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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 63
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
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents A letter to his brother from headquarters of the Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General, Louisville, Kentucky discussing their difference of opinion about President Lincoln. Gives some of his reasons why he could not vote for Lincoln but prefers McClellan. Tells of actions taken in Louisville on election day to maintain the peace.
Dates: Created: November 14, 1864
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents Typed copy of Meigs reminiscence on the relations of President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton mainly with General McClellan. He discusses the replacement of Scott with McClellan, an unproductive meeting between McClellan, the President and a few others, McClellan's subsequent behavior and Lincoln and Stanton's responses to McClellan and other generals with a defense of those responses. A three page letter, Oct. 7, 1864, to General Sheridan's headquarters, regarding the death of his son and...
Dates: Created: Undated
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour regarding the support for McClellan shown among Democrats at the convention, the dissatisfaction in the Mississippi valley towards Lincoln and his policies and the fallacious story that General Cass is supporting Lincoln. Asks for acknowledgement of the letter because "Lincoln's postmasters ... sometimes looking into other people's letters."
Dates: Created: September 21, 1864