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Abraham Race deed

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1225
Scope and Contents Deed of land in Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts owned by Race to Reuben Wilson. Signed by Race in the presence of Justice of the Peace Thomas Hopkins. Paper watermarked G R with a coronet.
Dates: Created: April 22, 1809

Appomattox Land and Improvement Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC4016
Abstract The Appomattox Land and Improvement Company was an organization found in New York in 1891 by a group of New York businessmen, with the goal of purchasing and holding real estate, particularly the McLean “Surrender” House at Appomattox, Virginia. Under Myron E. Dunlap, the group purchased several historic structures with the intent of dismantling them and moving them to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition or to Washington DC for permanent display. The house from Appomattox was...
Dates: 1891 - 1924

C. Robinson letter

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1286
Scope and Contents Letter to William P. Whittle regarding property in Nauvoo belonging Hotchkiss, Gillett and Tuttle and its availability for sale to E.C. Hayes. Instructs that sale of a certain portion of land would require improvements that would "augment the value of the remainder."
Dates: Created: November 22, 1856

Calvin Riley letter

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1275
Scope and Contents Letter to Harvey Baldwin in Syracuse regarding land acquisitions and prices. Needing to hear from "trustees" regarding purchase of Military Tract in Illinois. Mentions "the Judge" and his family.
Dates: Created: March 31, 1834

James B. Murray letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1089
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother, Bronson, in Ottawa, Illinois refers to Plank Road currency, that is worthless and charges him for using it. Also mentions land prices.
Dates: Created: June 16, 1853

James Frazier Reed papers

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1251
Scope and Contents Papers pertaining to Reed's insolvency. April 13, 1846 list (6 p.) of creditors with how much owed and an inventory of goods, chattel, real estate rights and credits. April 13, 1846 notice of filing property, by assignee William Lavely, in probate court in Sangamon County, Ill. July 28, 1846 document signed by William Lavely re: land offered at public sale.
Dates: Created: 1846

James Semple papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1364
Scope and Contents Three business documents relating to real estate purchases in Alton and one letter, 1847, re: taxes owed on real estate in Edwardsville, Ill.
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1847

John B. F. Russell letters

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1313
Scope and Contents Two letters from Chicago to Samuel Breese in New York City regarding land purchases in Boone and Cook Counties in Illinois.
Dates: Created: Date missing

John Reynolds papers

 Collection
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

Pope Family letters

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194A
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1836, 1843, from Nathaniel to his wife discuss family sickness and states he delivered the "decision in the Smith case (Mormon prophet)". One, 1835, to his daughter Penelope, discussing his trip to Richmond, western girls compared to those in Richmond, and her brother William, in the navy in New York. One letter, 1833, from Sister Mary Agnes discussing the progress in studies of "your daughter". Land indenture, 1841, between Ninian Edwards and Penelope and Beverly Allen to John...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1853