02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files
Record Group Term
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 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 60
Scope and Contents Two essays, each 11 pages, handwritten. The first concerns healing through prayer and faith and offers two examples. The second is a "vindication" of Mary Todd Lincoln and is a memoir of experiences he had with Mrs. Lincoln that he uses to deny negative portrayals of her character and actions.
Dates: Created: Undated
Collection — Box 66
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