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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "F"


620 Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois. Town Record Book, Papers, 1846-1875 (1.0 volume; 4 items)

The record book for the town of Fairfield, Wayne Co., Ill., contains minutes for the meeting incorporating the town on June 1, 1846; election results; boundary settlements; the constitution and by-laws; ordinances; records of the Board of Trustees meetings; and a treasurer's report from Jan. to July 1875. Other items ...

096 Fallows, Samuel. "Half-Century of Negro Freedom" letter, 1914 (1.0 item)

As president of the Illinois Commission to mark the half-century of Negro freedom (1865-1915) by an exposition in Chicago, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows (1835-1922), Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, wrote Gov. Martin H. Glynn of New York on Oct. 17, 1914, urging him, for the third time, to ...

088 Fansler, Thomas. Memoirs, 1938 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains copies of the memoirs of Thomas Fansler, a successful insurance salesman from Macoupin County, Illinois. Thomas Fansler (1854-1940) grew up on a family farm in Barr Township, Macoupin County, Illinois. After attending Illinois and Blackburn colleges, he taught schools in the nearby communities of Woodburn, Waverly, and Whitehall. ...

854 Fay, Herbert Wells. Collection of Lincoln materials, 1891-1949 (0.2 cubic feet; 1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of items collected by Herbert Wells Fay, a collector of historical portraits. Fay was a custodian at the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Herbert Wells Fay (1859-1949) was born in DeKalb County, Illinois. He was part owner of the [i]Hinckley (Illinois) Review [/i]and later ...

621 Feighner, Francis L. Document, 1864 (1.0 item)

This collection consists of a document recognizing Francis Feighner's military service to the Union during the Civil War. Francis Feighner was from Peoria, Illinois. He enlisted in Company F of the 139th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in May 1864 and was mustered out in October 1864. This document recognizes Feighner's his military service, ...

411 Fell, Jesse W. and Kersey H. Correspondence with Richard Yates, 1861-1864 (16.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection contains letters to Gov. Richard Yates from Jesse W. Fell and Kersey H. Fell of Bloomington, Ill. Friends often asked the Fells to send letters of introduction or applications for civil or military appointments to the governor on their behalf. The letters are often endorsed as to the ...

622 Fell, Jesse W. Papers, 1829-1911 (0.2 cubic feet)

Jesse Fell was involved in various real estate and business enterprises and played a fundamental role in the development of educational and political frontiers in Central Illinois. An early friend of Abraham Lincoln, Fell took part in organizing both the Illinois Republican Party and Lincoln's 1860 presidential campaign. This collection ...

623 Feltes, Joseph P. Collection, 1918-1919 (1.0 folder; 43 items)

This collection mainly contains the correspondence of Sgt. Joseph P. Feltes, Co. L, 342nd Inf., U.S. Army, while serving in France during and immediately following World War I. Writing between Oct. 1918 and June 1919, to his wife, Mary, in Rochelle, Ill., Feltes describes army life, French food and culture, ...

624 Fessenden, William Pitt (1806-1869). Letters, 1860-1861 (1.0 folder; 5 items)

In these letters, I. F. Butterworth, Hamilton Fish, W. W. Gitt, John R. Shepley, and Horace White discuss the political problems of the Union and the Republican Parties. These letters are photostats of the originals in the Fessenden Papers in the Library of Congress.

954 Feurer, Rosemary. Audio-visual materials on the Staley Lockout, 1992-1995 (2.0 cubic feet)

In these letters, I. F. Butterworth, Hamilton Fish, W. W. Gitt, John R. Shepley, and Horace White discuss the political problems of the Union and the Republican Parties. These letters are photostats of the originals in the Fessenden Papers in the Library of Congress.

625 Field, Eleanor. Correspondence, 1837-1839 (1.0 folder; 2 items)

Eleanor Field, daughter of Col. A. P. Field, was a student at the Menard Academy, Kaskaskia, Ill., during the 1830s. This collection contains two letters between Field and her parents concerning sewing, mending, and family matters.

626 Field, Washington H. School Books And Papers, 1828-1833 (0.2 cubic feet)

Washington H. Field was born in Montgomery Co., Va., in 1809. He taught in both Floyd and Montgomery Counties, Va., before moving to Franklin Township, Putnam Co., Ind., in 1831. He returned to Virginia in 1833. This collection contains two handwritten, leather-bound volumes, as well as loose receipts, expense account statements, ...

627 Film Center Collection (4.0 cubic feet)

This collection consists of films related to Illinois history, with particular emphasis on Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sandburg, and Chicago. The collection contains films primarily related to Illinois and Abraham Lincoln. In addition to Lincoln, Carl Sandburg, and Chicago, the films explore topics such as French exploration in Illinois Territory, immigration, labor ...

