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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Elias H. Merryman letter

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1037
Scope and Contents Letter to Captain T.O. Duncan in Jacksonville regarding the proposed visit of the Springfield Company visiting the Jacksonville Company. Discusses all of the reasons why he doubts it will take place. Gives updates of occurrences in the regiment and asks the Captain to help him in making a visit possible.
Dates: Created: September 6, 1838

James Adams estate document

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC4
Scope and Contents Legal document regarding James Adams's (1783-1843) estate, in Sangamon County Probate Court.
Dates: Created: 1846

John Armstrong letter

 Collection — Box 2
Identifier: MS-SC40
Scope and Contents Consists of a letter by John Armstrong of Springfield, Illinois written to William Marsh, U.S. Consulate, Altona (Prussia), May 7, 1865. He informs Marsh of the death of Abraham Lincoln, gives details of funeral preparation in Springfield, and discusses business affairs and construction in the city.
Dates: Created: 1865

Pope Family letters

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194A
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1836, 1843, from Nathaniel to his wife discuss family sickness and states he delivered the "decision in the Smith case (Mormon prophet)". One, 1835, to his daughter Penelope, discussing his trip to Richmond, western girls compared to those in Richmond, and her brother William, in the navy in New York. One letter, 1833, from Sister Mary Agnes discussing the progress in studies of "your daughter". Land indenture, 1841, between Ninian Edwards and Penelope and Beverly Allen to John...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1853

Richard Powel journal

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1205
Scope and Contents Transcript of a journal kept while traveling round trip from Philadelphia to Springfield, Illinois. Describes the scenery along the way, as well as describing Pittsburgh and its smoky atmosphere and Springfield, Illinois. Visits family in Wheeling and attends a barn raising and mound excavation where two human skeletons had been unearthed with copper bracelets and beads around the bones. On steamboat to Cincinnati, his boat picked up passengers from previous night's boat wreck. Describes their...
Dates: Created: 1838