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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin L. Wiley diary

 Collection — Box 97
Identifier: MS-SC1656
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept July 6-December 27, 1847 describing the 1st Illinois Infantry's march from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then part way to El Paso, Texas. Discusses terrain, weather, standing guard, and distances marched.
Dates: Created: July 6 - December 27, 1847

David J. Baker letters

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MS-SC66
Scope and Contents Consists of letters and one essay written by David J. Baker. The bulk of the letters were written to his wife Sarah Tennery Fairchild Baker (Kaskaskia, Illinois), as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve an unexpired term in the United States Senate (1830-1831). Persons discussed in these letters include Joseph Duncan, Andrew Jackson, Elias Kent Kane, Martin Van Buren and Daniel Webster. The impeachment trial of James H. Peck was also mentioned. Another letter to Reverend John F. Brooks,...
Dates: Created: 1830-1879

Diary of tour of Canada, the United States, & Cuba

 Collection — Box 91
Identifier: MS-SC1552
Scope and Contents Unknown author, references to England and is probably from there. Diary kept of travel through Quebec, Ottawa, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, down the Mississippi to New Orleans, to Cuba and back to Charleston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Gives descriptions of each city, its buildings, the people, the businesses and his opinion.Chicago is a "fine city", but the more he saw of New York "the more I dislike its accumulation of filth..." He attended the theater in New York...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1857

Isaac and Elizabeth Woollen letter

 Collection — Box 100
Identifier: MS-SC1689
Scope and Contents Letter, July 30, 1860, written by Elizabeth Woollen describing journey from Camp Point, Illinois to Phoenix, Oregon, via Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Panama, and San Francisco.
Dates: Created: July 30, 1860

Jacob Stelle diary

 Collection — Box 85
Identifier: MS-SC1479
Scope and Contents Typed transcipt of diary. Daily entries describe the weather, road conditions, prices and lodging along with his personal sentiments on these and other occurrences. Describes problems they have with their wagons and his own illness. Describes the house they are settled in on arriving in Jacksonville. Contains excerpt of letter,1948, by Mable Hall Goltra explaining relationship between the Stelle and Goltra families.
Dates: Created: October 9 - November 21, 1837

Research materials for "Oscar Wilde Discovers America, 1882"

 Collection — Box 97
Identifier: MS-SC1655
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts and photostats, mostly of newspaper reports about Oscar Wilde's visit to America on a lecture tour in 1882. Materials gathered by Lloyd Lewis and Henry J. Smith for their book "Oscar Wilde discovers America, 1882" (Harcourt, 1936). Includes a few scattered pieces of research correspondence and draft of chapters 12-13.
Dates: Created: 1882 - 1936

W. H. Duncan letter

 Collection — Box 103
Identifier: MS-SC1713
Scope and Contents Letter from W. H. Duncan written to "France" while visiting Citronelle, Alabama. Describes the town, it's people, the weather, and growing plants. Written on stationery of the Four States Immigration League, organized in 1903 to promote immigration to Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
Dates: Created: February 2, 1904