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James Affleck manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC10
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two unpublished manuscripts by James Affleck (1813-1902): "The Stewart and Bennett Duel" about a Belleville, Illinois duel in 1819; and "Governor John Reynolds", a biographical sketch.
Dates: Created: 1899-1901

Joel A. Matteson papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1014
Scope and Contents Signed letter, March 1845, to W.L.D. Ewing, auditor of the state, telling him he will do what he can for Campbell, asking for more scrip and praising the actions of the legislature. This was written below a note to Ewing from Samuel Reed ordering scrip. Signed letter, Aug. 1845, to A.B. Sherriff in Millersburg regarding legal matters, property. Signed document, Feb. 1854, certifying Samuel H. Treat to have been Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court when he signed a document (attached)...
Dates: Created: 1845 - 1854

John R. Tanner papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1518
Scope and Contents Letter, June 1886, from John A. Logan compliments his work on "the canvass" and hopes to see him at the convention. Four letters from Shelby Cullom, 1887 and 1888, discuss the interstate commerce act; the anarchists involved in the Haymarket incident and the pardoning of two; and Joseph Medill, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, and his opposition to Cullom's campaign and support of Walter Q. Gresham for the Republican presidential campaign of 1888. He refers, in 1887, to Tanner's misfortune and...
Dates: Created: 1886 - 1900

John Reynolds papers

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1264
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1823-1854, to Reynolds family in Tennessee discusses family news, land conditions in Illinois, some of his land deals and current events on a state and national level, including his swearing in as governor, the Illinois Michigan Canal, railroads and his allegiance to Jackson. Letter, July 1829, to J.M. Peck re: running for governor and Peck's school and work. Letter, May 1831, re: Meeting at Vandalia in June to select seminary lands probably along the canal route. Letter, July 8,...
Dates: Created: 1823 - 1858

Joseph Shaw letter

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1373
Scope and Contents Letter to his daughter(Miss A.E.C. Shaw) in Portland discusses spending the evening at Governor Duncan's and Mrs. Duncan's suggestion that the recipient would like to teach in a "private family" and how they would like to have her for their own children. Describes the family and tells her what information to include in a letter to the Duncan's if she is interested. Mentions family sickness. Ink drawing of "Mr. Shaw's residence at Locust Grove."
Dates: Created: December 17, 1837

Richard J. Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1120
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924