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C. H. R. Doringh account book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC8
Scope and Contents Account book including records of expenses, disbursements, and annual recapitualtion of Walnut Grove Farm, which was co-owned by George P. Phinney. Includes hand-drawn maps of the farm and surrounding area.
Dates: Created: 1852-1863

Dendy Sharwood letter

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1371
Scope and Contents Letter to Joseph Roby discussing farm business including Roby's request for "1 shepherd, 2 laborers, 2 lads under 16 but over 14 years of age and 1 girl for household work" and discussing the terms of employment. Also discuss the problem of fences, with a suggestion for fences of "buckhorn or the osage orange", disliking sod fences that are "temporary and not always a protection against stock". Discusses article in "Prairie Farmer" on smut in which the author "snears at the idea ... of a...
Dates: Created: January 18, 1846

Hezekiah Park letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1139
Scope and Contents Letter, sent from Circleville, Ill., to Thabius Bancroft in Grafton, Vermont from where he had just returned from a visit. Describes his trip back and the quality of land along the way. Describes the fertility of his land in Illinois and its superiority to Vermont. Mentions problems with the British Fur Company in Oregon Territory and the Russians in the west. Also discusses talking with [Thomas J.] Farnham re: his expedition to California.
Dates: Created: September 27, 1840

Luman Selleck letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1362
Scope and Contents Letters to Chandler Johnson in Vermont discuss the family news, his children, the death of his wife, the farm and the town. Gives account of his crops, the orchards, the yield and selling prices. How many cheeses they have made and the selling price. Always tells how and what his children are doing. Discusses the growth of Woodville and the railroads being built in Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1855

Norman H. Purple letter

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1221
Scope and Contents Letter to Almeron Wheat, sent from Peoria, Ill. inquiring as to the possibility of selling a patent corn sheller.
Dates: Created: September 8, 1851

Richey-Moore family letters

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1268
Scope and Contents Letters mostly from Stephen to the Moores. A few from James and Nancy to the Moores. One letter from Mary Moore to "sister" Elizabeth Flanders re: the death of sister Ellen Martin and "Stephen Richey is the executor". One letter from Charles Moore to Stephen Richey, "aunt and uncle", re: a letter from James telling of a man being stabbed and the real perpetrators blaming him. The letters from Stephen and James mostly discuss family news and business. Discuss crop prices and land sales. Some...
Dates: Created: 1831 - 1844

Seth L. Pitkin letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1181
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833

William Schroll diaries

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1350
Scope and Contents Short handwritten entries giving daily activities. Most pertain to work such as plowing, planting and harvesting the crops. Refers to livestock care. Trades livestock for various needed items or services. Visits to local Decatur and other towns in the area. Occasional reference to social activity.
Dates: Created: 1871 - 1878