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02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 02/08
Record subgroup for the ALPLM Manuscripts Department for collections and vertical files. Small collections include personal and family papers, corporate records, county records, and military records. Vertical files include small collections of unknown or varied provenance used predominantly as ready reference files, documenting Illinois counties and cities, individuals, businesses, organizations, and events.

Found in 3842 Collections and/or Records:

11th Illinois Cavalry, Co. K

 Collection — Box 204
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2491
Dates: Created: Date missing

A. D. Williams letter

 Collection — Box 97
Identifier: MS-SC1660
Scope and Contents Letter to Jonathan E. Cooper of Carlton, Greene County, Illinois, describing conditions in Kentucky, especially a cholera epidemic in the larger cities, and local marriages. Williams favors Andrew Jackson in the presidential contest.
Dates: Created: October 11, 1832

A. N. Smith letter

 Collection — Box 80
Identifier: MS-SC1410
Scope and Contents Letter from the Navy Department, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in Washington to Capt. A.H. Kilty commanding the USS Roanoke. Tells him that he must discharge certain ship staff who must enlist for general service. Grants request for carpeting and chairs but states they are unable to send a workman to "repair the transoms."
Dates: Created: October 14, 1864

A. Peabody letter

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1154
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860

Aagesson (Agerson), NIcholas S.

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2121
Dates: Created: Date missing

Aaron Benedict Mead letter

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1024
Scope and Contents June 24, 1877 letter from Aaron Benedict Mead to his mother detailing the train trip and the complete tour of the Illinois State Penitentiary in Jolietn. They visited all of the different departments including the cells, kitchen and dining hall, shoe shop, hospital, women's section and the prison grounds.
Dates: Created: June 24, 1877

Aaron H. Rountree, reminiscences of early days and old settlers in Montgomery County, Illinois

 Collection — Box 74
Identifier: MS-SC1304
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of the articles with an introduction re: the 52nd birthday of Montgomery County. The articles discuss the first settlers who came to the area, describes the first dwellings they built, their dress, the food they ate, the first school, the first government and those elected, the first blacksmith, the first store, the first Lutheran church, the first store and the first mill. Anecdotes re: life on the prairie and some of its hardships. Biographical sketches of many of the first...
Dates: Created: 1873

Abbot, John D.

 Collection — Box 243
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 3260
Dates: Created: Date missing

Abby W. May copybook

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1017
Scope and Contents Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1866

Abraham Brown Family Papers, 1865-1930

 Collection — Box 278
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 3742
Dates: Created: Date missing