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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "D"


968 Dalbey, Teresa. Composition Book and Family Biography, 1859-1864Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection consists of a composition book written by Teresa Dalbey, a student at the Morgan School, Emerald Point, Morgan County, Ill., in 1859. The book contains notes on grammar, mathematics, geography, and physical sciences. Dalbey was probably in her early teens at the time she kept the book. The book ...

812 Darby Family. Papers, 1820-1920Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 1 oversize folder)

This collection documents four generations of the Darby family, along with its allied families of Hale, Heard, Tillotson, Mann, and Smith. Pioneers from New England, the Darbys migrated to Genesee Co., N.Y., in 1825, then westward to Peoria Co., Ill., in 1850, and to Champaign Co., Ill., in the 1880s. ...

579 Darnall, M. D. Letter, 1847Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This Aug. 17, 1847 letter from M. D. Darnall of Maysville, Clay Co., Ill., to Lindsay and Blakiston, publishers in Philadelphia, Pa., concerns the remittance of money owed for a subscription to the [i]Medical Examiner[/i].

580 Darrow, Clarence S. (1857-1938). Interview, Correspondence, and Papers, 1877-1937Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

This transcript of an interview with Clarence S. Darrow was conducted by Agnes Wright Dennis of the Illinois Historical Survey in 1918. Having been a law partner of John P. Altgeld, Darrow discusses the Haymarket anarchist trial and pardon, and Altgeld's work as a Democratic governor. The microfilm reel contains ...

994 Daugherty, Clayton F., collector. Lincoln and Champaign County, 1960-1980Add to your cart. (0.8 cubic feet)

Clayton F. Daugherty (1899-1990) was a Lincoln collector and researcher who lived most of his life in Champaign County, Ill. He spent many years studying Abraham Lincoln's career as a lawyer, focusing on his legal work in Urbana, Ill. This collection includes Daugherty's research notes on Lincoln in Champaign County as ...

813 Daughters of the American Revolution, Alliance Chapter 642. Records and Scrapbooks, 1923-1956Add to your cart. (3.0 cubic feet)

In 1904, Mrs. George Busey established a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., named for the "Alliance," John Paul Jones's flagship. The chapter became active in historical and political study programs as well as the historic preservation movement. The collection has two parts, with Part ...

582 Daughters of the American Revolution, Illinois Chapter, Historic Sites of Illinois. Records, 1926-1936Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection consists of records from the Illinois Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Records include reports, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Illinois Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution initiated a project to publish a guide to historic sites around ...

583 Davenport, Eugene. Correspondence, 1913-1914Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 35 items)

Eugene Davenport, Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois from 1895 to 1922, collected descriptions of the characteristic features of pioneer life in Illinois. Davenport's correspondence reflects his attempts to gather accounts of early Illinois superstitions and remedies. Professor Elmer Roberts donated this correspondence to the Survey in ...

917 Goodrich, David. Letter, 1838Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains one letter from Rockford, Illinois, farmer David Goodrich written in 1838 to a friend. Goodrich's letter describes the Rockford area, farming practices, prices for goods, and the results of his labor. He gives directions on how to get to Rockford as well. Goodrich also describes the kinds of ...

1030 Davis Family. Papers, 1815-1983Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection documents several generations of the Davis family who lived in Anderson Township, Clark County, Ill. It includes land grants, deeds, promissory notes, and a nearly complete set of tax receipts from 1849 to 1942. It also includes numerous photographs of family and friends, especially in the mid-twentieth century. ...

209 Davis, Rodney O. PapersAdd to your cart. (0.9 cubic feet)

This collection documents several generations of the Davis family who lived in Anderson Township, Clark County, Ill. It includes land grants, deeds, promissory notes, and a nearly complete set of tax receipts from 1849 to 1942. It also includes numerous photographs of family and friends, especially in the mid-twentieth century. ...

772 Davis, David. Correspondence, 1862-1884Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 44 items (see chronological card file))

David Davis, of Bloomington, Ill., served as 8th Circuit Court Judge, 1848-62, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1862-77, and U.S. Senator, 1877-83.  Correspondents in this collection include Judge Thomas Drummond, Ward Hill Lamon, Gen. William Orme, Leonard Swett, and John Wentworth.  The letters discuss political issues, court appointments, and various court ...

584 Davis, George T. M. (1810-88). Correspondence, 1833-1843Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 9 items)

This collection concerns the business of the Davis & Krum law firm in Lower Alton, Ill. George T. M. Davis's correspondence includes a letter from W. G. Timberlake, who desired to relocate himself in Alton with Davis's help; a letter on the collection of funds from Daniel Baldwin; a statement ...

585 Dayton, William C. Letters And Papers, 1887-94Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 23 items)

William C. Dayton, who previously lived in Elizabeth, N. J., was an active layman in the Ascension Parish of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Chicago Diocese, during the 1880s-90s. Rev. Larrabee was the parish rector, and Rev. R. R. Upjohn, who wrote nine of the letters in the collection, was the ...

