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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Henry C. Whitney articles

 Collection — Box 96
Identifier: MS-SC1651
Scope and Contents 2 carbon typescripts of articles by Henry Clay Whitney: "History of the First 'Anti-Nebraska' Convention in Illinois" and slight variant of "Abraham Lincoln's Great Speech at Bloomington," a reconstruction of the speech published in McClures (September 1896).
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1896

Jacob and Silas Baldwin letters

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MS-SC72
Scope and Contents Consists of two letters written by Jacob and Silas Baldwin to relatives in Vermont. They had recently moved to Bureau County, Illinois, and farmed in Fairfield Township. The letters discuss farming conditions, land, and prices. Silas Baldwin also mentions politics and Kansas and the slavery question.
Dates: Created: 1855-1856

John Mathers speech

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1013
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of speech given in Jacksonville, vehemently opposing the Nebraska Bill. Includes several news clippings regarding the bill and various states and cities opposition to it. One pamphlet from the committee appointed by the trustees of the Illinois Conference Female Seminary regarding payment from those who owe the the school money. Mather was the treasurer of the committee.
Dates: Created: 1854

Paul Selby letters

 Collection — Box 78
Identifier: MS-SC1361
Scope and Contents Upon request from Simeon Whiteley he writes his recollections, 8 pages, of the Editorial Convention held in Decatur, Illinois and comprised of about 18 editors in the state who were opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. Gives list of those who attended and the topics they discussed including the formation of the Republican Party and their support for Mr. Lincoln as U.S. Senator. Letter, March 25, 1886, reassures that the convention was in 1856 and that he will cooperate with the plan for a...
Dates: Created: March 12 and 15, 1886

Whig Party of Peoria, Illinois letter

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1163
Scope and Contents Letter signed by members of the Whig Party in Peoria, Ill. to Abraham Lincoln asking him to reply to a speech to be given by Judge Douglas on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.
Dates: Created: September 28, 1856

William B. Archer papers

 Collection — Box 2
Identifier: MS-SC35
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856