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Nellie Cadle Watson Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC575
Scope and Contents This collection includes the genealogical research, family histories, correspondence, lecture notes, radio scripts and drafts of publications compiled by Sherman. It also includes material on the history of Peoria and Peoria County, Hutton Township (Coles County), and Indian Point (Menard County). Family histories include material on the Maupin, Davis, Taliaferro, Watson and Sherman families as well as many others.
Dates: Created: 1925-1981; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1990

Peoria County, Illinois legal records

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1161
Scope and Contents Land titles, mostly French claims, deeds, plats, surveys, etc. Documents from the claim, 1861, of Thomas Allen include deeds, of Jean Baptiste Maillet, a prominent citizen of Old Peoria and Isaac Darneille, the second Illinois lawyer. Deposition of Antoine Bourbonne recalls the town before it "was destroyed by Captain Craig", referring to an 1812 incident when the town was plundered and burned. Documents from Voris v. Forsyth in 1841. Various other deeds including that for Charles Ballance,...
Dates: Created: 1803 - 1863

Sangamon County, Illinois miscellaneous legal papers

 Collection — Box: 76
Identifier: MS-SC1327-4
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous legal documents dating from 1833 to 1848, dealing with residents of Sangamon County and other nearby counties in Illinois. Contents include deeds, mortgages and other documents concerning sale of land; decrees of bankruptcy; indictments and petitions for a writ of habeas corpus; and a letter concerning payment of a debt. People mentioned include Reuben Radford, Caroline Radford, Joseph Tabor, Jacob Early, Catherine Early, Moses Pierson, Joseph Klein, Elizabeth Klein,...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1848

W. H. Prescott letter

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1214
Scope and Contents Letter to Mr. Mann regarding property in Illinois that he has received through a will. Clarifying the legalities of keeping the land and discussing his possible options for dealing with it. Gives references from Hallowell, Maine who would attest to his qualifications.
Dates: Created: February 27, 1860