News). Papers include biographical information, correspondence, photographs, clippings of Charles Merritt Cartwright's articles for the Inter-Ocean, and articles written by Ruth and Stanley Levering Cartwright.

1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Cartwright
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Chandler, Daniel Lyman, b. 1814. Daniel Lyman Chandler Papers, 1855-1866.

Twelve letters of New Englander Daniel Lyman Chandler from Chicago, Illinois, and Ogden, Kansas, to his relatives,1855-1863, which describe life in Chicago and in the Kansas Territory. Also, two other letters from his nephew John and a woman named Elisabeth Hewins.

0.1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 128
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Coker, Robert Adams, 1807-1833. Robert Adams Coker Correspondence, 1823-1832.

Correspondence of West Newbury, Massachusetts, native and mathematics teacher Robert Adams Coker, who graduated from Harvard in 1831, and died of tuberculosis in 1833. Letters from friends and family begin when Coker was around sixteen, and include Harvard friend George C. Coombs, and Coker's employer John Lee Watson, at the Highland School near West Point. There are also letters from Coker to his family describing his teaching situation and his declining health. Also photocopies of letters from the Harvard College Archives.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Coker
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Colby, Carlos W., 1837-1922. Carlos W. Colby Papers, 1821-1937, bulk 1861-1865.

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.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10014
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Cross, Louis J, ca. 1898-1975. Louis J. Cross Diaries, 1932-1974.

Diaries, date books, and a few miscellaneous items of Louis J. Cross, Chicago bonds salesman and investment banker. Diaries cover the years between 1932 and 1969, and discuss Cross' daily routine as well as political and financial developments in America, and the internal workings of the Chicago business world.

5 linear feet (12 boxes) 5 linear ft. (12 5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Cross
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Curtis, Caleb Thomas, 1815-1878. Caleb Thomas Curtis Letters, 1836-1838.

Nine letters written by Caleb Thomas Curtis of Boston, Massachusetts during his travels by steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

0.1 linear feet (9 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 199
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Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren Papers, 1858-1870.

Collection contains 46 letters from U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren to his sister, Martha Matilda ("Patty") Dahlgren, one letter to his son Ulrich (1842-1864), and a letter to "Mary." The collection also includes one letter from Ulrich to his Aunt Patty, and a letter from F. A. W. Davis to Dahlgren, regarding Dahlgren's nephew Bernard. Printed poem and newspaper clippings relating to Ulrich's death in an attempted raid on Richmond, Virginia are included as well.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS E5.D136
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Daland, Emily Elliot, 1854-1933. Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933.

Mainly letters of Emily Eliot Daland of Massachusetts to Helen Gerard in Florence, Italy, regarding her daughter Pauline Gerard's small estate, of which Daland was guardian. Topics in the letters include World War I shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Also family photographs.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 155
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Darrow, Jessie Ohl. Darrow family scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925.

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia, including two scrapbooks kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son Paul Darrow, and one by someone unknown, possibly Jessie. The books contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early school papers.

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Davis, Charles A., fl. 1900. Charles A. Davis Papers, 1854-1901.

Charles A. Davis left Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 22, 1900, to take a job as a court reporter in Manila after the Americans had taken control of the Philippines. His wife, Bess, joined him in Manila in 1901. This collection consists of letters and photographs that describe Mr. and Mrs. Davis' lives in Manila. It also includes a travel journal in Spanish from 1854, titled "Memorias sobre las Yslas Filipinas," that Mr. and Mrs. Davis acquired.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1980
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Dawes, E. C. (Ephraim Cutler), b. 1840. E.C. Dawes Papers, 1836-1905, bulk 1855-1895.

Letters, diaries, mementos and scrapbooks of Union Army officer (1st lieutenant and adjutant, major, 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry) and industrialist Ephraim Cutler Dawes, covering his military service (in Tennessee, Mississippi, and in Sherman's advance against Atlanta, until he was wounded on May 28, 1864. Also documents Dawes' activities in the rail and coal industries. Includes a letter from P. H. Sheridan.

6.5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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Call Number: Midwest MS Dawes (formerly Daw).
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Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956. Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988.

Illinois attorney, journalist, literary agent, poet, and patron to Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Theodore Dreiser, Marcel Duchamp, William Carlos Williams, Maxwell Bodenheim, and Robert McAlmon. Dawson's papers include his works and correspondence, as well as diaries, correspondence, photographs, memoirs, etc., of George E. Dawson, and other members of the Dawson, Manierre, and Hahn families.

35 linear feet (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Dawson
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Deal, George, ca. 1825-1864. George Deal Papers, 1862-1975, bulk 1862-1864.

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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10030
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Dean, Lucretia Mason. Dean Family Papers, 1779-1893.

Correspondence, sermons, deeds, wills, and estate inventories of three generations of the Dean family of Connecticut and Illinois, including many letters from Lucretia Mason Dean and her daughter Lucretia Dean Gore, whose husband was a Congregational minister.

0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Dean
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Delano Family Letters, 1859-1867.

27 letters addressed primarily to Nancy Eastman Delano of Strong, Maine, and her son, Benjamin Eastman Delano, from her children, nephews and nieces, and other relatives in New England, Virginia, Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, and California during the Civil War and the period immediately before and after the conflict. In addition to regular news of far-flung family and friends, letters from Radical Republican son-in-law Nathan G. Stanwood and daughter Emily describe his postwar operation of a plantation near Montgomery, Alabama, the state of his freed workers, and the drive to register them to vote. 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 related to the times.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Delano Family
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Dukes, Thomas Farmer, 1770 or 1-1850. Dukes Family Papers, 1772-1869.

Papers of Thomas Farmer Dukes and family, of Shropshire County, England. Correspondence was pasted in three volumes of the 1805, 1818, and 1821 census record books of the county of Shropshire. Also includes a commonplace book containing poems, clippings, and water color paintings by Edward Rowland Dukes, and an indexed book of food and wine recipes, medical remedies, and instructions for making inks, varnishes and other ephemera.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Modern MS Dukes
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Eden-Martin Family Papers, ca. 1827-1961.

Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Edenís daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivoryís son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).

