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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 innumerable fables in slang.
Extent: 7.2 linear feet - (12 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

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

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

Andruss, William B., (William Benajah) : William B. Andruss diary and commissions, 1855-1876

Diary, Mar. 10, 1855 - Apr. 3, 1856, and seven commissions and appointments to public office in Lee County, 1860-1877.,Diary documents Andruss' daily activities, travel, photography business, and emigration via Bellevue, Mich., with his family to Amboy. Daily entries record illnesses, chores and jobs, visits with friends and relatives, church lessons, town and political meetings, and public lectures on such topics as temperance and slavery. Also mentioned are the names of photographic subjects at the Andruss' Bellevue and Amboy studios. Appointments and commissions as notary public, justice of the peace, and county surveyor are issued by the state of Illinois and signed by the governor.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (8 items)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

Atwater, Adeline : Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

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

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

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

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

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers

Ballenger, Thomas Lee : Thomas Lee Ballenger Papers, 1730-1968

Correspondence and writings of author, educator, and historian Thomas Lee Ballenger; photographs, legal papers, and documents of the Cherokee Indians, their territory, and prominent individuals who contributed to Oklahoma's history; genealogical materials including detailed tables, charts, and diagrams of individual Cherokee families; and extensive collections of archaeological artifacts.
Extent: 10.8 linear feet - (15 boxes and 14 rolls)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Barker, James M., 1886-1974 : James M. Barker Papers, 1825-1975

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.
Extent: 60 linear feet - (115 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 79 bound volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Barlow family : Barlow Family Papers, 1816-1851

A small collection of material 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 Reverend William Barlow; correspondence from William Barlow the younger to Matilda Richards Barlow, and an undated, unidentified cabinet photo of two women.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (6 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Religion

Barnes, Alfred : Alfred Barnes Papers, 1834-1838

Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut to his sister Julia Barnes of Northhampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Barnes, Edward A., b. 1842 : 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 Barnes’s songwriting career, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his sisters, Lillie and Della.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature

Barrett, Samuel Eddy, 1834-1912 : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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, Lizzie, to his sister and brother, and a few miscellaneous letters of Rogers Barstow, other family members and friends, 3 small clippings, plus a November 10, 1887, issue of The Montana Stock Gazette.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

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.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Beckwith, John, Mrs. : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Beezley, Charles F., Jr. : 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

Bennett, Gilbert : Bennett Family Papers, 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Bentley, R. Ford, (Robert Ford), 1909-1994 : R. Ford Bentley Papers, ca. 1830-1990

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.
Extent: 2.3 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Beveridge, Catherine Eddy : Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Extent: 6.3 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Religion, Women

Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956 : Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.
Extent: 21.7 linear feet - (53 boxes and oversize volumes and folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Social Action, Women

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

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

Blatchford family : Blatchford Family Papers - Additions,, 1841-1947

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.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - (9 boxes and 2 cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library, Religion

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

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

Blew, John C. : John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA,, 1790s-2012

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.
Extent: 7.1 linear feet - (16 boxes and 3 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

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.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (1 record carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library

Bowe, Augustine Joseph, 1892-1966 : Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Extent: 16.3 linear feet - (36 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Brown, Edward E., (Edward Eagle), 1885-1959 : Edward Eagle Brown Family Papers, 1749-1955

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.
Extent: 8.3 linear feet - (18 boxes, 1 scrapbook)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Carpenter, Benjamin, 1809-1881 : Carpenter Family Papers, 1813-1947

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (2 boxes and one rolled document)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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 Russell, 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.
Extent: 1.2 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Women

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

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

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

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (12 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Curtis, Caleb : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (9 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870 : John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers, 1858-1870

U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance, of Philadelphia, Pa. 49 letters, including one from Dahlgren's son Ulric, written to Dahlgren's sister, M.M. Dahlgren; a printed poem "Lines suggested by the death of one of the bravest men this war has brought into the service Colonel Ulric Dahlgren."; and mounted newspaper clippings relating to the circumstances of Ulric's death in a raid planned by him, in concert with General Kilpatrick, to release the Union prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle Isle.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Politics

