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501 Cahokia Citizens. Letter, 1787Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This letter, written by the residents of Cahokia, Ill., was a rebuttal to accusations made by Father Pierre Huet de la Valiniere against Father Paul de St. Pierre. The letter, of which the Survey has an early translation, was read orally to Cahokia residents after high Mass on Apr. 22, ...

413 Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. Records, 1976-1996Add to your cart. (0.35 cubic feet)

This collection contains records for the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. Records include meeting minutes, advertisements, event fliers, newspaper clippings, newsletters in relation to the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society and other materials. According to their website in 2016, the Society was founded in 1976 to "promote both the educational and scientific aspects ...

015 Cahokia Parish, Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. Records, 1783-1900Add to your cart. (2.0 microfilm reels; 4 typescripts)

This collection contains records for the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. Records include meeting minutes, advertisements, event fliers, newspaper clippings, newsletters in relation to the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society and other materials. According to their website in 2016, the Society was founded in 1976 to "promote both the educational and scientific aspects ...

502 Cairo City and Canal Company. Papers, 1838-42Add to your cart. (5.0 items)

This collection contains materials relating to the effort of London entrepreneurs and their agents in Illinois to develop the site of Cairo. It includes a report about the site, sent from William Strickland and Richard C. Taylor in Philadelphia to John Wright in London on Dec. 13, 1838. Also included ...

515 Caldwell, Edward. Cherry Mine Disaster Research Collection, 1903-2007Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet; 1 oversized folder)

This collection contains research copies of magazine and newspaper articles, books, reports, documents, photographs, and name indexes in both paper and digital formats related to the Cherry Mine disaster. The St. Paul Coal Company opened a mine located in Cherry, Illinois in 1905. On November 13, 1909, a fire erupted and ...

016 Caldwell, Norman W. (1905-58). Letter and Paper, 1948Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

This collection contains research copies of magazine and newspaper articles, books, reports, documents, photographs, and name indexes in both paper and digital formats related to the Cherry Mine disaster. The St. Paul Coal Company opened a mine located in Cherry, Illinois in 1905. On November 13, 1909, a fire erupted and ...

503 Camp Stotsenberg Hospital Records, 1900-1901Add to your cart. (3.0 items)

The hospital at Camp Stotsenberg, Manila Province, Philippines, was built and furnished in 1900. The collection includes an 82-page journal, Mar.1900-July 1901, containing hospital reports, inventories, and correspondence of Asst. Surg. L. K. Graves. There are references to alcoholism and intestinal colic in camp as well as an isolated case ...

017 Campbell, Lewis. "Travels to California" Typescript, 1849-1850Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Lewis Campbell left Springfield, Ill., for the gold mines of California in 1849. His "Memorandum of my travels to California" provides a brief record for most days of his journey west between Mar. 26 and Sept. 18. He took note of the conditions of the route, the miles covered, and ...

504 Campbell, Orin Shepherd. Account Books and Papers, 1836-1857, 1860-1865Add to your cart. (0.6 cubic feet)

Orin Shepherd Campbell was a practicing physician in Pike County, Ill. This collection contains three volumes of his business records (1836-1839, 1840-1844, and 1853-1857), and also several loose receipts and statements (1860-1865). The account books list the patient, the date of visit, the service rendered, and the fee charged. Of ...

018 Canadian Archives and Depositories. Papers, 1679-1833Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet)

This collection consists of photocopies and transcripts of correspondence and other documents found in various Canadian Archives and Depositories. Many of these materials were collected by the Illinois History Survey under the leadership of Clarence W. Alvord and Theodore C. Pease in the early twentieth century. The Survey collected the ...

505 Cannon, Joseph Gurney. Photo Album and Book, 1898-1909Add to your cart. (2.0 volumes)

Joseph Gurney ("Uncle Joe") Cannon was a leading figure in U.S. politics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for a total of 46 years, between 1873 and 1923, and served as Speaker of the House from 1903 to 1911. This ...

793 Carlock, Madison P. Will, 1898-1904Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Joseph Gurney ("Uncle Joe") Cannon was a leading figure in U.S. politics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for a total of 46 years, between 1873 and 1923, and served as Speaker of the House from 1903 to 1911. This ...

506 Carlton, David Dudley. War Records, Reminiscences, and Photographs, 1861-1865, 1915, 1947, 1974Add to your cart. (7.0 items; 1 oversized folder)

This collection contains copied and original materials related to David Dudley Carlton, a Union soldier from Ohio. It includes materials relating to Carlton's Civil War service and his family life. David Dudley Carlton was born near Mantua, Ohio, in 1841 and joined the 42nd Ohio Vol. Inf. as a teamster in ...

