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Box 62

 Container

Contains 23 Collections and/or Records:

Laura Morrison letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1078
Scope and Contents Letter tells that school house will be completed in Herndon, Ill. in October and she wishes her cousin would "come west" and teach at the school. Also describes Republican "mass meeting" she and her father attended in Springfield, Illinois with "ten thousand" attending.
Dates: Created: August 8. 1860

Robert Morrison letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1079
Scope and Contents Letters, 1805-1807, to Joseph discuss land speculation especially with regard to the "large numbers of people coming from Europe", the Indiana legislature, the governor's corruption and the need for Illinois Territory to break away from Indiana, mail contracts and slavery (Morrison owned slaves). Letter,1814, from Joseph to Anne, while in Pittsburgh on bank business. Letter, 1847, to Anne from Eloise Morrison discuss family news and the Mexican War. Two letters, 1850, from Jacksonville, one to...
Dates: Created: 1805 - 1853

William Morrison letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1080
Scope and Contents Letter, from Springhill, Pennsylvania to his wife Eliza in Kaskaskia. Discusses slaves and what he had planned for them to do while he was gone, his plan to buy "a girl", his travel itinerary and business and advisment to wife to "keep everyone at their respective duties" in order to "succeed in business."
Dates: Created: August 15, 1815

Oliver P. Morton letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1081
Scope and Contents Letter to Reverend Hiram Sears of Mount Carmel, Illinois complimenting him on the Abraham Lincoln funeral sermon that was published in the Mt. Carmel Register.
Dates: Created: May 15, 1865

John L. Motley letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1082
Scope and Contents Letter to Alexander Wheelock, regarding placement of the fireplace and a comment on "Abraham" referring to his Emancipation Proclamation.
Dates: Created: October 10, 1862

Washington Jefferson Mowry journal

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1083
Scope and Contents Journal describes experiences along the way. Vividly describes several bouts of seasickness among the passengers during rough waters, the passengers and their different nationalities, several tales of drunkenness among various passengers and workers and the boat trying to pass through thick ice near Mackinack and being forced to remain there due to ice. Describes the stops at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Traveling by stage he describes the prairies and the towns of Naperville, Aurora and...
Dates: Created: April 20 - June 1847

John J. Mudd papers

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1084
Scope and Contents Letter January 1864 to Colonel Wilson, complaining of inadequate provisions, his efforts to get supplies and his inability to get an interview with General Banks. Refers to President Lincoln's comments regarding supplies and the "facts being to the contrary." A pass, Dec. 4, 1861, for Mr. William Butler and Lady to Fort Holt and Cairo, signed by Major Mudd.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Samuel A.Mudd papers

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1085
Scope and Contents Letter, Sept. 1865 to Major George E. Wentworth expressing regret for attempted escape. Two letters to his wife, Frank, discuss family affairs, work in the prison, his longing for home, President Johnson and efforts to be pardoned. One letter from Jere Dyer to his sister Frank, Mudd's wife, discuss his efforts to help the doctor and family affairs. Dr. Mudd's pardon, signed by President Andrew Johnson. Letter, Sept. 1906, from Mudd's daughter Nettie to Alton B. Parker regarding her "prospectus"...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1906

Jacob R. Muhleman diary

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1086
Scope and Contents Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and...
Dates: Created: September 1864 - March 1865

Charles J. Mulligan letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1087
Scope and Contents Letter to Jessie Palmer Weber, requesting payment for statue authorized by the state of Illinois.
Dates: Created: July 6, 191-