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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin May diaries

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1018
Scope and Contents Diaries have brief notes about activities of the day. Very little related to military activities other than marching or mention of a skirmish. Has lists of supplies and costs, lists of wounded and sick. Diary continues for a time after returning from the war.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

John C. Norton papers

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1112
Scope and Contents 3 diaries (1864, 1865, 1866); official correspondence (1862-1876); family photos (189-?). The 1864 and 1865 diaries contain detailed accounts of the activities of Norton and the troops he served, observations of camp life, and news from home. Also in the 1864 diary: expenditures, inventories, and patient morbidity and mortality statistics. The 1866 diary includes brief and intermittent entries that cover Norton's professional and social activities in Rockford, inventories of books and other...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1866

Madison G. Nixon papers

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1109
Scope and Contents Commission from Governor Yates. Order to join the 6th Regiment in Mississippi signed by Isham Haynie. Transportation orders, medical reports and discharge.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Manuscript on Belle Reynolds

 Collection — Box 61
Identifier: MS-SC1076
Scope and Contents Manuscript of article written about Belle Reynolds' service during the Civil War and her commission given by Governor Yates of Illinois. Also briefly describes her work as a physician after the war in Chicago, California and the Philippines. A signed note by Belle Reynolds telling who Mr. Morris is and that he had written her re: the article which appeared in an Omaha newspaper. Also a short note by Thomas C. Shelley who had served in the 17th Infantry with Mr. Reynolds re: Belle's later life.
Dates: Undated

New York City Night Watchers Club journal

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1105
Scope and Contents A nightly entry by the various volunteers gives a report on the patients. Sometimes giving details of their history, illness and care. They also communicate with each other in a friendly and sometimes jesting manner and keep tabs on the cat that roams the hospital during the night. They also remark on the war.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865

Thomas L. Pankey papers

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1137
Scope and Contents 46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863

William Anderson Allen

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC15
Scope and Contents Collection contains the letters of William A. Allen (1830-1891) written to his wife, Millicent Blanchard Allen (1838-1922), during his service during the American Civil War in the 9th Illinois Infantry Regiment in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. An assistant surgeon, Allen described camp life and medical care. Includes newsclippings, military papers and two musical scores.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864

Winthrop S. G. Allen letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC18
Scope and Contents Collection includes letters of Winthrop S. G. Allen (1837-1901) written during the American Civil War, 1862-1863. A private in the 12th Illinois Cavalry, Allen wrote from Camp Butler, Illinois; various camps in Maryland and Virginia; and an army hospital in Washington, D.C. Includes a description of the Union's 1862 capture of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863