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443 M. P. Ayers & Company. Letter and Survey Notebook, 1884, 1887Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

In Oct. 1884, E. Crampton, working for M. P. Ayers and Co., surveyed the Vermilion Slough (probably the Little Vermilion River in Sidney, South Homer, and Ayers Townships in Champaign County). His notebook includes data on elevations and cuts in the slough, for the purpose of designing changes in it. ...

090 MacArthur, Arthur. Report, Newspaper Clipping, 1865-99Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

After serving in the 24th Wis. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War, Arthur MacArthur (1845-1912), father of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was commissioned in the regular U. S. Army. MacArthur was a brigade and division commander in the Philippines, where he eventually served as military governor in 1901-2, before retiring with ...

091 MacDonald, A. J. Papers, 1851-54Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

A. J. MacDonald collected these materials for a projected book, "The Communities of the United States," which was announced in 1851 but never completed because of MacDonald's death from cholera in 1854. These research items include articles and statements of people concerned with communitarianism in the United States, histories of ...

092 MacDonald, Donald. Diaries, 1824-26Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

In these two diaries, British Army officer Donald MacDonald (1791-1872) describes his trips to New Harmony, differences within that community, and efforts to resolve those differences. The microfilm was made from a photocopy of the originals in the Indiana State Library. The photocopy is printed in [i]Indiana Historical Society Publications[/i], 14:2 ...

093 Maclure, William, and Marie D. Fretageot. Correspondence, 1820-33Add to your cart. (2.0 microfilm reels)

William Maclure was a geologist, a patron of science and education, and the founder of the New Harmony Working Men's Institute. This collection contains correspondence between Maclure and Marie D. Fretageot in which they discuss the social experiment at New Harmony, Ind., and the development of its scientific and educational ...

095 Madison, James. Letter, 1796Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter of Mar. 4, 1796, James Madison, then a member of Congress, wrote to Arnold Henry Dohrman, a New York merchant of Dutch origin. Madison, a representative of Dohrman's firm, reports on a protested debt between Dohrman and Philip Mazzei, an Italian architect who assisted Virginia and the ...

896 Mahomet Township, Illinois. Map, 1888Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This manuscript map of Mahomet Township shows the outlines of most of the township's sections and some of the subdivided parts of those sections. It also shows the Sangamon River and includes dots for a number of properties. Finally, it notes the owners of many parcels. These notations, however, are ...

065 Maltby, Charles. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1878-1879Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

Between Dec. 2, 1878, and Aug. 14, 1879, Charles Maltby, one-time resident of New Salem, published in the [i]Press[/i] of Santa Barbara, Calif. a series entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Personal Recollections of a Good President." His articles were then printed (though not without some changes) in [i]The Life and Public ...

820 Mangan, Fr. Martin. Papers, 1930s-2010Add to your cart. (6.8 cubic feet)

This collection contains the personal papers of Fr. Martin Mangan and includes correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, outlines of talks given by Fr. Mangan, booklets and flyers, photographs, videotapes, and awards documenting Fr. Mangan's personal life, education, ministry, and social activism in Decatur. The Very Reverend Martin B. Mangan (1929-2001), a native ...

097 Manning, Walter W. Papers, 1914-1927Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet)

Published from 1901 to 1940, [i]Woman's World[/i] was a popular Chicago mail-order journal with a national circulation of nearly two million. In 1914, the magazine's owner, George H. Currier, hired Walter W. Manning as Advertising Manager. Manning purchased [i]Woman's World[/i] three years later and served as editor and publisher until ...

098 Marsh, Cutting. Papers, 1834Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Cutting Marsh (1800-73) recorded his experiences during an expedition to the Rock Island and Des Moines areas between June and October, 1834. This "Diary of a Trip to Visit the Sauk and Fox Indians," the original of which is in the Wisconsin Historical Society, relates Cutting's experiences within the villages. ...

873 Martin, R. Eden, collector, editor, and author. Sullivan and Moultrie County, Ill. Sources, 1834-2014Add to your cart. (6.0 items)

This collection includes several sources for Sullivan and Moultrie County history. The earliest source is a volume of records covering the period from 1834 to 1861, which R. Eden Martin transcribed and printed in [i]The Whitley Point Record Book: The Justice of the Peace Docket Book, Estray List and County Store ...

