NOTE: The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections Reading Room will be closed from August 2-8. Books and manuscript collections may be requested for use in the University Archives Reading Room (Main Library 146) during this time. The University Archives is open 8:30am-5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10am-5pm on Wednesdays.
Paging of IHLC materials will be available from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Please call the University Archives Reading Room at 217-333-0798 for assistance with requests for IHLC materials between August 2 and August 8.
Hereford, Francis. Letters, 1842-43
Collection identifier: 704
Extent: 1.0 folder
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains two letters written by Francis Hereford, postmaster of Hillsboro, Ill. On June 28, 1842, he writes to George R. Michael, a manufacturer in St. Louis for a supply of his Brandreth brand pills to sell in Hillsboro. On June 22, 1843, Hereford writes to his sister in Dover, Tenn., regarding the weather, crops, and his fear as a "Tyler man" of losing his job.