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Bertha Honoré Palmer letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1133
Scope and Contents Two letters signed, to Josephine Cleveland, librarian at the Illinois State Historical Library, regarding an exhibit of homespun linen by Cleveland's mother.
Dates: Created: July 12 - July 27, 1892

Citizens of Alton, Illinois, subscription list

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC22
Scope and Contents Subscriptions signed by citizens of Alton, Illinois, pledging donations for relief of victims of the Chicago Fire, made at public meetings October 10, 1871, and after.
Dates: Created: 1871

Darius A. Ogden letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1117
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour discussing the need for a change in the presidency and his belief that Lincoln is losing ground especially due to Grant's unsuccessful campaigns. Discusses what he believes should be the most important issues in the Democratic platform at the convention in Chicago. He sees the two most important contenders as McClellan and Seymour and gives his allegiance to Seymour.
Dates: Created: July 17, 1864

Gallus Ruegg diary and account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC4018
Scope and Contents Gallus Ruegg (c. 1845-1914) was a bookkeeper who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. Ruegg lived in Butschwil, Switzerland before he came to Hoboken, New Jersey in August 1869. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in September of the same year, where he was joined by his brother Paul. Paul Ruegg struggled to find work in Chicago and instead moved to Nebraska in December 1869, and Gallus followed several months later. By the 1880s, Gallus Ruegg had moved to California, living in...
Dates: 1869 - 1870

George E. Adams letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC3
Scope and Contents Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., October 26, 1883, containing biographical data meant for publication in the Congressional Directory.
Dates: Created: 1883

Jannotta Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AV-01-05-Jannotta
Overview Chicago, Illinois, family including particularly Stella Skiff Jannotta (1867-1954) – suffragist, eugenicist, humanist, genealogist, and writer; her husband Alfredo Antonio Jannotta (1843-1913) – Italian born composer and conductor who ran voice culture schools in several American cities; and their oldest son, A. Vernon (1894-1972) – World War I veteran who commanded amphibious forces in the South and Southwest Pacific during World War II, attained rank of Rear Admiral, and became an executive...
Dates: 1894 - 1972

John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

John Morris papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1077
Scope and Contents Legal papers, architect and contractor agreements, liens, bills, cancelled checks, receipts, and letters all related to the building of the six houses on Vincennes Ave.
Dates: Created: June 11-December 23, 1887

Mildred Conrad Horner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC461
Abstract The Mildred Conrad Horner Collection was compiled by Mrs. Horner (d. 1942) in preparation for writing a biography of Charles S. Deneen, two term Republican Governor of Illinois. Mrs. Horner, a resident of Chicago, was a long-time school teacher, writer and genealogist.
Dates: Created: 1799-1940; Other: Majority of material found in 1892-1940; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943

Nature's Rival Forms Company records

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1093
Scope and Contents Legal agreement signed by Mr. & Mrs. Stenhouse and the five original stockholders, two stock certificates for five shares at $100. per share, last will and testament of Alfred C. Black, and receipts for stocks purchased by Alfred C. Black.
Dates: Created: 1906 - 1909