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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Pierce papers

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1174
Scope and Contents One letter, Feb. 20, 1849 to C.G. Atherton re: his letter to the president requesting the appointment of Dr. Justin E. Stevens as Army Surgeon, signed by Pierce. One document, Oct. 2, 1854, assigning the bounty land of Mary Hall, widow of John B. Hall a veteran of the War of 1812, to Henry Owsley. Signed by Pierce.
Dates: Created: 1849 - 1854

George Phelps letter

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1168
Scope and Contents Letter to Abraham Lincoln stating that he is planning to move to the Nevada Territory and would like an appointment as U.S. Marshall or U.S. Attorney for the Territory. States that Browning would attest to his fitness.
Dates: Created: March 15, 1861

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

John Mead commission

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1025
Scope and Contents Appointment, signed by Governor James Wood of Virginia, to ensign in the 32nd regiment, 7th brigade, 3rd division, 1st battalion of the Virginia militia. Note on back written by Henry F. Smith, Feb. 6, 1852, from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to "dear sir" asks if the whereabouts of the heirs of John Mead is known. States Mead died somewhere in Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1798 - 1852