Adams County (Ill.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Account book including records of expenses, disbursements, and annual recapitualtion of Walnut Grove Farm, which was co-owned by George P. Phinney. Includes hand-drawn maps of the farm and surrounding area.
Dates: Created: 1852-1863
Collection — Box 78
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
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833