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Atkinson Family papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC46
Scope and Contents Charles, Joshua T., Josiah and Moses Atkinson, four sons of William and Nancy Little Atkinson of Newbury, Vermont, immigrated to Illinois in the early 1830s. Charles was an early settler and prominent businessman of Moline, Illinois, and Joshua T. founded Union Grove, Illinois.Consists of correspondence from the brothers received by their uncle Josiah Little and cousin Josiah Hale concerns farm life and future prospects in Illinois, financial arrangements, and property transactions....
Dates: Created: 1833-1872

C. H. R. Doringh account book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC8
Scope and Contents Account book including records of expenses, disbursements, and annual recapitualtion of Walnut Grove Farm, which was co-owned by George P. Phinney. Includes hand-drawn maps of the farm and surrounding area.
Dates: Created: 1852-1863

Dendy Sharwood letter

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1371
Scope and Contents Letter to Joseph Roby discussing farm business including Roby's request for "1 shepherd, 2 laborers, 2 lads under 16 but over 14 years of age and 1 girl for household work" and discussing the terms of employment. Also discuss the problem of fences, with a suggestion for fences of "buckhorn or the osage orange", disliking sod fences that are "temporary and not always a protection against stock". Discusses article in "Prairie Farmer" on smut in which the author "snears at the idea ... of a...
Dates: Created: January 18, 1846

Edwin F. and Paul S. Rice Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC543
Abstract The Edwin F. and Paul S. Rice Papers are a collection of two farmer brothers of Akron Township, Peoria County, Illinois. From 1913 to 1954, the office oftownship treasurer was held by either one or the other brother. They were joint owners of Rice Brothers Farm,Princeville.The collection includes township treasurer account books, school district records, ballots, poll books and farm accounts.The collection documents township education expenses and the financial records of the Ricebrothers’...
Dates: Created: 1848-1972

Lewis James Mighell diary

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1041
Scope and Contents Entries discuss the weather and his work on the farm. Occasionally makes a short trip. Mentions some business transactions.
Dates: Created: March 2 - November 29, 1857

Thorpe Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC735
Abstract Family of Servetus M. Thorpe, a political leader and veteran of the Mexican-American War. Many of Servetus's children and grandchildren became doctors. Servetus's grandson, Leon G. Myers, was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Clinton, Illinois. Servetus's great-grandson-in-law, Gale Corley, served as a Major in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1825-2003; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006