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Elijah Iles Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC307
Abstract Elijah Iles (1796-1883), a shopkeeper, farmer, politician, landowner and real estate developer in Springfield, Illinois; Washington Iles (1800-1871), Elijah’s brother, a farmer and businessman in Sangamon County and Springfield, Illinois; and their relatives and descendants. Born in Kentucky to Thomas and Elizabeth (Crockett) Iles, both Iles brothers had settled in Illinois by 1825. Elijah Iles opened the first retail store in Springfield in 1821, and, with 3 other investors, bought, surveyed...
Dates: Created: 1824-1911; Other: Majority of material found in 1824-1887

Enos Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC191
Abstract Papers of Pascal Enos, one of the founders of Springfield, Illinois and appointed receiver of the land officer there in 1832 by President Monroe and his son Pascal Enos, Jr., who was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1852 and appointed Clerk of the United States Circuit Court by Justice McClean of the Supreme Court and re-appointed by Justice David Davis.
Dates: Created: 1796-1868; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1953

Henry S. Spaulding, "The Great West, or the Star of Empire"

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1443
Scope and Contents Address recounting the history of Illinois and praising the state's value to the nation. Discusses the importance of Edwardsville, St. Louis and Chicago. Denotes the importance of the fertile land and farming, the growth of an educational system, the number of churches, the mills and other manufacturing, river trade and travel and the railroads. Mentions Don Alonzo Spaulding, John Mason Peck, Peter Cartwright and Jacob Strawn.
Dates: Created: 1849

Sidney Breese Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC199
Scope and Contents The Sidney Breese Papers, 1731-1896, consist of 0.83 cubic feet of personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material, clippings, and laws, bills and resolutions. The collection reflects the personal as well as the public life of Sidney Breese, an early Illinois lawyer and political figure. Collection includes personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material and clippings,...
Dates: Created: 1731-1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1913