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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents June 24, 1877 letter from Aaron Benedict Mead to his mother detailing the train trip and the complete tour of the Illinois State Penitentiary in Jolietn. They visited all of the different departments including the cells, kitchen and dining hall, shoe shop, hospital, women's section and the prison grounds.
Dates: Created: June 24, 1877
Abstract Joseph Edward Ragen was a penologist for the Illinois prison system. The collection includes papers, published and unpublished manuscripts by Ragen and other penologists, reports, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks containing biographical information about Ragen, as well as a wealth of information about the history of the Illinois penal system, prison administration, statistics, and education for prisoners. Ragen also acted as a consultant for several other state prison systems, and the...
Dates: Created: 1926-1971; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1972
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Letter, Sept. 1865 to Major George E. Wentworth expressing regret for attempted escape. Two letters to his wife, Frank, discuss family affairs, work in the prison, his longing for home, President Johnson and efforts to be pardoned. One letter from Jere Dyer to his sister Frank, Mudd's wife, discuss his efforts to help the doctor and family affairs. Dr. Mudd's pardon, signed by President Andrew Johnson. Letter, Sept. 1906, from Mudd's daughter Nettie to Alton B. Parker regarding her "prospectus"...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1906