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Marguerite Rawalt

 Collection
Identifier: BC535
Abstract Born in Prairie City, Illinois in 1895, Rawalt was a graduate of George Washington University School of Law and a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. An active supporter of women’s rights, Rawalt served on President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and President Lyndon Johnson’s Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She was also involved in the organization of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as an officer in...
Dates: Created: 1837-1986; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1974; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1990

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955

Moore Family (Warren Co., Ill.) Papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1071
Scope and Contents An 1861 speech given by James at the Warren County July 4th celebration. Diary kept by James, Aug.-Sept., 1862 with lengthy entries discussing each days experiences. A letter to Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs from Fort Donelson explaining his difficulty in accounting for all clothing and equipment his company received. A few family letters. An 1869 letter by James regarding the building of a new county courthouse. The majority of the collection is made up of a few muster rolls and...
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1924

Rogers Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC548
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...
Dates: Created: 1815-1905; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979

Samuel Miller journals

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1049
Scope and Contents An account of each trip to retrieve the body of each of his sons. He travelled by boat, the first trip on rivers and the second by ocean, most of the way and mentions the boats they pass, the cities where they stop, the countryside, farms and plantations, the effects of war on all of these, problems along the way, weather, what he eats, a shooting at one hotel, the return trip and the burial of his sons.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865

Thomas F. Miller letters

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1050-A
Scope and Contents One letter gives a list of resolutions he believes the Park County girls should abide by and include "tender services as clerks, mechanics and tillers of the soil" while the men are serving, and "withhold friendship and love from every able bodied young man who will not enlist". He gives his account of the battles at Fort Henry and Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Corinth. In the beginning his letters tell how happy he is to be a soldier and that he could lead that life with no problem. After...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863

Thomas Jefferson Henderson Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC278
Abstract Thomas Jefferson Henderson was a Colonel of the 112th Illinois Infantry, brevetted Brigadier General in 1865 by Abraham Lincoln, and served as a Republican in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Congress. The collection includes correspondence, diary, history, reports, genealogical report, newspaper clippings, orders, circulars, muster rolls, inventories, and ordnance records.
Dates: Created: 1859-1911; Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1968

Thomas Winston Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC701
Scope and Contents The Thomas Winston Papers, concerning Winston's service in the 92nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War as a medical doctor. Includes copies of letters, 1862-1865, mostly to his wife, and a copy of his diary, December 1863-June 1864, 1865, and 1866. Clear and expressive writer, Winston describes all that he does and sees while encamped with the 92nd. He gives a detailed account of the practice of medicine at that time and his opinions on other surgeons he works with and the red tape involved...
Dates: Created: 1862-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

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