880 De Blois, Austen Kennedy. Collection, 1852-1857, 1909Add to your cart. (5.0 items)

Austen Kennedy De Blois was a Baptist preacher and the author of [i]John Mason Peck and One Hundred Years of Home Missions, 1817-1917[/i] (New York: American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1917). This collection consists of five items De Blois used as source material for that book, including [i]Circular Address. To ...

586 Delano, Columbus (1809-96). Correspondence, 1869-1873Add to your cart. (5.0 volumes; 0.6 cu.ft)

This collection consists of five letterpress books dating from 1869 to 1873. The volumes contain reproductions of Columbus Delano's correspondence, which were made directly from the originals using a transfer process. As a Whig and then as a Republican, Columbus Delano represented the Ohio districts in Congress from 1845-1847 and ...

587 Deliette, Sieur Pierre. Paper, 1721Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

The Sieur Pierre Deliette, who arrived in the Illinois country in 1687, wrote this narrative known as the DeGannes Memoir. An early account of the Illinois country and the Illinois Native Americans, it is published in[i] The French Foundations, 1680-1693[/i], ed. Theodore Calvin Pease and Raymond C. Werner, Collections of ...

944 Deming, Minor and Abigail. Correspondence, 1826-1849Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Minor R. Deming and his wife Abigail moved to Illinois in 1838. Minor Deming served as a brigadier general of the state militia under Governor Thomas Ford and was later elected sheriff of Hancock County in 1844 during a time of significant conflict between Mormon and anti-Mormon citizenry in the ...

588 Democratic Party, 18th Congressional District. Record Book, 1876-78Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

The records of the Democratic Central Committee of the 18th Congressional District were compiled at Cairo, Ill., and other southern Illinois towns, and concern the activities of Southern Illinois Democrats. Included are lists of committee and party members, voting statistics, fund raising notes, nominations, reports on the state of the ...

589 Denison, George Stanton (1833-1866). Letters, 1860-65Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 37 items)

George Stanton Denison served as Collector of Internal Revenue in New Orleans during the Civil War. The correspondence in this collection includes letters between Denison and Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury; Dudley Chase Denison, later a member of Congress (1875-79); and other associates and friends. In his ...

590 Denlinger, Henry K. Reminiscence, 1905, 1905Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Rev. Henry K. Denlinger, of the Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, Ill., wrote "The Second Church as I Knew It," a history of his work at the church. The work, of which the Survey has a typescript, is primarily an account of Denlinger's relations with his congregation, 1899-1905.

920 Dennis, Stephen. Letter, 1850Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a letter written in 1850 by Stephen Dennis, a farmer in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, to his grandfather in Virginia. In the letter Stephen describes the challenges the family faced over the past three crop seasons. He writes about the impact weather has had on their crops, ...

591 Dewey Collection. Family and Business Papers, 1818-1923Add to your cart. (1.7 cubic feet)

The Dewey Collection is divided into three major sections: personal family papers, business papers, and genealogical papers. Personal papers in the Dewey collection include correspondence from 1848 to 1911, along with several letters from the 1920s. In addition, there are photographs; several obituary notices; letters of recommendation; writings of Dewey ...

950 Dickerson, Joshua. Letters, 1861-1865Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 60 items)

Joshua Dickerson was born in Washington County, Pa. on Dec. 17, 1819. He married Lucinda W. Beck in the fall of 1849, and moved to Champaign County, Ill. in 1851. His wife died in 1856, and on June 7, 1857, he married Elmira Fagan. After the Civil War, Dickerson was ...

592 Episcopal Diocese Of Springfield. Letters, 1919-1920Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection consists of correspondence relating to the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield. In a letter of Mar. 24, 1919, Granville H. Sherwood, Bishop of Springfield, wrote to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Springfield requesting its consent to the sale and purchase of Church property in Centralia, Illinois. A ...

593 Dohrman, Arnold Henry (1749-1813). Papers, 1777-1833Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

The Dohrman brothers were merchants who operated two offices of their mercantile house-- Jacob Dohrman in Lisbon and Arnold Henry Dohrman in New York. Their correspondence reports on arrivals of vessels, cargoes, prices of commodities, and general information concerning trade conditions in Europe, especially in Portugal and Spain during the ...

908 Douglas, George H. Photograph collection, 1848-1979Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains photographs and other visual materials that George H. Douglas collected for his history of Chicago and the railroad, [i]Rail City: Chicago, U.S.A[/i]. (1981). The collection is filed in two boxes. Box 1 contains images used in the book, arranged by chapter in the order in which they appear. ...

