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 1
Scope and Contents Account book including records of expenses, disbursements, and annual recapitualtion of Walnut Grove Farm, which was co-owned by George P. Phinney. Includes hand-drawn maps of the farm and surrounding area.
Dates: Created: 1852-1863
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Letter, sent from Circleville, Ill., to Thabius Bancroft in Grafton, Vermont from where he had just returned from a visit. Describes his trip back and the quality of land along the way. Describes the fertility of his land in Illinois and its superiority to Vermont. Mentions problems with the British Fur Company in Oregon Territory and the Russians in the west. Also discusses talking with [Thomas J.] Farnham re: his expedition to California.
Dates: Created: September 27, 1840
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833