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 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Letter, 1819, from Rev. B.F. Farnsworth of Boston discussing news of his life and work and the possibility of his coming west. Letter, 1833, to Elder B.W. Henry, from Peck in Rock Spring discussing the Edwardsville Association and the principles of Illinois Baptists. Notes, ca. 1833-1834, on "Illinois history", pertain to Black Hawk War; also a circular, Oct. 21, 1833, "To the friends of education in Illinois" from Bela Jacobs, secretary of The Western Baptist Educational Association. Letter,...
Dates: Created: 1819 - 1856
Collection — Box 66
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
Collection — Box 63
Scope and Contents Seven letters to Frank E. Stevens regarding Lincoln and the Black Hawk War. Discussing the route that Lincoln's company traveled and asking Stevenson's help in clarifying. Several references to Governor Emmerson and George Dixon, president of the Illinois Historical Society, and his mishandling of the "Commission". One letter from Charles G. Davis with notes on changes for Oakleaf's manuscript. Two letters to Stevens from Joseph L. Oakleaf after his father's death re: the manuscript.
Dates: Created: May 10 - July 17, 1930
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents July 24, 1879 letter to General John A. McClernand regarding his service in the Black Hawk War and his remembrance of the wilderness of the prairie when he first traveled through it. Sent in response to a request for information re: men who had served in that war.
Dates: Created: July 24, 1879
Collection — Box 2
Scope and Contents Consists of one patent for a grant of 120 acres issued to Pleasant Armstrong by the United States or service during the Black Hawk War. It was endorsed by Delila Armstrong, widow, Petersburg, Illinois, February 4, 1860. Also, one undated appraisal of a white and brown steer, taken up by Robert Armstrong. Signed by Pleasant Armstrong and Obadiah Short.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1860
Collection — Box 2
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856
Collection — Box 64
Scope and Contents A 1797 memoriam to William Orr, an Irishman who died "on the altar of English tyranny". Three letters, 1821-1822, from Edward Copland in New York and Philadelphia discuss politics and news of the day. Lengthy discussion of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia and its handling. One letter, 1822, from C.A. Beck in Albany, NY. gives lengthy discussions re: an article about Thomas Jefferson by "A Native of Virginia", a controversy between Mr. Rumpel and J.Q. Adams and New York politics between...
Dates: Created: 1797 - 1844