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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "O"


161 O'Hara, James. Papers, 1800-1819 (1.0 microfilm reel; (46 items))

This collection contains business correspondence and documents of James O'Hara, a Pittsburgh merchant, and his agent, Joseph McFerron. The records mainly concern the Upper Mississippi Valley and correspondents include James Morison, Pierre Chouteau, and Pierre Menard. The original materials are in the Denny-O'Hara Family Papers at the Historical Society of ...

162 O'Harrow, John. Letter, 1837 (1.0 item; Photocopy)

In this letter of Oct. 15, 1837, to John O'Harrow of Lenawee County, Mich., the deputy postmaster of Tamarack Grange, Ind., describes a recent trip through Northern Illinois, mentioning Morris Frost. This item is a photocopy of the original in the Bentley Library of the University of Michigan.

159 Obenchain, Francis G. Papers, 1902-1904, 1923 (0.4 cubic feet)

The son of a respected storekeeper, Francis G. Obenchain was born in Botecourt County, Va., in 1843. In 1861, Obenchain enlisted in the Confederate Army as part of the "Mountain Rifles." This unit was also briefly part of Co. H, 28th Va. Vol. Inf., before it was converted into a ...

1059 Ober, Carrie E. Letter, 1871 (1.0 item)

This collection consists of a letter from Carrie Ober of Three Oaks, Michigan, to a family member in Massachusetts, describing recent fires in the upper Midwest. Carrie E. Ober and her husband, Albert Ober, moved from Beverly, Massachusetts, to Three Oaks, Michigan, around 1870. Three Oaks is a village in Southwest ...

160 Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 28. Papers, 1977-1980 (1.5 cubic feet)

In 1977, Local 28 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) began to organize at Chicago's Midwest Stock Exchange (MSE). Although initially successful in gaining worker support, the union could not overcome management resistance. In May 1980, the U.S. Court of Appeals ended OPEIU's efforts by invalidating a ...

163 Ohio Company. Papers, 1768-1782 (1.0 folder; 31 items)

The transcripts in this collection, which document the affairs of the Ohio Company, were made from journals, minutes, agreements, orders in council, petitions, and letters. These materials are largely concerned with the acquisition of land, especially in relation to agreements between traders and the Indians. Correspondents include Hugh Crawford, George ...

164 Old Settlers' Society of Logan County, Ill. Record Book, 1873-1911 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of records of the annual meetings of the Old Settlers' Society of Logan County from 1873 to 1911. The Old Settlers' Society was an organization of community members who had settled in Illinois prior to 1840 and their descendants. The Society's annual meeting was ...

165 Orme, William W. Papers, 1852-1894 (0.6 cubic feet)

In 1850, William W. Orme formed a law partnership with Leonard R. Swett (1825-81) in Bloomington, Ill. Orme was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. The collection mainly contains correspondence between Orme and David Davis, discussing Illinois and national politics during the Civil War, military questions, ...

166 Orvis, Marianne Dwight (1816-1901). Letters, 1843-47 (1.0 microfilm reel; (approx. 150 letters))

Marianne Dwight, younger sister of John Sullivan Dwight, was a resident member of the Brook Farm Community, West Roxbury, Mass., when she married John Orvis in 1846. In these letters, most of which are addressed to Anna Q. T. Parsons, Marianne describes life at Brook Farm, personal happenings, and the ...

167 Osbun Family. Letters, 1862-1866, 1906 (0.2 cubic feet; 109 items)

Freeman Osbun, Co. D, 102nd Ohio Vol. Inf., served primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee and spent the last five months of the war in the Nashville Officer's Hospital. This collection mainly contains letters to Osbun from his family in Mansfield, Ohio. The letters, written mostly by women, describe their perceptions ...

168 Osman, William. Letters, Letterbook, and Diary, 1826-1946, 1993-1994, 2003 (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains original, photocopied, and transcribed documents relating to William Osman, a newspaper printer and owner and a civil servant from Ottawa, Illinois. His papers include correspondence, newspapers, and other materials. Osman was born in 1819 in Gratz, Pennsylvania. As a youth, he served as an apprentice in several printers' ...

273 Owen Family. Letters, 1840-1906 (0.2 cubic feet; 88 items)

This collection contains 88 letters, with their envelopes, of an Illinois family between 1840 and 1906. The letters were written to Bertha Owen Bice, and to her parents, Jason and Abigail Owen, mostly while they lived in Elkhart, Illinois. The collection includes 38 letters to Bertha from her brother, Henry Clarence ...

169 Owen, E. H. Letter, Aug. 31, 1865 (1.0 item)

This letter, presumed to be written by E. H. Owen because of the name impressed on the paper, was written in Nashville as he was traveling through the South. The purpose of the trip is not mentioned, but the letter, signed "Papa", was addressed to his daughter and family, probably ...

170 Owen, Richard. Papers, 1836-1888 (1.0 microfilm reel)

Richard Owen (1810-1890), the son of Robert Owen, served as an officer in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and taught geology as a professor of the natural sciences at Indiana University from 1864 to 1879. This microfilm mainly contains Owen's correspondence, including 29 letters from his brother Robert, four letters ...

171 Owen, Robert Dale. Papers, 1831-1873 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This is a collection of 71 microfilmed documents relating to Robert Dale Owen. Robert Dale Owen, son of Robert Owen, was a participant in the New Harmony Community who served as a member of Congress and as minister to Naples. The collection includes ten letters written by Robert Dale Owen, the ...

172 Owen, Robert. Papers, 1815-1858 (0.2 cubic feet; 12 microfilm reels)

This collection contains photocopies and microfilm of correspondence, deeds, and other documents relating to Robert Owen, the New Harmony Community, and other Owenite movements. Most of the correspondence is written by Owen himself, but other correspondents include George Flower, Marie Fretageot, Joseph Hume, Thomas Jefferson, William MacLure, James Madison, James ...



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