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Amelia Roberts journal

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1278
Scope and Contents Descriptive diary of trip by waterways through Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Travels to Charleston, Pekin, Peoria, and to Spoon River. Attends some social activities. Describes a storm and finding a boat wreck while on the river, how helpful the husbands are to wives in the west and several encounters with Indians. Returned to New York via Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Buffalo and on to New York. Includes typed transcript.
Dates: Created: 1835

Charles Manson letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3764
Overview Charles Manson (1934-2017) was born Charles Milles Maddox in Ohio. He began a life of crime during his youth and spent time in and out of juvenile reform and detention facilities. After escaping from one such facility in 1949 he briefly engaged in criminal activity in Peoria, Illinois, where he was eventually arrested. In 1971 Manson was convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and spent the remainder of his life serving a life sentence in the California state penal...
Dates: 1992

Elizabeth M. Bacon papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC59
Scope and Contents Elizabeth M. Bacon (1839-1900) a Peoria, Illinois, resident was married to Charles F. Bacon, co-owner of Bills and Bacon, a Peoria insurance agency. Elizabeth Bacon established a Reformed Episcopal Mission at Lalitpur, India, in 1890.

Consists of letters and papers concerning gift of property to Christ Church, Peoria, Illinois, honoring Elizabeth M. Bacon's deceased husband, Charles F. Bacon.
Dates: Created: 1882-1888

Peoria, Illinois, Harbor Fund account book

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1162
Scope and Contents Accounts kept by city treasurers Andrew Gray, Zenis Hotchkiss and John King of income and expenditures for the harbor.
Dates: Created: 1842 - 1861

Whig Party of Peoria, Illinois letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1163
Scope and Contents Letter signed by members of the Whig Party in Peoria, Ill. to Abraham Lincoln asking him to reply to a speech to be given by Judge Douglas on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.
Dates: Created: September 28, 1856