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 62
Scope and Contents Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and...
Dates: Created: September 1864 - March 1865
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