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Daniel W. Messick letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1039
Scope and Contents Letter to his wife from Camp Lyon, Bird's Point, Missouri gives details of trip from Cairo, Ill. to Camp Lyon, camp life, the situation of the camp and his desire to get into the fight.
Dates: Created: February 3, 1862

Deveny-Brannan correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC4017
Scope and Contents Stephen C. Deveny (c. 1845-1913) was a Civil War soldier and doctor. Born in Ireland, Deveny immigrated to Pennsylvania, and in the Civil War, he served in Company G of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. His service ended when he fell ill following his participation at the battle of Gettysburg. He spent the rest of the war and several years after studying medicine, and went on to become a surgeon. By 1900, he had moved to Chicago. He died on August 16, 1913. The collection consists of...
Dates: 1863 - 1868

Edward F. Reid diaries

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1255
Scope and Contents Diaries kept, Jan. 26-Dec. 26, 1861, Jan. 1-Dec. 6, 1863 and Feb. 9-Nov.4, 1865. Brief listings about day's activities, people he interacts with, and regimental activities. Occasionally refers to books he is reading. Last entry, Nov. 4, 1865 states he is leaving Columbus for Vicksburg to muster out. Includes an 1869 letter from James McCosh at Princeton re: "intuitions", "metaphysics" and his students who are teaching at Belfast and Derry.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1869; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Edwin May diaries

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1018
Scope and Contents Diaries have brief notes about activities of the day. Very little related to military activities other than marching or mention of a skirmish. Has lists of supplies and costs, lists of wounded and sick. Diary continues for a time after returning from the war.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Eloise Griffith Pitner journal and composition book

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1182
Scope and Contents Copybook kept while she was a student at Springfield High School contains essays written by Eloise. Journal, 1898, describes mostly household business and social activities she participates in. References to her husband and to her father, also a physician, and his poor health and stroke.
Dates: Created: 1875 - 1898

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

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

Gallus Ruegg diary and account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC4018
Scope and Contents Gallus Ruegg (c. 1845-1914) was a bookkeeper who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. Ruegg lived in Butschwil, Switzerland before he came to Hoboken, New Jersey in August 1869. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in September of the same year, where he was joined by his brother Paul. Paul Ruegg struggled to find work in Chicago and instead moved to Nebraska in December 1869, and Gallus followed several months later. By the 1880s, Gallus Ruegg had moved to California, living in...
Dates: 1869 - 1870

Gifford S. Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1282
Scope and Contents Diaries, Oct. 16, 1862-May 31, 1864, are an interesting account of his regiments activities across Tennessee at Nashville, Danville, Franklin and then to Chattanooga and Chickamauga. Detailed daily entries give a picture of camp life, regiment news, marching, skirmishes, contact with the rebels, the different towns they pass through, people they meet, generals who visit, and his long experience in the hospital in Tennessee and at Quincy, Illinois. Two letters, 1903, to his daughter, written...
Dates: Created: 1862-1864, 1903

Greenville M. Mitchell letter

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1058
Scope and Contents Letter to Mrs. James in Mattoon, Illinois, regarding the death of her son Thomas, killed August 24, 1864 and sending regrets from his comrades for the "fallen hero."
Dates: Created: September 16, 1864

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