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Cyrus Root Papers

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Identifier: BC507
Abstract Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.

James Lambert High Family Papers

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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.

Marguerite Rawalt

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Identifier: BC535
Abstract Born in Prairie City, Illinois in 1895, Rawalt was a graduate of George Washington University School of Law and a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. An active supporter of women’s rights, Rawalt served on President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and President Lyndon Johnson’s Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She was also involved in the organization of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as an officer in...

Rogers Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC548
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...

Thomas Jefferson Henderson Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC278
Abstract Thomas Jefferson Henderson was a Colonel of the 112th Illinois Infantry, brevetted Brigadier General in 1865 by Abraham Lincoln, and served as a Republican in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Congress. The collection includes correspondence, diary, history, reports, genealogical report, newspaper clippings, orders, circulars, muster rolls, inventories, and ordnance records.

Thomas Winston Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC701
Scope and Contents The Thomas Winston Papers, concerning Winston's service in the 92nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War as a medical doctor. Includes copies of letters, 1862-1865, mostly to his wife, and a copy of his diary, December 1863-June 1864, 1865, and 1866. Clear and expressive writer, Winston describes all that he does and sees while encamped with the 92nd. He gives a detailed account of the practice of medicine at that time and his opinions on other surgeons he works with and the red tape involved...