507 Carmichael, James. Manuscript, 1924-1932Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

In 1850, James Carmichael (1849-1934) moved to Philadelphia, Penn., from Ireland with his family. Carmichael attempted to enlist in the Union Army in 1864, but was turned down by recruiting officers because of his obvious age. Carmichael later moved to Rochelle, Ogle County, Ill., where he farmed for much of his ...

508 Carr, Mildred E. Journal, 1907-1908Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Mildred E. Carr, a British native, visited the United States between July 31, 1907, and Feb. 28, 1908. Her journal of this trip includes her observations on American people and places. She traveled across the country and into Canada in the company of her friend, Mary Eldridge, of Needham, Mass. ...

509 Carriel, Mary Turner and Henry Frost Papers, 1853-1927Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains the personal papers of Mary Turner Carriel and photographs of Henry Frost Carriel. Materials include personal correspondence, speeches and essays, photographs, and Mary Turner Carriel's presentation materials from the Sorosis Club. Mary Turner Carriel (1845-1928) was the daughter of Jonathan Baldwin Turner (1805-1899), an educational activist and leading ...

511 Carroll County, Illinois. Estray Book, 1839-1843Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

William B. Goss, clerk of Carroll County, kept this 40-page estray book between 1839 and 1843, to record stray animals found in the county, and to document, through declarations of witnesses, their return to their owners. Among the missing animals were hogs, horses, and cows.

510 Carroll, C. M. Receipt, 1866Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This receipt certifies that C. M. Carroll of St. Clairsville, Ohio, received two certificates of discharge from James Hall on Feb. 27, 1866. The certificates discharged Hall from the U. S. Army on Dec. 31, 1863, and Nov. 21, 1865.

512 Cartwright, Peter. Letter, 1833Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This letter of Jan. 1, 1833, refers to a bill that Peter Cartwright proposed to introduce in the state legislature at Vandalia "to carry the State Seminary to Springfield." R. Allan Stephens of Springfield, Ill., gave this photostat to the Survey in 1936.

513 Catlin, Jonathan A. Collection, 1860-1883Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

The collection consists of a diary, a photograph, and two letters, mainly documenting the Civil War service of Jonathan A. Catlin in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Jonathan A. Catlin joined Company G of the 52[sup]nd[/sup] Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1861. The 52[sup]nd[/sup] Illinois Volunteer Infantry was engaged in the Battle of ...

514 Cattle Bank, Champaign, Illinois. Collection, 1982-1984Add to your cart. (4.0 folders; 19 items)

In 1856, the Grand Prairie Bank of Urbana, Illinois, opened a branch in West Urbana (now Champaign). The directors constructed a brick building for the branch, which was completed in 1858. After two months, the branch dissolved into the Cattle Bank, which only survived until 1861. From 1865 to 1971, ...

784 Century of Progress International Exposition, Kaufman & Fabry Photographs, 1931-1933Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains 71 photographs taken by Kaufman & Fabry, the official photographers for Chicago's Century of Progress International Exposition. A majority of the photographs are professionally mounted and feature notes dating them between 1931 and 1933. Many of the photographs are exterior shots of the main exhibition buildings, but ...

972 Century of Progress, Tickets and Passes, 1934Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection consists of one volume of tickets and passes from the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair pasted onto 36 pages. The volume was compiled by Ernst Hertzberg & Sons, bookbinders in Chicago. Ernst Hertzberg was born in 1853 and immigrated to Chicago from Gramzow, Germany when he was about 13. Hertzberg ...

516 Chadwick, Harry W. (b. 1857). Letter, 1918Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Addressed to Harry W. Chadwick of Urbana, Ill., this letter was written from Milan, Italy, by "coz Fred," who worked for the American Red Cross in Milan. The letter describes conditions in Italy as of Dec. 1, 1918, and a trip to call on the Countess Visconti, the King's aunt, ...

517 Chamberlain, Samuel E. (1829-1908). Manuscript, 1846Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Sam Chamberlain, a volunteer attached to Gen. John E. Wool's army in the U.S.-Mexican War, wrote and illustrated a diary of his adventures, later published as [i]My Confession: The Recollections of a Rogue [/i](1956). This manuscript, the "Storming of Monterey," first appeared as an appendix in William H. Goetzmann's edition ...

