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Bishop family papers

Photocopies of a scrapbook of items relating to members of the Bishop family of Chicago and Ravenswood (Ill.). Includes obituaries and funeral notices for Rev. Hiram N. Bishop; reports on St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, Chicago; business affairs of coal dealers who employed Frank C. Bisho...


Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabe...

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Chase family papers

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 issue...

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Crane family and Lillie family papers, 1833-1978

Correspondence, financial papers, newsclippings, diaries, notebooks, biographical material, and genealogical items by and about Frances Crane Lillie, a daughter of Richard Teller Crane (founder of the Crane Company), her husband Frank Rattray Lillie, and other family members, especially materials...


Emily C. Pullman papers

Correspondence, account books (3 v., 1859-64), and diaries (17 v., 1873-92) of Emily C. (Minton) Pullman, primarily letters from her children on personal and family matters while they were at school in the 1860s and 1870s and during the later years of her life. Plus other letters, clippings, etc....

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Eugene E. Prussing Papers, 1928-1980

Manuscript autobiography and related notes by Eugene E. Prussing (interleaved with photographs and clippings). Also clippings and letters relating to Prussing’s two books on George Washington, genealogical information about the Peltzer family, and a biography of father Ernst Prussing.

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George M. Pullman papers

Correspondence (primarily 1859-1863), diary (1859-1861), collection of railroad passes (ca. 205, 1862-1900), and obituaries and resolutions in memorial of George M. Pullman. Correspondence is chiefly letters by Pullman to his mother and other family members on personal matters and on his work. Th...


Hambleton Family Papers, 1871-1932

Three letters by Emma Lander Hambleton, wife of Chalkley Jay Hambleton. Also one letter by Vera S. Wolfe, daughter of conductor Frederick Stock to Peggy Hambleton Murphy.

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Henry C. Wicker papers

Letters by Henry C. Wicker and his brother Cassius Wicker to their family in North Ferrisburgh (Vermont), and a few replies from their father C.W. Wicker, their sister Agnes, and cousins and friends. Henry wrote from Chicago and other cities in northern Illinois where he worked as freight agent f...

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John Munn papers

Primarily journals kept by John Munn relating his thoughts and activities (40 vol., 1824-1873); plus a few other items, including a Connecticut 1st Infantry commission (1828 Apr. 23) and a receipt for purchase of a slave named Nelson (1836 Sept. 17). The journal entries mainly detail travel and p...


John V. LeMoyne Papers, 1851-1889

Mainly incoming letters to Chicago lawyer and Congressman, John V. LeMoyne, from his Washington, Pennsyvania family, including his abolitionist father. Many of the letters caution against real estate speculation and reveal strong religious beliefs.

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Joseph Kirkland Papers, 1842-1939

Correspondence, mainly written by Chicago lawyer and author Joseph Kirkland to and from members of his family, and copies of letters he wrote to Hamlin Garland. Also, a few of Kirkland's works, and some miscellaneous material including biographical, genealogical and social information regarding K...

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Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.


Mrs. Samuel R. Haven diaries

Diaries kept by Jane Stowell Haven, Mrs. Samuel R. Haven, give very detailed accounts of family and social activities, responses to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a trip to Europe, and a trip to Florida. Dr. Samuel Haven had served in the army during the Civil War under Generals R.K. Swift and U...

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Roswell B. Mason papers

Correspondence, proclamations, deeds, etc. of Roswell B. Mason and other family members. Includes ca. 60 items, October-November 1871, relating to the Great Chicago Fire, while Mason was mayor, including letters (2) and proclamation by General Sheridan, proclamations by Mason, and letters from th...


Shaw-Wells family papers, 1792-1977

Correspondence, diaries, articles, poems, short stories, plays, clippings, mementos, estate documents, and other family papers of Chicago (Ill.) author Frances Wells Shaw and her husband, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and of their parents, daughters, other relatives, and ancestors. Topics incl...


Thomas Butler Carter Papers, 1831-1898

Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six st...

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