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Barlow Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-041

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

Charles Saeltzer papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saeltzer
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, vouchers, orders, muster rolls, and a diary belonging to Charles Saeltzer of Mansfield, Ohio, dated between 1846 and 1865, and documenting his training and certification as a teacher, both in Germany and Ohio, and his service as a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Most of Saeltzer's early papers are his teacher certifications from the German government, dated between 1846 and 1853; similar certifications from the state of Ohio are...
Dates: 1846-1865; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1865

Charles Williamson papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-1006
Abstract Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey of Charles Williamson, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr...
Dates: 1775-approximately 1940s; Majority of material found within 1790-1810

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

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

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...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854-1928

Dean family papers

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...
Dates: 1779-1893

Dukes family papers

Identifier: Modern-MS-Dukes

Papers of Thomas Farmer Dukes and family, of Shropshire County, England. Correspondence was pasted in three volumes of the 1805, 1818, and 1821 census books of the county of Shropshire. Also includes a commonplace book containing poems, clippings, and water color paintings by Edward Rowland Dukes, and an indexed book of food and wine recipes, medical remedies, and instructions for making inks, varnishes and other ephemera.

Dates: 1772-1869

Edwards family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards

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

Everett family papers

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

Francus collection of early Illinois letters and documents

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Francus

Letters and documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of lands in Illinois, ca. 1820s-1880s

Dates: 1824-1880s

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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

Henry Clay Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clay

Letters of Henry Clay, prominent statesman and orator, during his career as US Senator, concerning political topics which include the election of Jackson, secession, the temperance movement, and slavery.

Dates: 1825-1851

Höfeln Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Höfeln

Chiefly letters from Germany to Charlotte Fischer, both before and after her emigration to Illinois in 1851 and her marriage to Andreas von Höfeln in 1852. Also includes correspondence with their son, Alexander Andrew Heflin, who worked for railroads in Kansas, and between Heflin and his wife, teacher Jessie Beathard Heflin.

Dates: 1831-1897

Hoffmann family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hoffmann

Correspondence and documents relating to the immigrant Hoffmann family, especially John A. Hoffmann of Illinois and Franz Joseph Hoffmann in Dubuque, Iowa. By 1901, the family had established a feed and fuel company in Wilmette, Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1789-1901

Isaac Stevens Metcalf papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Metcalf
Abstract Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and Du Quoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and...
Dates: 1827-1955; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1897

James D. and Joseph W. Harris papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-HarrisJ

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tree

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: 1821-1948; Majority of material found within 1821-1933

Lewis family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF

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

Loren M. Knowles family papers

 Collection — Box: AV USB 1
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Knowles Family
Abstract Correspondence and transcriptions thereof, account and estate documents, government records (such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, documents, and letters), news clippings, genealogical research material, photographs, and compilation of information concerning the Knowles family and the related Adgate, Balzhäuser, Brewster, Christian, Cokenhour, Helvig, Hoyal, Hyde, Jackson, Kauffman, Klauder, Lamson, Michell, Oliger, Weigand, and other extended families, located primarily in New...
Dates: 1784-2015; Majority of material found within 1811-1961

Milo Kendall papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kendall

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

Identifier: VAULT Case-Wing-MS-+Z311 .G27

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

Rodgers Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rodgers
Abstract Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendants of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an overland journal penned by Andrew Rodgers,...
Dates: 1773-1925; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1890

Samuel Eddy Barrett-Barrett Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-076

