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02/02. Personal and Family Papers

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 02/02
Record subgroup for the ALPLM Manuscripts Department for personal collections of individuals and families.

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Adams-Snyder Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC5
Abstract Family from Springfield, Illinois, consisting of lawyers and farmers. James Adams (1783-1843) was Springfield's first attorney. His son, Lucian B. (1816-1882) was also an attorney and a justice of the peace. Lucian married Margery A. Reed (1824-1890) and had four children: Harriet L., Enola A., Eldora J., and James L. (1848-1931). James L. was a fruit farmer and truck gardener. He had two children from his first wife, Florence Roe; and two children from his second wife, Laura Snyder...
Dates: Created: 1813-1989; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

Anna Risse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC760
Abstract Anna Risse worked in the Illinois governor's office from the 1930s to the 1970s, serving as stenographer or secretary for governors Louis Emmerson, Henry Horner, Dwight Green, and Adlai Stevenson II. The collection contains letters and greeting cards written to and from Risse, many of them from Ambassador William Blair and Governor Stevenson. The collection also contains newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: Created: 1932-1978; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Barker Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02-148
Scope and Contents Consists of family letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, bulletins, and program material documenting the life of Robert Barker from his time at West Point Academy (1934-1938), military service during World War II (1942-1945), capture by forces of the Empire of Japan (1942), and death (1945). The collection includes the front page of the "Illinois State Journal" announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2016

Benjamin Godfrey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC246
Abstract Benjamin Godfrey served in the merchant marine during the War of 1812 and later became a commander of a merchant vessel until shipwrecked off the coast of Mexico. Later became head of a merchant house in Matamoras, Mexico, and entered into a mercantile partnership with Winthrop S. Gilman while in New Orleans. Opened a storage and commission business in Alton, Illinois in 1832. Obtained control of the State Bank of Illinois and operated it from 1835 until the panic of 1837. Founded Monticello...
Dates: Created: 1848-1859; Other: Majority of material found in 1851-1853; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1989

Benjamin H. Grierson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC258
Abstract From Jacksonville, Illinois enlisted in the Army as a private in the 6th Illinois Cavalry to be promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers after leading raids through Tennessee and Mississippi in 1863 and appointed commander of the 10th Cavalry, or the “Buffalo Soldiers, in 1866. He was married to Alice Kirk Grierson, with whom he had seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood. Two of his surviving children spent much of their life in mental asylums. Alice died in 1888, after...
Dates: Created: 1848-1895; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1938

Benjamin Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC639
Abstract Son of Connecticut minister and historian Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) who graduated from Yale College in 1790 and became a lawyer in East Haddam and Colchester, Connecticut. He and his wife, Elizabeth Mather Trumbull was the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood, including Illinois senator and jurist Lyman Trumbull. Benjamin Trumbull served as probate justice, state representative and postmaster. His sons, Benjamin Mather, George and Lyman settled in Illinois, while sons John,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1896; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC64
Scope and Contents The Bohrer-Fifer Family Papers, 1863-1965 consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, and personal papers of the  family of Florence Fifer-Bohrer.  The collection includes papers of Bohrer, her father Governor Joseph W. Fifer, and her daughter Gertrude Bohrer Hooten, as well as other family members.
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Charles Henry Lanphier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC403
Abstract Charles Henry Lanphier (1820-1903) was a Springfield Illinois newspaper man, who managed The Illinois State Register and People’s Advocate. He was elected public printer in 1846 and clerk of the circuit court in 1864. The majority of this collection consists of letters to Lanphier during the years 1846-1863, while he managed the newspaper. Notable correspondents include Stephen A. Douglas, Thomas L. Harris, John A. McClernand, Anthony L. Knapp, William Ralls...
Dates: Created: 1830-1886

Chauncy Higbee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC284
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal documents, receipts, advertising material, stock certificates and political flyers document the career of Chauncy Higbee. The legal partnerships of Higbee and Hays, Higbee and Richardson, Higbee and Wike, and Matthews and Wike are represented. Most of the correspondence is related to legal affairs such as real estate transactions, settlement of accounts, wills and estates. Many deeds, wills, affidavits and depositions. There are some letters from F.M. Higbee, in New York,...
Dates: Created: 1823-1927; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1992

Claudia M. Durham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC181
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, and articles, newsletters, photocopies of articles, manuals and research papers/monographs documenting Durham’s professional work and her interest in civic affairs, education, and nursing. Topics discussed include Gray Panthers, black history, education, nursing/midwifery, senior citizens, and the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. This collection also contained approximately one half...
Dates: Created: 1935-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1981; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1985