518 Champaign Business And Professional Women's Club, 1923-53Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 1 volume, 16 items)

This official history of the Champaign Business and Professional Women's Club was compiled in one volume in 1938, with 16 annual typescripts added from 1938 to 1953. Together they form a chronicle of the organization and its activities for 30 years. This collection is supplemented and updated by Through the Years ...

520 Champaign County, Ill., Council of Defense. Reports, 1917-1919Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the final reports of several Champaign County organizations obtained by the War Records Committee under the Champaign County Council of Defense as well as records of the Four Minute Men. After World War I, the Champaign County Council of Defense collected county war records from the Champaign County ...

521 Champaign County Illinois Schools. Papers, Records, 1877-93, 1921-41Add to your cart. (8.8 cubic feet)

The collection contains exercise books, annual examinations, and graduation essays from Urbana schools as well as rural schools in Champaign County, 1877-93. Representative work includes exercises in reading, spelling, grammar, history, geography, arithmetic, geometry, botany, physics, and drawing, done by students from primary grades through high school. The collection ...

522 Champaign Public Library And Burnham Athenaeum. Records, 1882-1936Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

The Champaign Public Library and Burnham Athenaeum was located at 306 W. Church Street in Champaign. The building was named for Albert C. Burnham who, in 1895, donated the site and $15,000 for the construction of a new public library. The neo-classical, fireproof building was the design of architect ...

523 Champaign Rotary Club. Scrapbook, 1976-78Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This scrapbook was used by the members of the Champaign Rotary Club to record club and community activities as well as individuals' careers and affiliations. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, programs, membership lists, photographs, correspondence, posters, flyers, and other items documenting the group's activities between 1976 and 1978.

057 Champaign-Urbana Area Home Economists, 1945-2003Add to your cart. (3.0 cubic feet)

This collection is comprised of records from the Champaign-Urbana Area Home Economists (CUAHE) organization. The CUAHE sought to "provide a way for homemakers to keep up with new developments, to provide professional and social contacts for home economist homemakers, and to provide exchanges of ideas in different age groups and ...

524 Champaign-Urbana Courier. Photographs and Clippings, 1930, 1956-78Add to your cart. (0.6 cubic feet)

The [i]Champaign-Urbana Courier[/i], originally the [i]Champaign County Herald,[/i] was published from 1877 to 1979. This collection consists of over 500 photographs that appeared in the Courier during its last 20 years of operation. Series I contains 193 photographic prints, mainly of Illinois political figures such as Alan J. Dixon, Neil ...

843 Champaign-Urbana Peace Action. Collection, 1982-1991Add to your cart. (0.3 cubic feet)

Peace Action, or SANE/Freeze, is a grassroots peace organization that was formed through the merger of The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign (also known as "The Freeze"). The organization's founding mission is to stop violence and war throughout the world, to stop weapons ...

525 Champaign-Urbana Peace Council. Papers, 1951-1966Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

The Champaign-Urbana Peace Council was formed in 1950 to promote "world peace through just and democratic means." Affiliated with local churches and such national groups as the Federation of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, and CARE, the group was supported by voluntary contributions. With 93 members by 1960, the Council ...

526 Chapin, George. "Military History of the University of Illinois", 1923Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

George Chapin prepared this manuscript entitled "Military History of the University of Illinois, 1868-1923" in his position as secretary of the Committee on the Participation of the University of Illinois in the World War. This 1,119-page study describes the development of the military department of the University and the involvement ...

527 Charles Town Day Books. Records, 1804-1805, 1808-1816Add to your cart. (2.0 volume)

The volumes in this collection are day books of a general store in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W. Va.), documenting itemized lists of sales to various individuals. The first volume records the sale of dry goods, yard goods, clothing, and liquor, while the second volume shows sales of ...

1032 Charles, Fred L. Papers, 1884-1911Add to your cart. (1.7 cubic feet)

Fred Charles (1872-1911), who was raised in Aurora and Austin (Chicago), Ill., received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern University. He taught biology first at Lake View High School in Chicago and then, 1899-1909, at the Northern Illinois State Normal School (Northern Illinois University). In 1909, he became assistant ...

1031 Charter Oak, Hartford, Conn., 1856Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Written in ink on this item are the words "Genuine piece / of / Charter Oak / Hartford [Conn.]." Affixed to the item is a label which adds that it was "Given to Laurel Goodman / in that city, in June 1857 / by Louis Lippoldt." Also written on the ...

