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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:

Benjamin F. Angel letter

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC32
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Dates: Created: 1860-09-19

Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

Stacy B. Opdycke letter

 Collection — Box 64
Identifier: MS-SC1123
Scope and Contents Letter, admonishing his son Thomas to pay attention to studies and learn a trade. Also mentions Stephen Douglas. Sister wrote part of the letter, catching her brother up on news of family and friends.
Dates: Created: January 1, 1854

Thomas J. Pickett papers

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1173
Scope and Contents Article, 1860, written about the candidates focusing on Lincoln and Douglas, and supporting Lincoln. Three letters to his wife. Two written while in Springfield for the senate during February 1861, discuss plans to visit Mrs. Lincoln, to attend a reception "Mrs. L" is giving and his hopes that Mrs. Grimsley will accompany "Mrs. L" to Washington and remain there with her so he can have "a friend in the White House. One letter, Oct. 1, 1864, from Chicago tells her of his regiment's latest orders,...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

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