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Box 65

 Container

Contains 27 Collections and/or Records:

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

John M. Palmer letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135A
Scope and Contents Letter to Aunt Jessie, thanking her for the copy of her "Lincoln address". Most of the letter is about his father and mother and rereading their letters to him while he was at West Point. Reminiscent and nostalgic.
Dates: Created: September 10, 1925

John M. Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135B
Scope and Contents Two documents signed by Governor Palmer appointing notary publics. One in 1870 for Samuel Briley of Union County. One in 1871 for John Loomis of Jacksonville, Illinois. A 1869 invitation from the United Fellows and Kindred Societies of Freedmen asking him to address the Society on New Years day 1870 in Chicago. Signed by members of the Committee of Arrangements and numerous other members of the Society. Henry May was chairman of the Committee.
Dates: Created: 1869 - 1871

John M. Palmer manuscript

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of his published book "An Army of the People" where he "attempts to give a detailed description of a National Military System for the United States" that is "in full harmony with American political traditions and ideals." Discusses the American National Defense Act of 1916, the army of Switzerland, drafting soldiers, and excerpts from the diary of Lieutenant Burr. Lieutenant Burr served with the 6th Cavalry as a Squadron Inspector-Instructor in the Third Volunteer Cavalry...
Dates: Created: 1916

John W. Palmer letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1136
Scope and Contents Letter to the "Citizens of Hancock County" asking "all good Anti-Mormons" to refrain from violence against Governor Ford and forces under his command while they visit Hancock County.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1846

Thomas L. Pankey papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1137
Scope and Contents 46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863

Theron Pardee letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1138
Scope and Contents Letter, Sept. 2, 1860 written after a request from W. Atwill in New York to describe of Abraham Lincoln. Four page tribute to Lincoln's "character, capacity and integrity". Short note, Oct. 13, 1860, from Atwill stating the letter was published in the New York Post and that Lincoln's election "may be certain". Clipping of article from the Post.
Dates: Created: 1860

Hezekiah Park letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1139
Scope and Contents Letter, sent from Circleville, Ill., to Thabius Bancroft in Grafton, Vermont from where he had just returned from a visit. Describes his trip back and the quality of land along the way. Describes the fertility of his land in Illinois and its superiority to Vermont. Mentions problems with the British Fur Company in Oregon Territory and the Russians in the west. Also discusses talking with [Thomas J.] Farnham re: his expedition to California.
Dates: Created: September 27, 1840

Jonathan Park journal extracts

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1140
Scope and Contents Photocopies of pages from his journal listing the marriages, baptisms and deaths in the Park, Quinn, Moberley, Clark and Cobb families from 1843 through 1879. Typed copy of couples married by Park, 1852-1879; individuals baptized, 1848-1872; and funerals performed, 1853-1867.
Dates: Created: 1843 - 1879

Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865