921 Chase, Sophia May. Letter, 1840Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a letter from Sophia May Chase (nee Ingraham) to her husband, Reverend Philander Chase, written in 1840. Philander Chase (1775-1852) was an Episcopal bishop, beginning his career in western New York state as a preacher. He moved to New Orleans in the early 19[sup]th[/sup] century, where he organized ...

785 Chase, George W., Papers, 1841-1861Add to your cart. (13.0 items)

In 1837, George W. Chase moved from Portland, Maine, to Dixon, Ill. By 1840 he was a clerk in the Lee County Circuit Court, and later served as the first County Recorder. Chase's papers, consisting mostly of letters, concern legislative matters in Springfield. In addition, several personal letters relate to ...

529 Chatfield, John. Collection, 1843Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

The collection contains genealogical information on the Chatfield family as well as a transcript of a letter from Chatfield to his brother Robert on Jan. 3, 1843. The letter describes many of the activities involved in establishing a farm on the Midwestern prairie, and discusses produce prices, building his cabin, ...

530 Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Company. Records, 1828-1919Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection of records includes drawings of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, board meeting minutes from 1828 to 1919, and related legislation. The original records, which are held by the Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, were microfilmed by the Delaware State Archives, Dover, in 1960. Ralph D. Gray donated the microfilm ...

531 Chester, Ezra E. (b. 1837). Correspondence, Notebook, and Papers, 1895-1912Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 15 items)

Ezra E. Chester was born near Columbus, Ohio, in 1837. In 1857, he moved to Champaign County, Ill., where he bred shorthorn cattle and grew seed corn. He served as a member of the State Board of Agriculture, the Illinois Board of World's Fair Commissioners, the Illinois Farmer's Institute, and ...

532 Chicago Citizens. Letter, 1827Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

During July 1827, the citizens of Chicago felt vulnerable to an attack on their city and Fort Dearborn due to unrest among the Winnebago. At the request of Chicago's leading citizens, fifty soldiers from Vermilion County came to their aid, but the attack never came as peace was made with ...

533 Chicago College Of Midwifery. Petitions, 1896Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 4 items)

These petitions were sent to Gov. John P. Altgeld in support of Dr. F. Scheuermann, president of the Chicago College of Midwifery. Scheuermann was seeking recognition of his college by the State Board of Health. The Survey purchased the collection in 2001.

534 Chicago Commission Merchant. Account Book, 1866-1884Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection contains an account book from an unidentified merchant filled with notes of consignment for the year 1866, as well as family expense records from 1873-1886. The account book records consignment of food items such as eggs, butter, chicken, beeswax, potatoes, turkey, geese, and rabbit for the year 1866. These ...

535 Chicago Sanitary And Ship Canal. Photographs, 1889-1900Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

In the late nineteenth century, untreated sewage and the diseases it caused were among Chicago's most serious problems. To remedy this, the city built a canal to connect Lake Michigan to the rivers of the Mississippi Basin, in an effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River and wash ...

536 Childress, George L. Diaries, 1862-1865Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains duplicate 163-page typescripts of George L. Childress' diaries from Jan. 1, 1862 through July 10, 1865. Childress, who served in Co. I, 66th Ill. Vol. Inf., recorded his daily life in the army. He described battles and skirmishes as well as camp life and marching. His unit ...

134 Chiniquy, Charles. Collection, 1876-1909Add to your cart. (24.0 items)

The Chiniquy collection, which the Library bought from John Howell, the San Francisco bookseller, in 1954, adds to the extensive literature regarding Charles Paschal Telespore Chiniquy, including his connections, real and imaginary, with Abraham Lincoln. Chiniquy (1809-1899), ordained in Quebec in 1833, settled in Illinois in 1851, and laid the foundations ...

059 Cigrand, Barnard John. Abraham Lincoln, 10 folios, 1925-1931Add to your cart. (1.0 boxes)

B. J. Cigrand (1866-1932), a dentist in Aurora, Ill., collected material regarding Abraham Lincoln and wrote brief articles about him. In 1931, he inscribed a proof copy of a title page of [i]Abraham Lincoln, Prophet and Patriot; Ancestry-Service; Critics Answered[/i] (1925) to Albert H. Griffith, a Lincoln collector in Fisk, ...

537 Civilian Conservation Corps. Collection, 1934-1936, 1980-1986Add to your cart. (75.0 items)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 both as a means to provide jobs and training for unemployed young men, and to increase, preserve, and restore the nation's resources. CCC members were organized in para-military camps of two hundred men each and were engaged in ...