594 Downs, William R. Diary And Notes, 1845-65Add to your cart. (3.0 items; 1 volume)

In 1845, William R. Downs, a missionary of the American Home Missionary Society, moved to Illinois from New York, and established a ministry in Jefferson, McHenry Co. Downs' diary covers two periods, Sep.-June 1845-46, and Feb.-Mar. 1847. In addition to describing his daily experiences, the diary includes drafts of one annual ...

814 Draper Collection, 1735-1858Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 69 microfilm reels)

The Draper Manuscripts, collected by Lyman C. Draper (1815-1891), constitute the largest early collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society. For an overview, see Josephine L. Harper's [i]Guide to the Draper Manuscripts[/i] (1983) [016.97802 H232g]. The Draper collection was microfilmed in 1949 (133 reels, in most sets) and again in 1980 ...

596 Dreer Collection. Letters, 1765-1771Add to your cart. (2.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection includes a copy of a letter and abstract from Gen. Thomas Gage and a letter from Col. John Wilkins concerning Native Americans and military affairs in the Illinois Country. Specific references are made to the occupation of Fort Chartres by the British, the nature of different tribes after ...

597 Droit School, Sugar Loaf Township, St Clair Co. School Records and Class Photographs, 1872-1925Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet; 12 items)

Included in this collection is the "District School Record Book" for the Droit School (primary school), District No. 4, Township No. 1, Range No. 10 and 11 W., St. Clair County, for the years 1872-99. The book compiled printed forms and special ledgers, including forms used to record annual and ...

598 Dudgeon, Edwin. Collection of Satiric Poems, 1873Add to your cart. (2.0 volumes)

This collection contains two volumes of handwritten satiric poems by an anonymous author, but evidently given to Edwin Dudgeon around 1873. The larger volume, entitled "The Stale Trout, 1873," contains a story about mailing several smelly fish to various people in Chicago. Allusions in the story suggest that the author ...

943 Dugue de Boisbriand, Pierre. Legal document, 1721Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This collection is comprised of a legal document transferring ownership of the belongings of Pierre Dugue de Boisbriand to his sister, Marie-Therese Dugue Piot de Langloiserie. Pierre Dugue de Boisbriand (1675-1736) was a French military officer who served as commander of outposts at Mobile, Natchez, Louisiana, and the Illinois Country. In ...

372 Dunaway, William E. Papers, 1862-1865Add to your cart. (38.0 items)

This collection contains typescripts of William E. Dunaway's letters to his second wife, Henriette Boone, between Aug. 14, 1862, when he enlisted from Shelbyville, Illinois, and Feb. 26, 1865, when he died of chronic diarrhea at the general hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Dunnaway (as his name was first spelled in ...

600 Duncan Family. Correspondence, 1849-1882Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 24 items)

This collection contains transcripts of correspondence between Elizabeth Caldwell Duncan (1808-76), the wife of Joseph Duncan, Governor of Illinois, 1834-38, and other members of the Duncan family. Topics include personal news, the status of slaves, the abolition problem, the Civil War, and the funerals of President and Mrs. Lincoln. Elizabeth Duncan ...

599 Duncan, Joseph. Record Book, 1834-1841Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This volume contains personal records of Joseph Duncan, Governor of Illinois, 1834-38. Included are a series of ten sketch maps of townships where Duncan had land holdings; 165 indexed pages where Duncan pasted newspaper clippings about his administration, with notes and some extended diary entries; pages from the Journals of ...

601 Dunlap, Matthias Lane (1814-75). Collection, 1842-1862Add to your cart. (2.0 volumes)

In 1835, M. L. (Matthias Lane) Dunlap moved from Albany County, N.Y. to Troy Grove, LaSalle County, Ill. The following year, he moved to Chicago, tried his hand as a store owner, and endeavored to establish himself as a surveyor. Using his father's War of 1812 warrants for land purchase, ...

602 Dunne, Edward Fitzsimmons (1853-1937). Collection, 1873-1937Add to your cart. (3.4 cubic feet)

Edward F. Dunne was a leading progressive Democrat who served as mayor of Chicago and governor of Illinois. This collection consists of newspaper accounts of Dunne's public career, mounted in eleven scrapbooks. Throughout the scrapbooks, Dunne's initials appear beside selected articles. These accounts served as the basis for William L. ...

603 Durfee, George. Correspondence and Papers, 1861-1901Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

In 1861, George S. Durfee of Decatur, Ill., joined Co. A, 8th Ill. Vol. Inf. He served with that unit until 1866, rising to the rank of captain. The correspondence in this collection describes camp life, various political and military figures, and army policies. Durfee reports on several campaigns ...

604 Dwight, John Sullivan. Correspondence, 1840-1850Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

The Rev. John Sullivan Dwight, later famous as a music critic, was a prominent member of the Brook Farm Community, West Roxbury, Mass., 1841-1847, and one of the editors of its journal, the Harbinger. The letters in this collection were written to him by various persons during the period of ...



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