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Box 1


Contains 33 Collections and/or Records:

Emma Ford Altgeld letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC20
Scope and Contents Collection contains personal notes of Emma Ford Altgeld (1847-1915) about health, Christmas gifts, visits, etc., addressed from the Governor's Mansion to members of the Mathias Blumle family of Springfield, Illinois. Mathias Blumle was janitor and guard at the Illinois State House.
Dates: Created: 1895 - 1896

John P. Altgeld papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC21
Scope and Contents Collection includes letter of governor John P. Altgeld (1847-1902) to John R. Tanner (1844-1901) regarding the arrangements for the latter's inauguration as Governor of Illinois. Five orders for arrest and extradition, including one for W. B. Franklin, a fugitive from Iowa. An absract of votes for 1894 Supreme Court justice election.
Dates: Created: 1894 - 1897

Citizens of Alton, Illinois, subscription list

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC22
Scope and Contents Subscriptions signed by citizens of Alton, Illinois, pledging donations for relief of victims of the Chicago Fire, made at public meetings October 10, 1871, and after.
Dates: Created: 1871

Alton Spectator subscription book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC23
Scope and Contents Consists of a bound volume contianing a list of subscribers to the Alton Spectator newspaper, giving local, state and out-of-state names.
Dates: Created: 1836

Upper Alton Lyceum minute book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC24
Scope and Contents Consists of one bound volume including meeting minutes, lyceum constitution and membership list.
Dates: Created: 1836 - 1839

Alton & Sangamon Railroad Co. stock certificate

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 25
Scope and Contents Certificate for 2 shares of railroad stock issued to John C. Crowder, June 17, 1853. Springfield, Illinois, stock subscription book raising funds for the railroad's construction, opened May 20, 1847. Abraham Lincoln signed for 2 shares, certificate no. 85.
Dates: Created: Date missing

American Akademe minute book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC26
Scope and Contents Consists of one record book that includes the constitution of the American Akademe, its membership lists and meeting minutes, July 2, 1883 to June 17, 1884.
Dates: Created: 1883 - 1884

John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

Illinois Adjutant General's militia report

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC28
Scope and Contents Consists of Adjutant General Moses K. Anderson's report to the Illinois General Assembly on the strength of the Illinois Militia for the year 1845. Certified and signed by Governor Thomas Ford.
Dates: Created: 1846


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 29
Scope and Contents Materials returned to Robert Anderson photostat file.
Dates: Created: Date missing