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Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendants who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendants, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.
Twenty pocket journals (all but six with transcriptions), 1875-1883, kept during Richard Irving Dodge’s active service as a United States Army colonel in the American West, plus correspondence, military documents, broadsides, miscellany and photographs relating to Dodge’s life and career.
Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.
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.
Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States. Also included are some letters, funeral notices, and a high school diploma.
Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.
Twelve letters from surviving relatives of composer Stephen C. Foster. Correspondence addressed to Frederick Morgan Steele of Chicago concerning Steele’s desire to buy and collect original Foster music and memorabilia.
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.
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.
Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.
Chicago author and publisher. Way was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and was responsible for much of its editorial policy. Correspondence with authors, collectors, and publishers, newspaper clippings, sample sheets, and notes, dated between 1885 and 1931.
Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.
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
Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author. Includes letters first to Mr. Way and later to Chauncey Williams, of Chicago publisher Way and Williams, regarding the publication and sale of White's The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories.
Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.
The collection consists of 18 manuscript letters, mounted, and arranged chronologically. Each letter is preceded by a page bearing the name of the writer and subject of the letter. A portrait of each author represented is included.
Correspondence, works, scrapbooks, and other personal materials pertaining to William Morton Payne's life as a literary critic, periodical editor, translator, and educator.