538 Clabaugh, Charles Wesley. Papers, 1946-1975Add to your cart. (11.25 cubic feet)

This collection contains legislative papers, correspondence, personal and social papers, and printed materials relating to Clabaugh and the General Assembly. The personal and social papers include a biographical sketch; speeches and articles; business records; European travel brochures; and newspaper clippings and editorials on elections, legislative politics, and Clabaugh's retirement. The ...

905 Clark, Roger C., Railroad Ephemera Collection, 1890-2001Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

This collection consists of over 400 brochures, timetables, and other railroad ephemera items assembled by University of Illinois alumnus Roger C. Clark. Dozens of rail lines are represented, including Amtrak, Chicago & Northwestern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Rock Island, Santa Fe, and Union Pacific. In addition to ...

539 Clark, Jacob (b. 1814). Letter, 1846Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this Aug. 30, 1846 letter, postmarked from Greenville, Ill., Jacob Clark of Bethel, Bond County, Ill., offers condolences for deaths in the family of his brother, John Clark of Tewksbury, Mass.

540 Clay County, Illinois. Poll Book, 1827Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This poll book records the votes of 26 citizens in Maysville, Clay County, Ill., for sheriff and coroner, tallied Apr. 14, 1827. The two-page document was loaned to the Survey for copying in 1953.

541 Cleary, Frank A.  Papers, 1911-1935Add to your cart. (0.9 cubic feet)

Frank A. Cleary of Momence, Ill., graduated from St. Viator College, Bourbonais, Ill., in 1911 and became a priest in 1914. He was the pastor of St. Edmunds Church, Watseka, Ill., and of St. Joseph's Church, Crescent City, Ill., 1928-35. In 1934, Cleary was appointed Consultor of Peoria Diocese. The collection ...

542 Clemans, William (1847-1934). Memoirs, 1863-1865Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

A member of Co. I, 20th Ill. Vol. Inf., William Clemans served from Jan. 22, 1863, to July 16, 1865, participating in the battles of Vicksburg and Atlanta. This 29-page typescript is a narrative by Clemans briefly discussing his early life but focusing primarily on his war experiences. The Survey acquired ...

543 Clemens, James Jr. Invoice, 1831Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this invoice of May 4, 1831, James Clemens of St. Louis, bills Hoxsey & Gray, merchants of Carlinville, Ill., for clothing materials, sewing utensils, dry goods, and hardware.

544 Clinton, DeWitt (1769-1828). Letters, 1823-1824Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

This collection consists of two original letters sent from Governor DeWitt Clinton to Dr. John W. Francis. At the time the letters were written, DeWitt Clinton was Governor of New York and Dr. John W. Francis was a professor in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. In the letters, ...

545 Clinton, George (c. 1686-1761). Letters, 1750-1752Add to your cart. (5.0 items; 1 folder)

These copies of letters from Gov. James Glen of South Carolina to Gov. George Clinton of New York concern Native American affairs in the colonies. The originals are in the Clinton Papers of the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.

546 Coale, Benjamin. Record Book, 1845-1858Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Benjamin Coale came to Huntington, Ind., as a school teacher in 1845. He took up farming in 1846, but continued to teach for several more years. This volume includes account records for his farm and house as well as diary entries and lessons on spelling, copying, and algebra.

547 Cohen, Sol B. Papers, 1870-1988Add to your cart. (30.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains the personal and professional papers, correspondence, photographs, music compositions, and artifacts of Sol Cohen, a violinist, composer, and educator from Urbana, Illinois. Sol B. Cohen was born in Urbana, Illinois, on January 11, 1891, the son of Nathaniel H. Cohen, a prominent Urbana cigar manufacturer, and Addie Bernstein ...

548 Coke, James G. Reports, Newspaper Clippings, Interview Summaries, 1961-1964Add to your cart. (4.0 cubic feet)

James G. Coke directed the Office of Community Development at the University of Illinois from 1961 to 1965. The Office was funded by the Ford Foundation as part of an experiment to determine the feasibility of urban extension services. Coke studied three Illinois cities--Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield--to assess patterns of ...

549 Cole, Arthur Charles. Notes, 1912-1920Add to your cart. (19.2 cubic feet)

Arthur C. Cole joined the history faculty of the University of Illinois in 1912. Before leaving for appointments elsewhere, beginning in 1920, he wrote [i]The Era of the Civil War, 1848-1870, [/i]The Centennial History of Illinois, volume 3 (1919). The notes comprising this collection were used in preparation of that book, ...