Daland, Emily Elliot, 1854-1933 : Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933

Mainly letters from Emily Elliot Daland of Massachusetts to Helen Gerard in Florence, Italy, with a few to Gerard’s daughter Pauline, for whom Daland was acting as guardian of her small estate. Topics in letters include World War I shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, Hoover’s presidency, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Also, three letters from Helen Gerard, a clipping, and a small collection of family snapshots.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

Darrow, Jesse Ohl : Darrow Family Scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks 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. Other clippings are miscellaneous articles about other Darrow family members. Two of the scrapbooks apparently were kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son Paul Darrow, and one by someone unknown, possibly Jessie.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (4 flat boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Social Action

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Photographs, Politics

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

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

Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956 : Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
Extent: 35 linear feet - (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature, Women

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

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

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. Includes many letters from Lucretia Mason Dean and her daughter Lucretia Dean Gore, whose husband was a Congregational minister. Also letters between a young Lucretia Mason Dean her cousins and Hitty, Lucy, and Betsey Bond before her marriage to Reverend Darius Gore, regarding courtship and other issues. Additional topics include religion, illness, death, and family news.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Religion, Women

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

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

Doughty, William M. : William M. Doughty Letters, 1844-1858

25 letters written by William M. Doughty, an agent for the Methodist Book Depository in Chicago. Fifteen of the letters were written to Doughty's brother-in-law, James P. Kilbreth of Cincinnatti. As Doughty was acting as James Kilbreth's real estate agent, these letters contain information regarding various real estate transactions, deeds, lot prices, etc. in Chicago. The ten remaining letters were written to various individuals, including family members and business associates.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

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 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 ephemra.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers

Dunalp, John C., Mrs. : Dunlap Family Papers, ca. 1941

Detailed inventory of home "Beechwood" (probably S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago) and solar equlibrium charts for Mrs. John C. Dunlap and Miss Janette Dunlap from January 1941.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Eden-Martin family : 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. Eden’s 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 Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).
Extent: 23.7 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Journalism, Politics

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.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Edith Rockefeller McCormick Trust. : 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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (3 volumes in 1 document box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Edwards family : Edwards Family Papers, 1800-1982

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.
Extent: 5.8 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Ehrhardt, Edward, 1887-1956 : Ehrhardt Family Papers, 1890-1998

Collection of children's schoolwork, composition books, drawings, correspondence and church bulletins of German-American family, the Ehrhardts, from Chicago, Illinois.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Eisendrath, William N. : Eisendrath Family Papers, 1885-1950, 1885-1950

Items concerning the family of William N. Eisendrath, a native of Chicago and pioneer in the Leather business. Materials include a company account book, 1885-1898; child's drawings ca. 1890 by Carl Eisendrath, the son of William; and William N. Eisendrath, Jr.'s book of Leather finishing formulas, 1948-1950.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

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. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Miscellaneous items include an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, and calling and greeting cards.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Everett family : Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949

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

Fairbank, Nathaniel Kellogg, 1829-1903 : Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980

Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daugher of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis family, joined to the Fairbanks and Grahams by the marriage of Cordelia Carpenter to Nathan S. Davis, III.
Extent: 17.4 linear feet - (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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

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

Fitch, Edward : Edward Fitch papers, 1852-1856

Correspondence between a young man seeking his way in the world and his aging father. Many of the father's letters refer to specific letters of the son. They tell about other children, including Luther Jr. (in California all during the period); son Andrew, apparently a physician in New York City (on Madison), Edwards marriage to Helen (of Chicago), their son Luther, etc. The son rarely fails to ask for clothing or money ($1000 to buy into a partnership. Abraham Lincoln sublet his house for a year for $90, when he went to Congress). The father tells his son that the son is extravagant, that he cannot send more money, etc. Yet he does send the money.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 envelope)
Subjects: Family Papers

