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Atkinson family papers

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,...


Beaubien family collection

Invitation to Mrs. Beaubien to attend a dance on Feb. 7, 1843. Also genealogical charts and family history (66 p.) of descendants of Rene Cuillerier and Jean Baptiste Beaubien, compiled by C.M. Burton of Detroit. Also, a condensed outline, entitled Generations of Beaubien (2 p.); a letter from 18...

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Carson Pirie Scott records, ca. 1869-1988, bulk 1925-1977

Correspondence, biographical information on company officials, corporate histories, timelines, and newspaper clippings; financial records on real estate, stock, and salary and pension plans; and marketing materials and floor plans of the Chicago department store chain, Carson Pir...


C.D. Peacock and Co. (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1837-1993

General ledgers (1904-1912, 1981-1983), other account books and audit reports (1912-1955), correspondence, leases, insurance policies, publicity materials, catalogs, audio tapes, historical information, and other records of C.D. Peacock and Co.; one of the oldest and most prominent jewelers in Ch...

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Edwin R. Ball papers

Two letters by Ball's mother discuss family affairs; give impressions of Illinois, particularly Galena and the lead mines; tell of travel difficulties: trunk stolen, stagecoach broken down. A letter by Ball discusses travel from Buffalo to Chicago on board the Empire and thence to Elgin, where he...

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Elizabeth Cheney collection of visual materials, ca. 1850-1970 (bulk 1890-1920)

Photographs from the estate of Elizabeth Cheney, Oak Park (Ill.) resident, antique collector, daughter of Florence and William Wallace Cheney, and last in the line of descendants of Chicago pioneer Philo Carpenter. Includes portraits of Elizabeth Cheney, primarily as a child and young adult. Also...

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Long family papers

Reminiscences (2) relating to the Long family of Illinois. J. Henry Long's "Personal War Experiences" (53 p., leather bound volume), concerns his service in the Chicago Light Artillery, Battery A, during the Civil War, 1862-1865. The volume was dedicated to his beloved nephew and namesake Henry H...


Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

Papers of the Field family of Chicago relating to business (merchandising and publishing), family, and civic and social improvement activities. Marshall Field, I, materials include: account book 1887­1890, copies of his will; photocopies of outgoing correspondence, 1875-1906 and microfilm; a...


Pullman, Lowden, and Miller families photograph collection, [ca. 1850-1987]

Snapshots, formal photographic portraits, and photo albums relating to descendants of George M. Pullman, primarily through the lineage of his granddaughter Florence Lowden Miller, who was the daughter of Illinois Governor Frank Orren Lowden; Pullman family, Lowden family, Miller family, and frien...

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Wells-Shaw family photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1929 (bulk 1880-1899)]

Cartes de visite albums include portraits of Chicago area residents, members of the Wells, Shaw, and Searls families. Photoprint albums show a house party for Martha Wells at Lake Geneva (Wis.). Includes group portraits of guests, a horseback riding excursion, scenes of the lake and local railroa...

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