• Creator Names Chase, Horace G. (Horace Gair), 1827-1913.
  • Title Chase family papers [manuscript], 1855-1896 (bulk 1855-1874).
  • Physical description
    • 1.25 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    • 5 folders. (separate files).
    • 2 oversize folders. Abstract entries and certificate.
    • 1 microfilm reel : neg. ; 35 mm. (Camera neg. of account books).
    • 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Reader copy of account books).
  • Collection summary
    • Letterpress copy book of outgoing letters (1869 Feb. 22-1874 Apr. 15; 449 p. plus 9 p. index to addressees); abstract of title entries without names of property owners (1857-1866; 54 p.) for land in Townships 35-42 and for other property in and around Chicago; the first certificate of title issued under the Torrens law (1896 Feb. 10); journal, ledger, order book, daybook, cash and journal, and other account books of three real estate abstract firms: Chase Brothers, Chase Brothers & Company, and Chase & Adams (Chicago, Ill.); letters (ca. 1855-1874, ca. 30 items) from Horace G. Chase, Samuel B. Chase, and Charles C. Chase in Chicago to their father Horace Chase, in New Hampshire; small scrapbook (disassembled) of tickets, receipts, envelopes, and announcements that probably belonged to Charles C. Chase; and other miscellaneous items.
    • The outgoing letters from Chase to his clients discuss his services as a real estate and loan broker; the most frequent addressee was William Rickcords. Letters from the sons in Chicago to their father in New Hampshire discuss their business, travels, health, severity of winter and high living costs (1855 Feb. 25), 1860 business conditions in Chicago and raising of the grade on Lake Street, municipal election and the Republican convention (1860 March 18, 8 p.), efforts to save their business records during the fire of 1871 and negotiations to sell the surviving abstracts of title to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds (1871 Dec. 10, 12 p.).
    • Includes the first certificate of title (no. 1) issued by the Cook County Registrar's office under the Torrens law, Samuel B. Chase, Recorder. Issued to Louis A. Seeberger, owner of a lot in Riverside, Illinois (1896 Feb. 10, 1 p. with embossed seal).
  • Names
    • Adams, John B.
    • Bailey, George H.
    • Chase family Archives.
    • Chase, Charles Carroll, 1829-1895.
    • Chase, Horace, 1788-1875.
    • Chase, Horace G. (Horace Gair), 1827-1913 Archives.
    • Chase, Samuel Blanchard, 1823-1896.
    • Rickcords, William.
    • Chase & Adams (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chase Brothers & Co. (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Adams, John B.
    • Bailey, George H.
    • Chase, Charles Carroll, 1829-1895.
    • Chase, Horace, 1788-1875.
    • Chase, Samuel Blanchard, 1823-1896.
    • Rickcords, William, recipient. rcp
    • Seeberger, Louis Augustus, b. 1863. 1896 OS certificate.
    • Chase & Adams (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chase Brothers & Co. (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cook County (Ill.). Recorder of Deeds.
  • Subjects
    • Abstracts of title Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Families Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Families New Hampshire 19th century.
    • Fires Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871.
    • Real estate investment Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Streets Illinois Chicago Maintenance and repair 19th century.
    • Torrens system Illinois 19th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Commerce 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Description and travel 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 19th century.
    • Riverside (Ill.) Land. 1896 OS certificate.
  • Genre
    • Abstracts of title. lcsh
    • Account books. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Daybooks. aat
    • Letterpress copybooks. aat
  • Geographic name
    • United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
    • United States Illinois Riverside.
    • United States New Hampshire.