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Bertha Honoré Palmer letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1133
Scope and Contents Two letters signed, to Josephine Cleveland, librarian at the Illinois State Historical Library, regarding an exhibit of homespun linen by Cleveland's mother.
Dates: Created: July 12 - July 27, 1892

Citizens of Alton, Illinois, subscription list

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC22
Scope and Contents Subscriptions signed by citizens of Alton, Illinois, pledging donations for relief of victims of the Chicago Fire, made at public meetings October 10, 1871, and after.
Dates: Created: 1871

Darius A. Ogden letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1117
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour discussing the need for a change in the presidency and his belief that Lincoln is losing ground especially due to Grant's unsuccessful campaigns. Discusses what he believes should be the most important issues in the Democratic platform at the convention in Chicago. He sees the two most important contenders as McClellan and Seymour and gives his allegiance to Seymour.
Dates: Created: July 17, 1864

George E. Adams letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC3
Scope and Contents Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., October 26, 1883, containing biographical data meant for publication in the Congressional Directory.
Dates: Created: 1883

John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

John Morris papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1077
Scope and Contents Legal papers, architect and contractor agreements, liens, bills, cancelled checks, receipts, and letters all related to the building of the six houses on Vincennes Ave.
Dates: Created: June 11-December 23, 1887

Mildred Conrad Horner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC461
Abstract The Mildred Conrad Horner Collection was compiled by Mrs. Horner (d. 1942) in preparation for writing a biography of Charles S. Deneen, two term Republican Governor of Illinois. Mrs. Horner, a resident of Chicago, was a long-time school teacher, writer and genealogist.
Dates: Created: 1799-1940; Other: Majority of material found in 1892-1940; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943

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

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

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