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 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 2
Collection — Box 68
Scope and Contents Letter to John Hancock expressing some thoughts on Lincoln, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation and Hancock's hope of election to the Maryland Convention. Hancock was an Alabama born lawyer who served as a jurist and member of the legislature in Texas and refused to take oath of allegiance to the Confederacy then left the state to avoid conscription into the army.
Dates: Created: February 25, 1864
Collection — Box 57
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866
Collection — Box 58
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of speech given in Jacksonville, vehemently opposing the Nebraska Bill. Includes several news clippings regarding the bill and various states and cities opposition to it. One pamphlet from the committee appointed by the trustees of the Illinois Conference Female Seminary regarding payment from those who owe the the school money. Mather was the treasurer of the committee.
Dates: Created: 1854
Collection — Box 61
Scope and Contents Family correspondence, much of it between Edward and Martha Williams, Elizabeth's parents and Robert and Elizabeth. Discusses family news, politics, farm business, acquaintances and in a few letters a family member who joined the Mormon Church. Letters from B.F to Travis discuss family and life in Texas. A few letters between the brothers. An arithmetic book hand written by Robert for use in teaching. Several papers related to the selection of teachers and school schedules with lists of...
Dates: Created: 1790 - 1862
Collection — Box 61
Overview The Morganian Society was an anti-slavery organization created by residents of Morgan County, Illinois in or around 1823. The Society was probably founded in response to a call for an election to be held in 1824 which would allow Illinoisians to revise the state constitution, which might have allowed Illinois to permit slavery. The organization had roughly 130 members, consisting of men from across the county. They likely disbanded after the election, when Illinois residents declined to revise...
Dates: Created: 1823
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Letters, 1805-1807, to Joseph discuss land speculation especially with regard to the "large numbers of people coming from Europe", the Indiana legislature, the governor's corruption and the need for Illinois Territory to break away from Indiana, mail contracts and slavery (Morrison owned slaves). Letter,1814, from Joseph to Anne, while in Pittsburgh on bank business. Letter, 1847, to Anne from Eloise Morrison discuss family news and the Mexican War. Two letters, 1850, from Jacksonville, one to...
Dates: Created: 1805 - 1853
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Letter to "editor of the New York Tribune" re: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the legality of it. Written in response to the editor's (Horace Greeley) position that the southern states could save slavery by ending the rebellion.
Dates: Created: March 20, 1863
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Letter, from Springhill, Pennsylvania to his wife Eliza in Kaskaskia. Discusses slaves and what he had planned for them to do while he was gone, his plan to buy "a girl", his travel itinerary and business and advisment to wife to "keep everyone at their respective duties" in order to "succeed in business."
Dates: Created: August 15, 1815