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

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

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

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

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Franklin, William Scott : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Gnitzinger, Grace, 1916-2003 : Grace Gnitzinger Scrabooks, 1890s-1980s, ca. 1890-1984

Three scrapbooks created by Grace Gnitzinger, a native of Chicago who later relocated to Galveston, Texas. These include two albums of post-cards (ca. 1890s-1980s) pertaining to Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The third scrapbook contains pictures pertaining to WLS-AM, a Chicago radio station that featured artists such as Patsy Montana and Gene Autry. The collection also includes two folders of miscellaneous photographs and emphemera.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 binders, 1 oversize box, and 2 folders)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers

Goodman family : Goodman Family Papers, 1795-2003

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, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.
Extent: 26.5 linear feet - (52 boxes, 3 record cartons, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Theater

Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918 : Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (9 boxes, 4 scrapbooks)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Theater

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).
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Gookin, Frederick William : Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922

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.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

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

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

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

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

Hambleton, Emma Lander : Hambleton Family Papers, 1871-1932

Three letters by Emma Lander Hambleton, wife of Chalkley Jay Hambleton. Also one letter by Vera S. Wolfe, daughter of conductor Frederick Stock to Peggy Hambleton Murphy.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Harris family : Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

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.
Extent: 26.1 linear feet - (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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

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

Harrison, Carter H., (Carter Henry), 1860-1953 : Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to 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.
Extent: 11.3 linear feet - (23 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Politics, Women

Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902 : Gabriel Harrison letters, 1873-1883

Letters regarding John Howard Payne to Gabriel Harrison from three current and former U.S. consuls to Tunis, William Penn Chandler of Philadelphia, George Whitfield Fish of Tunis and Flint, Mich., and Amos Perry of Providence, R.I. Also one letter, also about Payne, from Fish to Thomas J. McKee, a New York lawyer and friend of Harrison's.,The letters, which were probably responses to a correspondence initiated by Harrison during the revision of his 1875 work, concern the circumstances of Payne's death, the erection of and wording on his Tunis gravestone, the disposition of Payne's personal effects and the interest of his niece, Eloise E. Luquer in recovering them, Chandler's possession of Payne mss., and W.W. Corcoran's proposal to transfer Payne's remains to Washington, D.C. Fish, who had served as consul until 1882 when Congress failed to appropriate funds for the post, also comments on the shaky political situation at Tunis and the sad state of U.S. representation in the southern Mediterranean.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (10 items in 1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Politics, Women

Hartlieb, Harold John : Harold John Hartlieb Papers, ca. 1945

Correspondence and military documents from Harold John Hartlieb’s service during World War II.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Harvey family : Harvey Family Papers, 1800-2007

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.
Extent: 15 linear feet - (29 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 volume)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Hayden, Hannah, d. 1823 : Hannah Hayden Letters, 1806-1866

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

Heath, Charles A., (Charles Andrews) : Charles Andrews Heath Papers, 1880-1999

Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews 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.
Extent: 2.7 linear feet - (7 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Religion

Himrod, Charles, 1841-1920 : Charles Himrod Papers, 1803-1906

Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnance company in OH. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition to correspondence, the papers include deeds, receipts, abstracts, and invoices relating to the Judson and Himrod families; several account books kept by Alice's father, William Judson and Charles' father, David Himrod; business and calling cards; verse and prose by Alice Judson and others; and one architectural drawing of Lucuro Spring Grant New Mexico.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (one record carton and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Hitchcock, Marion Gridley, 1929- : Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers, 1860-2007

Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family matters and daily life, ca. 1860-1910. There is also a genealogy book of the Gridley family and a variety of personal material including newspaper clippings, catalogs, and a Civil War enlistment roster.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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 Höfeln 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.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

Hurd, Ann Augusta Jaquins, 1834-1921 : Hurd-Arno Family Correspondence, 1858-1921