23.7 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Eden
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Edgerton, John, 1829-1912. John Edgerton Papers, 1867-1912.

Collection of small diaries kept between 1867 and 1912 by Michigan and New York State farmer and real estate speculator John Edgerton.  Includes letters, bank transactions, receipts and other material relating to Edgerton's investments in buying and selling stocks, buildings and land primarily dealing with Walter C. Newberry in Chicago, Illinois.   Also a small group of mostly unidentified images and a girl's autograph book.

2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Edgerton
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Edwards family. Edwards Family Papers, 1812-1945, bulk 1847-1908.

Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.  Includes the courtship and post-marriage correspondence of Lydia and John, who worked for Marshall Field, and correspondence from family and friends in and around Chicago and the Minnesota Territory -- describing family matters, farming, agricultural labor (brother), the Civil War at home and from the front, and Indian troubles in Minnesota.  Also minutes, notes and other documents relating to Lydia Edwards' active role in the Dundee chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and her attendance at national conventions.

5.8 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Edwards
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Ehrhardt, Edward, 1887-1956. Ehrhardt Family Papers, 1890-1996, bulk 1890-1921.

Collection of children's schoolwork, composition books, drawings, correspondence and church bulletins of German-American family, the Ehrhardts, from Chicago, Illinois.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Ehrhardt
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Endicott, Louis E., 1869-1939. Endicott Family Papers, 1868-1986.

Correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to the Endicott family and relatives of the Redden, Castle, and Smith families. These families lived primarily in the towns of Greenville, Stubblefield, and Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Illinois.

0.5 linear ft. (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Endicott
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Everett family. Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949, bulk 1838-1927.

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.

6.9 linear feet (16.5 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Everett
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Fairbank, Nathaniel Kellogg, 1829-1903. Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980, bulk 1870-1920.

Letters, diaries, photographs, journals, genealogical materials, business correspondence and documents centered around Helen Graham Fairbank and Nathan Kellogg Fairbank of Chicago, their parents and children. Letters and documents document the business activities of Chicago industrialist Fairbank and New York and Maryland industrialist John Andrew Graham, travel to Europe and South America, Eastern schooling, Lake Geneva summers, and civic activities including the Chicago Symphony, and Chicago clubs. The Carpenter and Beeckman families are also represented.

17.4 linear feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Fairbank-Graham
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Ffrench family. Charles Ffrench Family Papers, 1887-1963.

Papers concerning the family of Charles Ffrench (1861-1916), a prominent Chicago publisher and member of the Board of Education, who founded the periodical The Musical Leader with his wife, Florence, in 1900. Many of the items pertain to Charles, Florence, and their daughter Evelyn. Included in the collection are photographs; miscellaneous tickets; marriage announcements; an inheritance tax notice; deeds; receipts; programs and menus; correspondence, many of which are addressed to Mrs. Ffrench during her time as editor of the Musical Leader; newspaper clippings concerning Charles Ffrench and the injuries suffered from a 1916 automobile accident, which proved fatal; and Evelyn French Smith's scrapbook recording her family's European travels (1911-1912).

Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Ffrench
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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. Further, letters also detail his experience in the Battle of Corinth in Mississippi. Later letters from Finnerty to his sister Elizabeth Malone dscuss family deaths, illnesses, and money issues while he was living in Chicago. Later correspondence, primarily to Elizabeth Malone in Chicago, concerning family matters and the state of Europe during WWI, where Malone's niece Florence Carreau was living.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 190
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Fitch, Edward. Edward Fitch Papers, 1852-1856.

Primarily a series of letters between Luther Fitch of Portland, Maine and his son Edward in Chicago. Luther was a judge in Portland, Maine; his son sought his fortune in Chicago, and the letters document his requests for clothing and money. The subletting of Abraham Lincoln's apartment when he went to Congress is discussed. Some correspondence with Mrs. Luther Fitch, one advertising broadside, and biographical information are also included.

0.1 linear feet (1 envelope)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ruggles 121
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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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Fleming (formerly Fl)
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Flentye, Henry. Henry Flentye Papers, 1852-1915.

Documents dealing with Henry Flentye's considerable land purchases in Chicago, Northfield, and Jefferson, including one autograph document from Walter Loomis Newberry, Aug. 2, 1858. Also builder's specification and architect's drawings for Flentye's home in Jefferson.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Flentye (formerly Fle)
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Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Family letters, 1882-1926:


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Franklin, Robert Scott, 1872-. Robert Scott Franklin Scrapbook, ca. 1890-1931.

Disbound scrapbook compiled by Robert Scott Franklin of Chillicothe, Ohio, which includes the following: photostat of the diary of Lt. James Swearingen recording the march from Ohio to Chicago, April-Aug. 1803, to oversee the building of Ft. Dearborn; detailed genealogical notes on Swearingen, Strode, Worthington, and Franklin families; copies of Swearingen letters; 2 portraits of Swearingen, miscellaneous notes, and newspaper clippings.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 108
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Goodman Family. Goodman Family Papers, ca 1870-2009.

Papers, Letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman.

27.8 linear feet (46 boxes, 6 record cartons, and 1 volume)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Goodman Family
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Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918. Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971, bulk 1900-1917.

Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.

5 linear feet (9 boxes, 4 scrapbooks)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Goodman
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Goodwin, Paul. Goodwin family papers, 1802-1913.

Correspondence of the Goodwin family from New York and Chicago. Includes some business correspondence, business records, and military records. Primarily correspondence from Solomon Goodwin of New York, a builder for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, and his son, Edward P. Goodwin, student at Amherst College, Mass., minister of First Congregational Church in Chicago, and Middle East traveler (1870).

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Goodwin
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Goodwin, Solomon, 1755-1833. Solomon Goodwin Papers, 1776-ca. 1820.

Three volume manuscript autobiography, together with a Revolutionary War soldier's journal, 1776-1777, and a manuscript concerning the ancestors, connections, and descendents of Solomon Goodwin.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS E5 G 634 and Midwest MS Goodwin
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Gookin, Frederick William. Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922, bulk 1883-1921.

Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elizabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.

4.6 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Gookin
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Graves, James Taylor. James Taylor Graves Papers, 1850-1891, bulk 1862-1867.

