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James Affleck manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC10
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two unpublished manuscripts by James Affleck (1813-1902): "The Stewart and Bennett Duel" about a Belleville, Illinois duel in 1819; and "Governor John Reynolds", a biographical sketch.
Dates: Created: 1899-1901

John Phelps reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1169
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874

John Reynolds letters

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1264B
Scope and Contents Two letters to Basile Menegle in Opelousas, Louisiana mostly discuss family members and news, brief mention of Jackson's election, "God bless him." One letter, 1834, to "Davis, Esq." at Lower Alton re: his upcoming election and help Davis could provide. One letter, 1836 from Washington City to Erastus Wright in Springfield, Ill. re: sale of the old mill and problems with Wm. Garrett re: the sale. One letter, 1857, to Mr. Chamberlain of the Philosophical Society re: Reynolds' book and its sales.
Dates: Created: 1828 - 1857

John Reynolds papers

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1264C
Scope and Contents Mostly documents from the Madison County Circuit Court from Reynolds' years of law practice. Most of these concern money owed. He acted as lawyer for William Morrison, prominent Kaskaskia businessman, in several cases. A few documents signed while serving as governor. Two letters re: land sales, 1836, 1837.
Dates: Created: 1814 - 1837

John Reynolds papers

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1264
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1823-1854, to Reynolds family in Tennessee discusses family news, land conditions in Illinois, some of his land deals and current events on a state and national level, including his swearing in as governor, the Illinois Michigan Canal, railroads and his allegiance to Jackson. Letter, July 1829, to J.M. Peck re: running for governor and Peck's school and work. Letter, May 1831, re: Meeting at Vandalia in June to select seminary lands probably along the canal route. Letter, July 8,...
Dates: Created: 1823 - 1858

John Reynolds papers

Identifier: MS-SC1264A
Scope and Contents Land patent, April 11, 1831 and deed of purchase, May 18, 1831, signed by Reynolds, for property purchased by Robert Peebles in Vandalia in 1828. Also signed by A.P. Field, Secretary of State. Letter, Oct. 17, 1831, to John T. Stuart appointing him to assist William Thomas in preparing government report on the Indian disturbances on the Rock River. Contracts, Aug. 10 and 29, 1837, for construction of the first railroad in Illinois. They are signed by Reynolds, Thomas Toner and Jacob Thomas....
Dates: 1831 - 1837

Nathaniel Niles letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1108
Scope and Contents Letter, April 15, 1891, to General Henry M. Cist, Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland in Cincinnati, Ohio re: Colonel John B. Reid, Colonel of the 130th, details about Reid and the regiment at the Battle of Sabine Cross Road near Mansfield, Ark. and his imprisonment at Tyler, TX. Letter, March 10, 1898 to Albert, concerning how Niles felt the weight of his years, literary quotations in favor of a life of action, a denial of a statement by Joe Gillespie that Niles wrote part...
Dates: Created: 1891, 1898