Letters of a Wisconsin family mainly written by Mary Olivia Hurd Arno to her mother, Ann Augusta Hurd, 1886-1897. Also, six letters Ann Augusta Hurd wrote to her father and brother, 1858-1866, and a few miscellaneous letters to or from family or friends.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

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 Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The miscellaneous material includes a range of art-related items, personal memorabilia, and a few photographs
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 2.8 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers

Jordan, John Ward : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Judson, Clay, 1892-1960 : Clay Judson Papers – Additions, 1839-1960

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.
Extent: 2.4 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Keele, Harold M. : Harold M. Keele Scrapbook, 1901-1929

Scrapbook of Mr. H.M. Keele, a native of Monticello, IL who attended Brown University from 1919-1920 and University of Illinois from 1920-1923. Mr. Keele later became a laways and district states attorney in Chicago and was assigned to rackateering cases. The scrapbook includes photographs; drawings and school papers; ephemera from Monticello High School, Brown University, and the University of Illinois; and newspaper clippings pertaining to various topics, such as Harold Keele's wedding, his time at U of I, and his appointment as Assistant U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Politics

Kendall, Milo, 1819-1905 : Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

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.
Extent: 17.5 linear feet - (39 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

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 travel to California begun in 1849.
Extent: 2.9 linear feet - (7 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Indians and the West, Women

Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894 : Joseph Kirkland Papers, 1842-1939

Correspondence, mainly written by Chicago lawyer and author Joseph Kirkland to and from members of his family, and copies of letters he wrote to Hamlin Garland. Also, a few of Kirkland's works, and some miscellaneous material including biographical, genealogical and social information regarding Kirkland, his family and his literary career.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature

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.
Extent: 25 linear feet - (19 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Laird, Grace, 1891-1991 : Grace Laird Papers, 1883-1991

Correspondence, photographs, writings, biographical information and memento box of Grace Laird, an Iowa school teacher. Most of Laird’s correspondence is comprised of letters to Bernard Brommel, a former student. Photographs contain scenes of Iowa farm life and Laird family members. Collection includes Laird’s travel writing, family histories and her brother Paul’s poetry.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

Lamb family : 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 Talbot’s record of deaths, 1812-1841, and Joseph Lamb’s 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

LeMoyne, John V., 1828-1918 : John V. LeMoyne Papers, 1851-1889

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.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Religion

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

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

Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949 : Lloyd Lewis Papers, 1886-1985

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.
Extent: 7.7 linear feet - (12 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Religion

Lewis, Louise, 1895-1986 : Lewis Family Papers, 1775-1977

Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.
Extent: 16.8 linear feet - (37 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

Marsh, Marshall S., 1856-1925 : Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers, 1706-1984

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.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize rolled document)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

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. There are also personal financial ledgers for McCormick's brother Harold Fowler McCormick and entries for McCormick's son, Cyrus H. McCormick III, as well as account records for McCormick real estate in the Chicago area.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (8 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

McNally family : McNally Family Papers, 1788-2002

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago, founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago home, and especially his Windermere Ranch in what became La Mirada, California, including the ranch's olive oil plant and McNally's efforts to promote settlement in the area. Also extensive materials relating to Civil War general Emmons Clark (grandfather of Margaret Clark McNally) and the Vilas family, who operated Chicago businesses and had a summer estate in Thousand Islands, New York.
Extent: 22 linear feet - (36 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 5 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

McNary, Oliver Clarkson : O. C. McNary papers, 1873-1886, bulk 1882-1886.

