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Albert G. Wolford letter

 Collection — Box: 99
Identifier: MS-SC1680-A
Scope and Contents Letter, May 7, 1861, to his brother in Louisville, Kentucky, commenting on military activities in Alton and Cairo, Illinois and on his familiarity with Abraham Lincoln: " I have known him for twenty three years, and he means what he says."
Dates: Created: May 7, 1861

Alton Spectator subscription book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC23
Scope and Contents Consists of a bound volume contianing a list of subscribers to the Alton Spectator newspaper, giving local, state and out-of-state names.
Dates: Created: 1836

Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

Benjamin Godfrey Papers

Identifier: BC246
Abstract Benjamin Godfrey served in the merchant marine during the War of 1812 and later became a commander of a merchant vessel until shipwrecked off the coast of Mexico. Later became head of a merchant house in Matamoras, Mexico, and entered into a mercantile partnership with Winthrop S. Gilman while in New Orleans. Opened a storage and commission business in Alton, Illinois in 1832. Obtained control of the State Bank of Illinois and operated it from 1835 until the panic of 1837. Founded Monticello...
Dates: Created: 1848-1859; Other: Majority of material found in 1851-1853; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1989

Centennial Business Collection

Identifier: AV-01-08-021
Scope and Contents The collection is arranged in alphabetical and chronological order.
Dates: 1984 - 1988

Citizens of Alton, Illinois, subscription list

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC22
Scope and Contents Subscriptions signed by citizens of Alton, Illinois, pledging donations for relief of victims of the Chicago Fire, made at public meetings October 10, 1871, and after.
Dates: Created: 1871

E. Russell letter

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1312
Scope and Contents Letter to John Batchelder in Newbury, Ohio discusses the murder of Elijah Lovejoy, the situation in Alton, Illinois and the future of the Alton Observer. Also mentions family and friends back in Ohio.
Dates: Created: January 19, 1838

H. K. Johnston Company Records

Identifier: MS-BC370
Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960

Henry S. Baker speeches

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC70
Scope and Contents Collection consists of speeches given by Alton, Illinois, judge Henry Southard Baker (1824-1897). The first is a Fourth of July speech given at Alton on the nation's centennial (1876). He gave memorial service for President James A. Garfield, held at Alton, on September 26, 1881. Finally, a newspaper article concerns Baker's speech given at the dedication of the Pierre Menard statue on the Illinois State House grounds, January 10, 1888. This speech discusses Pierre Menard and Kaskaskia,...
Dates: Created: 1876-1888

James Otis Partridge letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1147
Scope and Contents Letters to family, majority to "mother", back in Massachusetts. Discuss family news, work in Galena and Hamilton, Ill. and Keokuk, Iowa. Describes a boat trip he and Clara took on the Mississippi. Three letters from Clara discuss family business, her child and her work at the school.
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1857

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