Mainly Civil War (1862-1863) and European trip (1867) letters of James Taylor Graves addressed to his family. 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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10010 (previously Miscellaneous Small Collections)
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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.

26.3 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Griffin Family
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Hambleton, Emma Lander. Hambleton Family Papers, 1871-1932.

Three letters by Emma Lander Hambleton, wife of Chalkley Jay Hambleton; one letter by Vera S. Wolfe, daughter of conductor Frederick Stock to Peggy Hambleton Murphy.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 22
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Harris, James Duncan, 1836-1862. James D. and Joseph W. Harris papers, 1824-1862.

Mainly letters written by the brothers to their relatives while serving with the 30th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Letters of James D. Harris from occupied New Orleans (Apr.-Aug. 1862) document daily military life, battlefield horrors, and northern attitudes toward the South and its citizens. Letters from Joseph Whipple Harris describe life aboard ship in Panama and a visit to Hawaii in 1861. Also James D. Harris' pre-war letters containing descriptions of Chicago, materials documenting Joseph Whipple Harris' death, and miscellaneous family correspondence.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Harris J
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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980, bulk 1880-1940.

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and MacLean. Collection highlights include courtship letters, daybooks of a New Hampshire physician, whaling ship logs, works and correspondence of sociologist Annie Marion MacLean, and 19th and 20th century photograph albums.

26.1 linear feet (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Harris-MacLean
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Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1860-1953. Carter H. Harrison Papers, 1637-1953, bulk 1840-1950.

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953) and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.

11.3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Harrison (formerly Ha)
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Harvey family. Harvey Family Papers, 1800-2007, bulk 1851-1984.

Collection of letters, photographs, diaries, writings, business records, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago native and longtime Rand McNally employee Bennet B. Harvey, his wife Dorothy Wegener Harvey, their son Bennet B. Harvey, Jr., and their ancestors, many of whom were early Chicago settlers and involved in the development of the city. Families represented include Botsford, Chapin, Fisk, Gehrke, Harvey, and Wegener.

15 linear feet (29 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 volume)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Harvey
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Hayden, Hannah, d. 1823. Hannah Hayden Letters, 1806-1866, bulk 1806-1823.

Correspondence written in the early nineteenth century by Hannah Hayden from Hartwick and Springfield, Otsego County, New York, to her parents and sisters in Windsor, Connecticut, plus a few other family letters.  Seventy-six items, the bulk of which are written by Hannah, detail her everyday life with her husband, and the births, lives and deaths of some of their twelve children.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 136
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Heath, Charles Andrews. Charles Andrews Heath Papers, 1880-1999.

Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago related events. There are also typed transcripts of 1912 European trip letters from Heath's wife Jennie and children Alice and Albert, photographs of Heath and his family, including the European trip, and documents related to properties Heath owned.

2.7 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Heath
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Hitchcock, Marion Gridley, 1929-. Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers, 1860-2007, bulk 1860-1970.

Copies of diaries, letters, photographs, and four notebooks containing original letters (1860-1904) to and from Josephine Wheat Gridley of Amboy, Illinois, and members of her family.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Hitchcock
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Hoefeln [Höfeln], Andreas von. Höfeln Family Papers, 1831-1897.

Chiefly letters from Germany to Charlotte Fischer, both before and after her emigration to Illinois in 1851 and her marriage to Andreas von HŲfeln in 1852. Also includes correspondence with their son, Alexander Andrew Heflin, who worked for railroads in Kansas, and between Helfin and his wife, teacher Jessie Beathard Heflin.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Höfeln (formerly Ho)
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Hoffmann, John Augustus. Hoffmann Family Papers, ca. 1789-1901.

Correspondence and documents relating to the immigrant Hoffmann family, especially John A. Hoffmann of Illinois and Franz Joseph Hoffmann in Dubuque, Iowa. By 1901, the family had established a feed and fuel company in Wilmette, Illinois. All material is in German.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Hoffmann
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Howe-Barnard family. Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999, bulk 1880-1940.

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.

40 linear feet (93 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Howe-Barnard
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Hurd, Ann Augusta Jaquins. Hurd-Arno family correspondence, 1834-1921.

Letters of a Wisconsin family mainly written by Mary Olivia Hurd Arno to her mother, Ann Augusta Hurd, 1886-1897, concerning domestic matters, pioneer settlement and land speculation in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakota Territory, and the financial hard times of the 1890's.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Hurd-Arno (formerly Hur)
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Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence, 1854-1924. Charles L. Hutchinson Papers, 1868-1934.

Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinsonís relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago.

2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Hutchinson
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Isham, Ralph N., 1831-1904. Isham Family Papers, 1875-1923.

Transcribed letters between Dr. Ralph N. Isham, his father Nelson Isham, brother Charles Isham, and son George S. Isham mostly pertaining to the home and estate of Nelson Isham. Also photographs of Ralph N. Isham and other Isham family members, and a few mementos.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Isham (was Midwest MS 102)
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Jacobsen, Jacque B., 1907-1967. Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers, ca. 1900s-1980s.

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

2.8 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Jacobsen
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Johnson, Richard Colles. Richard Colles Johnson - Colles family papers, 1746-2002, bulk 1956-1998.

Personal papers of Richard Colles Johnson, long-time Newberry Library bibliographer of American literature and history, including his own correspondence and writings, but also an extensive collection that Johnson gathered of the papers of the Colles family of Ireland, which consist of the correspondence, subject files, photographs, art work, and writings of a number of Colles family members, but particularly Christopher Colles, 1739-1816. Christopher Colles was an engineer, inventor, and promoter who came to America in 1765. He was one of the first Americans to design a steam engine and to propose a canal connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River.

8.3 linear feet (13 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Johnson
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Jordan, John W. John W. Jordan Letters, 1892-1901.

Letters from Col. John Ward Jordan, Louisville, Ky., to his nephew Scott of Chicago, mainly concerning Jordan and Ward family history.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 94
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Judson, Clay, 1892-1960. Clay Judson Papers – Additions, 1839-1960, bulk 1905-1926.

Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.

2.4 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Judson C 2
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Kendall, Milo, 1819-1905. Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925, bulk 1845-1906.

