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Aaron H. Rountree, reminiscences of early days and old settlers in Montgomery County, Illinois

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1304
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of the articles with an introduction re: the 52nd birthday of Montgomery County. The articles discuss the first settlers who came to the area, describes the first dwellings they built, their dress, the food they ate, the first school, the first government and those elected, the first blacksmith, the first store, the first Lutheran church, the first store and the first mill. Anecdotes re: life on the prairie and some of its hardships. Biographical sketches of many of the first...
Dates: Created: 1873

Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC507
Abstract Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.
Dates: Created: 1862-1914; Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012

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

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

Frances Grimes Sitherwood papers re: Throckmorton family

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1398
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Throckmortons in California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. Military records of George Graham, Richard Morris, Joseph Robinson and several Throckmortons all serving in the Revolutionary War. Genealogical notes.
Dates: Created: 1900 - 1931

H. Rusco letter

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1310
Scope and Contents Letter to James C. Conkling in response to his inquiry regarding genealogy. Advises him to write to Henry P. Hedges of Bridgewater, NY who studies the history of the county and is a genealogist.
Dates: Created: August 31, 1882

Isabel Hastings Shriver and Mary E. Hastings papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1387
Scope and Contents Written statement by the two regarding their grandmother and her relationship with Nathan Hale. Several letters about and to George Dudley Seymour who had written an article which the granddaughters believed contained erroneous material and cast a disrespectful shadow over their grandmother's memory.
Dates: Created: 1928 - 1929

Jerry Wallace Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC668
Abstract Jerry Wallace (1894-1982) was an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 1916. He served congregations in Illinois (Christ Church, Springfield, Illinois), and Tucson, Arizona. He was a member of the Charles Lamb Society and various historical and genealogical societies. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, sermons, radio talks, diaries (4 volumes), pocket diaries, Charles Lamb Society annual reports (1956-1962), newspaper clippings, genealogical material, printed material, church bulletins,...
Dates: Created: 1844-1982; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

John Carroll Power papers

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1207A
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1877, one from J.G. Holland at Scribner's Monthly and one from R. Shelton McKenzie of "The Press", congratulating Power on the publication of his book. One essay on the Power family coat of arms. One letter, 1890 from Power requesting information on his family in order to join the Sons of the American Revolution. One letter from the Bureau of Pensions with a history of Joseph Power, who served in the American Revolution, and his family. Two letters, 1891, regarding the death of his...
Dates: Created: 1873 - 1900

John Newport papers

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1100
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1881, discuss the railroad and family business. The remaining letters 1895-1900, refer to the sinking of a coal mine in Farmington and politics. Several letters from John Moorehead of the Madison Coal Company of which the last spells out the requirements of the land to sink the mine. Several letters from James M. Truitt, an attorney in Hillsboro, Ill. discuss the 1900 election campaign, with opinions on Yates, Walter Reeves, Senator Cullom and John Tanner. Letters from Reeves and...
Dates: Created: 1818 - 1907

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