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Arithmetic cyphering books

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC38
Scope and Contents Consists of four handwritten arithmetic exercise books or cyphering books from various authors and locations, including: George W. Allen, dating to 1812-1814, brought to Greene County, Illinois, from Tennessee in 1818; Samuel Smith, dating to 1817-1820 (probably a fragment of a larger volume); and two books dating to 1819-1821 belonging to Richard Wells, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and Edmund Palmer. The Wells book contains instruction in basic store accounting.
Dates: Created: 1812-1821

Benjamin Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC639
Abstract Son of Connecticut minister and historian Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) who graduated from Yale College in 1790 and became a lawyer in East Haddam and Colchester, Connecticut. He and his wife, Elizabeth Mather Trumbull was the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood, including Illinois senator and jurist Lyman Trumbull. Benjamin Trumbull served as probate justice, state representative and postmaster. His sons, Benjamin Mather, George and Lyman settled in Illinois, while sons John,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1896; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

David J. Baker letters

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC66
Scope and Contents Consists of letters and one essay written by David J. Baker. The bulk of the letters were written to his wife Sarah Tennery Fairchild Baker (Kaskaskia, Illinois), as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve an unexpired term in the United States Senate (1830-1831). Persons discussed in these letters include Joseph Duncan, Andrew Jackson, Elias Kent Kane, Martin Van Buren and Daniel Webster. The impeachment trial of James H. Peck was also mentioned. Another letter to Reverend John F. Brooks,...
Dates: Created: 1830-1879

David Judson Chaffee diary

Identifier: MS-SC3765
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the diary of David Judson Chaffee for the year 1861. A student at Western Homeopathic College (Cleveland, OH) Chaffee noted his coursework, lectures, social occasions, and Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Cleveland (February 15, 1861). He later returned home to Palermo, NY, and the entries reflect social life in that community. Inserted printed material include a listing of college faculty and a newspaper report on Lincoln at Columbus, OH. Other loose items include two...
Dates: 1861

Garland Wheeler cyphering book

Identifier: MS-SC3772
Scope and Contents Collection consists of one cypher book dating from January 1814 containing over 183 handwritten pages. While a student, Garland Wheeler recorded various math and business problem solving concepts, word problems, providing examples for each. Several different categories of work were considered, including addition and subtraction of whole numbers (and money), multiplication, single and double “rule of three” and their inverses, division of stock under a partnership or single fellowship, barter,...
Dates: 1814

James Carroll Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1283
Scope and Contents Teacher's certificates and schedule of students taught in Clark County, 1849-1851. Certificate of election as Justice of the Peace, 1853, signed by Governor Matteson. Certificate of election to Congress, 1870, signed by John Palmer. Papers re: pension for Judeah Walker Robinson, his wife, who received the first certificate for pension for the soldiers or widows of soldiers of the Mexican War.
Dates: Created: 1850 - 1887

John Mason Peck papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1158
Scope and Contents Letter, 1819, from Rev. B.F. Farnsworth of Boston discussing news of his life and work and the possibility of his coming west. Letter, 1833, to Elder B.W. Henry, from Peck in Rock Spring discussing the Edwardsville Association and the principles of Illinois Baptists. Notes, ca. 1833-1834, on "Illinois history", pertain to Black Hawk War; also a circular, Oct. 21, 1833, "To the friends of education in Illinois" from Bela Jacobs, secretary of The Western Baptist Educational Association. Letter,...
Dates: Created: 1819 - 1856

Luana Macomber Tucker Reed letter

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1252
Scope and Contents Letter to James C. Burns in Monmouth from Burr Oak, Michigan, where she is visiting her sister, recounts briefly her life history and her years teaching in Monmouth. Discusses the school's curriculum, what she taught, some of the other teachers and the problem with boys smoking, with which she dealt effectively. Also discusses her temperance work and states that in 1872 there were "sixteen saloons" of which they eliminated all but one.
Dates: Created: January 29, 1901

Priscilla M. Babb papers

Identifier: MS-BC746
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the personal papers of Marion Priscilla Carpenter Babb (Priscilla M. Babb) including her correspondence, diaries, and original manuscripts of poetry and prose, 1907-1969. The papers are divided into three series, the first contains Babb’s personal correspondence, diaries/journals, primarily from her time as a student at Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University), during the late 1920s. This series also includes household financial documents...
Dates: 1907-1969

Sangamon County, Illinois school attendance schedules

Identifier: MS-SC1327-7
Scope and Contents Schedules of school attendance from several different schools in Sangamon County list the name of the student and the dates in attendance, location of the school, the name of the teacher and a signed statement that the schedule is correct to the best of their knowledge. The majority are from Farmington school and one from Spring Creek. Most are identified by the section of the county where located.
Dates: April 2, 1847-September 26, 1849