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.

17.5 linear feet (39 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Kendall
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Kendall, Nathan R. Nathan Kendall and Abby J. Reed Kendall papers, 1842-1912.

Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern overland travel to California begun in 1849.

2.9 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Kendall-Reed (formerly Ayer MS 470a and Ayer MS 3114).
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Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894. Papers, 1842-1939.

Chicago businessman, lawyer, and writer associated with Hamlin Garland, who was part of the movement to develop realism in American fiction. Kirkland's papers consist mainly of his letters to his family, together with manuscripts of some of his works, and photographs. Also later family correspondence, and articles about Kirkland.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Kirkland (formerly Ki)
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Kolling, Harold, 1920-2011. Harold Kolling Papers / Harold Kolling Century of Progress Collection, 1930-2000.

Materials related to Harold Kolling and his family. Kolling (1920-2011) was a historian who received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and taught at various universities; his longest tenure was at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. The papers include extensive correspondence with family members and students, and materials from his experience at the University of Chicago and working for Chicago Historian Bessie Louise Pierce. Kolling also visited the Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair in both 1933 and 1934, and kept a diary and a substantial amount of memorabilia from the fair.

25.0 linear feet (19 record cartons)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Kolling
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Lamb, Joseph, 1808-1871. Lamb Family Papers, 1812-1931.

Mainly papers of Joseph and Hannah Talbot Lamb, who relocated from Stoughton, Mass. to Lake County, Ill., in 1839. Consists of Hannah Talbotís record of deaths, 1812-1841, and Joseph Lambís 1839 seven-page diary of his trip from Stoughton to Lake County. Also, a book of his shoemaking business accounts, as well as farming and general accounts, 1831-1859, which includes a grid-plan of his orchard listing many varieties of mid-nineteenth century apples; documents relating to the U.S. post office the Lambs operated in Whittier, Warren Township, in the 1870s; a hand-written will of son Nahum Lamb, 1912; and two other miscellaneous twentieth-century documents.

Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Lamb
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LeMoyne, John V., 1828-1918. John V. LeMoyne Papers, 1851-1889, bulk 1852-1875.

Mainly incoming letters to Chicago lawyer and Congressman, John V. LeMoyne, from his Washington, Pennsyvania family, including his abolitionist father. Many of the letters caution against real estate speculation and reveal strong religious beliefs.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS LeMoyne
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Leonard, Charles S., b. 1835. Charles S. Leonard Papers, 1862-1897.

Civil War military service documents of Charles S. Leonard, 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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10012
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Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949. Lloyd Lewis Papers, 1886-1985, bulk 1905-1949.

Correspondence, work manuscripts, and family memorabilia of Lloyd Lewis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News, 1930-1945. After 1945 Lewis focused on writing historical biography and defining and creating the Newberry Library's Midwest Manuscript Collection. Correspondents include Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Sinclair Lewis, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others. Material documenting Quaker life in 19th-century Indiana is also present.

7.7 linear feet (12 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Lewis (formerly Le)
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Lewis, Louise. Lewis Family Papers, 1775-1977, bulk 1850-1950.

Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.

16.8 linear feet (37 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS LewisF
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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,including George E. Chamberlin's letters written while he was a student at Dartmouth and officer in the Civil War.

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Lutz-Chamberlin
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Marsh, Marshall S., 1856-1925. Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers, 1706-1984, bulk 1850-1950.

Papers of the Marsh, Roberts, and Mack families, many members of whom were wealthy Chicago residents. Materials include correspondence, travel and personal diaries, business, property, and estate documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other personal ephemera. Also contains materials from related families including letters and estate litigation of early Chicago pioneer Daniel Elston, who was related to the Marsh family via the marriage of Sarah Clark to George B. Marsh, as well as illustrations and stories by George R. Roberts, and a large autograph collection.

6 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize rolled document)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS MarshRM
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Mason, Francema A., 1837-1911. Francema Mason - Otis Mason correspondence, 1863-1876, bulk 1863-1868.

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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10021
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McCormick, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Hall), 1859-1936. McCormick Family Financial Records, 1890-1958.

Eight financial ledgers for members of the McCormick family. Primarily records for Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr., including records of cash received/disbursed journals and stocks.

2.5 linear feet (8 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS McCormick Family
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McCormick, Edith Rockefeller, 1872-1932. Edith Rockefeller McCormick Trust Records, 1923-1932.

Meeting minutes of the Edith Rockefeller McCormick Trust, 1923-1926 and 1929-1932, accompanied by Trust-related documents. Trustees were Edith Rockefeller McCormick, Edwin D. Krenn, and Edward A. Dato.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS McCormick Trust
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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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10024
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McNally family. McNally Family Papers, 1788-2002, bulk 1850-1993.

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.

22 linear feet (36 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 3 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS McNally family
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McNary, Oliver Clarkson. O.C. McNary Papers, 1873-1886, bulk 1882-1886.

Printed and handwritten army orders and letters written by Army contract surgeon O.C. McNary during from Indian Territory to his family in Kansas and Pennsylvania. 14 items total.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT box Ayer MS 3128 (formerly Ayer MS 555a)
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Meeker, Arthur, 1902-. Arthur Meeker Papers, ca. 1850-1972, bulk 1920-1945.

Chicago writer of an economically and socially prominent Chicago family. Meeker's papers consist mainly of family correspondence documenting life on Chicago's Prairie Avenue at the beginning of the 20th century and Meeker's own background and literary career. There are fifty-five letters from English writer E.M. Delafield, and one from Chicago poet George Dillon, as well as personal materials, notes, and photographs.

5 linear feet (11 boxes and oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Meeker
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Metcalf, Isaac Stevens, 1822-1898. Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935, bulk 1850-1897.

Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and DuQuoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children.

10.8 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Metcalf
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Monroe Family Papers, 1874-1949.

