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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 33 Collections and/or Records:

Alphabetical list of Springfield, Illinois citizens or "snow birds"

 Collection — Box 83
Identifier: MS-SC1453
Scope and Contents List of people living in Springfield, Illinois during the winter of 1830/31 during the "deep snow". Lists name of adult males, wife and children if any, date of settling in Springfield, lot where located and occupation. The list was compiled by Z.A. Enos.
Dates: Created: Undated

Atwood Family letters

 Collection — Box 3
Identifier: MS-SC48
Scope and Contents Siblings Elbridge (b. 1835), Bradley V. (1838-1863), and Alice M. Atwood (b. 1841) were born in New York. In 1860 Elbridge lived in Springfield, Illinois, where he worked as a laborer. In 1861 Bradley lived in Athens, Illinois, where he volunteered to serve in the 10th Illinois Cavalry, Company A, during the American Civil War. In 1860 Alice lived in Jackson, Michigan. Consists of letters written by Elbridge and Bradley Atwood to their sibling Alice Atwood, describing Springfield,...
Dates: Created: 1860-1865

Autographs of 68 Springfield, Illinois citizens

 Collection — Box 82
Identifier: MS-SC1448-2
Scope and Contents Autographs of 68 Springfield citizens collected in May 1907.
Dates: Created: May 1907

Autographs of Springfield Citizens

 Collection — Box 82
Identifier: MS-SC1448-1
Scope and Contents Two autograph books kept by Edwin Sawyer Walker contains signatures of Springfield citizens, 1830-1850, and state officials, 1887.
Dates: Created: 1830 - 1887

Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

Credit Clearing Committee (Springfield, Illinois) records

 Collection — Box 83
Identifier: MS-SC1454
Scope and Contents Includes incorporation, by-laws, minutes, statement of notes issued, name of all businesses with accounts, amount of note and any balance, summary of its operations from inception through Dec. 1936 and a report of liquidation.
Dates: Created: 1933 - 1936

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

First Presbyterian Church (Springfield, Illinois) subscription list

 Collection — Box 83
Identifier: MS-SC1455
Scope and Contents List of subscribers and amount contributed to pay Reverend John G. Bergen for his service as pastor during 1833.
Dates: Created: March 1, 1834

George F. Seymour speech manuscript

 Collection — Box 79
Identifier: MS-SC1368
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of the speech he gave at the laying of the corner stone of the State Fair Buildings.
Dates: Created: July 4, 1894

Hugh R. Riddle statement on first baseball game in Illinois

 Collection — Box 71
Identifier: MS-SC1271
Scope and Contents Short reminiscence about learning the game from the New Yorkers, trouble finding a rule book on returning home and the first game played in the fall of 1865. Also describes the players and the people who came to view.
Dates: Created: Undated.