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Collection — Box: 2
Scope and Contents Consists of one certificate of emancipation of Joe, a slave. The document was signed by slave owner Andrew Armstrong and witnessed by James B. January and Robert Holmes.
Dates: Created: 1813
Collection — Box: 65
Scope and Contents Letters to his brother-in-law Dr. Bernard Stuve, who lived near Illiopolis. Pearson advises Stuve in how to deal with his property and crops. Writes about his disappointment in what the town is doing to his property while he is gone and asks Stuve to keep a list of names of those against him. Talks of difficulty traveling from Louisville to Harrodsburg due to the war. Mentions the election in Kentucky and the Democrats winning. Also advises him not to invest in "jack". Some family news.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
Collection — Box: 59
Scope and Contents Land transfer for Amos Merriman for Clarke land in Kentucky. A letter from James B. Clarke to his brother regarding some dissatisfaction on the part of Merriman, discussing how to deal with it and offering his help if he cannot settle it. Document giving power of attorney to Reuben Merriman for renting land left to Nathan Chambers by Cary S. Clarke. Indenture for sale of land in Kentucky from Amos to Reuben Merriman. Divorce decree, 1881 for R.A. Merriman and M.J. Merriman in Union County Iowa....
Dates: Created: 1811-1821, 1881
Collection — Box: 60
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867
Collection — Box: 58
Scope and Contents Typescript of Mason's diary. Very descriptive of the cities and countryside that he passes through. Gives descriptions of the buildings, dwellings, inhabitants and their animals, their diets and their general personality. Discusses differences in social and cultural attributes of those he meets. Gives accounts of several robberies and murders he hears of along the way and a murder he witnesses where he tries to help the victim by "bleeding". "Bleeds" several people along the way. When he gets...
Dates: Created: October 4 - December 13, 1819
Collection — Box: 65
Scope and Contents 46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863