Mainly letters of Henry Stanton Monroe (Chicago attorney), his daughters Harriet Monroe, Dora Monroe Root (and her architect husband John Wellborn Root), and Lucy Monroe Calhoun, and their children. Topics include the births of children, Poetry Magazine, Wagnerian opera in Chicago, the Playwrights Theatre, hard times during the 1870s, Oscar Wilde's 1882 Chicago visit, travel to Hot Springs, Arkansas, San Francisco, Florida, and France, etc. There is also Henry Stanton Moore's a manuscript biography of his favorite dog, Rover, and a long run of World War II and post-war correspondence between William Monroe and Lord and Lady Falmouth.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Monroe Family
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Morgan, Richard Price, 1790-1882. Morgan-Gardner Family Papers, 1789-ca. 1900.

Travel journal written by George C. Morgan, a schoolteacher and minister (1754-1798) while travelling in France during the Revolution, 1789; autobiographical memoir written by the son of George C. Morgan, Richard Price Morgan (1790-1882), who immigrated to the United States from England around 1808 and became a civil engineer; brief memoir of Richard Price Morgan's son George C. Morgan (b. 1833) who worked with his father on the railroads; and memoir by Henry A. Gardner, grandson of Richard Price Morgan and son of Morgan's business colleague Henry A. Gardner, also a railway surveryor and civil engineer.

0.2 linear ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Morgan-Gardner
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Morse, Charles Ansel. Morse-Keith Family Papers, 1833-1938, bulk 1864-1872.

Papers centering around Charles Ansel Morse (1835-1894) who settled in Chicago in the early 1860's, establishing a wholesale clothing firm. In 1864 Morse married the sister of Chicago alderman Morgan L. Keith. The bulk of the collection consists of letters home to family in New Bedford, Mass. There are also calling cards of many early Chicago residents, genealogical documents, and a few photographs.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Morse-Keith
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Munroe, William H., d. ca. 1916. William H. Munroe Papers, 1794-1920, bulk 1850-1920.

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.

1.1 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Munroe
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Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821:


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

Mainly correspondence of Cameron, Mo., resident Oliver Perry Newberry, 1860-1867, primarily relating to his Civil War service in the Union army (Lieutenant, 13th Missouri Infantry; captain, Company I, 25th Missouri Infantry, Company I; major, 5th Missouri State Militia); and cabinet, carte-de-visite and a few tintype photographs of Newberry family and friends dating primarily from the 1880's.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Newberry
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Newberry, Walter Cass, 1835-1912. Walter Cass Newberry Papers, 1840-1908.

1st lieutenant, captain, Company E, 81st New York Regiment Volunteers, 1861-1863; major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, 24th New York Cavalry, 1864-1865. 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.

3.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Newberry WC (formerly Ne)
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Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868. Walter Loomis Newberry Estate records, 1852-1908, bulk 1868-1908.

Estate records of Walter Loomis Newberry, Chicago real estate investor, banker and commission merchant, who provided for the creation of the Newberry Library in his will, include correspondence, litigation records, property distribution schedules, financial records and other documents concerning daily management of the estate for the Newberry family. Also documentation re: leasing, subdividing, improving and selling properties in Chicago.

47 cubic ft.
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Archives 02/09
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Newcomb, John Bearss, 1824-1896. John Bearss Newcomb Papers, 1737-1896, bulk 1837-1896.

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.

3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Newcomb
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Niemann family. Niemann Family Papers, 1825-1960.

Baptismal, marriage, confirmation, teacher's, naturalization, death, and other certificates of the German-American Niemann family of Chicago. Also probate documents, newspaper clippings, tax bills, World's Columbian Exposition ephemera, and other memorabilia.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Niemann
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Ottenstraer Family. Ottenstraer Family Photographs, ca. 1885- ca. 1930.

Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Otterstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about 1906. His sons August and John lived their entire lives in Chicago, and another son, Rudolph Jr., lived in both Grand Haven and Chicago.

1.9 linear feet (1 box and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Ottenstraer
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Parish, Martha Ellen Luey. Parish Family Papers, 1884-1896.

Consists mainly of correspondence from Martha Ellen Luey Parish of Chicago, IL to her father, Lester Lyman Luey, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also included are a few letters written by his son-in-law, Charles Pomeroy Parish. The letters concern domestic matters and touch upon such community topics as electrification, the bicycling mania of the late 19th century, fires and fire insurance, and the remains of the World's Columbian Exposition. There are also several letters discussing an alcoholic brother.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Parish
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Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882. Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1851.

Mississippi and Ohio River steamboat owner and captain, and resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. Collection consists mainly of correspondence between Pearce and his wife, Jane Ann Sackett Pearce, which includes news of Pearce's river trips and of home and family. Many letters highlight Mrs. Pearce's fear that her husband would be involved in a fire, wreck, or other riverboat disaster.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Pearce (formerly Pe)
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Perry, Henry. Henry Perry Letters, 1849-1850.

Letters written from New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Sacramento by Connecticut native and Gold Rush participant Henry Perry regarding his experiences en route to San Francisco, his return voyage from Hawaii, and economic and living conditions in gold rush San Francisco and Sacramento.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT box Ayer MS 709
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Petersen, Alma Schmidt. Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970, bulk 1911-1930.

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Petersen
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Peterson, William H. (William Hartin), 1921-2008. William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012.

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. There is additional material for the Peterson, Johnson, Hanley, and Kotula families, as well as World War I photographs and souvenirs from the 1893 and 1933 Chicago World's Fairs.

2.6 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Peterson W
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Pond family. Pond Family Papers, 1850-1897.

Small collection of nineteenth century genealogical notes and records relating to the Pond family, probably gathered by Elihu Pond of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Includes information on the following families of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Vermont: Allen, Ashley, Barlet [Bartlit, Bartlett], Bayles, Foote, Leavenworth, Meigs, and Miller.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 144
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Prussing, Eugene E. (Eugene Ernst), 1855-1936. Eugene E. Prussing Papers, 1928-1980.

Chicago and Hollywood lawyer, and the son of Ernst Prussing, a Chicago pioneer real estate agent. Includes material relating to the younger Prussing's two books on George Washington, and a manuscript autobiography which covers his early years in Chicago and contains considerable information about his father. The elder Prussing was a follower of Carl Schurz and a member of the Free Soil Party. He was involved with the underground railroad and the Sanitary Fair movement, helped to organize Das Deutsche Haus and the Germania Mannerchor, and was a member of the Chicago Board of Education. Also family photographs and clippings.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Prussing
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Pynchon, Edwin. Pynchon family papers, 1856-1888.

