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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "G"


643 Gage, General Thomas. Papers and Correspondence, 1759-1778Add to your cart. (2.6 cubic feet)

This collection contains transcripts and photocopies of selected papers and correspondence of General Thomas Gage, a British military officer in North America in the mid-18th century. The materials, which were copied from multiple institutions, deal primarily with military administration and campaigning during the Seven Years' War and Pontiac's Rebellion. General Thomas ...

644 Gallatin County, Ill. Documents, 1814, 1816, 1883Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 4 items)

This collection contains an account of debts owed to Alexander Blair from the estate of West Westley, Feb. 20, 1814; an oath and a report of the appraisers for the estate of William Lee, Sep. 15, 1814; a summons to Jonathan Stewart, administrator of the estate of Charles Stewart, to ...

645 Galloway, Joseph (1731-1803) and Grace Growden (1731-89). Papers, 1756-83Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

Joseph Galloway was an American colonist who remained loyal to the British crown during the Revolutionary War. This collection contains photocopies and transcripts of correspondence involving Galloway as well as photocopies of printed articles regarding Galloway from various newspapers and journals. Included is a draft, in Galloway's hand, of a ...

646 Gault, James B.  Correspondence, 1893-1902Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 16 items)

This collection contains correspondence exchanged between James Gault of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and his family. The letters primarily discuss family news and land values. They also refer to the presidential election of 1896. Gault's grandson, Glen Sanderson of the Illinois Natural History Survey, donated the collection to the Survey in 1978.

773 Gere, Asa O. Letter, 1941Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This Jan. 7, 1941, letter from Asa Gere to Clayton Daugherty, of Champaign, Ill. contains reminiscences about his life in Illinois and his acquaintance with Lincoln. In 1941, Gere was ninety-four years old and the Senior Aide de Camp of the Grand Army of the Republic. Clayton F. Daugherty loaned the ...

648 German Library Corporation, Belleville, Ill. Journal, 1836-61Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

The German Library Corporation was organized on June 26, 1836, with 16 members, including Gustav Koerner and members of the Hilgard family. This journal, or "Abschrift der Protocolle der Deutsche Bibliotheks-Gesellschaft in St. Clair County," records in German the minutes of both general and executive committee meetings. A notation by Professor ...

649 German Settlement in Illinois. Papers and Letters, 1822, 1832-1837, and 1846Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains transcripts and photocopies of letters and papers written by German settlers in St. Clair Co., Ill. The letters discuss climate, inflation in St. Louis, farming, land prices, and the scarcity of money. Also included are Gottfried Duden's description of his journey to Missouri, a guidebook for German ...

313 Gibault, Pierre (1737-1804). Signed note, undatedAdd to your cart. (1.0 item)

Fr. Gibault, who became vicar general of the Illinois country in 1769, assisted George Rogers Clark in substantial ways in winning the inhabitants of Kaskaskia and Vincennes to the American cause. The item in this collection, which is written in French, may have served as currency: "Good for a pot ...

053 Gibbs Family Papers, 1830-2012Add to your cart. (12.3 cubic feet)

This collection contains the papers of six generations of the Gibbs and related families. The papers document Justus and Betty Gibbs, their descendants, as well as life in Illinois during the 19th and 20th centuries. Materials include correspondence; photographs; military, financial, legal, and business records; diaries; newspaper clippings, and other ...

650 Gibson, Eva Katharine Clapp (1857-1916). Correspondence, Poems, Stories, Scrapbook of Clippings, 1880-1905Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

Eva Katharine Clapp Gibson was an author and poet from Bradford, Ill. Her best-known book was [i]Zauberlinda, the Wise Witch[/i] (1901). She lived in Chicago, traveled in Europe in the 1890s, and married Charles Brockway Gibson (University of Illinois, Class of 1877), a chemist. Her stories are mainly set in ...

651 Giddings, Joshua Reed (1795-1864). Correspondence, 1846-48Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Joshua Reed Giddings was an anti-slavery congressman from northern Ohio. This collection mainly contains correspondence dealing with the Mexican War, tariffs, the admission of new territories, and Gidding's renomination to the U. S. Congress after being censured by that body. Correspondents include Charles F. Adams, Salmon P. Chase, Cassius M. ...