821 Martin, Thusenelda Gross. Papers, 1889-1978Add to your cart. (8.0 cubic feet)

Thusenelda Martin (1896-1986) was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a country school teacher, and, for 27 years, a science teacher at Urbana High School. An active member of the Champaign County Humane Society and the American Legion Auxiliary of Urbana, she was an advocate for animal welfare and ...

099 Mason, Judson P. Papers, 1906-1924Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

Judson P. Mason was a prominent dairy farmer and stock feeder in Dundee Township, Kane County. A leading agriculturist, Mason operated a creamery four miles northwest of Elgin, Ill., and was active in numerous organizations in Illinois, including the State Dairymen's Association, the Milk Shippers' Union, the Alfalfa Growers' ...

100 Mason, Walter A. Correspondence, Scrapbook, Newspaper, Clippings, Campaign Materials, 1898-1918Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

Walter A. Mason of Oakland, Ill., was active in Illinois politics and served as the Coles County Senatorial Campaign Committeeman for the 40th Senatorial District between 1898 and 1900. This collection focuses on the state senatorial campaign of 1900, mainly the reelection of Stanton C. Pemberton, and includes correspondence, newspaper ...

101 Mason, William Ernest. Letter, 1911Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter to Sen. Thomas Henry Carter on Apr. 24, 1911, William Mason (1850-1921), who served in Congress, not only comments on the disputed election of William Lorimer to the U.S. Senate, but also indicates his own interest in being the Republican nominee in 1912. The letter is a copy ...

924 Mather, Thomas. Letters, 1820, 1826Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains two letters written by Thomas Mather (1795-1853), an early Illinois settler and member of both branches of the Illinois legislature. The letters, written in Kaskaskia and Vandalia, Illinois, date from 1820 and 1826 and discuss business, land, and taxes in Illinois. Thomas Mather, a descendant of Increase Mather, ...

102 Matson, Canute R. Correspondence, 1887Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 13 items)

Canute R. Matson became the sheriff of Cook County late in 1886, following the Haymarket Riot and the subsequent trial of eight men charged with murdering a policeman during the riot. This collection contains photocopies of Matson's official correspondence from this period, including petition for a writ of error, instructions ...

103 May, Edwin. Papers, 1862-1924Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet; 97 items)

Dr. Edwin May (d. 1893) served as assistant surgeon of the 33rd Ill. Vol. Inf. from Aug. 1862 to June 1864, when he was promoted to surgeon of the 99th Ill. Vol. Inf. This collection includes 39 official "Sick and Wounded" reports compiled by May from Sept. 1862 to Dec. ...

104 McAllister Manuscripts, Ridgway Library. Papers, 1765-74Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 8 items)

These letters and account records, of which the Library has transcripts of the originals in the McAllister Manuscripts of the Library Company of Philadelphia, relate to the business affairs of George Croghan, Barnard and Michael Gratz, L. A. Levy, and Joseph Simon.  The letters discuss bills and payments, the sale ...

105 McChesney, Joseph Henry. Papers, 1859-1875Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; (73 items))

This collection contains correspondence and records documenting the activities of Joseph Henry McChesney (1828-95) while serving as U. S. Consul at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, from 1863 to 1869. The correspondence from this time includes references to the Civil War; political events in the U. S. and England; the creation of a ...

897 McCollum, Dannel Angus. Papers, 1919-2016Add to your cart. (3.8 cubic feet; 4 oversize folders)

Dannel Angus McCollum, a native of Champaign, Illinois, is a local historian, environmental advocate, and community leader. McCollum graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958, served seven years in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and nearly a decade in the State of Illinois Natural History Survey. In 1968, ...

108 McConnell, James Edward. Report, 1862Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This 1862 financial report of the London and Northwestern Railroad, written by James Edward McConnell to the Locomotive Expenditure Committee, gives a detailed account of expenditures for increasing locomotive tonnage and shed cover. McConnell (1815-1883) was the Locomotive Superintendent of the London and Northwestern Railroad's Southern Division from 1847 until ...

109 McCormick, Cyrus. Papers, 1868-84Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 128 items)

This collection contains transcripts of letters, telegrams, and speeches documenting Cyrus H. McCormick's involvement in the Democratic Party. The collection includes references to his speech to the 1876 Democratic National Convention; support for his possible candidacy for Illinois Governor or U.S. Senator; and his donation of $10,000 to the Democratic ...