Family miscellany relating to Lucius K. Pynchon and Dr. Edwin Pynchon of Chicago. Includes medical diplomas, 1883 passport, property inventories from Buffalo and New Orleans, two letters, and three carte de visite photographs of family members.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 88
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Randall Family Papers, 1846-1950.

A small collection of family papers relating to the Randall Family of Channahon, Illinois. The papers include a book of memoirs of the family of Nehemiah Randall and Sally St. Clair, who came to Illinois in 1849; a genealogical record written by Leaffa Randall entitled "Genealogy of the Randalls of Channahon, Illinois from 1609-1950"; handwritten letters, some of which have been transcribed; several photographs; Century of Progress season passes from 1933; a mortgage deed; and a scrapbook (ca.1890s)that belonged to Leaffa Randall.

0.6 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Randall
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Reynolds, William, 1847-1934. Reynolds-McBride Family Papers, 1866-2000.

Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendents who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendents, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished memoir called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.

4.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Reynolds-McBride
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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.

0.2 linear feet (7 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10006
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Roberts, John Montgomery, 1807-1886.John Montgomery Diaries, 1830-1886.

Seven diaries containing agricultural reference materials, travel accounts, home remedies, quotations and drawings by John Mongomery Roberts, his first wife Mary W. Roberts, and his second wife Ann Waters Roberts, in Tazewell County, Illinois.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3157
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Rodger, John, 1735-1812. Rodgers Family Papers, 1773-1925, bulk 1830-1890.

Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendents of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an Overland Journal penned by Andrew Rodgers, Jr., 1845, who traveled to Oregon and was killed in the Whitman massacre of 1847. Other family names include Davidson, Graham, Ireland, and Letcher.

4 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Rodgers(formerly Rk)
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Rowley, Mrs. Rowley Family Journals, 1851-1887.

Two journals by Mrs. Rowley of the Chicago area, including descriptions of family and farming life, and various trips to Chicago and elsewhere.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 96
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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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Vault Case MS 10038
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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.

0.2 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10020
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Sackett, Mary, 1825-1869. Mary Sackett Papers, 1841-1945, bulk 1841-1849.

A journal kept by Mary Sackett when she and her family emigrated from New York state to Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1841-1842, three numbers of a manuscript pioneer newspaper with original work done by members of an Illinois reading circle in 1849, a recipe for taffy, some penmanship exercises and two colored drawings. Also, photocopies of genealogical material relating to the Sackett family collected in 1945.

0.2 linear feet (6 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 38
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Sayers, Lionel. Lionel Sayers Papers, 1856-1980.

Correspondence, photographs, manuscript and printed music, programs and much other material of this Chicago Symphony Orchestra librarian and composer. Sayers was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music before moving to Chicago in 1920, where he became a percussionist for the CSO under Frederick Stock before a promotion to librarian. His papers include a wealth of information on the CSO and prominent figures such as Eric De Lamarter, Stock, Theodore Thomas and many others; also included are Sayers' collection of opera librettos and advertisements from 1856 to 1880, financial records, and a large amount of family correspondence and memorabilia.

10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Sayers
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Schroeter, Joan. Joan Schroeter Newberry Family Research Papers, ca. 1995-2005.

Joan Schroeter's papers regarding her research of the Newberry family. Many of the items pertain to Julia Newberry. Included are Ms. Shroeter's writings on Newberry women; correspondence to and from Ms. Schroeter; descriptions of proposed Newberry seminars; information and papers pertaining to numerous historical society seminars; a list of primary sources used in the Newberry Library Family History; photocopied 19th century correspondences belonging to various Newberry family members; handwritten geneaology notes; cemetery listings; copies of deeds, wills, and leases; a photocopied version of Julia Newberry's diary, published in 1933; a transcription of the diary of Mary L. Newberry; and other miscellaneous pieces relating, in some way, to the Newberry family.

2 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Schroeter
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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.

2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Ruggles 426
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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.

0.1 linear feet (6 items in 1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 97
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Scribner family. Scribner Family Papers, 1806-1923.

Approximately 300 loose pages of genealogical research notes bearing dates of 1910-1913 and pertaining to the Scribner, Freekman, and Heckley families, extending back to the 17th century. Twenty-seven photographs mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 147
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Shaw family. Shaw Family Papers, 1837-1849.

Twelve letters and a receipt relating to the Shaw family of Jacksonville, Illinois. Letters detail agricultural, business, family, religious and social matters of mid-nineteenth century Illinois. Related family names are Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts, and Bird of Portland, Maine.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 148
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Shaw, Frances Wells, 1872-1937. Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976, bulk 1925-1937.

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

4.4 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS ShawF
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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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 5282
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Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998. Frank T. Siebert Papers, 1926-1987, bulk 1940-1956.

Correspondence and other materials of physician, linguist, and book collector Frank T. Siebert. Mostly incoming correspondence to Siebert from his mother and a woman friend that he courted over a period of about fifteen years, with a few letters from friends and relatives, physicians, medical schools and associations. Included are three letters concerning his Indian research.  Also, a small collection of memorabilia consisting of a poem, some receipts for professional dues, a tiny unidentified baby photograph and other miscellany.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Siebert
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Slingluff, Jesse, collector. Julia Butler Newberry and family papers, 1800-1921.

Miscellaneous material relating to Julia Butler Newberry and her family. Contains original letters of Julia B. Newberry and her immediate family, 1830-1880, and photocopies of correspondence of the Butler, Clapp and Devereux families. Also, financial correspondence, a diary of Mary B. Devereux (photocopy), a small unknown diary, genealogical research on the Butler, Devereux, Kernan families, a few receipts and a photocopy of an 1877 probate record for the estate of Walter L. Newberry.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Newberry J
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Smith, Helen Ainslie. Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950, bulk 1880-1890.

Helen Ainslie Smith was the author of books on the ancient world and colonial American history. The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, work notes, and other materials.

1.2 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith
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Smith-Dewey family. Smith-Dewey Family Papers, 1870-1990.