652 Gilbert Family. Journals, 1839-40Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 3 items)

This collection contains transcripts of two journals kept by members of the Gilbert family, of Vermilion Co., Ill. The first journal is a 15-page account of Mary Morse Gilbert's 1839 trip to Ohio which discusses relatives, sickness, church meetings, and the weather. The second journal is a 17-page description of ...

420 Gilchrist, R. J. B., Letter, 1826Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Writing on Jan. 5, 1826, to his brother in Union County, Kentucky, R. J. B. Gilchrist reported on his slow progress over the sandbars and the ice- and sawyer-choked Ohio River. After passing Shawneetown, Ill., he was "3 miles above Golconda." With sufficient luck, he hoped to "sell out" his ...

026 Gilchrist, Stephen I. Nancy Hanks draft, 1933Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

In 1928, Henry B. Joy, president of the Packard Motor Car Company, established a historical research office, in part to document the contacts of his father, James F. Joy, with Abraham Lincoln. Stephen I. Gilchrist of Detroit was director of this office until it was dissolved in 1936. During his tenure, ...

654 Godwin, Parke (1816-1904). Papers, 1844-93Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Parke Godwin, the son-in-law of William Cullen Bryant, was an active leader of the Fourierist movement during the 1840s. This collection contains 44 letters between Godwin and Charles A. Dana as well as other letters mainly relating to the Brook Farm Phalanx. There are also several letters from Charles Sears ...

266 Golden, Dorothy. Postcard Collection, mid-to-late twentieth centuryAdd to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection consists of postcards from cities mostly in Illinois. The first part of the collection is organized alphabetically by city. The cities include Alton, Cairo, Champaign-Urbana, Galena, Jacksonville, Kankakee, Oregon, Quincey, and Starved Rock, and others. Also included in the collection are postcards organized by city and subject matter. ...

655 Goodell And Southworth. Business Records, 1860-65Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This volume concerns the business affairs of Addison Goodell and Asabel D. Southworth, land brokers in Iroquois Co., Ill. The journal contains letter press copies of letters written to their clients.

656 Gordon, Lucien Winslow. Letter and Map, 1925Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

Lucien Winslow Gordon practiced as a physician in Equality, Ill., for forty years, after graduating from Miami Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this letter, Gordon discusses the settlement of Equality and describes the accompanying map of the salt works located near the town. These items were donated to the Library ...

615 Grade A Milk Collection. Television script and photographs, 1955 and 1958Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection consists of over a hundred photographs and several annotated copies of a script for a public service television program on Grade A Milk production, processing, and distribution in Illinois. The program, titled "Grade-A Milk: Your Most Protected Food," was telecast over WCIA in Champaign on April 6, 1955. ...

913 Graebel Scrapbook Collection, 1840-1893Add to your cart. (5.0 volumes)

This collection contains five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the mid- to late nineteenth century. The articles were clipped from many different newspapers, including the [i]Examiner and Chronicle[/i] [New York, NY], [i]Watchman and Reflector[/i] [Boston, MA], [i]Louisville[/i] [i]Courier-Journal [/i][Louisville, KY], [i]Sherburne News[/i] [Sherburne, NY], [i]Albany Evening Journal[/i] [Albany, NY], and ...

204 Graebuer, Norman. Research notesAdd to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the mid- to late nineteenth century. The articles were clipped from many different newspapers, including the [i]Examiner and Chronicle[/i] [New York, NY], [i]Watchman and Reflector[/i] [Boston, MA], [i]Louisville[/i] [i]Courier-Journal [/i][Louisville, KY], [i]Sherburne News[/i] [Sherburne, NY], [i]Albany Evening Journal[/i] [Albany, NY], and ...

657 Graham, Hugh. Fee Bill, 1841Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This fee bill was levied against Hugh Graham for the case of [i]Graham v. John Dixon, John W. Dixon, and Elijah Dixon,[/i] Dec., 1841. The copy is certified by the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Mar. 5, 1842.

658 Grahn, Wilhelm Julius. Diary and Note, 1870-1873, 1965Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection includes a transcript of a German-script diary kept by Julius Wilhelm Grahn describing his trip to the United States from Germany in 1870 and his subsequent arrival in Wisconsin. The remainder of the diary documents Grahn's military service, as he served in the U.S. Army from 1871-76. Stationed ...

659 Grand Army of the Republic, Capt Kyger Post No. 204. Due Books and Receipts, 1895-1908Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

The two volumes in this collection record the names and dues paid of the Kyger Post's members of Georgetown, Ill. The collection also includes supply slips and receipts.

