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Box 60

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick S. Mojonnier diary of a voyage to America

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1059
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept by Mojonnier on the family's trip. Briefly details each day of their trip by stage, sleigh and train to Havre, France where they spent several days before sailing. On board ship he details the weather, any family problems, passenger problems, sea life they observe, a ship wreck and their entrance into the Mississippi with the help of a tug boat. He describes the boat they take to St. Louis and the sights he sees along the way.
Dates: Created: Undated

J. G. Montfort letters

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1060
Scope and Contents Signed letter from Reverend J.G. Montfort to James Baines in Camden, Ohio asking for information about a boy he taught in 1827 named Lincoln and wondering if it could have been the future president. Reply gives information about the Lincoln family of Camden, Ohio and verifies that the boy was not the future president.
Dates: Created: August 10, 1867 and August 19, 1867

Orlin H. Miner papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1053
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867

Thomas F. Miller letters

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1050-A
Scope and Contents One letter gives a list of resolutions he believes the Park County girls should abide by and include "tender services as clerks, mechanics and tillers of the soil" while the men are serving, and "withhold friendship and love from every able bodied young man who will not enlist". He gives his account of the battles at Fort Henry and Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Corinth. In the beginning his letters tell how happy he is to be a soldier and that he could lead that life with no problem. After...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863