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Marguerite Rawalt

 Collection
Identifier: BC535
Abstract Born in Prairie City, Illinois in 1895, Rawalt was a graduate of George Washington University School of Law and a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. An active supporter of women’s rights, Rawalt served on President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and President Lyndon Johnson’s Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She was also involved in the organization of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as an officer in...
Dates: Created: 1837-1986; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1974; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1990

Marsh Family papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1000
Scope and Contents Letters of Rev. George Marsh, 1820-1859, include mainly letters from New York giving news of the family and church activities. Several letters of reference from ministers. Letters from his brother in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1850 discuss his time in California and the general immorality there. He returned to California. Letters from George, Jr. to his brother during his war service, discuss family, his experiences and news of others in the regiment. Letters from Washington, D.C. discuss his life...
Dates: Created: 1820 - 1915

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

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955

Moore Family (Warren County, Ill.) papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1071
Scope and Contents An 1861 speech given by James at the Warren County July 4th celebration. Diary kept by James, Aug.-Sept., 1862 with lengthy entries discussing each days experiences. A letter to Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs from Fort Donelson explaining his difficulty in accounting for all clothing and equipment his company received. A few family letters. An 1869 letter by James regarding the building of a new county courthouse. The majority of the collection is made up of a few muster rolls and...
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1924

Morganian Society (Morgan County, Illinois) constitution

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1074
Overview The Morganian Society was an anti-slavery organization created by residents of Morgan County, Illinois in or around 1823. The Society was probably founded in response to a call for an election to be held in 1824 which would allow Illinoisians to revise the state constitution, which might have allowed Illinois to permit slavery. The organization had roughly 130 members, consisting of men from across the county. They likely disbanded after the election, when Illinois residents declined to revise...
Dates: Created: 1823

Nathaniel Niles letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1108
Scope and Contents Letter, April 15, 1891, to General Henry M. Cist, Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland in Cincinnati, Ohio re: Colonel John B. Reid, Colonel of the 130th, details about Reid and the regiment at the Battle of Sabine Cross Road near Mansfield, Ark. and his imprisonment at Tyler, TX. Letter, March 10, 1898 to Albert, concerning how Niles felt the weight of his years, literary quotations in favor of a life of action, a denial of a statement by Joe Gillespie that Niles wrote part...
Dates: Created: 1891, 1898

Nellie Cadle Watson Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC575
Scope and Contents This collection includes the genealogical research, family histories, correspondence, lecture notes, radio scripts and drafts of publications compiled by Sherman. It also includes material on the history of Peoria and Peoria County, Hutton Township (Coles County), and Indian Point (Menard County). Family histories include material on the Maupin, Davis, Taliaferro, Watson and Sherman families as well as many others.
Dates: Created: 1925-1981; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1990

Ninan Wirt Edwards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC187
Scope and Contents Papers of Ninian Wirt Edwards, concerning his career as Attorney General of Illinois, his time as a State Representative and State Center, his tenure as Superintended of Public Instruction, and his term as Captain and Commissary of Supplies during the Civil War. Included in the collection are letters, conveyances, legal papers, and his diploma. The letters, 1791-1900, include about fifty items and deal primarily with family or the sale of property. Acopy of a letter from Levi Todd, Mary...
Dates: Created: 1791-1908; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1956

Oglesby Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC492
Abstract Richard J. Oglesby, elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, appointed to the U.S.Senate in 1873 and his son John G. Oglesby, elected Illinois lieutenant governor in 1908 and 1916,were active in Illinois politics for almost a century. Richard, who was basically self-educated,learned the law and became a lawyer, served in the Mexican War, was a delegate to the WhigConvention in 1852, gave the “railsplitter speech” for Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Convention,and after serving in...
Dates: Created: 1845-1938; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970

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