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-127

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conolly

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

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Brothers and sisters -- Correspondence 4
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Parent and adult child -- Correspondence 4
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Husband and wife -- United States -- Correspondence 3
Photographs -- 1951-2000 3
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Business records -- United States -- 1851-1900 2
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
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Farmers -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
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Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 2
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Sermons -- New York (State) -- 1801-1850 2
Sisters -- Correspondence 2
Slave bills of sale -- Specimens 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Abolitionists -- 1850-1860 1
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County 1
Abolitionists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Ambassadors -- Belgium 1
Ambrotypes (photographs) 1
American Civil War (1861-1865) 1
Antislavery movements 1
Antislavery movements -- Kansas 1
Art patronage -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Authors, American -- Autographs 1
Autographs (manuscripts) 1
Autographs (manuscripts) -- 1801-1850 1
Autographs (manuscripts) -- 1851-1900 1
Autographs -- United States -- Collections 1
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Barrington (Ill.) 1
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Brothers -- Correspondence 1
Bureau County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807 -- Sources 1
Business records -- United States -- 1901-1950 1
Businessmen -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 19th century 1
Cabinet photographs -- 1851-1900 1
Canada -- Description and travel 1
Carpentersville (Ill.) 1
Chattel mortgages -- Illinois 1
Chester County (Pa.) -- History 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Genealogy 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs 1
Children's drawings -- France 1
Children's writings, American 1
China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901 -- Personal narratives 1
Christian education 1
Civil engineering 1
Clergy -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
Clergy -- New York (State) 1
Clinton County (N.Y.) -- History 1
Clippings -- 1901-1950 1
Clippings -- 1951-2000 1
Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
College prose, American -- Maine 1
College students -- Connecticut -- Correspondence 1
College students -- Maine -- Correspondence 1
Colonial agents -- Great Britain -- Biography 1
Colonial agents -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Commonplace books 1
Conduct of life -- Religious aspects -- Christianity 1
Congregational churches -- Sermons 1
Congregational churches -- United States -- Clergy -- Correspondence 1
Congregationalists -- Illinois -- Sermons 1
Cookbooks 1
Correspondence -- Louisiana -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Panama -- 1851-1900 1
Cosmetics -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Courtship -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
Courtship -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Courtship -- New York (State) -- Correspondence 1
Daybooks -- New Hampshire -- Newton -- 1801-1850 1
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English 26
German 3
Spanish; Castilian 1
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 2
Harris family 2
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
Adams, Daniel W., 1821-1872 1
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Adgate family 1
Adgate, Asa 1
Alexander family 1
Alexander, Robert Spruel Crawford Aitcheson, 1819-1867 1
Alford family 1
Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902 1
American House Hotel (Princeton, Ill.) 1
American Institute of the City of New York 1
American Missionary Association 1
American Mothers 1
American National Red Cross 1
American Tract Society 1
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company 1
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Balzhäuser family 1
Bank of the United States (1816-1836) 1
Barlow family 1
Barnard, Harry, 1906-1982 1
Barrett family 1
Barrett, Samuel Eddy, 1834-1912 1
Barrows, Ella Cole 1
Beatty, Harry W. 1
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 1
Bent family 1
Bent, Clara Ames Wingate 1
Bent, George Payne, 1854-1930 1
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 1
Bond family 1
Bowdoin College 1
Brewster family 1
Brooke, Francis Taliaferro, 1763-1851 1
Bryan, William Lowe, 1860-1955 1
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 1
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 1
Campanini, Cleofonte 1
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839 1
Carter, Thomas Butler, 1817- 1
Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Chicago Relief and Aid Society 1
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 1
Christian family 1
Cokenhour family 1
Cole family 1
Cole, John A. (John Adams), 1838-1932 1
Cole, Julia Alvord, 1847-1934 1
Colquhoun, Patrick, 1745-1820 1
Conolly, Laura Houghton 1
Conolly, Thomas, 1856-1945 1
Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940 1
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 1
Cox, Isaac Joslin, 1873-1956 1
Davidson family 1
DeWitt family 1
Dean family 1
Dean, Lucretia Mason 1
Dearborn, H. H. 1
Delavan, Edward C. (Edward Cornelius), 1793-1871 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Downs family 1
Dufau, Jenny 1
Duke family 1
Dukes, Thomas Farmer, 1770 or 1771-1850 1
Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811 1
Edwards family 1
Edwards, John C., 1836-1908 1
Eleanor Association 1
Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858 1
Epworth League (U.S.) 1
Everett family 1
Everett, Robert, 1791-1875 1
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892 1
Fleming family 1
Fleming, Daniel Johnson, 1877-1970 1
Fleming, Elizabeth Cole 1
Forman Christian College (Lahore, Pakistan) 1
Francus, active 1983 1
Furber family 1
Fussell family 1
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909 1
Gales family 1
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 1
Geer, Nathan Cahoon, 1820-1860 1
Gore family 1
Halleck, Fitz-Greene 1
Harris N.A. 1
Harris Trust and Savings Bank 1
Harris, Emma Susan Gale 1
Harris, James Duncan, 1836-1862 1
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 1
Harris, Joseph Whipple, 1837-1861 1
Harris, Muriel Bent 1
Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916 1
Harris, Stanley Gale 1
Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1825-1893 1
Haskell, George 1
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