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Henry Bascom Rankin Papers

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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

James Lambert High Family Papers

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Identifier: BC285
Scope and Contents The James Lambert High Family Papers consist of 1.8 cubic feet of records, chiefly correspondence, relating to the High, Tredway and Ennis families. High was a soldier in the Civil War and an author, lawyer, and law professor in Illinois. The papers include personal correspondence of James, his wife Ellen Tredway High, and their children Shirley Tredway High and Jessie Margaret High Ennis, as well as other documents relating to their families.
Dates: Created: 1821-1949; Other: Majority of material found in 1858-1916; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

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 C. Blood Papers

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Identifier: BC62
Abstract Born in 1893, John Cabot Blood was a landowner and lumber businessman from Grayville and Mt. Carmel, Illinois. The collection includes correspondence, cash receipts and disbursements, farm scale books, farm and lumber accounts, notes, tax records, and other financial records documenting Blood’s management of family farm lands in Illinois and Indiana and his involvement in the Blood Lumber Company.
Dates: Created: 1877-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1954; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1977

Joseph Edward Ragen Papers

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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

Joseph R. Lundy Papers

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Identifier: BC425
Abstract Joseph R. Lundy, was a Democratic representative to the Illinois state legislature from the eleventh district (1973-1976). He was a member of the Human Resources and Revenue Committees (1973-1974) and Rules, Appropriations II, and Judiciary II Committees (1975-1976), and Chairman of House Subcommittees on Long-Term Care (1975-1976). The collection contains correspondence, proposals, testimony, reports, news clippings, newsletters, press releases, legislative bills, and research materials...
Dates: Created: 1973-1976; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1976

Lincoln National Memorial Highway Committee

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Identifier: MS-BC415
Abstract The Lincoln National Memorial Highway Committee was appointed in 1929 by Governor Louis Emmerson pursuant to House Joint Resolution No. 32, in which the Governor was requested to collect data regarding the construction of a highway “following wherever practicable the general route traveled by the Lincoln Family, immigrating from Kentucky to Illinois . . .” The collection includes carbon copies of outgoing letters as well as incoming correspondence; affidavits from persons in Clark, Coles,...
Dates: Created: 1929-1931

Moore Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1069
Scope and Contents Family correspondence, much of it between Edward and Martha Williams, Elizabeth's parents and Robert and Elizabeth. Discusses family news, politics, farm business, acquaintances and in a few letters a family member who joined the Mormon Church. Letters from B.F to Travis discuss family and life in Texas. A few letters between the brothers. An arithmetic book hand written by Robert for use in teaching. Several papers related to the selection of teachers and school schedules with lists of...
Dates: Created: 1790 - 1862

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC37
Scope and Contents 1840-1848: (Box 1) 29 items. Letters deal with local politics in Waltham, Massachusetts, where Banks was four times an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature, 1844-1849. Letters refer to speaking engagements, temperance, Democratic Party politics, and affairs of the Boston Custom House, where Banks gained an appointment in 1843. There is a dated letter from lawyer and reformer Robert Rantoul. 1854-1857: (Box 1), 98 items. Many of the letters refer to the controversy over the...
Dates: Created: 1840-1896; Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1939

Oliver Perry Hunt Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC305
Abstract Oliver Perry Hunt was a lawyer, farmer, teacher and soldier. Admitted to the bar in Indiana, he later moved to Tuscola, Illinois, where he taught school and practiced law. Then he married Eliza McDowell and began to farm. In 1862 he helped organize Company K of the 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was also active in local politics as a registered Democrat. Collection contains military papers, correspondence, minute books, fee books, account books, legal documents and blueprints...
Dates: Created: 1860-1937; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1986

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