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Box 2

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

Atkinson, Henry

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 45
Scope and Contents Appointment of Thomas A. Haskins to sergeant in 6th Regiment, United States Infantry.
Dates: Created: 1819

Chester A. Arthur letter

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC43
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) to John J. Rider, Albany, N.Y., Nov. 26, 1862 regarding transportation of the 10th New York National Guard.
Dates: Created: November 26, 1862

Atkins, Smith D.

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 44
Scope and Contents Letter: Mt. Morris, Illinois, to John L. Bittinger, Freeport, Ill., 1852 Dec. 12. Discusses student life at Rock River Seminary, Mt. Morris, Illinois. Letter: Springfield, Ohio, to John L. Bittinger, St. Louis, Mo., 1856 March 7. Discusses 1856 presidential campaign, with disdain for Millard Fillmore; and the Kansas-Nebraska slavery question. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings and miscellaneous papers concerning Rock River Seminary, Atkins' Civil War service, condolences on the death...
Dates: Created: 1852-1887

Arenz Family papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC36
Scope and Contents Consists of legal documents, material related to proposed Beardstown and Sangamon Canal, and copy of original plat of Beardstown, Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1832-1853

Hugh Oliver Argraves papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC37
Scope and Contents Consists of typescripts and drafts of 4 plays and 44 poems written by Hugh O. Argraves of Rockford, Illinois. Many poems concern his service during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1940-1965

Arithmetic cyphering books

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC38
Scope and Contents Consists of four handwritten arithmetic exercise books or cyphering books from various authors and locations, including: George W. Allen, dating to 1812-1814, brought to Greene County, Illinois, from Tennessee in 1818; Samuel Smith, dating to 1817-1820 (probably a fragment of a larger volume); and two books dating to 1819-1821 belonging to Richard Wells, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and Edmund Palmer. The Wells book contains instruction in basic store accounting.
Dates: Created: 1812-1821

Andrew Armstrong legal document

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC39
Scope and Contents Consists of one certificate of emancipation of Joe, a slave. The document was signed by slave owner Andrew Armstrong and witnessed by James B. January and Robert Holmes.
Dates: Created: 1813

John Armstrong letter

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC40
Scope and Contents Consists of a letter by John Armstrong of Springfield, Illinois written to William Marsh, U.S. Consulate, Altona (Prussia), May 7, 1865. He informs Marsh of the death of Abraham Lincoln, gives details of funeral preparation in Springfield, and discusses business affairs and construction in the city.
Dates: Created: 1865

Pleasant Armstrong legal documents

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC41
Scope and Contents Consists of one patent for a grant of 120 acres issued to Pleasant Armstrong by the United States or service during the Black Hawk War. It was endorsed by Delila Armstrong, widow, Petersburg, Illinois, February 4, 1860. Also, one undated appraisal of a white and brown steer, taken up by Robert Armstrong. Signed by Pleasant Armstrong and Obadiah Short.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1860

Isaac N. Arnold letter

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC42
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter of Isaac N. Arnold enclosing a copy of the Globe newspaper containing a speech. He remarks that it had been called too radical, but insists it was the truth.
Dates: Created: February 18, 1862