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Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

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

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

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

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

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

Burt Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt
Abstract Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Dates: 1890-1951

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

Charles L. Hutchinson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hutchinson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The...
Dates: 1868-1934

Edward A. Barnes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-BarnesE
Abstract Diaries, poetry, music and program and newspaper clippings written by Edward A. Barnes, a Chicago-based religious and temperance songwriter. The diaries pertain to Barnes’s songwriting career, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his sisters, Lillie and Della.
Dates: 1865-1893

Edward Price Bell Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bell
Abstract Correspondence, works, and other items related to Edward Price Bell's career as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and roving correspondent for the Literary Digest.
Dates: 1886-1951; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1942

Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Badger
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859 - 1878

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fairbank-Graham
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zeisler
Abstract Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the...
Dates: 1869-1981; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1931

Frances Wells Shaw Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawF
Abstract Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.
Dates: 1866-1976; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1937

Francis Fisher Browne Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Browne
Abstract Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.
Dates: approximately 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1915

Frederick John Rank Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rank
Abstract The Frederick John Rank Papers contain his diaries from 1875-1939, which record his daily life and touch upon his work as a packer for Montgomery Ward. A bound volume about Rank's diaries, compiled by Rank's great-granddaughter Janet Rank Spaletto, is also present. Additionally the papers contain family correspondence, some of which relates to Rank's son's attempt for an assistant postmaster general appointment.
Dates: 1872-2013; Majority of material found within 1875 - 1939

George Philip Krapp diaries

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Krapp
Abstract Diaries of American scholar and university professor George Philip Krapp, kept while a student at Wittenberg College and on a trip to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Diaries provide full descriptions of the fair and Chicago, together with interesting reflections on student life and Krapp's decision to pursue scholarship.
Dates: 1890-1897; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1893

Goodman Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman Family
Abstract Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.
Dates: 1795-2003; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1995

Gookin Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gookin
Abstract Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elisabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and...
Dates: 1861-1922; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1921

Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitchcock
Abstract Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family...
Dates: 1860-2007; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Henry Blake Fuller Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fuller
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Henry Blake Fuller, Chicago novelist, essayist, critic, and satirist. The bulk of the collection consists of Fuller's writings, both published and manuscript, and incoming correspondence.
Dates: 1868-2000; Majority of material found within 1874 - 1929

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Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs 4
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Diaries -- 1951-2000 4
Europe -- Description and travel 4
Europe -- Description and travel -- 19th century 4
Parent and child -- Correspondence 4
Photograph albums 4
Sisters -- Correspondence 4
Tintypes (prints) 4
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Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886 2
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Illinois -- Genealogy 2
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Missionaries -- Arab countries 2
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World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
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Adultery -- United States 1
Airplanes, Military -- Armament -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Akron (Ohio) 1
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Chicago Daily News, Inc 3
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Beloit College 2
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Bryan, William Jennings 2
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 2
Dennis, Charles Henry 2
Field, Eugene 2
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Howells, William Dean 2
Lawson, Victor Freemont 2
Monroe, Harriet 2
Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 2
Sandburg, Carl 2
Strong, Walter Ansel 2
Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior 2
A.C. McClurg & Co 1
Adams, Daniel W. 1
Alexander family 1
Alexander, Robert Spruel Crawford Aitcheson 1
Allen, James Lane 1
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company 1
Allstate Insurance Company 1
America First Committee 1
American Ballet Theatre 1
American Federation of Arts 1
American Medical Association 1
American Red Cross 1
American School of Prehistoric Research 1
American University of Beirut 1
Anderson, Margaret C. 1
Anderson, Melville Best 1
Andover Theological Seminary 1
Art Institute of Chicago 1
Associated Press 1
Atkinson, Charles Thomas 1
Atkinson, Martha Wells 1
Atwater, Adeline 1
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Austen, Jane 1
Ayer, Edward Everett 1
Bacon, Francis H. (Francis Henry) 1
Badger family 1
Badger, Alpheus C. 1
Badger, Alpheus Shreve 1
Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1
Baker family 1
Barker family 1
Barker, James M. (James Madison) 1
Barnard, Alice Lucretia 1
Barnes family 1
Barnes, Edward A. 1
Barrows, John Henry 1
Bartlett, Helen Birch 1
Bates family 1
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) 1
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron 1
Belfield, Henry H. (Henry Holmes) 1
Bell, Edward Price 1
Bell, Laird 1
Bell, Mary Alice Mills 1
Bernard family 1
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy 1
Bethany Union Church (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Beveridge family 1
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah) 1
Beveridge, Catherine Eddy 1
Blatchford family 1
Blatchford, Frances Lord 1
Blatchford, Paul 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1767-1828 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893 1
Bleamer family 1
Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie 1
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1
Bodenheim, Maxwell 1
Boge, Alma 1
Boge, Garrett A. 1
Bolm, Adolph 1
Borglum, Gutzon 1
Borglum, Mary 1
Boyce family 1
Boyce, Helen 1
Boyce, Le Roy Merrick 1
Boyce, Simeon Leonard 1
Brachvogel, Udo 1
Breasted, James Henry 1
Bromfield, Louis 1
Brooks, Van Wyck 1
Brown, Constantine 1
Browne's Bookstore 1
Browne, Charles Francis 1
Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher) 1
Browne, Herbert S. 1
Browne, Waldo R. (Waldo Ralph) 1
Brush, Albert 1
Bryan, William Lowe 1
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