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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Ames Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ames
Abstract Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel W. Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Dates: 1850-1904

Cartwright Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cartwright
Abstract Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Russell, Stanley's wife (feature...
Dates: 1877-1982

Dean Family Papers

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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 family...
Dates: 1779-1893

Eden-Martin family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Eden
Abstract Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Eden’s daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).
Dates: approximately 1827-1961

Eden-Martin family papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Eden-2
Abstract Letters of Ivory J. Martin of Sullivan, Illinois, to his daughter Olive Eden Martin, while she was a student at the University of Illinois, and later when she lived and taught in LaSalle, Illinois. Also includes a few letters to Olive from her mother, Rose Eden Martin, siblings, and friends. The letters are published in R. Eden Martin’s 2017 book, As Ever: The Letters of I. J. Martin to His Daughters: Olive Eden Martin and Mabel Martin George.
Dates: 1905-1941

Edgar McLean Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McLean
Abstract Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.
Dates: 1859-1868

Emma Wormwood Diaries

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-221
Abstract Three diaries kept by Emma Wormwood, a young school teacher from Carlinville in Macoupin County, Illinois, who taught in Girard (also in Macoupin County) at the Hazel Green School.
Dates: 1895-1898

Endicott Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Endicott
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to the Endicott family and relatives of the Redden, Castle, and Smith families. These families lived primarily in the towns of Greenville, Stubblefield, and Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Illinois. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Miscellaneous items include an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, and calling and greeting cards.
Dates: 1868-1986

Eunice Tietjens Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tietjens
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.
Dates: 1898-1944

Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tietjens2
Abstract Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs.
Dates: 1847-1972

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

Francus Collection of Early Illinois Letters and Documents

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Francus
Abstract Letters and documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of lands in Illinois, ca. 1820s-1880s
Dates: 1824-1880s

George Edwin Dolton papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dolton
Abstract Letters, diaries, printed ephemera, photographs, and other material of school teacher and surveyor George Edwin Dolton, of Thornton, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, who served (1862-1865) in the Battery M of the 1st Regiment of Illinois Light Artillery in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Postwar family and business correspondence, diaries, and printed ephemera from Illinois, and after 1871 from St. Louis, document Dolton's wholesale merchandising business, family life, and political...
Dates: 1862-1906; Majority of material found within 1862-1906

Gerald F. Fitzgerald Suburban Bancorp Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fitzgerald 2
Abstract Annual reports, histories, prospectuses, annual meeting notifications and other materials produced by the Chicago region’s Suburban Bancorp (1982-1994) and its predecessor Suburban Banking Group (1971-1982), launched by Gerald F. Fitzgerald in 1961. Also materials related to subsidiary Chicago suburban banks that were acquired by Suburban Bancorp, documents relating to the banks during the Depression and World War II period, and materials relating to Suburban Bancorp’s merger with Harris...
Dates: 1926-1995

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 Kitchell Webster Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Webster
Abstract Correspondence and drafts and typescripts of works of Illinois novelist and short story writer, Henry Kitchell Webster, an Evanston native who had a highly successful literary career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Includes examples of the range of Webster’s published writings as well as extensive correspondence with literary agents and publishers, family, friends, fans, businesses and organizations. Also, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, and one box of genealogical...
Dates: 1880-1932; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1932

Henry Rice Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rice H
Abstract Six letters, Sept. 14-Oct. 15, 1862, from Camp Peoria in Peoria, Ill., from Henry Rice of the 103rd Illinois Infantry to family in Lewistown, Ill., describing military life in the camp. Included with the letters is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Amory Rice, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois," illustrated in red and blue with the seal and motto of the United States
Dates: 1862

John C. Newkirk Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ruggles-482
Abstract Legal, financial, and social correspondence written to John C. Newkirk concerning the development of Joliet, Illinois. The bulk of the correspondence centers upon the business relationship between Newkirk and his law partner, John M. Wilson, both of whom had invested in Joliet prospects prior to the Panic of 1837.
Dates: 1839-1856

Louis S. Bauer Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bauer L
Abstract Letters written to Louis S. Bauer while serving in the army during World War I at Camp Grant near Rockford, Illinois. Correspondence is primarily from his siblings, with some from other family and friends. Letters document life for the Bauer family in Chicago during World War I. Includes approximately 50 postcards, most produced in Germany, a few of which have messages sent to Louis while in Europe. Also contains physical and digital photographs.
Dates: 1911-1919; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Maude Maury Lawrence Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lawrence
Abstract Ephemera collection related to the college and music career of soprano Maude Maury Lawrence, an Illinois signer and performer who formed a traveling troupe during the World War I era. Includes correspondence, travel itineraries and ephemera, programs, state fair passes, tickets, and business cards.
Dates: 1912-1946; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1928

Ninian Edwards letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-401
Abstract Six letters, Mar. 7, 1813 - Apr. 4, 1814, from Ninian Edwards to Kentucky governor and soldier Isaac Shelby, regarding War of 1812-related Indian attacks in the Illinois Territory and the state of defenses there.,1813 letters discuss mounted volunteer companies raised by Edwards, British intentions regarding the upper Mississippi, Indian attacks on settlers in the U.S. Saline and elsewhere, etc. Warning of an impending Indian-British offensive on Illinois Territory, Edwards' 1814 letters list...
Dates: 1813-1814

Ravinia Festival Association records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ravinia
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).
Dates: 1903-1993

Samuel V. Tripp Correspondence

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3219
Abstract Correspondence, dating mainly from 1849 to 1876, of California emigrant Samuel V. Tripp, addressed primarily to his mother and sister in Ohio, regarding his life in the Northern California gold region and later in Southern California.
Dates: 1849-1906; Majority of material found within 1849 - 1906

Shaw Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-148
Abstract Twelve letters and a receipt relating to the Shaw family of Jacksonville, Illinois. Letters detail agricultural, business, family, religious and social matters of mid-nineteenth century Illinois. Related family names are Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts, and Bird of Portland, Maine.
Dates: 1837-1849

Theodore Watson Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Watson
Abstract Letters from Theodore Watson to his brother John in Hillsboro, Illinois, during the early months of the Civil War. Correspondence describes his life as a three-month enlistee in the Illinois 3rd Company (later the Illinois 9th Regiment) stationed at Camp Defiance to defend Cairo, Illinois.
Dates: 1861 April 27-July 7