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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

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

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