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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

Daniel Smith journal

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1415
Scope and Contents Journal kept while traveling recounts the days on board, the sea life seen, the different vessels seen on the sea, the weather, specific incidents on board and the different fish caught for eating. Describes the sights he sees as they near New Orleans, hunting in the woods along the Mississippi, and the trip up to Shawneetown.
Dates: Created: 1820 - 1821

David J. Baker letters

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC66
Scope and Contents Consists of letters and one essay written by David J. Baker. The bulk of the letters were written to his wife Sarah Tennery Fairchild Baker (Kaskaskia, Illinois), as he traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve an unexpired term in the United States Senate (1830-1831). Persons discussed in these letters include Joseph Duncan, Andrew Jackson, Elias Kent Kane, Martin Van Buren and Daniel Webster. The impeachment trial of James H. Peck was also mentioned. Another letter to Reverend John F. Brooks,...
Dates: Created: 1830-1879

Diary of tour of Canada, the United States, & Cuba

 Collection — Box: 91
Identifier: MS-SC1552
Scope and Contents Unknown author, references to England and is probably from there. Diary kept of travel through Quebec, Ottawa, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, down the Mississippi to New Orleans, to Cuba and back to Charleston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Gives descriptions of each city, its buildings, the people, the businesses and his opinion.Chicago is a "fine city", but the more he saw of New York "the more I dislike its accumulation of filth..." He attended the theater in New York...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1857

Frederick S. Mojonnier diary of a voyage to America

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1059
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept by Mojonnier on the family's trip. Briefly details each day of their trip by stage, sleigh and train to Havre, France where they spent several days before sailing. On board ship he details the weather, any family problems, passenger problems, sea life they observe, a ship wreck and their entrance into the Mississippi with the help of a tug boat. He describes the boat they take to St. Louis and the sights he sees along the way.
Dates: Created: Undated

George F. Smith letters

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1418
Scope and Contents Letter to his sister, Lottie, from Indianapolis writes of his trip to Niagara Falls and Lacrosse, Wisconsin and describes the falls and the Wisconsin country side. He has heard several "Republican speeches" from Wm. Seward, B.F. Wade and Owen Lovejoy. In Springfield, Ill. met his "brother-in-law Senator Trumbull" and met with "Mr. Lincoln twice" and gives his impression of him. Was given an autographed picture and letter by Lincoln. News clipping, 1882, re: George F. Smith. Letter from Agnes L....
Dates: Created: November 11, 1860 and 1882

Richard J. Oglesby papers

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1120
Scope and Contents Letters, documents and journal. Letters discuss opposition to the power of the railroad companies, Abraham Lincoln's character and his friendship with him, Illinois and National politics, family affairs, his first meeting with General Ulysses Grant at Cairo, Ill. in 1861, letter of recommendation to President Johnson for Brigadier General A.A. Smith of Illinois, and a letter acknowledging an invitation to Army of the Cumberland Reunion in Decatur, 1870. Letters to Jackson Grimshaw, General...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1924

Washington Jefferson Mowry journal

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1083
Scope and Contents Journal describes experiences along the way. Vividly describes several bouts of seasickness among the passengers during rough waters, the passengers and their different nationalities, several tales of drunkenness among various passengers and workers and the boat trying to pass through thick ice near Mackinack and being forced to remain there due to ice. Describes the stops at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Traveling by stage he describes the prairies and the towns of Naperville, Aurora and...
Dates: Created: April 20 - June 1847