629 First Italian Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Ill. Records, 1891-1940 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection contains the Minutes of the Session of the First Italian Presbyterian Church, of Chicago, Ill., 1891-1926, as well as the Church Register for those years, listing pastors, elders, deacons, communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. In addition, the collection includes the Minutes of the Session of the Samaritan (later Waldensian) ...

628 First, H. C. Letter, 1918 (1.0 item)

This five-page letter by H. C. First summarizes Baptist activities in Illinois from 1787 to 1848, including statistics on Baptist churches in the state.

630 Fisher Collection. Scrapbook, 1910-16 (0.2 cubic feet)

Fisher (first name unknown) was a "progressive farmer" in the vicinity of Roanoke, Ind., during the early twentieth century. Fisher subscribed to a number of farming publications, saving useful articles in this scrapbook. In addition to clippings, Fisher also used the book to record farming expenses. The scrapbook itself is notable ...

631 Fisher, Walter Lowrie. Autobiography, 1932 (1.0 item)

In 1932, Walter Fisher wrote this autobiography for his family. He describes his family background, and his legal and political careers. A participant in Republican reform activities including civil service reform, Fisher served as Secretary of the Interior under President Taft and founded the Municipal Voters League in Chicago. The original ...

912 Flagg Family Prairie Settlers Articles Collection, 1980 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a series of [i]Prairie Settlers [/i]articles written by Marvin Soloman and Barbara Lawrence in 1980 about Gershom and Willard Flagg, members of the Flagg family of Madison County, Illinois. The articles were created for the University News Services at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIU-E). Gershom Flagg (1792-1857) was born ...

022 Flagg Family. Diaries, Papers, Pamphlets, 1819-1948, 1973 (2.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains the personal papers of the Flagg family from Madison County, Illinois. The materials in the collection include correspondence, diaries, magazines, and other personal items. The collection features items related to three members of the Flagg family: Gershom Flagg, Willard C. Flagg, and Norman G. Flagg. Gershom Flagg (1792-1857), ...

282 Flanegan Family. Papers, 1832-1893 (6.0 items)

This collection consists of a tax receipt, four teacher's certificates from various counties in Ohio and Illinois, and a bookmark. As described in the inventory below, these were received by Mary E. Flanegan and other members of the family between 1832 and 1893. The collection was transferred from the Rare Book ...

838 Fleming, William. Diary, 1864-65 (1.0 microfilm reel)

William Fleming (1830-1904) was born in Champaign County, Ohio. He mustered into Co. F, 130th Ill. Vol. Inf. as a private on Oct. 25, 1862, transferred to Co. F, 77th Ill. Vol. Inf. on Jan. 14, 1865, and served as a corporal in Co. C, 130th Ill. Vol. Inf. ...

632 Fletcher, David. Business Records, 1799-1849 (1.0 volume)

This account book is composed of various business records of David Fletcher of Groton, Mass. Included are accounts for the sale of agricultural products; pasturing of animals; renting of mules, oxen, horses and carriages; odd jobs; and debts.

214 Flinn, John J., Collection, 1893 (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains a range of publications compiled or distributed by John J. Flinn (1851-1929) for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Included are copies of the [i]Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition[/i] (Authorized, Hand Book, and Souvenir editions), the [i]Hand-Book of the World's Columbian Exposition[/i], [i]The Best Things to ...

633 Follet, Calvin, and Jane Rounds. Correspondence, 1852-82 (10.0 items; 1 folder)

Jane and Calvin Follet settled in New Michigan, Livingston Co., around 1850. In these letters to Jane's brother, Charles Rounds, the Follets describe their life in Illinois, their neighbors, and their health. Elizabeth Rounds Lawton of Wilton, Conn., donated these letters to the Illinois Historical Survey in 1972.

634 Forbes, Henry C. Papers, 1865-1955 (1.0 folder; 5 items)

An officer in the 7th Ill. Cav., Henry C. Forbes worked as a farmer and teacher after the Civil War. He eventually served as business agent and librarian of the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, later called the Illinois Natural History Survey. These papers include a copy of his ...

815 Forbes, Stephen Alfred. Papers, 1830-1992 (3.65 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel)

This collection consists of personal papers from Stephen Alfred Forbes (1844-1930). The materials reflect life before, during, and after the Civil War; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and the accomplishments of Stephen A. Forbes in his academic and scientific career. The ...

