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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 40 Collections and/or Records:

A. Peabody letter

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1154
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860

Andrew O'Connor letter

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1115
Scope and Contents Letter to Jessie Palmer Weber at the Illinois State Historical Society in answer to her question re: the length of Abraham Lincoln's arms. The letter was sent from Paris, France where he was living at the time.
Dates: Created: June 19, 1925

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 O'Conor letter

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1116
Scope and Contents Letter to Henry S. Randall, New York delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860, re: their mutual beliefs in maintaining the Union and in the loss of the Union if Lincoln is elected. Expresses very strong sentiment against Lincoln being elected.
Dates: Created: December 31, 1860

Charles R. Matheny summons

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1011
Scope and Contents Summons for Abraham Lincoln and William G. Jetter to appear as witnesses in Simmons vs Bale on behalf of Bale, written and signed by Matheny and witnessed by Honorable Samuel D. Lockwood, Judge. Filing note and expenses written on back. Dated April 3, 1833.
Dates: Created: April 3, 1833

Charles W. Moores letter

 Collection — Box 61
Identifier: MS-SC1070
Scope and Contents Letter to John Bunn in Springfield, Illinois asking questions regarding Abraham Lincoln and his address before the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield. He also asks about Martin M. Morris of Menard County to whom Lincoln expressed appreciation for his support in the 1843 election.
Dates: Created: July 24, 1913

Clifton H. Moore papers

 Collection — Box 61
Identifier: MS-SC1066
Scope and Contents DeWitt County Circuit Court documents. One with written instructions to the jury re: reasons why the defense will ask for a new trial in the Austin Ritchie vs. Ransom Adair slander case. Moore & Lincoln for the defense. Second document is a motion to set aside the verdict in the Joseph Ryan vs. Perce, Keith and Clark with reasons why. Lincoln & Moore for the defense.
Dates: Created: May 16 and November 15, 1854

Daniel M. Points letter

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1187A
Scope and Contents Letter to friend William Plattenburg in Canton, Ill. sent from Camp Reede, Jackson, Tenn. Refers to the Emancipation Proclamation, anti-war newspaper sentiments and his anger towards those back home who will not enlist and do not support the war. Mentions his poor health and possibility of discharge due to illness.
Dates: Created: February 23, 1863

Darius A. Ogden letter

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1117
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour discussing the need for a change in the presidency and his belief that Lincoln is losing ground especially due to Grant's unsuccessful campaigns. Discusses what he believes should be the most important issues in the Democratic platform at the convention in Chicago. He sees the two most important contenders as McClellan and Seymour and gives his allegiance to Seymour.
Dates: Created: July 17, 1864

E. H. Owen letter

 Collection — Box 64
Identifier: MS-SC1128
Scope and Contents Letter to Gideon Welles re: General Fremont's emancipation proclamation and the possibility of his resignation due to Lincoln's dissatisfaction with the proclamation and him. Feels public response would be very unfavorable to his resignation and that enlistment numbers would drop.
Dates: Created: September 20, 1861