Genealogies, publications, photographs, armories, letters, and documents pertaining to the family histories and forebears of Edward Byron Smith, former chairman of the Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, and of his wife, Louise Dewey Smith. Papers also include documents pertaining to Northern Trust's founding by Smith's grandfather, Byron Laflin Smith, and the family's ongoing relationship to the corporation.

79 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith-Dewey
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Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864. Platt Rogers Spencer Papers, 1827-1951, bulk 1850-1900.

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life, family, and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship.

39.9 linear feet (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Spencer
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Spencer, William Marvin, 1892-1984. Spencer Napoleonica Collection, 1756-1975.

A collection of materials, chiefly autographs, relating to the Napoleonic Era. Military orders, political and personal correspondence, legal documents, receipts, portraits, and images are included.

12 linear feet (2,892 items in 23 boxes and 2 albums)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Modern MS Spencer
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Steele, Frederick Morgan. Stephen C. Foster Family Letters, 1882-1926.

Twelve letters from surviving relatives of composer Stephen C. Foster. Correspondence addressed to Frederick Morgan Steele of Chicago concerning Steele’s desire to buy and collect original Foster music and memorabilia.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 167
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Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol. Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-1964, bulk 1875-1945.

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs was married to John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956), a Chicago-based Cubist painter and sculptor, and the collection also includes letters, documents, and photographs related to the Storrs family, as well as John and Marguerite Storrs' daughter Monique Storrs Booz, who worked as an interpreter and translator for the U. S. Army during World War II.

5.9 linear feet (11 boxes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Storrs (formerly Stj)
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Strauss, Herbert R., 1899-1974. Herbert R. Strauss collection of Adams family letters, 1763-1829.

Collection contains autograph letters by John Adams (11), Abigail Adams (3), John Quincy Adams (2) and Samuel Adams (1); 17 items total.

2 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 6A 81
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Strauss, Herbert R., 1899-1974. Herbert R. Strauss collection of Thomas Jefferson letters, 1780-1823.

41 letters in Jefferson's hand, 1 printed item, and a copy of a Jefferson letter in his daughter's hand. Collection includes an 1789 letter from Jefferson to John Jay, largely in code (Item #1), a personal letter to his daughter Patsy (Item #3), Jefferson's memorandum on wines (Item #12). One Jefferson letter includes an autograph reply in French by General Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Transcriptions of some letters are available in the Newberry Library exhibit catalog, Thomas Jefferson: A Life With Letters (Call # Ref E332.795 N4 1993b).

3 linear feet (2 oversize volumes and 2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 6A 80 and VAULT Case MS 79
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Tietjens, Eunice, b. 1884. Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972.

Correspondence, works, a few photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer, associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and active figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs of family members and literary associates (Mary Aldis, Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay, Harriet Monroe, Sara Teasdale, etc.).

5.5 linear feet (10 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Tietjens 2
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Tomes, Francis, 1780-1869. Francis and Robert Tomes Papers, 1837-1881.

Journals, essays, and memoirs written by British businessman Francis Tomes (1780-1869) and his son, American-born physician and author Robert Tomes (1817-1882).

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 envelope)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Vault Modern MS Tomes
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Tree, Lambert, 1832-1910. Lambert Tree Papers, 1821-1933.

Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the Democratic Party under Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan, and numerous items related to Tree's social, political, philanthropic, and diplomatic activities.

5 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Tree
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Tripp, Samuel V. Samuel V. Tripp Letters, 1849-1906, bulk 1849-1876.

Correspondence, dating mainly from 1849 to 1876, of California emigrant Samuel V. Tripp, addressed primarily to his mother and sister in Ohio, regarding his life in the Northern California gold region and later in Southern California. 44 items total.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3219
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Trumbull, Florence, 1881-1954. Trumbull Family Papers, 1876-1990, bulk 1876-1950.

Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.

3.3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Trumbull
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Tubbs family. Tubbs Family Account Book, 1805-1818.

Account book and miscellaneous notes relating to the Tubbs shipbuilding business in Duxbury, Mass. Includes entries for costs for goods, employee pay, and other expenses.

1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 99
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Varney family. Varney Family Papers, 1833-1853.

Twenty-six deeds and documents pertaining to the Varney family's land holdings in Penobscot County, Maine.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 91
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Walden, May, 1865-1960. May Walden Papers, 1869-1972, bulk 1892-1959.

Papers of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and publications relating to the Socialist movement. Also included are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.

3.3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest Ms Walden M (formerly Ker)
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Waller family. Waller Family Papers, 1803-1938, bulk 1803-1888.

Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander.

1.9 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Waller
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Walton, Edward Seymour. Edward Seymour Walton Letters, 1900-1919.

Letters from the Philippines, 1900-01, with the exception of one dated 1911; letters from Trieste, 1918-19; and other miscellaneous material.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS folio E5 W175
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Walton, Emma Lee. Emma Lee Walton Journal, 1922.

Travel journal in two volumes kept by Emma Lee Walton of Chicago on a trip to Europe in 1922. Also, her 1922 passport.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 103
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Warner, Dorothy Haskins. Warner-Haskins Family Papers, ca. 1860-1953.

Photographs, dance programs, a few pieces of correspondence, and other memorabilia of the Haskins and Warner families of Chicago and Lake Forest.

1.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Warner Haskins
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Washington, John Augustine, 1821-1861. John Augustine Washington Letters, 1859-1860.

Photocopies of five letters from Washington to his wife written while visiting Chicago and the Midwest just prior to the Civil War.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 65
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Watson, Theodore. Theodore Watson Letters, 1861.

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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10023
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Welling, Harriet Walker, 1892-1989. Welling Family Papers, 1899-1988.

Correspondence, writings and documents relating to Harriet W. Welling, her husband John P. Welling, and his father, John C. Welling. Harriet Welling material includes memoirs of her life in Chicago, and histories of Chicago clubs; John P. Welling material includes military records from his service in World War I.

0.4 linear feet (1 box).
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Welling
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Wham, Benjamin, 1891-1969. Wham Family Papers, 1915-1988.

Photographs, documents/mementos, scrapbooks, published articles, and Chicago Literary Club papers relating to the life and career of Benjamin Wham, a prominent lawyer and circuit court judge in Chicago. Papers also relate to the life and teaching career of David Wham, son of Benjamin.

