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Alfred Sample letters

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1322
Scope and Contents Letters to Sample discuss politics, the railroad, his campaigns, the elections of 1888 and 1892, court cases and numerous matters related to the court. Includes one threatening letter from an angry juror. A few letters refer to war commemoration activities. A few letters discuss business possibilities, especially related to land, in Kansas, Iowa and the Dakotas. Includes letters from Judge Owen T. Reeves, Judge N.J. Pillsbury, Attorney General George Hunt, Congressman L.E. Payson, state Senator...
Dates: Created: 1876 - 1891

James P. Root letter

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1300
Scope and Contents One letter, July 14, 1868, to George Shaw of Geneseo, Ill. explaining that the Tanners are a "second edition of the 'wide awakes'" and their uniform is a cap, cape, leather apron and a torch with a flag bearing the names of Grant and Colfax. Other information on the group. Signed by Root and sent from Chicago. Printed flyer from Klokke and Hand, Hatters, Furriers and Manufacturers in Chicago, announcing the formation of clubs, called "Tanners", by the Wide Awakes "intending to do Grant's...
Dates: Created: July 8, 1868

John R. Tanner papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1518
Scope and Contents Letter, June 1886, from John A. Logan compliments his work on "the canvass" and hopes to see him at the convention. Four letters from Shelby Cullom, 1887 and 1888, discuss the interstate commerce act; the anarchists involved in the Haymarket incident and the pardoning of two; and Joseph Medill, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, and his opposition to Cullom's campaign and support of Walter Q. Gresham for the Republican presidential campaign of 1888. He refers, in 1887, to Tanner's misfortune and...
Dates: Created: 1886 - 1900

Leland Stanford letter

 Collection — Box: 85
Identifier: MS-SC1470
Scope and Contents Letter to Abraham Lincoln recommending the appointment of William H. Weeks as District Attorney for the Northern District of California.
Dates: Created: March 14, 1861

Patrick G. Rennick letters

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1260
Scope and Contents Letters from prominent Republicans, including Shelby Cullom, Charles Dawes, Charles Rannel, Richard Yates and others. Discuss Republican politics and Rennick's appointment to the Internal Revenue.
Dates: Created: 1898 - 1908

Stoddard family letters

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1488
Scope and Contents Letters from family members, mainly Emeline Welton in Carlinville and Charles in Mt. Pleasant and Auburn, Iowa. Letters discuss family news and life on the farm. In one letter Charles talks of hard economic times and the bank closings. His 1851 letter discusses the flooding conditions in Iowa. Emeline writes of problems with renters and the difficulty in finding good people to help with housework. Charles writes a lengthy letter, 1871, discussing Republican politics in his county and the...
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1876

Thomas P. Robb collection

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1277
Scope and Contents Three Civil War letters re: Sanitary Commission, two from General Grant and one from Governor Yates. Letters re: his work in Georgia and some of the problems he faced with the people of Georgia (including one very dissatisfied citizen who signed his letter KKK), politics in the Grant administration, the Republican Party in the south, the 1876 Republican campaign, numerous letters of recommendation for Robb and others. Newspaper clippings about Mexico and Texas, letters and news clippings re:...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1895

William B. Archer papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC35
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856

William Reuben Rowley papers

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1306
Scope and Contents Some orders and receipts. Letter, 1863, of Wallace to Halleck defending his late arrival at the battle of Shiloh. Several letters, one from W.T. Sherman, 1879 and a report by Rowley, 1881, in reference to Wallace and the battle of Shiloh. War letters from Alexander Osborth, Adam Badeau, Ely Parker, Col. George Leet, and John Rawlins. A letter, Oct. 1863, from Osborth discusses his wish to go to Texas, and his order to go to Florida and "our friend has had a hand in it." All discuss the news of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1892

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