636 Ford, B. Letter, 1836 (1.0 item)

In this transcript of a letter of Oct. 12, 1836, sent to Elam Lynds and Son, B. Ford, compares the potential of steam power to the power of Niagara Falls. Ford operated a sawmill on the Erie Canal near Clyde, N.Y.

982 Formby, John. Papers, 1906-21 (0.3 cubic feet)

This collection includes many drawings for maps in John Formby's military analysis, [i]The American Civil War: A Concise History of Its Causes, Progress, and Results [/i](1910); his notes on the Gettysburg campaign and the Emancipation Proclamation; pamphlets related to the Civil War; and correspondence on Civil War topics. Formby lived ...

637 Fort De Chartres Survey. Papers, 1847-1864 (1.0 folder; 6 items)

In 1847, Thomas Singleton investigated the ruins of Fort de Chartres, near Prairie du Rocher, Ill. This collection contains transcripts of Singleton's description of building materials and structures, and his sketch of the ruins. The collection also contains copies of photographs, taken between 1858 and 1864, of the powder magazine ...

258 Fort Sheridan Closure Research Collection, 1988-1991 (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains photocopies of documents related to the closure and adaptive reuse plans for Fort Sheridan, a former United States Army base located on Lake Michigan in Lake County, Illinois. Materials include copies of agendas, minutes, bylaws, and other documents from the Fort Sheridan Commission; state and local proposals ...

638 Fortnightly Club Of Urbana, Illinois, Records, 1895-2003 (1.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the records of The Fortnightly Club of Urbana, Illinois from 1895-2003. In 1895, the Fortnightly Club of Urbana was established by a group of fourteen women as a progressive forum for civic and cultural activities. The collection contains the organization's annual yearbooks from 1898-2003, eleven minute books from ...

1047 Foster, Mary Jane. Letter, 1869 (1.0 item)

This collection is comprised of a letter written by Mary Jane Foster to her father in 1869 describing life in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. Mary Jane Foster was originally from the eastern United States and lived in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois (12 miles north of Chicago) during the 19th century. Her ...

942 Desruisseaux, Joseph. Voyageur contracts, 1732 (1.0 folder)

This collection is comprised of voyageur contracts between Sieur Joseph Trottier Desruisseaux and fur traders for travel from Montreal to Illinois Country. Joseph Trottier Desruisseaux (born 1688) was a fur trader and landowner of the New France island of Ile Perrot, just west of the island of Montreal in what is ...

639 Frame, Harry S. Photographs, Memorabilia, and Papers, 1830-1930 (1.1 cubic feet)

Harry S. Frame, Sr., of Milford, Iroquois Co., Ill., was an avid local historian. Frame collected 437 photographs of Milford scenes, which he placed in topically arranged albums with explanatory notes. He also assembled postcards, badges, coins, and buttons featuring many scenes illustrative of life in the late-nineteenth century Midwest ...

640 Franklin, Benjamin. Correspondence, 1763-1784 (0.2 cubic feet)

These letters to and from Benjamin Franklin concern various aspects of the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain. In addition, there is information about colonial life, Indian affairs, trade, and trading companies. Correspondents include members of the firm of Baynton, Wharton, and Morgan; Henry Bouquet; George Croghan; William Franklin; ...

023 French Archives and Depositories. Papers, 1644-1808 (16.0 cubic feet; 25 microfilm reels)

This collection consists of photocopies, transcripts, and microfilm of correspondence and other documents found in various French Archives and Depositories. The bulk 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 ...

024 French-Illinois Dictionary. Papers, 1700s (0.0 )

This collection consists of photocopies, transcripts, and microfilm of correspondence and other documents found in various French Archives and Depositories. The bulk 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 ...

641 French, Alvin. Papers, 1856-1864 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the papers of Alvin French, a Union Army surgeon from Springfield, Illinois. The collection is primarily made up of typed transcriptions of correspondence, and also includes a small number of original items. Alvin S. French, born circa 1840, was the son of Alonzo W. French of Pittsfield, Illinois. ...

642 Fulton, James Alexander (1822-95). Journal, 1854-55 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This 25-page journal is a record of James Fulton's trip to the West and South, 1854-55. He journeyed through Kansas, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Texas, observing topographical features, types of plants, especially edible ones, and local habits. He also described land prices, Mormons, Native Americans, cotton picking, slavery, and slave sales ...

987 Funk, Henry W. Letters, 1862-1900 (82.0 items; .3 cu.ft.)

This collection consists of the personal correspondence belonging to Henry W. Funk. Henry W. Funk was a Quaker from Danville, Illinois, who enlisted as a private in Company E of the 149[sup]th[/sup] Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Funk was mustered out of Danville on February 6, 1865. He spent the remainder of the ...



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