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H. K. Johnston Company Records

Identifier: MS-BC370
Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960

James Frazier Reed report

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1250
Scope and Contents Report on his application for a loan from the State Bank of Illinois signed by S.H. Treat. Gives description of properties to be mortgaged and abstracts of the titles.
Dates: Created: September 23, 1836

Printed Corporate Security Instruments

Identifier: MS-SC4002
Abstract A collection of corporate securities, such as stock and bond certificates, for a variety of nineteenth and twentieth century companies. The collection was assembled by an unknown document collector through the 1970s.Most of the certificates are railroad stock, but the collection also includes securities for construction and mining companies, banks and insurance companies, or companies dealing in other types of transportation, such as ferries and turnpikes. Materials date roughly...
Dates: 1840s - 1910s

Stump Tail Guard "muster roll"

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1504
Scope and Contents Muster roll of the "Stump Tail Guards". Completed muster roll with fictitious names, residence, occupation and remarks in what appears to be an attempt at humor. Two copies, each in the same handwriting. States the above are willing to be mustered into service "on the sole condition that they shall not be called upon to leave Springfield except in case of Invasion."
Dates: Created: June 1861

Thomas S. Dobbins and Company minutes

Identifier: MS-SC4019
Scope and Contents Thomas S. Dobbins and Company was a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois, headed by its namesake, Thomas Stuart Dobbins, from 1872 to 1874. The purpose of the company seems to have been to fund construction for the Chicago and Pacific Railroad, which also had Dobbins as its president. The railroad was responsible for constructing the Bloomingdale Line and the rest of the Elgin Subdivision, a line between Chicago and Elgin, Illinois. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad was absorbed into the Chicago,...
Dates: 1872 - 1874