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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
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3002
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