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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...


Horatio Spafford papers

Deeds, leases, mortgages, receipts, clippings, certificates, correspondence, business cards, naturalization paper, etc. relating to Horatio Spafford and his business in Chicago. The collection contains Horatio's license to practice Law in Chicago (1862, 1863, 1865, 1866). The naturalization certi...

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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...


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...


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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