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Box 62

 Container

Contains 23 Collections and/or Records:

James B. Murray letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1089
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother, Bronson, in Ottawa, Illinois refers to Plank Road currency, that is worthless and charges him for using it. Also mentions land prices.
Dates: Created: June 16, 1853

Report on the location of Fort Dearborn

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1090
Scope and Contents A report by Harry A. Musham regarding the location of the walls of the first Fort Dearborn in Chicago. The report uses includes geographical and archaeological evidence to ascertain the approximate location of the stockade, so that a memorial could be created at the site. Illustrated with charts and copies of original documents.
Dates: Created: 1940

National Steam Ship Company, Limited, bill of lading

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1092
Scope and Contents Bill of lading for twenty cattle, one dog and fifty horses to be sent from London to New York. Shipped by J.A. Perry aboard the steamship Greece.
Dates: Created: July 18, 1884

Nature's Rival Forms Company records

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1093
Scope and Contents Legal agreement signed by Mr. & Mrs. Stenhouse and the five original stockholders, two stock certificates for five shares at $100. per share, last will and testament of Alfred C. Black, and receipts for stocks purchased by Alfred C. Black.
Dates: Created: 1906 - 1909

Lyman H. Needham letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1094
Scope and Contents The majority of letters are to his sister and brother-in-law, some to "my friends back home". He details his life in camp, many references to sickness and death. Describes his commanding officers and their different styles and his clerical work. Describes the battles and skirmishes and his discouragement at the way the war is going. References to people back home and often speaks of his desire to be back there and married. Three letters from prison at Danville, Va.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Winfield Scott Neely reminiscences of Confederate prisons

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1095
Scope and Contents Memoir of his time spent in these prisons, describes the prisons' physical characteristics, their rules, the differences in rules and treatment of the prisoners, and the psychological coping methods of the prisoners. Describes incidents of efforts to avoid starvation or freezing. Describes the prisoners who came in from Bell Isle and the death rate among them. Discusses the illness, specifically scurvy, rampant among the men and the prison hospitals. Gives some incidences of torture and murder....
Dates: Created: 1875

Samuel Nelson letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1096
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York expressing his views on the political situation and the war, and the Secretary of War's proposals for financing the war.
Dates: Created: January 10, 1862

Allen Nevins commencement address

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1097
Scope and Contents Copy of commencement speech delivered at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, June 1953. Discusses the importance of Illinois from before the American Revolution and the many people from Illinois who have been devoted to the idea and the perpetuation of democracy.
Dates: Created: June 1953

Alfred W. Newcombe papers

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1098
Scope and Contents Letters from Harold Ickes, Ira Copley, Charles E. Merriam, Donald Richberg and Walter S. Rogers discuss where Newcombe might look for information and some, especially Ickes, give reminiscences re: the election of 1911, LaFollette and Roosevelt.
Dates: Created: 1945 - 1946

Henry M. Newhall letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1099
Scope and Contents Letters to his sister in Quincy, Ill. discuss camp life, Black soldiers in the army, jealousy in Union command and several encounters with Forrest's men. Also discuss friends and family back in Quincy.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865