Printed and handwritten army orders, 1882-1886, and letters written by O.C. McNary during 1885 from Indian Territory to his family in Kansas and Pennsylvania.,From Camp Russel, Fort Reno, and a camp at Skelton Ranch, McNary's correspondence documents his trips via ambulance and mules throughout the Indian Territory. He describes road conditions, the Ponca and Oto agencies and Indians, a prairie fire, a visit with friends in Arkansas City, and the murder of a Chickasaw Indian by outlaws at Silver City. Letters also discuss Cheyenne Indian troubles at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency near Fort Reno, the crookedness of the agent there (D.B. Dyer), the resulting inspection trip by Gen. Sheridan, and McNary's part in arrangements for the general's visit. Additionally, there are letters (1885-1886) regarding McNary's application for a surgeon's position at the National Home for Disabled Volunteers in Fort Leavenworth and other miscellany.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (14 items in 3 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Meeker, Arthur, 1902-1971 : Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972

Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature

Metcalf, Isaac Stevens, 1822-1898 : Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935

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. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and records of a private business partnership - the DuQuoin Coal Company. Families represented include DeWitt, Furber, Metcalf, Putnam, and Rich.
Extent: 10.8 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Monroe family : Monroe Family Papers, 1868-1949

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 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. Photographs of the Monroe family are also included.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

More family : More Family Papers, ca. 1850-ca. 1950

Materials pertaining to the More family, consisting mainly of photographs and photograph albums, but also letters and documents, diaries (oldest Wheaton, IL, 1868, 1871), scrapbooks, postcards, Rand McNally maps, university catalogs (Wheaton and Northwestern, 1870s), Calumet, IL theatre programs, and other materials pertaining to the More and related families, e.g. the Leibrocks. There is also considerable material collected by Pauline More of Calument, IL and the Bailey family of Wheaton, IL and Iowa (E.K. Bailey was a Presbyterian minister in Iowa). The More family is related to the Blatchford family by the marriage of Louise Pettit (daughter of Dorothy Blatchford Pettit) and James Kent More.
Extent: 5.7 linear feet - (4 record cartons, 4 boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Photographs

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Morse, Charles Ansel, 1835-1894 : Morse-Keith Family Papers, 1833-1938

Papers centering around Charles Ansel Morse (1835-1894) who settled in Chicago in the early 1860's, establishing a wholesale clothing firm. 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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 : 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.
Extent: 12 linear feet - (2,892 items in 23 boxes and 2 albums)
Subjects: Family Papers, Politics

Neiman 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.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

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

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

Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868 : Walter Loomis Newberry Estate records, 1852-1908

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.
Extent: 45.9 linear feet - (65 boxes, 1 record carton, 8 oversize boxes, and 45 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library, Women

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

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

Oatley, Sarah D. : Sarah D. Oatley Autobiography, ca. 1870s

Typescript autobiography written by Sarah D. Oatley, aunt of Clarence Darrow. Includes summary of chapters, broken down by life events.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

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.
Extent: 1.9 linear feet - (1 box and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Photographs

Pacholik, Alice Kipnowski, 1923- : Alice Pacholik - Heulwen Thomas Letters, 1938-2011

Letters of Welsh pen-pal and friend, Heulwen Morgan Thomas, to Alice Kipnowski Pacholik, of Chicago, which began in 1938 when Heulwen was 15 and continued until 2011, a year prior to Heulwen's death.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (4 boxes)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882 : Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1943

Correspondence between Christopher Gardner Pearce, who was a Mississippi steamboat captain, and his wife Jane Ann (Sackett), beginning during their courtship in 1839 and continuing until 1851, the year in which Jane Ann died. The letters discuss a variety of subjects, including Pearce's life on the river, Jane Ann’s domestic life in Cincinnati, business, religion, politics, and family news and gossip. Also included is Pearce’s obituary from 1882, and a 1943 newspaper clipping that reprints a large check that Pearce wrote to a grocer in 1865.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Women

