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James Shields papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1385
Scope and Contents Three circulars, 1841-1842, from the Auditor's Office re: school funds. Letter, Oct. 1843 re: meeting in St. Louis or Edwardsville. Letter, 1847, to Samuel Buckmaster introducing Mr. Curran who will accompany the bodies of slain officers back to Illinois from Cerro Gordo, Mexico. An 1852 letter to Y.P. Fox a New York tailor re: a coat being made. Letter, 1857, to Judge J. Purdy Faribault in Iowa re: Minnesota territory and the railroad. Letter of introduction, 1859, for James Owner to Gen....
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1862

John C. Bagby correspondence

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC61
Scope and Contents John C. Bagby (1819-1896) was born in Kentucky and studied law before beginning a practice in 1846 in Rushville, Illinois. He supported the Republican Party but in 1872 changed his support to the Democratic Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1875-1877; Schuyler County, Illinois, judge 1882-1885; and 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois judge,1885-1891.Consists of personal, business and political correspondence concerning the California gold rush; political...
Dates: Created: 1849-1886

John Reynolds papers

Identifier: MS-SC1264A
Scope and Contents Land patent, April 11, 1831 and deed of purchase, May 18, 1831, signed by Reynolds, for property purchased by Robert Peebles in Vandalia in 1828. Also signed by A.P. Field, Secretary of State. Letter, Oct. 17, 1831, to John T. Stuart appointing him to assist William Thomas in preparing government report on the Indian disturbances on the Rock River. Contracts, Aug. 10 and 29, 1837, for construction of the first railroad in Illinois. They are signed by Reynolds, Thomas Toner and Jacob Thomas....
Dates: 1831 - 1837

Luman Selleck letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1362
Scope and Contents Letters to Chandler Johnson in Vermont discuss the family news, his children, the death of his wife, the farm and the town. Gives account of his crops, the orchards, the yield and selling prices. How many cheeses they have made and the selling price. Always tells how and what his children are doing. Discusses the growth of Woodville and the railroads being built in Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1855

Martin Herman Schaeffer papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1348
Scope and Contents Includes a number of letters between Schaeffer and E.L. Kimmel and C.E. Swan of the Missouri-Illinois Railroad re: the establishment of the spur. Contract between Herman and Anna Schaeffer and the RR company. Bills and records of expenditures by Schaeffer. List of contributors for building the spur. Record of first years business at the Alda station. Records of limestone use. Plats of area around the station. Short history, 1922-1926, of the Alda Station by Schaeffer. Photos of Schaeffer's farm...
Dates: Created: 1922 - 1926

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

Vermillion Coal Company (Streator, Ill.) letters

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1075
Scope and Contents Letters discuss stock prices, amount of coal being mined, statistics on coal use, coal prices, railroad coal cars, problems with the railroad, striking miners and the growth and changes in Streator.
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1871

William B. Archer papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC35
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856