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17th Illinois Infantry, K Company Records

Identifier: BC327
Overview Civil War regiment organized at Peoria, Illinois May 10, 1861 and made up of 10 companies with Captain James P. Walker commanding Co. K and Captain Ross of H Company elected as Colonel of the regiment. Walker was a physician from Mason City, Illinois and resigned from the Army in April 1862 due to illness. Jacob Wheeler, who had been severely wounded in the face at the battle of Frederickstown, was appointed Captain and took over command of Company K. They were present at the battle for Fort...

A. Dirksen and Sons

Identifier: MS-BC1
Scope & Contents Collection includes board of directors and stockholders meeting minutes (1905-1919), ledgers (1894-1926), trial balances (1909-1926), inventories (1913-1925), and time books/payrolls (1911-1922 and 1928-1937). Collection apparently consists of only a sampling of various records kept by the company during a part of its existence. Company minutes, which include a copy of Anton Dirksen’s will, document the conduct of official business when the company operated as a corporation.

A. Goodell and Sons Company Records

Identifier: MS-BC6
Scope and Content The A. Goodell and Sons Company Records, 1852-1920, consist of 187 letterpress books and other volumes. Of these, 179 are chronologically-arranged letterpress books containing the firm’s outgoing correspondence and business records, 1872-1920. The eight remaining volumes concern a variety of related interests. A letterpress book contains real estate records of A. S. Austin (1852-1855) as well as a few letters of Goodell and his associate, John S. Sheldon. There is also an account book from...

Abner J. Mikva Papers

Identifier: BC460
Abstract Illinois Democrat state legislator for the tenth district (Cook County), United States congressman, an appellate judge, District of Columbia, White House counsel under Clinton, and law professor at various law schools. Holds the distinction of serving in all three branches of government. Married to Zorita Wise in 1948, has three daughters.

Abraham Lincoln Association Papers

Identifier: MS-BC2
Scope and Contents Papers of the Abraham Lincoln Association, documenting the association's efforts to promote the life and memory of President Abraham Lincoln. These files include records for both the Centennial Association and the Abraham Lincoln Associationand contain mostly the business records of the executive secretaries: Warren, Bunn, Angle, Pratt, Barringer, and Basler.

Adalaide C. Davis Clark diaries

Identifier: BC118
Overview Longtime resident of Mendota, Ill. who kept a day to day diary through much of her of life including her trip to Europe in 1894. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, she was born in Ludlowville, N.Y. She lived there until after her marriage to Harvey S. Clark in 1854 when they moved to Mendota. Over the years Harvey worked as a lumber dealer and manager of an oil mill in LaSalle County. They had three children, two daughters and one son. After her husband’s death, she lived with her...

Adams County Bicentennial Commission records

Identifier: MS-BC4
Overview Authorized October 22, 1974 by the Adams County Board for the purpose of coordinating activities that involved the people of the county in celebrating the Bicentennial year, initiating additional projects, and creating an awareness of what was to happen during the Bicentennial. Members to the commission were appointed by the County Board. Charles Radel served as chairman of the commission which met monthly, with all members of the commission to be present, as well as the chairmen of each...

Adams-Snyder Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC5
Abstract Family from Springfield, Illinois, consisting of lawyers and farmers. James Adams (1783-1843) was Springfield's first attorney. His son, Lucian B. (1816-1882) was also an attorney and a justice of the peace. Lucian married Margery A. Reed (1824-1890) and had four children: Harriet L., Enola A., Eldora J., and James L. (1848-1931). James L. was a fruit farmer and truck gardener. He had two children from his first wife, Florence Roe; and two children from his second wife, Laura Snyder...

Adeline J. Geo-Karis papers

Identifier: MS-BC239
Scope and Content The Adeline J. Geo-Karis Papers, 1973-2007, consist of 53.42 cubic feet of constituent correspondence with smaller amounts of legislative bills, newsletters, reports and newsclippings. Geo-Karis’ work as a state representative and her terms as a state senator are documented. The Alphabetical Files can be used only with Geo-Karis’ written permission, but the rest of the papers are open to research. The collection is divided into six series: Illinois House of Representatives Papers,...

Adin and Dexter Baber papers

Identifier: MS-BC30
Overview Edgar County (Kansas and Dudley, Illinois) livestock and grain commission merchants.

Business correspondence, shipping records, contracts, and sales and purchase records documenting the livestock commission business of A. Baber and Company, a local firm with an Indianapolis, Indiana, office, and Dexter Baber’s grain and livestock operations.

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