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Monroe family : Monroe Family Papers, 1868-1949

Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the Monroe family of Chicago. Correspondence is primarily from 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, travel, Poetry Magazine, and life in Chicago including Oscar Wilde's 1882 Chicago visit. Also contains World War II and post-war correspondence between William Monroe and Lord and Lady Falmouth. Photographs cover many members of the extended Monroe family. Includes two manuscript writings by Henry S. Monroe and Harriet Monroe about a family dog named Rover.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Monroe Family
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The Monroe Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).