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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

A. Peabody letter

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1154
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860

Benjamin F. Angel letter

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC32
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Dates: Created: 1860-09-19

Theron Pardee letters

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1138
Scope and Contents Letter, Sept. 2, 1860 written after a request from W. Atwill in New York to describe of Abraham Lincoln. Four page tribute to Lincoln's "character, capacity and integrity". Short note, Oct. 13, 1860, from Atwill stating the letter was published in the New York Post and that Lincoln's election "may be certain". Clipping of article from the Post.
Dates: Created: 1860