660 Grand Army of the Republic, Col Nodine Post No. 140. Records, Photographs, 1880-1935Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

Originally founded in 1880 as the Champaign Veteran Soldiers Historical Society, the Col. Nodine Post No. 140 was organized in 1882 and disbanded in 1935. The minutes of the society and the post from the first meeting in 1880 to the dissolution in 1935 are contained in the first nine ...

661 Grant, Elijah P. (1808-1874). Papers, 1843-1848Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Elijah P. Grant was a prominent advocate of Fourierist socialism who founded a phalanx in Ohio in the 1840s. This microfilm includes letterbooks (1843-45), a diary from 1845, and other correspondence and papers from the Ohio phalanx, the originals of which are held by the University of Chicago Library.

662 Grant, Joel. Letter, 1846Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter of Nov. 30, 1846, to the Rev. S. W. Eaton, of Platteville, Wis., Joel Grant, a minister in Lockport, Ill., discusses the spiritual "sluggishness" of the local population and the disease from which Grant is suffering. The letter also includes a short note from Grant's wife, Abby.

663 Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1885). Papers, 1863-1873Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection primarily contains correspondence between Ulysses G. Grant and William Elrod, the manager of Grant's farm in St. Louis County, Mo., where his father-in-law, Frederick F. Dent, lived. The collection also includes an insurance policy for $2,000, taken out by Grant on the farmhouse occupied by Elrod; state and ...

664 Grant, W. H. (b. 1873). Interview, 1962Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

The Explorers Club of Jefferson Junior High School, Champaign, Ill., interviewed W. H. Grant, a Spanish-American War veteran, on Oct. 1, 1962. In this tape recording of the interview, Grant discusses the eagerness of people to volunteer for service at the outbreak of the war, the military mortality rate from ...

665 Gratiot, Charles. Letters, 1792-1796Add to your cart. (9.0 items)

This collection consists of photocopies of nine letters written by Charles Gratiot, a frontier trader, between 1792 and 1796. Charles Gratiot was born in 1753 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He went on a successful trading expedition to Illinois in 1774 and in December 1777 opened a store in Cahokia, Illinois. In addition ...

666 Gravenhorst, Albert A. (b. 1839). Account Book, 1871-1885Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Albert Gravenhorst, the proprietor of the Eldorado Saloon in Effingham, Ill., used this book to record the accounts of patrons to his saloon as well as the wholesalers from whom he purchased goods.

667 Graves, James A. Letter, 1844Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter of Oct. 17, 1844, James A. Graves of Jacksonville, Ill., requests the assistance of John R. Wright, a lawyer in Iowa Territory, in gaining permission to sell lands on behalf of William McAmmon's widow.

270 Great American People Show. Records, 1968-1997Add to your cart. (8.9 cubic feet)

The Great American People Show (GAPS), an Illinois-based not-for-profit theatre company, performed works showcasing American history, with a particular focus on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, for twenty seasons in New Salem starting in 1976. This collection contains records documenting the administration, promotion, and production history of GAPS ...

668 Greeley Family. Account Book And Documents, 1777, 1787-1867Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet)

The Greeley family operated a farm in East Kingston, Rockingham County, N. H. This account book records the business transactions of the farm, documenting payment to workers and supply purchases. The collection also contains a 1777 indenture document whereby Levi Shaw was apprenticed as a carpenter to Jonathan Greeley, Jr., ...

669 Greeley, Horace (1811-1872). Correspondence, 1842-1862Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection contains microfilm and transcripts of personal letters written by Horace Greeley, editor of the [i]New York Daily Tribune[/i]. The microfilm includes an 1842 letter from Greeley to Francis Dana and seven 1862 letters from Greeley to Elihu B. Washburne and Mrs. H. C. Ingersoll. The collection also contains ...

670 Green, Henry I. (1929-2005). Papers, 1969-1970Add to your cart. (3.0 cubic feet)

Henry I. Green, of Urbana, Ill., was a delegate to the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention where he served on the Committee on Suffrage and Constitutional Amending. This collection contains the material accumulated by Green at the convention, including correspondence, testimony, committee proposals and reports, background information, drafts of constitutions, and ...

