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Atkinson Family papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC46
Scope and Contents Charles, Joshua T., Josiah and Moses Atkinson, four sons of William and Nancy Little Atkinson of Newbury, Vermont, immigrated to Illinois in the early 1830s. Charles was an early settler and prominent businessman of Moline, Illinois, and Joshua T. founded Union Grove, Illinois.Consists of correspondence from the brothers received by their uncle Josiah Little and cousin Josiah Hale concerns farm life and future prospects in Illinois, financial arrangements, and property transactions....
Dates: Created: 1833-1872

George Henry Palmer biography

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1134 + BV
Scope and Contents Biography of his life focusing on his experiences in the army through the Civil War and after until 1883. Typescript and photostat copies, only, of original.
Dates: Created: 1879 - 1892

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC37
Scope and Contents 1840-1848: (Box 1) 29 items. Letters deal with local politics in Waltham, Massachusetts, where Banks was four times an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature, 1844-1849. Letters refer to speaking engagements, temperance, Democratic Party politics, and affairs of the Boston Custom House, where Banks gained an appointment in 1843. There is a dated letter from lawyer and reformer Robert Rantoul. 1854-1857: (Box 1), 98 items. Many of the letters refer to the controversy over the...
Dates: Created: 1840-1896; Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1939

Thomas P. Robb collection

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1277
Scope and Contents Three Civil War letters re: Sanitary Commission, two from General Grant and one from Governor Yates. Letters re: his work in Georgia and some of the problems he faced with the people of Georgia (including one very dissatisfied citizen who signed his letter KKK), politics in the Grant administration, the Republican Party in the south, the 1876 Republican campaign, numerous letters of recommendation for Robb and others. Newspaper clippings about Mexico and Texas, letters and news clippings re:...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1895

William Tecumseh Sherman letters to Major Willard Warner

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1382
Scope and Contents Letter to his friend Warner. One, 1863, discusses his report re: Colonel Woods. The remainder of the letters are written after the war and discuss his dislike of politics and refusal to be involved, the prospects for the south and of living in the south, Warner's election to the Senate and his need to travel the state and know its needs so as not to be perceived as a carpetbagger, organization of the militia, his preference for "noncommingling" of the races, and some business activities. He...
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1888