550 Coles, Gov. Edward (1786-1868). Letters and Papers, 1820-1858Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 33 items)

This collection contains photostats and transcripts collected and used by Clarence Walworth Alvord in editing [i]Governor Edward Coles, [/i]Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, volume 15 (1920). The materials pertain to charges brought against Coles for his failure to give bond at the time of the manumission of slaves ...

551 Colfax, Schuyler (1823-1885). Letters, 1861-1864Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 3 items)

Schuyler Colfax was a Republican member of the House of Representatives from Indiana (1855-69), Speaker of the House (1863-69), and Vice-President during Grant's first term. These letters, photostats from the Colfax Papers in the Library of Congress, discuss the election of Lincoln, the necessity for compromise, and the payment of ...

552 College Professors In Political Economy And Political Science. Record Book, undatedAdd to your cart. (1.0 volume)

In this volume, an unknown author in or near Philadelphia, Pa., compiled an incomplete list of political science and political economy professors by state. Also included is a list of names and local addresses of these professors.

553 Collins, Elizabeth Witt. Letter, 1850Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Elizabeth Witt Collins was the widow of William Burrage Collins, for whose family the town of Collinsville, Ill., was named. In this letter of July 25, 1850, Collins, writing from Collinsville, asks Newton Bateman for the payment of a $40 loan from 1842. Wilbur Duncan of Decatur, Ill., donated this letter ...

866 Commonplace Book, British, early 1840sAdd to your cart. (1.0 volume)

The unknown compiler of this volume wrote on various subjects in fields of natural history, including chemistry and geology, but also extending to history, archeology, and mythology. His interests, although wide-ranging, emphasize British and especially Scottish topics. He took notes on his reading and prepared brief papers on many of ...

554 Confederate States Of America. Papers, 1861-1865Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 25 items)

This collection includes various documents of the Confederate States of America. Among the items in the collection are requisitions, bids, receipts, and War Department warrants 1861-65; certificates for an election in May 1861 of a commissioner of public works in four Virginia counties; guard reports in Jan. 1864 from Confederate ...

555 Conkey-McCulloch Families. Papers, 1844-1899Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 6 vols., 54 items)

In 1830, Otis M. Conkey moved to Illinois from Massachusetts with his parents. He farmed and operated a general store with his son Morton in Homer, where his younger brother, William A. Conkey, a doctor and farmer, also lived. The Conkey family papers contain the financial records of Otis M. and ...

556 Converse, Sherman. Circular, 1828Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

On Jan. 28, 1828, Sherman Converse sent a confidential circular to distinguished American artist, poets, and novelists asking for their participation in a volume of Biographical Sketches of American Artists. The volume was proposed for the expressed purpose of increasing public awareness of, and interest in, the nation's artists. This ...

039 Cook Book, Early 20th CenturyAdd to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This 160-page manuscript cook book, for which there is no title page, contains recipes which are arranged by category. Each category is introduced with a watercolor illustration, and there is an index for the recipes of all 13 categories: soups; sauces; fish; poultry and game; meats; entrees; vegetables; pickles; catsup; ...

770 Corliss, Carlton J. Papers, 1836-1865, 1928-1945Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the personal papers of Carlton J. Corliss. Materials include correspondence, notes, photocopies of Abraham Lincoln's correspondence and court reports, and printed materials such as newspaper clippings and postcards related to Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad. Carlton J. Corliss was an employee of the Illinois Central Railroad ...

848 Corn Belt Liberty League. Papers, 1935-1995Add to your cart. (1.5 cubic feet)

The Corn Belt Liberty League, incorporated in 1938, was a grass roots organization founded by Macomb, Ill., farmers to protest the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (AAA). The main provisions of the AAA established acreage allotments, government payments to farmers who took land out of production, and market quotas and ...

528 Cornelius, James M. Crenshaw/Hickory Hill Research, 2000-2005Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

Built in the 1830s, Hickory Hill, or the Old Slave House, was the home of John Hart Crenshaw (1797-1871), a salt miner and landowner in Gallatin County, Ill. In 1913, the Sisk family purchased the property, and operated Hickory Hill as a tourist attraction from 1926 to 1996. The State ...

558 Corrie Family. Papers, 1793-1964Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

In 1828, five Corrie brothers from Scotland and England settled in Wabash County, Ill. One of these was Robert Corrie (1779-1863) who, with his wife Sarah (1785-1864), maintained an active correspondence with other members of the family, particularly those who remained in England. The correspondence was continued by their children: ...

