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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Letters to his brother-in-law Dr. Bernard Stuve, who lived near Illiopolis. Pearson advises Stuve in how to deal with his property and crops. Writes about his disappointment in what the town is doing to his property while he is gone and asks Stuve to keep a list of names of those against him. Talks of difficulty traveling from Louisville to Harrodsburg due to the war. Mentions the election in Kentucky and the Democrats winning. Also advises him not to invest in "jack". Some family news.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
Collection — Box 60
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents 46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863