Perry, Henry : Henry Perry letters, 1849-1850

Letters (Jan. 24, 1849-May 28, 1850) written from New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Sacramento by Henry Perry to his Bridgeport family (parents Mr. and Mrs. David Perry, sister Emmeline, and brothers Alf, Tom, and Frederick), 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.,Of particular interest are accounts of robberies in Sacramento, and pen drawings of miner attire, accommodations, and implements. Also news of family acquaintances in California and requests for newspapers and news of family and friends in Connecticut.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 folder
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Petersen, Alma Schmidt, 1894-1989 : Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, including William's father Hartin F. Peterson, also a Pullman employee, such as his World War I photographs and his own draft work. Collection also contains genealogy and photographs of the Swedish-American Peterson and Johnson families, as well as the Polish-American Hanley and Kotula families. There are also pictorial books and souvenirs from the 1893 and 1934 Chicago World’s Fairs.
Extent: 2.6 linear feet - (4 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Pounds family : Pond Family Papers, ca. 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Prussing, Eugene E. (Eugene Ernst), 1855-1936 : Eugene E. Prussing Papers, 1928-1980

Manuscript autobiography and related notes by Eugene E. Prussing (interleaved with photographs and clippings). Also clippings and letters relating to Prussing’s two books on George Washington, genealogical information about the Peltzer family, and a biography of father Ernst Prussing.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Pynchon family : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Randall, Leaffa L. : 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.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

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 "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.
Extent: 4.5 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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

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

Roberts, John Montgomery, 1807-1886 : John Montgomery Roberts Diaries, 1831-1886

Descriptions of farm life in Tazewell County, Illinois, including discussions of routine farm activities, farming expenses and property valuations, illnesses and medicinal cures, family births and deaths, local events, and weather conditions. Also trip accounts by Roberts and his wives, descriptions of the technical aspects of making lithographic plates and miscellaneous sketches of Robert's home and towns he visited in Illinois.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

Rodger, John, 1735-1812 : Rodgers Family Papers, 1773-1925

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 in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, 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.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (5 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Indians and the West, Women

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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

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

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

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

Sackett, Mary, 1825-1869 : Mary Sackett Papers, 1841-1945

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (6 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

Sayers, Lionel, 1904-1986 : 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.
Extent: 10 linear feet - 18 boxes, 2 record cartons, few loose items
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Music

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.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (2 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library

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

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

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

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

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Shaw, Frances Wells, 1872-1937 : Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976

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.
Extent: 4.4 linear feet - (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Family Papers, Women

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

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

Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998 : Frank T. Siebert Papers, 1926-1987

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers

Slingluff, Jesse : 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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

Smith 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.
Extent: 79 linear feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

Smith, Helen Ainslie : Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950

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.
Extent: 1.2 linear feet - (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Literature, Women

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

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the abolitionist movement. Papers describe family life, the abolitionist movement, and conditions during the Civil War. Also included are the letters of son Lyman P. Spencer, a quartermaster’s sergeant in the 2nd Ohio Artillery Regiment, stationed in Mumfordville, Kentucky, and Cleveland, Tennessee and the papers of P. R. Spencer’s son-in-law, Junius Sloan, a prominent Chicago artist. In addition to the material on Spencer and Sloan, there is also material on the work of other penmen and other business schools whose specialty was the teaching of fine penmanship.
Extent: 39.9 linear feet - (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

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.
Extent: 12 linear feet - (2,892 items in 23 boxes and 2 albums)
Subjects: Family Papers, Politics

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Music

Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol : Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-2002

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. Additionally, collection includes genealogical information about the Storrs-Chabrol family and real estate and legal records of D.W. Storrs. 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.
Extent: 8.6 linear feet - (14 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

Strauss, Herbert R. : Herbert R. Strauss collection of Adams family letters, 1763-1829

The members of the family represented: John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Samuel Adams. For details see list placed in container.
Extent: 2 linear feet - 1 oversize box
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Politics

Strauss, Herbert R. : Herbert R. Strauss collection of Thomas Jefferson letters, 1780-1823

Includes 16 autograph letters and two printed items. For details see list placed in container.
Extent: 3 linear feet - 2 oversize volumes and 2 boxes
Subjects: Family Papers, Politics