559 Courier (Charleston, Ill.) Subscription List, 1846-1847Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Founded in 1840, the Charleston, Illinois [i]Courier[/i] was that town's only newspaper until 1857. The[i] Courier [/i]was an organ of the Whig party which found subscribers throughout Illinois and in other states, including Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. Among its readers was Abraham Lincoln, whose ...

560 Course Papers. University Of Illinois. Student History Projects, 1962-1984Add to your cart. (3.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains over 475 student papers that were written for history courses between 1962 and 1984. These course papers are mainly about immigration and Illinois history, and were prepared for numerous professors, including Natalia M. Belting, Robert M. Sutton, Louise Dunbar, and Walter Allen. The papers, which were initially ...

561 Cozine, Alice. Grade Record Book, 1948Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Alice Cozine taught English and American history at Coffeen High School in East Saint Louis, Ill. This grade record book contains students' names and grades, attendance records, a short bibliography of topical magazine articles, and the cast list of a school play. Dwain Berggren of the Illinois State Geological Survey donated ...

562 Crabbs, Clarence Lincoln. Letters, 1886-1935Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection contains the transcribed personal letters of Clarence Lincoln Crabbs, a University of Illinois alumnus and engineer. Clarence Lincoln Crabbs (b. 1866) was born in Decatur, Indiana, and raised in Gibson City, Illinois. In 1890, he graduated first in his class at the University of Illinois. As a student, Crabbs ...

563 Cramer-Roughton. Photographs, 1890s-1910s, 1950sAdd to your cart. (58.0 items)

This collection contains fifty-eight photographs of the Roughton, Cramer, and Carver families. Samuel Roughton, who was born in England in 1836, moved to Illinois in 1855. He and his family settled in Urbana, Illinois, where Samuel worked in mills and coal mines. Their eldest son, William H. Roughton, was born in ...

564 Crane, Verner (b. 1889). Manuscript And Letters, 1916-19Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 4 items)

The manuscript in this collection, "The Southern Frontier in Queen Anne's War," was written by Verner Crane, a history faculty member at the University of Michigan. Sent to Clarence W. Alvord on Dec. 3, 1918, it was published in the[i] American Historical Review[/i], Apr. 1919. The collection also includes three ...

565 Crawford, George T., Papers, 1837Add to your cart. (12.0 items; 1 folder)

George T. Crawford represented Westmoreland County at the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1837. The collection includes excerpts from Crawford's speech proposing (unsuccessfully) that a governor's veto be overridden by a three-fifths rather than a two-thirds vote of the legislature. The collection also includes letters written to Crawford and drafts of his ...

566 Craycroft, W. T. Letters, 1897-98Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 3 items)

W. T. Craycroft, an agent of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, wrote these letters to Henry Abbot concerning Abbot's insurance policy. Craycroft and Albion Pease were managers of the insurance company's office in Kansas City, Mo.

567 Crippin, Edward W. (d. 1863). Diary, 1861-63Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Corp. Edward W. Crippin, who served in Co. C, 27th Ill. Vol. Inf., kept this diary throughout much of his service in the Civil War. The nearly daily entries begin in Aug. 1861, describing training camp life in Cairo, Ill. As the war progressed, Crippin documented the actions of his ...

568 Croghan, George (d. 1782). Letter, 1768Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this transcript, written on Dec. 21, 1768, George Croghan denies that he and William Trent are still indebted to Jeremiah Warder and David Franks from Philadelphia, Pa. The original is in the Missouri Historical Society.

791 Cruzat, Francisco. Letters, 1780Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

This collection contains facsimile reproductions of letters sent to and from Don Francisco Cruzat, Spanish Commandant of St. Louis. The first letter, dated 1780, is an appeal written to Cruzat by the inhabitants of Post Vincennes, located in what is now Indiana. In their letter, the citizens of Post Vincennes ask ...

937 Cullom, Shelby Moore. Correspondence and Other Materials, 1859-1912Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of correspondence and other papers belonging to Shelby Cullom, a prominent Illinois politician during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914) began his political career as Springfield's City Attorney in 1855. Throughout his career Cullom served as a presidential elector, member of both the ...

569 Cullom, Shelby Moore. Correspondence, Proclamations, and Certificates, 1865-1912Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Shelby Moore Cullom was a lawyer and statesman who served as an Illinois state representative, 1860-61, 1872-74; congressman, 1865-71; governor, 1876-83; and senator, 1883-1913. The collection contains forty-six letters, two proclamations, and three certificates. The correspondence, from Cullom's years as a congressman, governor, and senator, includes requests for appointed positions, ...

