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359 Valley Grain Company. Records, 1914-1944Add to your cart. (13.5 cubic feet; and 6 volumes)

In 1916, Galesburg, Ill., realtors Arthur R. Anderson and Louis L. Steel joined businessman E. B. Holmes to incorporate the Inland Grain Company. At its height, Inland Grain owned fifteen small town grain elevators across central Illinois. In 1923, the officers hired Hiram H. Potter, an expert in marketing grain, ...

852 Van Norman, Clarendon, Jr., Collection of Lincoln and Illinois Ephemera, 1828-1967Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet)

The Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection consists of ephemera dating from 1828 to 1967, related to Illinois and Abraham Lincoln. The collection contains Illinois broadsides and printed ephemera primarily from the nineteenth century. The materials include a variety of works from the pre-Civil War era such as prospectuses, periodicals, advertisements, newspaper ...

360 Van Sellar, Henry and Sallie Pattison. Correspondence, 1860-1892Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

Henry Van Sellar moved to Edgar County, Ill., in 1860 where he briefly taught school before enlisting in 12th Ill. Vol. Inf. After the war, Van Sellar, who was mustered out a colonel, became a lawyer, Mayor of Paris, Ill., state senator in the 34th Gen. Assembly, and a circuit ...

889 Victor, Paul F., Sr. Papers, 1918-2015Add to your cart. (0.6 cubic feet; 3 oversize folders)

This collection consists of personal and business papers of Paul F. Victor Sr., a founder of the Victor Manufacturing and Gasket Company. The papers primarily document the construction and history of the Victor family homes in River Forest, Illinois, including one designed by renowned architect Harry F. Robinson. The collection ...

148 Vincennes Oath, 1778Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Early in 1778, the Commonwealth of Virginia authorized George Rogers Clark to lead an expedition to protect American settlers in Kentucky and gave him secret instructions also to take Kaskaskia, an outpost on the Mississippi. With about 175 men, he floated down the Ohio to the falls at Louisville, proceeded ...

361 Vincennes, Bank of. Papers, 1820-1821Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 6 items)

This collection contains transcripts of correspondence between William H. Crawford, Secretary of the Treasury, and E. Boudinot, David Brown, and Val. J. Bradly, officers of the Bank of Vincennes, the State Bank of Indiana. The letters illustrate the operation of Crawford's policy of designating state banks in the West as ...

400 Volk, Leonard and Douglas. Collection, 1872-1953Add to your cart. (1.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains personal and professional papers of artists Leonard and Douglas Volk. The collection includes correspondence, estate records, publications, sketches, copyright records, and other materials. Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was born in Wellstown (now Wells), New York. He became a sculptor after studying marble cutting under his father in Pittsfield, ...



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