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 65
Scope and Contents Letters to family, majority to "mother", back in Massachusetts. Discuss family news, work in Galena and Hamilton, Ill. and Keokuk, Iowa. Describes a boat trip he and Clara took on the Mississippi. Three letters from Clara discuss family business, her child and her work at the school.
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1857
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