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James Otis Partridge letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1147
Scope and Contents Letters to family, majority to "mother", back in Massachusetts. Discuss family news, work in Galena and Hamilton, Ill. and Keokuk, Iowa. Describes a boat trip he and Clara took on the Mississippi. Three letters from Clara discuss family business, her child and her work at the school.
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1857

James W. Stephenson papers

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1481
Scope and Contents Two documents from the Black Hawk War, a receipt for equipment and a list of property used by the 27th Regiment and returned by Capt. Stephenson. Letters discuss his campaign and election to legislature, Democratic politics, the internal improvements program (especially the Ill. Central Railroad), business at the land office in Galena and social life in Galena. Includes letters from Richard M. Young, George Forquer, William L. May, Elias K. Kane, Lucius Lyon and others important in politics of...
Dates: Created: 1832 - 1856; Created: Majority of material found within 1834 - 1838

John C. Spare letters

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1442
Scope and Contents Two letters to John Beadle in Galena, Illinois giving his reminiscences of John Rawlins prior to the Civil War. Describes him as a friend, lawyer, fellow member of the Odd Fellows, supporter of the Union and a troop raiser.
Dates: Created: March 29 and June 7, 1899

John Phelps reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1169
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874

William Reuben Rowley papers

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1306
Scope and Contents Some orders and receipts. Letter, 1863, of Wallace to Halleck defending his late arrival at the battle of Shiloh. Several letters, one from W.T. Sherman, 1879 and a report by Rowley, 1881, in reference to Wallace and the battle of Shiloh. War letters from Alexander Osborth, Adam Badeau, Ely Parker, Col. George Leet, and John Rawlins. A letter, Oct. 1863, from Osborth discusses his wish to go to Texas, and his order to go to Florida and "our friend has had a hand in it." All discuss the news of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1892