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Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
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.

Daniel W. Messick letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1039
Scope and Contents Letter to his wife from Camp Lyon, Bird's Point, Missouri gives details of trip from Cairo, Ill. to Camp Lyon, camp life, the situation of the camp and his desire to get into the fight.

Edwin May diaries

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1018
Scope and Contents Diaries have brief notes about activities of the day. Very little related to military activities other than marching or mention of a skirmish. Has lists of supplies and costs, lists of wounded and sick. Diary continues for a time after returning from the war.

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Frances Gertrude Priddy Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC526
Abstract Illinois native Frances Gertrude Priddy was the author of young adult, mystery, and romance novels. This collection consists of records related to her professional and personal life, including manuscripts and notes, published books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, unpublished journals, and a scrapbook.

Henry A. Griswold Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC260
Abstract The Henry A. Griswold papers are a compilation of diaries, financial records, autograph albums, catalog, scrapbooks, a minute book, household receipt book, notes, instructions, and estate settlement papers which document farm life in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois after Griswold's father and uncle moved from Vermont in 1820 to establish a farm and wagon-making shop.  Materials are created by Griswold, his daughter Mamie E. Griswold, and additional family members.

Jacob H. Mechling diary

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1029
Scope and Contents Mechling's diary gives account of each day for the 126th Illinois, including camp life, different regiments they come in contact with, rumors heard, generals who pass through, the sick, the dead, sights he sees, and war activities. In the back has recipes for several puddings and cakes.

James Lambert High Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Jerry Wallace Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC668
Abstract Jerry Wallace (1894-1982) was an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 1916. He served congregations in Illinois (Christ Church, Springfield, Illinois), and Tucson, Arizona. He was a member of the Charles Lamb Society and various historical and genealogical societies. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, sermons, radio talks, diaries (4 volumes), pocket diaries, Charles Lamb Society annual reports (1956-1962), newspaper clippings, genealogical material, printed material, church bulletins,...

Marguerite Rawalt

 Collection
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...