02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files
Record Group Term
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 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 4
Scope and Contents Consists of legal documents and letters. The legal documents were produced during Edward Dickinson Baker's legal practice in Illinois, including documents from cases where Baker worked with Levi Davis, Milton Hay, Josephus Hewett and Josiah Lamborn (arranged chronologically within partner name). Includes an appeal bond for Baker and A. H. Burritt regarding an assault and battery charge and Baker’s signature on a promissory note dated July 22, 1840. Letters include one Baker wrote to Eliza...
Dates: Created: 1827-1850
Collection — Box 66
Scope and Contents Letter to Abraham Lincoln stating that he is planning to move to the Nevada Territory and would like an appointment as U.S. Marshall or U.S. Attorney for the Territory. States that Browning would attest to his fitness.
Dates: Created: March 15, 1861
Collection — Box 68
Scope and Contents Two letters to her brother, Abraham Van Horne in Montgomery County, New York discuss family problems and news, mention of family gone to California for gold. Discusses a law suit where O.H. Browning helped her.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1851
Collection — Box 3
Scope and Contents John C. Bagby (1819-1896) was born in Kentucky and studied law before beginning a practice in 1846 in Rushville, Illinois. He supported the Republican Party but in 1872 changed his support to the Democratic Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1875-1877; Schuyler County, Illinois, judge 1882-1885; and 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois judge,1885-1891.Consists of personal, business and political correspondence concerning the California gold rush; political...
Dates: Created: 1849-1886
Collection — Box 90
Scope and Contents Journal, 1820, kept on a journey from Boston to Illinois and eastern Missouri. Copies of letters sent to stock holders and clients regarding Illinois land titles and company business with references to the Illinois State Bank, Internal Improvements Act of 1837, New Revenue Bill of 1839, Wabash and Erie Canal, and the Alton, Wabash and Erie Railroad. Letters to Ninian Edwards, Philander Chase, John Palmer, Stephen T. Logan, and Orville H. Browning. Approximately 460 letters. Also has Tillson's...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1842
Collection — Box 57