816 Greenback Club, No. 131, Lincoln, Ill. Papers, 1876-1880Add to your cart. (1.0 volume; 1 folder (11 items))

The Greenback Party branch in Lincoln, Ill., was formed in 1877. The volume contains meeting minutes, correspondence, resolutions, a booklet of rules with the constitution and platform, a membership application form, and the Club's charter. The collection also include clippings relating to monetary issues.

355 Greene, Evarts B. World War I Papers, 1916-1920Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection consists of the files of Evarts B. Greene (1870-1947) relating the University of Illinois's response to World War I and its aftermath. E. B. Greene, the head of the History Department at the University of Illinois and former dean of the College of Literature and Arts, served as the ...

672 Greenough, Ogden. Papers, 1858-1864, 1903, 1935-1940Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 3 oversize folders)

Ogden Greenough graduated from Marshall College, Marshall, Ill., in 1859, before studying law in Cincinnati. He enlisted in Co. F, 30th Ill. Vol. Inf. on Aug. 26, 1861, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1862. He fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia, before he was killed by a sharpshooter on ...

674 Griffin Family. Papers, 1877-1929Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection consists of the papers of the Griffin family. Materials include correspondence, essays and compositions, drawings, printed materials, and photographs, The Griffin family resided in Cass County, Menard County, and Morgan County, Illinois after Eleizer and Sarah Griffin emigrated from England in 1854. The materials in this collection were created ...

673 Griffin, Cyrus (1748-1810). Letter, 1779Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter of Nov. 2, 1779, Cyrus Griffin, President of the Continental Congress, reports to the Speaker of the House of Delegates of Virginia regarding the Indiana and the Vandalia Land Companies' appeal to the Continental Congress for redress. Virginia had previously refused to recognize their land grants.

675 Grimes, James Wilson (1816-1872). Letter, 1856Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In 1836, James W. Grimes settled in Burlington, Iowa, where he practiced law and later served as U.S. Senator and Governor. In this letter of Dec. 5, 1856, Grimes comments to I. M. Richards, C. O. Thompson, and Charles L. Wilson on the Illinois election of 1856.

817 Grimke, Sarah Moore. Papers, 1856-1861Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Sarah Moore Grimke was a student at the Eagleswood School in Perth Amboy, N.J., located at a former Fourierist community. This microfilm contains letters written by Grimke in which she discusses education, slavery, the proposed admission of Kansas into the Union, and the philosophy and purpose of the Eagleswood School. This ...

677 Grow, David T. Letters, 1864-1865Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 25 items)

This collection contains transcripts and photocopies of letters written by David T. Grow, a farmer and Union soldier, to his parents and sister, dating from April 1864 to July 1865. David T. Grow was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1847, and as a child he moved with his mother to ...

678 Gulick, Charles Wesley (1836-1916). Account Book, 1871-1872Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Charles Wesley Gulick operated a dry goods store in Rantoul, Ill. In this account book, Gulick recorded the sale of groceries, clothing, boots, hardware, and other materials.

679 Gulick, Louise Elizabeth. Collection, 1935-1960Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains Monticello College papers belonging to Louise Elizabeth Gulick. Materials include student publications, programs, and other papers. Louise Elizabeth Gulick received her B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1927, and her M.A. in Zoology the following year. In 1936, she joined the biology faculty at Monticello College, Godfrey, ...

680 Gulley, Roy Arbi. Diary, 1925-1944Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Roy A. Gulley of Sesser, Franklin Co., Ill., was a farmer, teacher, superintendent of schools, postmaster, and representative to the 63rd and 64th Illinois General Assemblies. This typewritten diary contains personal recollections of Gulley as well as remarks on general events and a brief summary of his life. Mary Alice Gulley, ...

025 Gutmann-Steven Family. Papers, 1807-1918Add to your cart. (0.8 cubic feet)

The Gutmann-Steven Family collection documents the immigrant experiences of two related Champaign County, Ill., families during the latter half of the nineteenth century: the Gutmanns of Gorlitz, Prussia, who settled in Sadorus in 1857; and the Stevens of Arbroath, Scotland, who settled in the Ivesdale area in 1855. The collection ...

681 Guy, John Milton. Medical Accounts, 1898-1912Add to your cart. (2.0 volume)

John Milton Guy was a physician in Danville, Ill. He used these account ledgers to record the names of his patients, the nature of treatments, and the fees he charged. The Illinois Historical Survey purchased these volumes in 1995.



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