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Henry A. Griswold Papers

Identifier: MS-BC260
Abstract The Henry A. Griswold papers are a compilation of diaries, financial records, autograph albums, catalog, scrapbooks, a minute book, household receipt book, notes, instructions, and estate settlement papers which document farm life in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois after Griswold's father and uncle moved from Vermont in 1820 to establish a farm and wagon-making shop.  Materials are created by Griswold, his daughter Mamie E. Griswold, and additional family members.
Dates: Created: 1814-1943; Other: Majority of material found in 1838-1937

Henry H. Smith diary

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1423
Scope and Contents Begins when regiment leaves from near Toledo travels through New York, Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. Thoughtful entries about the sights he sees, the battlefields they pass through, the other soldiers and a comparison of Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo. Describes his visit to Mount Vernon. One undated letter from Lizzie Reynolds to Smith describes her visit to New York, her hope to send him a photograph, and preparations for Christmas. A June 8, 1866 program for an Excursion to Glymont...
Dates: Created: December 1862 - January 1863 and 1866

Henry M. Newhall letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1099
Scope and Contents Letters to his sister in Quincy, Ill. discuss camp life, Black soldiers in the army, jealousy in Union command and several encounters with Forrest's men. Also discuss friends and family back in Quincy.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Hope Family letters

Identifier: MS-SC4020
Scope and Contents James D. Hope (1811-1890s) was a farmer from Maryland. Through the Civil War, he and his family seem to have primarily been Confederate sympathizers. However, one son, Thomas Benton Hope (c. 1838-1864) moved to Scott County, Illinois prior to 1861 and enlisted with the Union Army, serving as a private in Company K of the 14th Illinois Infantry. Thomas Hope died of illness at Jefferson Barracks in 1864. The Hope Family letters collection contains three letters, written by different...
Dates: 1863

Horace Maynard letter

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1242
Scope and Contents Letter to President Lincoln recommending Connally F. Trigg as District Judge of Tennessee. Among other reasons, he cites that Trigg has "been a friend of your administration" and is "hated by the powers of the rebellion."
Dates: Created: July 15, 1862

Isaac V. Reynolds letters

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1263
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of letters to his wife tell of the regiment's activities in battle and skirmishes with very personal descriptions. Fought at Gettysburg, with his regiment remaining in Maryland and Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley. Gives his wife instructions on the home business including feeding the livestock and the planting. Tells what they eat, describes the wounds of some and the names of those he knows who were killed. Describes the incident with the captain taking his horse...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Jacob H. Mechling diary

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1029
Scope and Contents Mechling's diary gives account of each day for the 126th Illinois, including camp life, different regiments they come in contact with, rumors heard, generals who pass through, the sick, the dead, sights he sees, and war activities. In the back has recipes for several puddings and cakes.
Dates: Created: January 1 - November 9, 1863

Jacob R. Muhleman diary

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1086
Scope and Contents Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and...
Dates: Created: September 1864 - March 1865

James Adelbert Mulligan Letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1088A
Scope and Contents Letter sent from New Creek, W. Virginia, to J.C.S. Fitzpatrick in Chicago re: the Irish National Fair to be held in Chicago in March. Sends contribution and states that when the Union has favorably completed "this present question" he will devote all of his time and strength to "Irish Nationality".
Dates: Created: January 29, 1864

James Lambert High Family Papers

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

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