1062 McGinnis, Nesmith, and Waggoner Family Papers, 1859-1958Add to your cart. (2.0 folders)

This collection contains transcripts of letters, telegrams, and speeches documenting Cyrus H. McCormick's involvement in the Democratic Party. The collection includes references to his speech to the 1876 Democratic National Convention; support for his possible candidacy for Illinois Governor or U.S. Senator; and his donation of $10,000 to the Democratic ...

110 McGlynn, Edward. Letters, 1861-65Add to your cart. (14.0 items; 1 folder)

Edward McGlynn of Aurora, Ill., enlisted in Co. K, 42nd Ill. Vol. Inf., on Aug. 4, 1861. He took part in the march to Warsaw, Mo, but by Christmas was confined to the General Military Hospital in St. Louis. Unhappy with his regiment, McGlynn deserted in June 1862, reenlisting two ...

111 McKendree College. Report, 1840Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This eight-page transcript is of the report of the visiting committee appointed by the Illinois Annual Conference to attend the examination of the students at McKendree College, a Methodist institution. The report describes favorably the state of learning at the school, the subjects taught, and the attendance at chapel, but ...

112 McKinley, William Brown. Papers, 1904-2000Add to your cart. (0.8 cubic feet)

This collection consists of the papers of William B. McKinley, a businessman, philanthropist, and politician from Illinois. Materials include personal correspondence, speeches, business records, newspaper clippings, and political pamphlets related to his career and personal life. William Brown McKinley (1856-1926) was the son of a Presbyterian minister in Champaign, Illinois. He ...

106 McLain, Michael C. Contract, 1868Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This collection contains a contract written and signed by Michael McLain on April 4, 1868. Michael McLain agrees to sell several plots of land in Douglas County, Illinois to the Andrews family for two thousand dollars. This document was donated to the University of Illinois Library by Frank Garland in 1940. ...

114 McLean County Cooperation Society. Records, 1864-87Add to your cart. (2.0 volumes)

This collection contains two volumes of records of the McLean County Cooperation Society, also known as the Christian Missionary Society of McLean County, the Missionary Cooperation, the McLean County Missionary Cooperation Society, and the Missionary Society of McLean County. The first volume contains the constitution of the organization and ...

115 McLean County, Ill., Martin Township School District No. 4. Papers, 1869-92Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This volume served as both a record book for School District No. 4 and as "David Bierbower's Day Book." Bierbower of Saybrook, Ill., was clerk of the Board of Directors of Martin Township School. The volume includes records of the elections of directors of the school district, plans ...

116 McLean County, Ill., Office of Township Trustees. School Plat Book, 1859-71Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This school plat book contains maps of the McLean county school districts by township from 1859 to1871. It includes 152 pages of entries and an index by township. All but one of the thirty-nine townships have at least two entries. These entries occasionally indicate district changes.

113 McLean, Ill., Board of Trustees. Record Book, Papers, 1890-1908Add to your cart. (1.0 volume; 12 items)

This collection contains meeting minutes for the McLean, Ill., Board of Trustees, 1890-1906, ordinances pertaining to the construction of cement sidewalks, two treasurer's reports, and an oath recited by Lafayette Archer upon becoming a trustee.

117 McNitt Family. Papers, 1840-1938Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains correspondence and personal records of the McNitt family of Montgomery County, Illinois. The correspondence, which makes up the bulk of the collection, is largely directed to Sophronia, Hellen, and Priscilla ("Jennie") McNitt, the three daughters of the family. The McNitts were a farming family who lived in rural ...

118 Meade County, Kentucky, Circuit Court. Subpoena, Jan. 18, 1843Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this document, the Commonwealth of Kentucky requests that an Illinois Justice of the Peace subpoena an indiividual named McCrilli, residing in Carlinville, Ill., concerning a case pending in Kentucky.

119 Meharry Family. Collection, 1842-1996Add to your cart. (18.7 cubic feet)

This collection consists of records and personal papers from the Meharry family. The Meharry family owned several farms in Champaign County, Illinois and Tippecanoe County, Indiana during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials. Records and personal papers document the lives ...

120 Menard, Pierre (1766-1844). Papers, 1741-1910Add to your cart. (1.8 cubic feet; and 29 microfilm reels)

This collection consists of Pierre Menard's personal and business records, letter book, and microfilm containing personal and business correspondence of Menard, his family, and others. Pierre Menard was born near Montreal, Canada. He moved to Kaskaskia in 1790, where he established himself as a prominent merchant and public figure. He took ...

