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Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Boyce
Abstract Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.
Dates: 1831-2000

Caleb Thomas Curtis Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-199
Abstract Nine letters written by Caleb Thomas Curtis of Boston, Massachusetts during his travels by steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Dates: 1836-1838

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC2
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun...
Dates: 1839-1960; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1926

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

Edwards Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards
Abstract Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.
Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847 - 1908

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris-MacLean
Abstract Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and...
Dates: 1784-1980; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-HarrisJ
Abstract Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's death in 1861 while serving in the United States Navy; a few historic family letters and a genealogical pamphlet.
Dates: 1824-1862

Lambert Tree Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tree
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the Democratic Party under Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan, and numerous items related to Tree's social, political, philanthropic, and diplomatic activities.
Dates: 1821-1933

Lewis Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF
Abstract Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1775-1977; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Milo Kendall Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kendall
Abstract Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Dates: 1798-1925; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1906

Nathan Cahoon Geer letters

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Identifier: VAULT Case-Wing-MS-+Z311 .G27
Abstract Collection of letters to and from Chicago printer Geer, relating to printing in Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois. Also included Scale and prices for book and job printing ... [Peoria, 1859] and A catalogue of the different varieties, of printing ... [Chicago : Geer & Wilson] 1846.
Dates: 1846-1854

Samuel Eddy Barrett-Barrett Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-076
Abstract Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritance and property.
Dates: 1829-1948

Thomas Butler Carter Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-127
Abstract Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six studio photographic portraits, and several miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1831-1898

Thomas Conolly Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conolly
Abstract Material collected by Thomas Conolly, decorative plasterer and handyman for fifty-two years at the Auditorium Building in Chicago, which consists mainly of autographs and autographed historical letters. Also, bookplates, clippings, miscellaneous memorabilia, a few items relating to the Chicago Civic Opera Company and the Auditorium Theater, several photographs and pictures, and a group of personal letters to Conolly.
Dates: 1800-1944

Waller Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Waller
Abstract Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander
Dates: 1803-1938; Majority of material found within 1803 - 1888

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American House Hotel (Princeton, Ill.) 1
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Barrett family 1
Barrett, Samuel Eddy 1
Barrows, Ella Cole 1
Beatty, Harry W. 1
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) 1
Bent family 1
Bent, Clara Ames Wingate 1
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Boyce family 1
Boyce, Helen 1
Boyce, Le Roy Merrick 1
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Bryan, William Lowe 1
Campanini, Cleofonte 1
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Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Chicago Relief and Aid Society 1
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 1
Clay, Henry 1
Cole family 1
Cole, John A. 1
Cole, Julia A. 1
Conolly, Laura Houghton 1
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Cook, Frederick Albert 1
Cornell University 1
Curtis, Caleb 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Downs family 1
Dufau, Jenny 1
Edwards family 1
Edwards, John C. 1
Eleanor Association 1
Epworth League (U.S.) 1
Fleming family 1
Fleming, Daniel Johnson 1
Fleming, Elizabeth Cole 1
Forman Christian College (Lahore, Pakistan) 1
Fussell family 1
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1
Gales family 1
Garfield, James A. (James Abram) 1
Geer, Nathan Cahoon 1
Gilbert family 1
Gilbert, Elizabeth Boyce 1
Harris N.A 1
Harris Trust and Savings Bank 1
Harris, Emma Susan Gale 1
Harris, James Duncan 1
Harris, Joseph Whipple 1
Harris, Muriel Bent 1
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Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy) 1
Illinois Grand Trunk Railway Co 1
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Judson, Clay 1
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Kendall, Milo 1
Kirkland, Wallace 1
Lancaster (Sloop of war) 1
Lane family 1
Lane, Clayton 1
Lane, Dorothy Bent 1
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward) 1
Lewis family 1
Lewis, Graceanna 1
Lewis, Lloyd 1
Lewis, Louise 1
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon) 1
Lincoln Industrial Mission 1
MacLean, Annie Marion 1
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MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris 1
Marlowe, Julia 1
Marshall Field & Company 1
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Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 1
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