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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 60
Scope and Contents List of steamboats and their captains running on the upper Mississippi during the years 1847-1855, taken from the shipping books of S.S. Phelps and Co. and McKinney and Adams both of Oquawka, Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1921
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Bill of lading for twenty cattle, one dog and fifty horses to be sent from London to New York. Shipped by J.A. Perry aboard the steamship Greece.
Dates: Created: July 18, 1884
Collection — Box 67
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
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Journal describes experiences along the way. Vividly describes several bouts of seasickness among the passengers during rough waters, the passengers and their different nationalities, several tales of drunkenness among various passengers and workers and the boat trying to pass through thick ice near Mackinack and being forced to remain there due to ice. Describes the stops at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Traveling by stage he describes the prairies and the towns of Naperville, Aurora and...
Dates: Created: April 20 - June 1847