128 Merideth, Robert. Publications, 1965-1988Add to your cart. (20.0 items)

The collection of Robert Merideth's publications includes [i]Transformations: A Dictionary of Contemporary Changes[/i] (1979) as well as a number of his articles, essays, and poems. Merideth (1935-) received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and served as head of American Studies at Miami University (Ohio) and the University of California ...

122 Merras, Elizabeth. Letter, 1861Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Benjamin Green, one of the first settlers of Morgan County, Illinois, asked his youngest daughter, Elizabeth Green Merras, to write this letter of Dec. 9, 1861, to relatives in England. The letter primarily concerns the inclusion of a woodcut of the Green home on a projected Scott County map, but ...

1027 Meserve, Frederick Hill. Selected Photographs, 1944-1951Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 117 items)

This collection includes both an album of the photographs used in Frederick Hill Meserve and Carl Sandburg's [i]The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln [/i](1944) and a selection of prints of Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and others given by Meserve to Harry E. Pratt. Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962) began collecting photographs from ...

123 Messinger, John (1771-1846). Papers, 1799-1846, 1860, 1936Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel)

John Messinger migrated to Illinois in 1802 where he worked as a surveyor, cartographer, and educator, and also became involved in politics. This collection mainly contains transcripts of Messinger's correspondence, made from originals in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, but it also includes a surveying notebook, land deeds, agreements for ...

124 Methodist Society Cemetery Association, Moro, Ill. Collection, 1852-1978Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 16 items)

In 1852, several residents of Moro, Ill., established the Methodist Society Cemetery Association. The association, concerned with the cemetery's upkeep, survived until the 1970s, when the State of Illinois officially declared the cemetery a Religious Cemetery, exempting it from further care under the Cemetery Care Act. This collection includes photocopies of ...

125 Michelson, Truman (1879-1938). Paper, Letter, 1916Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This "Report of Peoria Indians" by Truman Michelson (8 pages, 1916) was based upon three weeks of field work authorized by the Illinois Centennial Commission. The paper discusses the inroads of other cultures on the Peoria Indians' linguistics, folklore, mythology, social organization, dances, population, and historical relations. The collection also ...

126 Millar, Daniel. Account Book, 1822-1831Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This distillery and general accounts volume was kept by Daniel Millar of Franklin County, Pa. Millar used the book for records of a number of businesses, including his distillery and general store, as well as his real estate and farming interests. The volume also includes home remedies for common ailments, ...

127 Miller-Marsh-Matthews Family. Correspondence, Notebooks, and Genealogy, 1870-1909, 1974-75Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Horace Miller moved from Mount Morris, N.Y., to Kishwaukee, Winnebago County, Ill., in 1839. This collection contains 14 letters to Horace from his brother, Ezra, from Brooklyn, N.Y., and two notebooks used by Horace's daughter, Nancy (1823-1909), to record poetry and family biographical sketches. The collection also contains a lengthy ...

864 Mills, Abel. Papers, 1836-1919Add to your cart. (1.4 cubic feet)

Abel Mills (1829-1919) was active in the formation, in 1841, of Clear Creek Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), in Putnam County, Illinois. He was widely known among Friends for his visiting and for his ministry. He often held the office of Clerk of Illinois Yearly Meeting, ...

899 Milmine (Ill.) Christian Church. Records, 1876-1988Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

In 1862, Enos Farnsworth laid out a town on land he owned in Piatt County, Illinois. A union church first served the village. In 1879, nine residents joined together to organize the Milmine Christian Church. Although the congregation remained small, the church survived until it was disbanded in 1988. This collection ...

863 Milmine, Dillow, and Hawver (Ill.) Schools, Records, 1862-1948Add to your cart. (1.2 cubic feet)

Milmine, Dillow, and Hawver were rural school districts in southwestern Piatt County, Illinois. They comprised respectively Piatt County School Districts 77, 72, and 74, until they were consolidated into the Bement School District in 1948. This collection contains records of the three school districts' one or two room primary schools, ...

130 Milner, Duncan Chambers (1841-1928). Papers, circa 1780 and 1850-1959Add to your cart. (2.9 cubic feet)

Duncan Chambers Milner (1841-1928) was a leading Presbyterian minister and reformer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1862, he left school to join the 98th Ohio Vol. Inf., rising eventually to the rank of First Lieutenant. He fought at Perryville (Oct. 8, 1862) and Chickamauga (Sept. 19-20, ...