1066 Cullom, Shelby M. Letter, 1912Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

This collection consists of a letter from United States Senator Shelby Cullom to Senator Boies Penrose requesting his support of a resolution to approve the site and design of the Lincoln Memorial. Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914) was a lawyer and Republican politician from Illinois, beginning his political career as Springfield's City ...

570 Culmann, Karl (1821-81). Travel Account, 1850Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Karl Culmann, a German engineer, traveled through the United States and England, 1848-50, keeping a journal of his observations. Culmann gave particular attention to American bridges, canals, water-works, industrial machinery, steamboats, and other innovations. In 1973, Max Steinhaus of Beverly Hills, Calif., gave to the Survey his translation of passages ...

571 Culver-Culbertson Family. Papers, 1863-1982Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 25 items)

Clara Culver Culbertson, a native of Carlisle, Pa., taught school in Mount Holly Springs, Md., before marrying Dr. Samuel D. Culbertson in 1866. The material in the collection includes a number of Civil War letters written by Clara's brother, Joseph E. Culver, who served in the 39th Pa. Vol. Inf. ...

809 Cunningham Children's Home Records, 1895-2005Add to your cart. (18.0 cubic feet)

This collection is comprised of records from the Cunningham Children's Home, located in Urbana, Illinois. Records include ledgers, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, minutes, newsletters, photographs, newspaper articles, and other materials. The Cunningham Children's Home was founded in 1894 by two of Champaign County's early settlers, Judge Joseph O. Cunningham and his wife ...

573 Cunningham-Creamer-Miller-Housh Families. Papers, Business Records, and Photographs, 1855-2010Add to your cart. (21.1 cubic feet)

In 1853, Albert Palmer Cunningham (1832-93) came to Champaign County, Ill., with his brother Joseph. A. P. Cunningham, who served in the 76th Ill. Vol. Inf., was well-known for his drug business. It became known as A. P. Cunningham and Sons after his sons, George and Edwin, joined the business. ...

572 Cunningham, Joseph O. Interview, 1914Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Joseph Cunningham, who moved to Urbana, Ill., in 1853, published the Urbana Union, 1853-58, and was a delegate to the 1856 Republican state convention in Bloomington. He was also a lawyer, county judge, writer on various legal and local subjects, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Illinois ...

574 Currey, Josiah Seymour. Letter And Clipping, 1908Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection consists of a letter from Josiah S. Currey to Evarts B. Greene and a newspaper clipping, both of which are related to Currey's 1908 address given to the Illinois State Historical Society. Josiah Seymour Currey was born on October 2, 1844 near Peekskill, NY and moved to Illinois in ...

575 Currie, Mrs H. S., Kaskaskia Sketches, circa 1865Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 12 items)

This collection includes a dozen pencil sketches by Mrs. H. S. Currie of historic buildings in Kaskaskia, Ill. Mrs. Currie "spent twenty years of [her] life in Kaskaskia," but was living in Pueblo, Colorado, by the early 1900s. Mrs. Currie accompanied each sketch with information on the histories and residents of ...

068 Curtis, Lathrop W. Letter, 1835Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This collection contains one letter from Reverend Lathrop Willis Curtis addressed to his brother, Reverend Otis Freeman Curtis. Rev. Curtis was born January 9, 1800 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He moved to Fulton County, Illinois in 1832. Here he continued his practice as a physician, but eventually turned to farming due ...

576 Curtis, Henry B. Papers, 1839-1848Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 8 items)

These letters to Henry B. Curtis (b. 1799), a lawyer in Knox County, Ohio, primarily concern legal issues involving claims to land and money. There are also two personal letters to Curtis from his brother, Joseph Eaton, of Scott County, Ill. Wilbur Duncan of Decatur, Ill., donated these letters to the ...

577 Curtis, James Burrill. Letters, 1842-1843Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 19 items)

James Burrill Curtis (1822-98) and his brother, George William Curtis (1824-92), were students at the school that formed part of the Brook Farm Community, West Roxbury, Mass. In these letters to his father, George, Curtis discusses family matters, financial issues, and his life at Brook Farm. Arthur E. Bestor, Jr. acquired ...

1049 Cyrus, Emery. Autobiography, 1899-1903Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This collection consists of the autobiography of Cyrus Emery of Prophetstown, Illinois. Cyrus Emery was born in 1830 in Sanford, York County, Maine. In 1854 he and his wife travelled west from Boston, Massachusetts, to settle in Prophetstown, Illinois. Emery worked in many capacities during his lifetime, including as a farmhand, ...



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