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Abstract Alton, Illinois surveyor who surveyed Madison Country, Illinois and as a government surveyor worked in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Florida. he was born in Castleton, Vermont and studied surveying while he worked on a farm and taught school. In 1818 he came to Illinois first landing in Massac where he was immediately given the job of surveying a tract of land for the new Johnson County seat. He moved to Edwardsville where he taugh school and did some surveying untl he was appointed...
Dates: Created: 1818-1871
Abstract Gerry Allard (1908-1965) was a coal miner, union activist, socialist, writer, and businessman. Born in France, his family emigrated to Illinois in 1912. His papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, and scrapbooks. Some material is photocopies only. Topics include labor unionism, the Progressive Mine Workers of America, Socialist Party activities, and coal mining in Illinois. Copies of The Fighting Miner are also included.
Dates: Created: 1928-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1943; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1974
Collection — Box: 74
Scope and Contents Letter to Ormail Clarke in Oswego, New York telling him of the great opportunity in Illinois i.e. cost of land, quality of land, wages and "handsome flats or meadows called prairies". Tells him to come and to tell Dr. Tyler they will want him as soon as possible.
Dates: Created: July 20, 1818