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Charles B. Sawyer papers

Account books, leases, and other miscellaneous business papers primarily relating to Charles B. Sawyer's wholesale boot and shoe trade in Chicago (Ill.). The collection contains two account books with invoices (2 volumes., 241 p., 1869-1871) and also includes an 1856 lease by Matthew Laflin to Sa...

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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.

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...

United Charities of Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, bylaws, financial records, annual reports, news clippings, newsletters, radio scripts, statistical and intake reports, manuals, pamphlets, scrapbooks, case files, and other materials of United Charities (UC) relating to older people, economic conditions, ethnic groups, Af...

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Views before and after the Chicago Fire of 1871 collection, 1871-1872.

Positive images on glass in wood mounts probably meant for projection, made by photographers Copelin & Hine of Chicago. Subjects include views of Chicago buildings before the fire of October 8-10, 1871, ruins, construction after the fire and completed buildings. Copelin & Hine also made stereogra...

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