Taylor, Harriet, -1931 : Harriet Taylor Papers, 1867-1935

Newberry Library Genealogy Department supervisor, 1900-1931, and heraldry specialist. Taylor's papers consist of diaries, correspondence, biographical notes, financial records, photographs, estate papers and obituaries relating to her personal life and her work at the Newberry, and include her Finance Book" of investments and her "Bulletin Book" of administrative memoranda."
Extent: 1 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library, Women

Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944 : Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. 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.
Extent: 5.5 linear feet - (10 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature, Women

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).
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 envelope)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Tomes, William Austin, Jr., 1894-1975 : William Austin Tomes, Jr. Papers, 1892-2009

Correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to William A. Tomes, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army’s 27th Division during World War I.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Politics

Tripp, Samuel V. : Samuel V. Tripp Correspondence, 1849-1906

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Trott, James F. : Trott, James F. Letter to Miss C.S. Trott, Feb. 21, 1844, 1844

An 1844 letter from James F. Trott of Galena, Illinois to his sister, Miss C.S. Tross in Boston, Massachusetts. In his letter, Mr. Trott describes daily happenings in and around Galena, including lectures, local crime, conversations with various people in town, and the condition of the Mississippi River.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (one folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Trumbull, Florence, 1881-1954 : Trumbull Family Papers, 1876-1990

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.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - (8 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Music

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 account book)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Verney family : Varney Family Papers, 1833-1853

Twenty-six deeds and documents pertaining to the Varney family's land holdings in Penobscot County, Maine.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (26 items in 1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

Walden, May, 1865-1960 : May Walden Papers, 1869-1972

Abstract: Collection 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, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - (8 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Social Action, Women

Waller family : Waller Family Papers, 1803-1938

Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, 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
Extent: 1.9 linear feet - (4 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Walton, Edward Seymour : Edward Seymour Walton letters, 1900-1919

Colonel in the U.S. Army. Contains letters from the Philippines, 1900-1901, with the exception of one dated 1911; letters from Trieste, 1918-19; and other miscellaneous material.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Family Papers

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder with journal in 2 parts)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Warner, Dorothy Haskins : Warner-Haskins Family Papers, ca. 1860-1953

Mementos and photographs relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends; many photographs unidentified; materials seem to have belonged primarily to Mrs. R. C. Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (5 letters in 1 folder)
Subjects: Family Papers

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

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

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Wham, Benjamin : 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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - 4 boxes, 1 oversize box
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Whittelsey, Chauncey : Chauncey Whittelsey Papers, 1707-1852

Papers of Chauncey Whittelsey (1746-1812) 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.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

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

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

Williams, Eleazer, 1787-1858 : Eleazar Williams papers, 1758-1858

Missionary to the Oneida Indians in New York and Green Bay, Wis. The mixed Indian-white descendant of Indian captive Eunice Williams of Deerfield, Mass., Williams was appointed a lay reader and catechist by Episcopal bishop John Henry Hobart and began work among the Oneida following the War of 1812. Three letters (1812-1858) and a claim decision (contemporary copy, 1838), together with twenty-nine sermons, letters, autobiographical excerpts, documents, essays, Indian language mss., etc., originally contained in a scrapbook (1758-1846) consisting of materials by Williams, documents pertaining to Oneida and Menominee affairs, and mss. by and about Williams family members.,The document and single letters with correspondents including Jedediah Morse and N.Y. Lieut. Gov. John Tayler concern the publication of Iroquois language tracts, Oneida factions and government relations, and Williams' efforts to obtain U.S. government compensation for his efforts in acquiring Wisconsin lands for the tribe. Materials by Williams in the scrapbook include his autobiography, 1803-1823, and several religious and historical essays, some concerning Rev. John Williams of Deerfield. Additional Williams family items include sermons, 1758-1794, and drafts of letters on religious topics written by Eleazer Williams from Mansfield, Conn., and Longmeadow, Mass., during the Second Great Awakening. There are memorials to the U.S. government and other documents concerning Oneida and Menominee lands in New York and Wisconsin. Among the Indian language materials are a religious piece, music, and an alphabet. There is also an engraving of Hobart, a pamphlet of Sabbath songs (1820), and a newspaper clipping re Williams' claim to be the French Dauphin.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - 2 boxes
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West, Religion