320 Missouri Territory. Land transaction, 1815Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In 1815, Elias and Frances Rector conveyed 400 acres in St. Louis County, Missouri Territory. This deed was (1) signed by Joseph Charles, justice of the peace of the Township of St. Louis; (2) signed and sealed by "Wm. Clark," governor of the Territory of Missouri, commander in chief of ...

132 Missouri Volunteers, 2nd Brigade. Order Book, 1861-1862Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This order book of the Second Brigade, Missouri Volunteers, for the period from Aug. 1861 to Mar. 1862, contains orders for recruitment, drill maneuvers and movements, and the formation of the Brigade and its regiments, which included the 25th, 36th, and 44th Ill. Vol. Inf., 3rd, 12th, and 17th Mo. ...

133 Mitchell, William (d. 1849). Letter, 1840Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

On Jan. 2, 1840, William Mitchell of Peoria, Ill., wrote this letter to William Jessop & Sons in New York, drawing $170. on his account in favor of Isaac Underhill. In 1946, the Library acquired the item by auction from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.

867 Montevideo Building, Urbana, Ill. Records, 1927-1978Add to your cart. (0.9 cubic feet; 1 oversize folder)

In 1927, the Montevideo Building Corporation built one of Champaign-Urbana's earliest cooperative apartment buildings at the northeast corner of Nevada Street and Coler Avenue in Urbana (now 706 S. Coler Ave.). The Montevideo's architect was George E. Ramey. The original owners were W. S. Bagley, C. E. Gates, Paul Landis, ...

945 Montgomery County, Ill., Railroad Reports, 1871-1896Add to your cart. (10.0 folders; 50 items)

This collection contains reports from several railroads operating in and through Montgomery County, Illinois, as well as four other documents related to the operation of railroads in the county during the late 19th century. Railroads include Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railway Company; Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railway Company; Indianapolis & ...

872 Moore, Harlan E. Collection, 1931-2004Add to your cart. (1.3 cubic feet)

Harlan E. "Ed" Moore (1885-1979), raised in Mt. Sterling, Ill., was a leader in the building materials business and a philanthropist in Champaign, Ill. From 1918 to 1933, Moore was a sales representative for the Champaign branch of the Johns-Manville Lumber Co. In 1933 he formed Harlan E. Moore and Co., ...

135 Moore, James (1750-1788). Papers, 1782-1914Add to your cart. (8.0 items)

This collection contains a photostat of James Moore's commission as Captain of Militia at Bellefontaine, near Waterloo, Ill., issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, dated June 10, 1782, continued in 1787, and endorsed by Lieut. Francois Saucier. Accompanying this document are letters of Mary E. Clark, Frank L. Davis, and ...

136 Moore, Risdon C. (b. 1820) et al. Genealogical Data, undatedAdd to your cart. (6.0 items)

This collection contains genealogical data about Risdon Moore, his siblings, and descendants; the marriage license of Walter J. Wilderman and Adalaide Moore, Dec. 19, 1883; and notes about the Wilderman and Patterson families. These materials were donated to the Library by Mrs. Thomas Daly of Mount Carmel, Ill., and Steve ...

137 Morgan County, Ill. Election Records, 1824Add to your cart. (1.0 item; (13 leaves))

This collection contains a fifteen-page poll book from the election of Aug. 2, 1824, in Morgan County, Ill. The voters are listed by precinct, and there are sworn statements concerning the number of votes each candidate received.

138 Morgan, George. Papers, 1766-1826, 1907-1957Add to your cart. (3.5 cubic feet; 5 microfilm reels)

George Morgan was a junior member of the Baynton, Wharton, and Morgan company who came to Illinois in 1766 to direct the firm's venture in western trade. This collection documents Morgan's personal and business activities, as well as the lives of his descendents. A significant portion of the correspondence in ...

139 Morgan, Thomas J., and Elizabeth Chambers. Papers, 1878-1912Add to your cart. (6.0 cubic feet; 30 oversize folders)

Thomas J. Morgan (1847-1912), a lawyer, socialist, and labor leader, was born in Birmingham, England, and came to Chicago where he became president of the Machinists' Union in 1874. Thereafter, he was active in numerous labor organizations as an official, speaker, and writer as well as a frequent labor and ...

140 Morris, Emma. Letters, 1900Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 4 items)

Emma Morris of DuQuoin, Ill., wrote these letters to her husband in 1900. In the first three, she reports on family matters; in the fourth, written during a visit to Mt. Vernon, Ill., she asks for news from home.

