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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

James Affleck manuscripts

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC10
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two unpublished manuscripts by James Affleck (1813-1902): "The Stewart and Bennett Duel" about a Belleville, Illinois duel in 1819; and "Governor John Reynolds", a biographical sketch.
Dates: Created: 1899-1901

John Phelps reminiscences

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1169
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874

Nathaniel Niles letters

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1108
Scope and Contents Letter, April 15, 1891, to General Henry M. Cist, Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland in Cincinnati, Ohio re: Colonel John B. Reid, Colonel of the 130th, details about Reid and the regiment at the Battle of Sabine Cross Road near Mansfield, Ark. and his imprisonment at Tyler, TX. Letter, March 10, 1898 to Albert, concerning how Niles felt the weight of his years, literary quotations in favor of a life of action, a denial of a statement by Joe Gillespie that Niles wrote part...
Dates: Created: 1891, 1898