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Frances Gertrude Priddy Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC526
Abstract Illinois native Frances Gertrude Priddy was the author of young adult, mystery, and romance novels. This collection consists of records related to her professional and personal life, including manuscripts and notes, published books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, unpublished journals, and a scrapbook.
Dates: Created: 1959-2004; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2007

Henry Bascom Rankin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC534
Abstract Lincoln author, farmer, investor and banker, Henry Bascom Rankin, was the son of Amberry and Arminda Rogers Rankin. He studied law in the office of Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon, Springfield, Illinois, from 1856 to 1861, and came to know Abraham Lincoln. Born in Athens, Illinois, Rankin lived in Petersburg, Jacksonville, and Springfield, Illinois. He married Alma Hurd in 1864, and they were the parents of Fred H., Albert H. and Emma (Mrs. Clayton J. Barber) Rankin. Henry Rankin wrote...
Dates: Created: ca. 1889-1927

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

Joseph Edward Ragen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC531
Abstract Joseph Edward Ragen was a penologist for the Illinois prison system. The collection includes papers, published and unpublished manuscripts by Ragen and other penologists, reports, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks containing biographical information about Ragen, as well as a wealth of information about the history of the Illinois penal system, prison administration, statistics, and education for prisoners. Ragen also acted as a consultant for several other state prison systems, and the...
Dates: Created: 1926-1971; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1972

Sylvanus Cadwallader Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC91
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of Cadwallader’s book includes notes, changes and the chapters that were deleted in the published work.  The manuscript covers the war including the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, the actions of Army of the Potomac, the meeting of Grant and Lincoln at City Point, Grant and Sherman planning strategy and Grant and Lee at Appomattox.  It often gives Grant’s opinions as well as Cadwallader’s of other generals, including Sherman, Sheridan and McClernand.  It...
Dates: Created: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1929