• Creator Names Atkinson, Charles, b. 1808.
  • Title Atkinson family papers [manuscript], 1851-1884.
  • Physical description ca. 200 items.
  • Collection summary Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware, including stoves. Also, diaries of Charles H. Atkinson (1867-1871, 1873; 7 v.) detailing business and social life in Chicago. Some early letters were written to relatives in Massachusetts and Vermont. Later materials include a few letters from Chicago lumber merchant S.W. Fuller in 1879 commenting on Mayor Carter Harrison and President Hayes.
  • Finding Aids Note Unpublished finding aid available.
  • Names
    • Atkinson, Charles, b. 1808.
    • Atkins family.
    • Atkinson family.
    • Atkinson, Charles H., b. 1845.
    • Deere, Charles Henry, 1837-1907.
    • Fuller, S. W.
    • Lord, Andrew H.
    • Atkinson and Lord (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Illinois Soapstone Company (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Atkinson, Charles H., b. 1845.
    • Deere, Charles Henry, 1837-1907.
    • Fuller, S. W.
    • Lord, Andrew H.
    • Atkinson and Lord (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Building trades Illinois Chicago.
    • Business enterprises Illinois Chicago.
    • Families Illinois Chicago.
    • Marble industry and trade Illinois Chicago.
    • Real estate investment Illinois.
    • Real estate investment Illinois Chicago.
    • Reclamation of land Illinois Henry County.
    • Reclamation of land Illinois Rock Island County.
    • Soapstone carving Illinois Chicago.
    • Theater Illinois Chicago. diaries.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Commerce 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 19th century.
    • Moline (Ill.) Commerce 19th century.
  • Genre Diaries. aat