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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Ely S. Parker letter

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1143
Scope and Contents Letter to General John C. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, re: the relationship between John Rawlins and Grant, Grant's intemperance and Parker's opinion of statements about Grant and Rawlins made by Sylvanus Cadwallader, a journalist and Grant biographer.
Dates: Created: February 17, 1887

Horace Porter letter

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1198
Scope and Contents Letter to unnamed member of Grant's cabinet regarding the recipient's worry over "lying and slander" during the campaign, the "mine decision" and "the Catholic mission". Urges him pay no attention, General Chipman has supported him and "offer no more ammunition". "The president would rather lose anyone else in his cabinet than to let you go."
Dates: Created: August 21, 1872

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

Richard J. Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box 64
Identifier: MS-SC1120
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924

William Rattle Plum letter

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1189
Scope and Contents Letter to Ulysses S. Grant discussing his nomination for the presidency, his campaign and the possibility of publishing a letter Grant sent to Plum.
Dates: Created: August 7, 1868