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Identifier: Rel
This topic covers individuals and families affiliated with and practitioners of a particular religion, including clergy, missionaries, and lay people. It also includes religious organizations and communities.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

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

Blatchford Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1777-1987; Majority of material found within 1839 - 1965

Blatchford Family Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford 2
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1841-1947; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1914

Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cambrian
Abstract Minutes, financial records, membership information, miscellaneous receipts and correspondence, event programs, and newsletters of the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago (1853-ongoing). Also orders of worship, event programs, miscellaneous correspondence, and newsletters of the Hebron Welsh Westminster United Presbyterian Church (closed 1987).
Dates: 1853-1996

Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1910

Charles Andrews Heath Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heath
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1880-1999

Cole Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cole
Abstract New England and Chicago Protestant missionary family. Includes letters and family documents from John A. Cole, a civil engineer, active in the U.S. Christian Commission during the Civil War. After the war he worked with and educated freedmen, women, and children in Washington D.C. through the Lincoln Industrial Mission and the recently established Howard University. He met his wife, Julia A. Cole (née Alvord) through his work with the Lincoln Industrial Mission and Howard University, who worked...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1928

Dean Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dean
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1779-1893

Elbert Ozial Taylor Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-TaylorE
Abstract Sermons and other miscellaneous religious and career-related materials of the University of Chicago graduate, Baptist minister, and notable national temperance lecturer, Reverend Elbert Ozial Taylor.
Dates: 1880-1893

Eleazar Williams papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-999
Abstract 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.,...
Dates: 1758-1858

Everett Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Everett
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1794-1949; Majority of material found within 1838 - 1927

First Presbyterian Church records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-First-Presbyterian
Abstract Parish records, church bulletins and programs, business records, artifacts (including missionary artifacts), etc., of this church founded at Fort Dearborn in 1833 and now in Woodlawn. The congregation has included many prominent Chicago families such as the Shedds, Buckinghams, and Fields, and became one of the first racially integrated congregations in Chicago, in 1953. Also includes information on the Blackstone Rangers, who used to meet in the church in the late 1960s.
Dates: 1833-1999

George A. Gonder Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gonder
Abstract Church-related correspondence and documents of George A. Gonder, Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion convert and official in Kansas and Illinois. Includes postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and church officials.
Dates: 1899-1907

Graham Taylor Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Taylor
Abstract Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.
Dates: 1820-1975; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1940

Harry E. Biedinger Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Biedinger
Abstract Collection of more than 60 diaries, datebooks, and financial records kept over a lifetime by Harry E. Biedinger (1880-1956), who was among the founding members and builders of Zion City, a failed utopian Christian community outside of Chicago.
Dates: 1898-1949

House of David Pamphlets and Ephemera

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-House
Abstract Collection of printed pamphlets and ephemera, ca. 1906 to ca. 1970, relating to the House of David and Mary’s City of David religious colonies in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Features a variety of topics, including religious beliefs, court cases, and vegetarian recipes.
Dates: approximately 1906 to approximately 1970; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1963

Howe-Barnard Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Howe-Barnard
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-378
Abstract A small collection of correspondence (seven letters) written by Heckewelder from his home in Bethlehem, Pa. to three individuals between the years 1790 and 1822.,The largest group of letters were written to William Alexander, a surveyor residing in Carlisle, Pa., dated 23 March 1790 to 8 Feb. 1791. In these letters Heckewelder engages the services of Alexander to survey five warrents of land (650 acres) in eastern Ohio purchased by Heckewelder and others. He also instructs Alexander to layout...
Dates: 1790-1822

John V. LeMoyne Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-LeMoyne
Abstract Mainly incoming letters to Chicago lawyer and Congressman, John V. LeMoyne, from his Washington, Pennsylvania family, including his abolitionist father. Many of the letters caution against real estate speculation and reveal strong religious beliefs.
Dates: 1851-1889; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1875

Lloyd Lewis Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lewis
Abstract Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1886-1985; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1949

Near North News Photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Near North
Abstract Photographs of the Near North News, a Chicago community newspaper founded in 1956 and published for over 40 years by Arne Matanky. Contains images of Chicagoans as well as national and international figures. Also a card file containing information on Chicago individuals and organizations, and a birthday index arranged by date.
Dates: approximately 1960-approximately 2000

St. Matthew Lutheran School records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-St-Matthew
Abstract Attendance and tuition payment records for students attending St. Matthew Lutheran School (also known as St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran School), located on the corner of 21st Street and Hoyne Avenue in Chicago.
Dates: 1881-1939

Stall and Teal Journal and Private Diary

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-211
Abstract A manuscript diary written by Edward Teal of Stall & Teal, a business located in Mission, Illinois in La Salle County. The journal documents finances, farming, family genealogy, daily activities, and issues pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as Teal was a practicing Mormon. The first portion of the journal documents the business-related transactions and accounts. On pages 93 and 94, Teal compiled a short genealogical record of marriages and births. The diary...
Dates: approximately 1840-1889

Stephen Williams papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3208
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1716-1753

Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-224
Abstract Ledger of minutes from the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Powellton, Illinois, 1901-1906. The minutes record discussions concerning prohibition, suffrage, illegal gambling, and polygamy.
Dates: 1901-1906