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Scully Family Papers

Identifier: BC731

Scope and Contents

The Scully Family Papers, concerning the immigration of William and Enriqueta, land ownership, and their family's life in America. Includes deeds, land indentures, tax receipts, trust funds, operating expenses, payroll taxes, rental books, land warranties, wills, citizenship papers, passports, daybooks/datebooks, journals, depositions, accounts from London and Ireland, bank accounts, employee’s files, agents books, medical mateials, IRS documents, bonds, check stubs, and personal and official correspondence. Also there are maps, soil surveys, plat books, published and unpublished manuscripts, hand drawn plans, newspaper articles and photostats. There are 87 bound volumes and three drawers of oversize documents.


  • Created: 1781-2001
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2003


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


101.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Family of William and Enriqueta Scully who came from Ireland to America in 1850 and was oneof the largest landowners in Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.

Arrangement Note

The Scully Papers are arranged in eighteen series: William Scully; Enriqueta Angela Scully; Thomas Scully; Frederick Scully; Violet Scully; Children of William, Thomas and Frederick Scully; Children of Michael and Peter Scully-Trusts; Operating Account & Expenses; Operating Account & Expenses-Peter D. Scully Trust; Operating Account & Expenses for Grundy, Livingston, Sangamon; Maps, Soil Surveys, Plat Books, Manuscripts & Books-Published & Non- Published; Scully Agents; Payroll Taxes; Banks; “Kickapoo House”; Tarrant’s Research; Bound Volumes and Oversize Documents. Please see PDF of finding aid for complete series descriptions.

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Related Materials

See also John Williams and Co. (Business correspondence to John Williams from William Scully and letters to John Williams pertaining to William Scully)

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Audio Visual Department.
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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