2.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Wham
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Whittelsey, Chauncey, 1746-1812. Chauncey Whittelsey Papers, 1707-1852, bulk 1731-1811.

Papers of Chauncey Whittelsey of Middletown, Connecticut, relating to his clothing business, civic duties and activities as Army supplier during the Revolution and into the 1790's. Includes numerous land deeds to his father-in-law, Seth Wetmore.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Whittelsey (formerly Wh)
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Willard, L.S. (Lot Sabine). L.S. Willard Letters, 1862-1865.

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.

0.2 linear feet (20 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT folio Case MS 10031
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Williams, Eleazar, 1789?-1858. Eleazar Williams Papers, 1758-1858.

Letters, documents, sermons, writings, including Indian language mss, of missionary Eleazar Williams, descendant of Indian captive Eunice Williams, pertaining to Oneida and Menominee affairs, and the Williams family.

0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 999
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Williams, Stephen, 1693-1782. Stephen Williams Papers, 1716-1753.

Correspondence, 1716-1753, between Longmeadow, Mass., clergyman Stephen Williams and his father, Rev. John Williams; his brothers, Rev. Eleazer Williams of Mansfield, Conn., and Rev. Warsham Williams of Waltham, Mass; his son, Nathan Williams, then a student at Yale College; and Rev. William Williams of Hatfield, Mass. Subjects include the estate of a relative, family illnesses, college living expenses, resistance of worldly temptations, trips to New York City and Boston, a land controversy with neighbors, etc.

0.1 linear feet (6 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3208
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Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808. Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s, bulk 1790-1810.

Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey, of Charles Williams, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.

6.7 linear ft. (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1006
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Willy, John, 1859-1944. Willy Family Papers, 1871-1984.

Periodicals, newspaper clippings, catalogs and other documents pertaining to the life and hotel periodical business of John Willy. Also includes photographs of friends of Willy taken by Chicago-area portrait photographers.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Willy
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Wilson, Bernard E. Bernard E. Wilson Papers, 1915-1993.

Newberry Library reference librarian and later cataloguer of special materials (rare books, music), 1959-1986. Wilson's papers include personal records (diplomas, photographs, civil service papers) and correspondence re his Newberry appointment and with friends and family, European trip diaries, estate files, and records of the Hattie Strong Foundation.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Archives 12/15/05 (unprocessed)
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Wilson, John, d. 1862. John Wilson Letters, 1859-1865.

Letters (1859-1865) from Virginia City, Nevada written by or regarding John Wilson to his wife in Vermont. Wilson sailed for the West in 1859, ended up as a bartender in Virginia City, and was murdered by his employer in 1862. Many of his letters give a vivid and detailed firsthand account of the notorious town. Letters after Wilson's murder deal with his friend's to recover some of Wilson's assets on his widow's behalf. There are also several newspaper clippings of the murder case and trial, two Wells Fargo checks sent to his wife, and a guardianship document for his child.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3207
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Wingreen, Amy Eleanor, 1870-1919. Amy E. Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca. 1900.

Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence fromWingreen to her mother, sister, and nephew, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Wingreen (formerly Wi)
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Winterbotham, John R., 1919-1995. Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1950.

Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red Cross canteen in Epernay, France during World War I.

17.4 linear feet (33 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Winterbotham-French
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Winterbotham-Shaw Family Papers, 1909-1991.

Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham family members. Also includes genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans families, clippings, documents, memorabilia and a few photographs.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Winterbotham-Shaw
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Winters, Helen Steele, 1912-1999. Steele-Winters family papers, 1860-2009, bulk 1900-1970.

Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.

17 linear feet (39 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Steele-Winters
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Witkowsky family. Witkowsky Family Papers, 1840-1942.

Assortment of material related to the Witkowsky family of Chicago: mid-19th century valentines addressed to Esther, James, and Pauline Witkowsky of Chicago; an 1858 letter from Pauline mentioning the Lincoln/Douglas debates; and a 1942 tribute to Esther from Vassar classmates, class of 1886. Also material relating to the World War I military service of Alan Witkowsky (name changed to Whitney).

0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 98
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Frank H. Woods Papers, 1890-2000, bulk 1935-1980.

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr., of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.

7.7 linear feet (19 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods F
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Woods Family papers - Additions, 1842-1980.

Materials gathered and retained by Frank H. Woods Jr. relating to Henry Ruiter of Canada and his Woods descendents, the later generations in Illinois and Nebraska. Papers reflect the lives and activities of six generations of the Woods family, and although many family members are represented, Fanny Woods, Elias Woods, Frederick Moffatt Woods, and Frank H. Woods Sr. predominate. Includes genealogical research notes, writings, documents, and photographs.

4.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shoebox and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods 2
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Woods Family papers, ca. 1775-1975, bulk 1820-1975.

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. Includes Civil War letters.

5.3 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 record carton)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods
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Woolson family. Woolson Family Papers, 1856-1950, bulk 1889-1910.

Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, and genealogical materials concerning the Woolson family of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Chicago. Also included are Civil War "Army Stories" written by Alvin M. Woolson, a history of Elijah Woolson, and a family "Narrative of Automobile Tour Through Florida," dated 1910.

2 linear feet (3 boxes and 4 volumes)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Woolson
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Wuerfele, Alberta Irene, 1918-2006. Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006.

Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansas during the Depression and had very little formal schooling, made a career unusual for women of her era and mentored women who worked for her. Includes work and death records, correspondence, newspaper articles and other materials regarding awards and achievements, a few photographs, and a history of the Wuerfele and Graham families that she wrote during her retirement.

0.4 linear feet
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Wuerfele
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Yule, Alexander. Alexander Yule Travel Diary, April 28 - June 29, 1907.

Diary of the St. Louis pig iron businessman Alexander Yule, who traveled with his wife, Ruth, by train through Canada to St. John; by ship to Liverpool, and then around England; across the channel to Paris, and then to Scotland and Ireland before returning on the "Caronia" to New York. Entries contain details about towns and tourist destinations, meetings with cousins and parents in England and Scotland, and some business appointments.

0.1 linear feet (1 item in 1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS 193
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