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 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 68
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1877, one from J.G. Holland at Scribner's Monthly and one from R. Shelton McKenzie of "The Press", congratulating Power on the publication of his book. One essay on the Power family coat of arms. One letter, 1890 from Power requesting information on his family in order to join the Sons of the American Revolution. One letter from the Bureau of Pensions with a history of Joseph Power, who served in the American Revolution, and his family. Two letters, 1891, regarding the death of his...
Dates: Created: 1873 - 1900
Collection — Box 63
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1881, discuss the railroad and family business. The remaining letters 1895-1900, refer to the sinking of a coal mine in Farmington and politics. Several letters from John Moorehead of the Madison Coal Company of which the last spells out the requirements of the land to sink the mine. Several letters from James M. Truitt, an attorney in Hillsboro, Ill. discuss the 1900 election campaign, with opinions on Yates, Walter Reeves, Senator Cullom and John Tanner. Letters from Reeves and...
Dates: Created: 1818 - 1907
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Photocopies of pages from his journal listing the marriages, baptisms and deaths in the Park, Quinn, Moberley, Clark and Cobb families from 1843 through 1879. Typed copy of couples married by Park, 1852-1879; individuals baptized, 1848-1872; and funerals performed, 1853-1867.
Dates: Created: 1843 - 1879
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents Land transfer for Amos Merriman for Clarke land in Kentucky. A letter from James B. Clarke to his brother regarding some dissatisfaction on the part of Merriman, discussing how to deal with it and offering his help if he cannot settle it. Document giving power of attorney to Reuben Merriman for renting land left to Nathan Chambers by Cary S. Clarke. Indenture for sale of land in Kentucky from Amos to Reuben Merriman. Divorce decree, 1881 for R.A. Merriman and M.J. Merriman in Union County Iowa....
Dates: Created: 1811-1821, 1881
Collection — Box 61
Scope and Contents Board of Health forms filled out by Rev. W.P. Baker, Cumberland Presbyterian Church minister at Hillsboro, Illinois, for the marriages he performed. Gives full name of bride and groom as well as their place of residence, date of birth, full name of mother and father, number of prior marriages, maiden name of bride if previously married, groom's occupation, name of witnesses and date of marriage.
Dates: Created: 1879 - 1901