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Fam. Family Papers

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Identifier: Fam
This topic covers manuscript materials that provide genealogical information for a given family or group of families.

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

Abijah Holabird Will

 Item
Identifier: Modern-MS-56
Abstract Manuscript will, and printed form completed in manuscript, of the will of Vermont resident Abijah Holabird, dated Jan. 2, 1826.
Dates: 1826

Adalaide G. Shields Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of the...
Dates: 1936-2010

Adams Tufts Magoun Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Adams
Abstract Wills, indentures, letters, accounts, and other documents relating to members of the Adams, Tufts, Magoun and related families of Somerville, Massachusetts. There is considerable information about Anne Adams Tufts and the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter named after her. Also includes clippings, genealogical notes, and photographs.
Dates: 1790s-1950s

Addie V. Hibbard Gregory Travel Diaries and Family Photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hibbard
Abstract Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Dates: approximately 1871-1938

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1932-1956

Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wuerfele
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1946-2006

Alexander Yule Travel Diary

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-193
Abstract Diary of the Saint Louis pig iron businessman Alexander Yule, who traveled with his wife, Ruth, by train through Canada to St. John; by ship to Liverpool, and then around England; across the channel to Paris, and then to Scotland and Ireland before returning on the "Caronia" to New York. Entries, dated 28 April-29 June 1907, contain details about towns and tourist destinations, meetings with cousins and parents in England and Scotland, and some business appointments. One photograph of an...
Dates: 1907

Alfred Barnes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-075
Abstract Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut to his sister Julia Barnes of Northampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.
Dates: 1834-1838

Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-HayesA
Abstract Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering...
Dates: 1934-2006

Alice Pacholik - Heulwen Thomas Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pacholik
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1938-2011

Allen Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allen
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1862-1964

Alma Boge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-BogeA
Abstract Appointment calendars, daily journals, photo albums and supplemental material preserved by Alma Boge, from her high school age onward, documenting her life as a wife, mother of five children, and working woman actively involved in her communities of Spokane WA, Park Ridge, IL, Gig Harbor, WA, Scottsdale, AZ, and Barrington, IL.
Dates: 1944-2015

Alma Bunch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1890-1985

Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petersen
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1909-1970; Majority of material found within 1911 - 1930

Ames Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ames
Abstract 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 W. Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Dates: 1850-1904

Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wingreen
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1898-1900

Arabia

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Identifier: Modern-MS-40
Abstract A 24-page typescript memoir in which the author describes his (or her?) time studying at the American School of Archaelogy at Jerusalem in 1909. The typescript has been edited with pencil. The name of the author is unknown.
Dates: Unknown

Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Meeker
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Dates: approximately 1850-1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945

Augustine J. Bowe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bowe
Abstract Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Dates: approximately 1890-1966; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1966

Barkhausen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-074
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1854-1889

Barlow Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-041
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1816-1851

Bennett Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-191
Abstract Genealogical materials (typescript), newspaper clippings (1970s), 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 the Warren Township Band, a tintype of an unidentified musical band, and a portrait cabinet card of Gilbert and Mary Bennett.
Dates: 1880s-1993

Bernard E. Wilson Papers

 Series
Identifier: NL-Archives-12/15/05
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1915-1993

Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blum
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1862-1983

Blackburn Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-071
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1803-1907