Williams, Stephen, 1693-1782 : Stephen Williams papers, 1716-1753

Longmeadow, Mass., Congregational clergyman. Correspondence, 1716-1753, between 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. b 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 6 items in 1 box
Subjects: Family Papers, Religion

Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808 : Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s

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.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Politics

Willy, John, 1859-1944 : John Willy 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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

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.
Extent: 1 cubic feet -
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library

Wilson, John, d. 1862 : John Wilson letters, 1859-1865

Collection of correspondence (1859-1865) from Virginia City, Nevada written by or regarding John Wilson to his wife in Vermont.,Wilson, a young farmer from Vermont, left his pregnant wife and sailed for the West in Sept. 1859 to seek his fortune. After his arrival in San Francisco, he headed for Virginia City crossing the Sierra Mountains on foot in May 1860. Using his income as a bartender, Wilson immediately began to stake out claims. Many of his letters give a vivid and detailed firsthand account of the notorious town. He had hoped to go home with enough money "to build a hows of his own and ride in our ow carige." However, following a drunken argument, he was murdered by his employer on Jan. 14, 1862. The remaining letters were written to his wife by Wilson's friend, Horace Mickel, who had witnessed the murder and tried in vain 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Indians and the West

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 : Wilson, Woodrow. Letters to Jessie W. Brower., 1911-1922

Contains 4 letters from Woodrow Wilson to his cousin, Mrs. Jessie W. Brower between 1911 and 1922.
Extent: 4 items -
Subjects: Family Papers

Wingreen, Amy Eleanor, 1870-1919 : Amy Eleanor 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, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Extent: 1.2 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Winterbotham family : 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, three large folder-notebooks of miscellaneous genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans families. Also, clippings, documents, memorabilia and a few photographs.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Winterbotham, John R., 1919-1995 : Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005

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.
Extent: 17.4 linear feet - (33 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Winters, Helen Steele, 1912-1999 : Steele-Winters Family Papers, 1860-2009

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.
Extent: 17 linear feet - (39 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Ephemera, Family Papers, Women

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).
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers

Wolfson family : Woolson Family Papers, 1856-1950

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

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

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

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 (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada and his Woods descendants. Includes Frank H. Woods’s correspondence and research notes for a biography of Henry Ruiter, notebooks with accounts, poetry and stories of his great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, and an account book of his great-grandfather, Elias Woods, Woods family deeds and receipts from Boone County, Illinois (1840s-1860s), and other miscellaneous early Woods family items. Also, a collection of daguerreotypes and tintypes, plus a large collection of mostly 20th century photographs of Woods and Cochrane family members and their homes in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Extent: 4.5 linear feet - (2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shoebox and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980 : Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers, 1890-2000

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.
Extent: 7.7 linear feet - (19 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Wormwood, Emma : Emma Wormwood Diaries, 1895-1898

Three diaries kept by Emma Wormwood, a young school teacher from Carlinville in Macoupin County, Illinois, who taught in Girard (also in Macoupin County) at the Hazel Green School.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Wyers, Renier Otto, 1897-1950 : Round Table Sketchbooks, 1931-1933

Two manuscript sketchbooks created by artists, commentators, poets, newspapermen, and other writers who were members of a small and informal Chicago club, the Round Table, documenting the social and political climates in Chicago and the United States during the Great Depression. In addition to Renier Wyers, club members included James A. Barnes, Finney Briggs, William L. Griffin, Henry Hammer, Edmond Hayes, Eugene Murdock, Edwin Prehm, Kurt Stein, Lowell H. Truettner, and E. C. Woodward.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women