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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 Talbotís record of deaths, 1812-1841, and Joseph Lambís 1839 seven-page diary of his trip from Stoughton to Lake County. Also, a book of his shoemaking business accounts, as well as farming and general accounts, 1831-1859, which includes a grid-plan of his orchard listing many varieties of mid-nineteenth century apples; documents relating to the U.S. post office the Lambs operated in Whittier, Warren Township, in the 1870s; a hand-written will of son Nahum Lamb, 1912; and two other miscellaneous twentieth-century documents.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Lamb
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The Lamb Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).