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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "E"


900 Eads Bridge. Photographs and Report, 1990-1991 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains both photographs of the Eads Bridge (Illinois & St. Louis Bridge) and a history of it, prepared for the Bi-State Development Agency, and submitted to the Historic American Engineering Record in 1991. There are 52 photographs of the bridge, taken in 1990, and 38 photographic copies of ...

605 Eames Family. Letters, 1837-1868 (10.0 items; 1 folder)

The collection contains ten letters written primarily by Stephen Eames of Walnut Grove, Knox County, Illinois to family and friends in Vermont and New Hampshire. Stephen Eames purchased land in Walnut Creek, Knox County, Illinois in 1839. Here he began a farm and built a log cabin. He kept in frequent ...

606 Earlidge, James. Letter and Document, 1843 (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection includes a letter from J. M. "Jackson" Earlidge, of Albion, Ill., to James Earlidge, of London, England, describing the country around Albion. The letter also mentions George Flower and William Pickering, and asks for a power of attorney to handle a transaction involving a tract of land on ...

607 Eaton, C. L. Business Records, 1876-1885 (1.0 folder; 14 items and 1 volume)

C. L. Eaton was born in Ross Co., Ohio, but later represented Franklin Co. and the city of Columbus in the Ohio legislature, 1853-54. In 1861, Eaton moved to Champaign Co., Ill., where he managed a 25,000 acre estate near Broadlands. He later moved to Vermilion Co., Ill., in 1871, ...

608 Eddy, Henry (1798-1849). Papers, 1822-1848 (1.3 cubic feet)

Henry Eddy was born in Pittsfield, Vt., in 1798, attended school in Buffalo, N.Y., and served two months in the New York Militia. In 1818, after studying law and printing in Pittsburgh, Pa., Eddy moved to Shawneetown, Ill., where he established the second newspaper in the state. He became well ...

609 Edgar, John. Search Warrant, 1779 (1.0 item)

This transcript is of an Aug. 23, 1779 search warrant issued by Captain R. B. Lernoult, British commander at Detroit, to search and seize papers and arms from the home of John Edgar.

610 Edwards, Ninian (1775-1833). Papers, 1799-1880 (0.4 cubic feet)

Ninian Edwards served as Governor of the Illinois Territory (1809-18), U.S. Senator (1818-24), and Governor of Illinois (1826-30). This collection contains transcripts and copies of Edwards's papers and correspondence. The two volumes in this collection are copy books that contain 88 letters from friends and colleagues, including Albert Gallatin, John ...

229 Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument. Dedication music, 1897 (1.0 item)

The title on the cover page of this fragile item reads "Music for Dedication Ceremonies of Lovejoy Monument" [1897]. Credited on the back cover are "Sallie Harwick, Mimeographers, Sam G. Cook." Reproduced on the inside pages are (1) "America" ("My country, 'tis of thee"), words by Samuel Francis Smith; (2) "Concord ...

934 Hanson, Elisabeth. Papers, 1915-2015 (3.7 cubic feet)

This collection consists of papers that belonged to Elisabeth Hanson, an amateur local researcher, and are related to the research and writing of her 2012 book, [i]East Central Illinois: Exploring the Beginnings[/i]. The collection includes research materials, correspondence, manuscript drafts, and Hanson's personal notes about her writing and research into ...

611 Eller, Mary E. Pension, 1894, 1917, 1920 (1.0 folder; 3 items)

Alexander Eller, of Carlinville, Macoupin Co., Ill., enlisted in Co. K, 122nd Ill. Vol. Inf. on Aug. 9, 1862. He remained with the unit for the remainder of the Civil War. This collection consists of Mary E. Eller's widow's pension of 1894 and attachments of 1917 and 1920. Professor Robert M. ...

612 Ellet, Charles, Jr. (1810-1862), 1839-1929 (25.0 microfilm reels)

This collection contains 25 microfilm reels of correspondence, newspaper clippings, papers and reports concerning Charles Ellet, Jr., and his family. Charles Ellet, Jr. was a civil engineer and innovator in naval tactics. He designed and built bridges and railroads in Virginia and Pennsylvania and was involved in engineering improvements for rivers ...

613 Elston, Daniel. Papers, 1833-1852 (1.0 folder; 36 items)

This collection consists of correspondence concerning the business affairs of Daniel Elston, a nineteenth-century merchant in Chicago. Daniel Elston was an English merchant who came to Chicago in 1833. Here, he manufactured soap and candles and later erected a small distillery and brewery. Elston served as a school inspector and alderman, ...

614 Emerson Family. Papers, 1830-1853 (1.0 folder; 31 photocopied items)

This collections consists of photocopies of papers from the Emerson, Brinkerhoff, and Jacobus families relating to school work at the La Grange Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Ind. Included are letters of the students, religious exercises, songs, lists of goods purchased by the students, and the first annual catalogue of the Wolcottville ...

796 England, Austin (1849-1923). Papers and Ledger, 1902-1918 (0.4 cubic feet)

Born in Ohio in 1849, Austin England lived most of his adult life near Newman, Douglas Co., Ill. England owned a farm four miles north of the town, but his interests lay primarily in business. He was a partner in a seed and feed store, worked as a broomcorn broker, ...

021 Episcopal Bishops of Illinois. Letters, 1871-1963 and 2005 (36.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection consists of letters from bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. The letters were created in response to a handwriting sample collection project by the Episcopal Theological School. The Episcopal Theological School, predecessor to the Episcopal Divinity School, was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1867. The ...

616 Ermentrout, Arie Kenney. Genealogy, 1971 (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection contains a photocopy of a 49-page genealogy of the Ermentrout and Kenney families compiled by Arie Kenney Ermentrout. Also included are copies of two pages of records from the office of Recorder of Deeds of Champaign Co., Ill., indicating the formation of the Cattle Bank in West Urbana ...

617 Etting Collection. Papers, 1765-1774 (24.0 items; 1 folder)

These transcripts from the Etting Collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania pertain to the affairs of Barnard Gratz (1738-1801) and Michael Gratz  (1740-1811), Philadelphia merchants trading in the West. The papers include correspondence of the merchants, accounts of William Murray, and a journal of George Croghan in 1765. The ...

618 Eureka Club, Eureka, Ill. Record Book, 1858-1862 (1.0 volume)

The Eureka Club, of Eureka, Ill., formed in 1858 "for the purpose of mutual enlightenment on all matters of controversy," met to debate current events. The organization, briefly known as the Eureka Lyceum in 1861-62, recorded its constitution, by-laws, and meeting minutes in this journal.

619 Edward Everett (1794-1865). Letter, 1852 (1.0 item)

This Dec. 11, 1852 letter from Edward Everett to T. H. Pease in Albany, N.Y., conveys Everett's signature, as requested by Pease.



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