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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 57
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866
Collection — Box 63
Scope and Contents Signed letter to Lyman Trumbull referring to Mr. Lovejoy's proposal to procure a territorial judgeship for him, but due to Lovejoy's death, he is requesting Trumbull's assistance in this. Refers to Lincoln's trip around the Great Lakes in Oct. 1848 on the steamer Globe and his own debate with Lincoln in which "he defended old Zach and I defended the Free Soil platform." Note by Trumbull on back of letter.
Dates: Created: April 16, 1864
Collection — Box 57
Scope and Contents Letter of admittance, letters to family and grade reports from Annapolis. He tells of his life, studies and difficulties at the Naval Academy. Three letters from Owen Lovejoy regarding his efforts toward reinstatement and two letters from the Academy. Letters from the war mainly discuss camp life and activities. Mentions General Curtis several times and gives his opinion of him. Is fighting only for preservation of the union and states he hates "abolitionists as much as he hates the secesh"....
Dates: Created: 1857 - 1865