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Edward Scofield letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1352
Scope and Contents Letters to his father, Peter, and brother, Charles, back in Connecticut. Letter, 1832, scolds them for not having written to him since he has been gone, mentions the Indian War, a severe drought, the growth of Jacksonville and the school, his financial situation and the Juvenile Sewing Society awarding him clothing and tuition. Letter, 1833, to brother recalls their unfriendly parting, the death of their mother and other siblings, and the state of his brothers mortal soul. Also the formation of...
Dates: Created: 1832 - 1834

Riggin Family papers

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1272
Scope and Contents Early letters between Harry and James discuss business in Sangamon and Madison County, local and national politics and the election of 1822. The majority of letters are to Augustus from James, James Jr., William and Betsy. There are a few from him. The letters between the young men discuss attending school at McKendree and Illinois colleges, social activities, studies and family news. Some letters refer to Augustus teaching in Middletown, Beardstown, and Petersburg and then his run for office....
Dates: Created: 1822 - 1903

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