141 Morris, Johnson. Statement, July 5, 1892Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Johnson Morris held an account with A. J. Laurence, a dealer in "Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Carpets, Boots, Shoes, etc." in Paxton, Ill. This statement lists purchases made by Morris from Jan. to June 1892. Mrs. Theodore Gladhill of Champaign, Ill., donated the statement to the Library in 1972.

142 Morrison, Ella Horine (d. 1904). Letters, 1891Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection contains two letters written by Ella H. Morrison, wife of Congressman William Ralls Morrison. Ella Morrison writes to a family member in Waterloo, Illinois from Willard's Hotel in Washington, D. C. In her letters dated January 3 and March 10, 1891, she discusses local activities, music, reading about ...

922 Morton Smith Company. Record book, 1834-1835Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a record book from the Morton Smith Company located in Rock Island County, Illinois. The company sold and repaired farm equipment. The business record book contains lists of customers' account balances from 1834 to 1835. The records kept each patron's name, date, payment due, and serviced provided. Examples ...

893 Morton, Richard Allen. "The Benevolent Boss:" Roger C. Sullivan of Chicago (1861-1920), 2015Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

Richard Morton's study of "The Benevolent Boss: Roger C. Sullivan and the Rise of the Chicago Democratic Organization, 1861-1920," sets forth in detail the remarkable political career of Roger C. Sullivan. Sullivan was the principal founder and the first boss of the Chicago Democratic organization, or "machine," which he and ...

1003 Moses, John. Letters, 1842 and 1845Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

This collection contains two letters, dated 1842 and 1845, written by John Moses, a clerk and later an itinerant bookseller in Illinois, to his friend George Battles. The letters touched on politics and news and discuss various aspects of the book business. John Moses clerked for a Mr. J J Turnbaugh ...

1009 Mount Carroll Seminary. Photographs, Circa 1860s-1880sAdd to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains five photographs of the faculty and grounds of the Mount Carroll Seminary in Mount Carroll, Illinois. The Mount Carroll Seminary (1853-1896), located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, was founded as a private, non-denominational, coeducational seminary. It is regarded as a pioneering institution for its time, in part because it ...

143 Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Records, 1829-65Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was established in Franklin County, Ill., near Brownings' Hill (sometimes called Springs Settlement). This small volume, of which the Library has a 70-page transcript, contains records for the church from 1829 to 1865. The first entries in the volume were apparently copied from other records ...

953 Mount Zion Seminary, Papers, 1865-1962Add to your cart. (9.0 items)

This collection includes the original copy of the legislative act of Feb. 16, 1865, incorporating the "Mount Zion (Illinois) Male and Female Seminary" on Feb. 16, 1865. It names Alexander W. Bell, Samuel K. Smith, Robert T. Marlow, John Scott, and John C. Smith as trustees, and specifies that ...

144 Mowder, Louisa. Album, 1857-1903Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Louise Mowder of White Hall, Ill., used this "Album of Love" from 1857 to 1903 to record poems and personal sentiments written by her friends and family. Among those who contributed to the album were Peter Cartwright, a Methodist preacher, and Louisa's granddaughter, Ameda Ruth King, a member of ...

145 Mozley, Henry Richard. Letters, 1862-63, 1867Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 29 items)

Henry Richard Mozley, of Dudleyville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., was a private in Co. K, 47th Ala. He served in Virginia and Maryland from 1862 until his death in Apr. 1863. The collection contains photocopies of Mozley's letters to his wife Jane and their five children. The correspondence mainly focuses ...

146 Munroe, Thomas (1807-1891). Papers, 1832-1894Add to your cart. (3.0 folders)

This collection includes correspondence, records, and miscellaneous printed works collected by Thomas Munroe. Thomas Munroe studied medicine at the University of Maryland and practiced in Jacksonville and Rushville, Illinois for several years. In his letters to family members, Thomas Munroe describes life as a surgeon during the Civil War. The first ...

147 Murphy, Richard. Papers, 1969-1970Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

The Richard Murphy Papers consist of notes, papers, and pamphlets collected by Professor Richard Murphy while at the Illinois Constitutional Convention from 1969 to 1970. Murphy held the position of Parliamentarian at the Constitutional Convention. Richard Murphy (1903-1985) was a professor of speech at the University of Illinois. He was born ...



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