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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "T"


228 Taft, Lorado. Letters, 1913-1923Add to your cart. (5.0 items)

This collection contains a cluster of brief letters from Lorado Taft to George C. Miles of Washington, Ill. Taft refers to his "Solitude of the Soul" and his "Fountain of the Great Lakes." Taft and his secretary also thank Miles for the wild flowers which Miles sent to his Midway ...

308 Tanner, Sara Jane (b. 1832). Journal, 1874Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

Sara Jane Tanner kept this small, 27-page diary of a trip, by wagon and train, from Hinckley, DeKalb County, Ill., to Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, and return, which she and her husband, Oscar M. Tanner, took between Aug. 17 to Sept. 11, 1874. Traveling with a family named Brooks, she ...

834 Tanner, Terence A. (Terry). Collection, 1819-1874 and 1981-2002Add to your cart. (9.0 cubic feet)

Terence A. (Terry) Tanner, the respected antiquarian book dealer and owner of the Chicago-area Hamill & Barker Book Sellers, was born in Chicago in 1948 and grew up in the city's south suburbs. In the late 1960s Tanner moved to Galesburg, Illinois, to attend Knox College, where he majored in mathematics. ...

309 Tate, Robert Nicholson (1804-1886). Autobiography and Diary, 1804-1871Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

Robert Nicholson Tate came to Illinois in 1839 and later formed a partnership with John Deere. After his partnership with Deere dissolved in 1852, Tate manufactured plows on his own. This collection contains a microfilm copy of Tate's typescript reminiscences and diary beginning with his school days in England, and ...

310 Tawney, Marietta Busey. Papers, 1927-1949Add to your cart. (0.9 cubic feet)

Marietta Busey Tawney, a member of the early Urbana family and a graduate of Vassar College in 1899, returned to Urbana in 1930 when her husband, Guy Allen Tawney, was appointed to the University of Illinois faculty. She immediately became active in civic and welfare activities, and served as an ...

876 Taylor, John Young. Album of a Traveling Salesman in Illinois, 1913Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This volume is a record of the life of a commercial salesman who traveled across central Illinois between April and August, 1913. When in Decatur, he drew up a plan to issue a newspaper to be entitled "The Far Goer: A Weekly Journal of the Open Road." The journal would ...

311 Taylor-Langworthy Families. Papers, 1817-1895, 1912Add to your cart. (2.3 cubic feet)

This collection contains the family papers of the Taylor-Langworthy families of Princeton, Ill. In 1850, Joseph I. Taylor (1822-1876) married Sarah Ann Langworthy (1824-1909). They eventually had seven daughters. Sarah's father, Cyrus Langworthy, had moved to Princeton in 1834, where he was elected sheriff in 1837, 1838, and 1840, and ...

833 Taylor, Henry W. Advertisement, 1858Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Henry W. Taylor owned Taylor's Agricultural Warehouse in Freeport, Ill., during the mid-nineteenth century. This collection contains a single item, a four-page form letter written by Taylor to promote an assortment of products (straw stackers, threshing machines, etc.) sold by his agricultural warehouse. The Nebraska State Historical Society donated this ...

314 Teague, W. F. Letter, 1893Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter to B. O. Jones on Mar. 18, 1893, W. F. Teague (b. 1819) of New Columbia, Massac County, briefly writes of his father coming to Illinois in 1817, of others in the neighborhood, and of the bears and turkeys then in the area.

878 Teillard, Dorothy Lamon (1858-1953). Collection, 1946-1953Add to your cart. (4.0 folders)

This collection contains correspondence between Dorothy Lamon Teillard and the Kubicek family, letters about Teillard, and other materials. Dorothy Lamon Teillard was born in 1858 and was the daughter of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's bodyguard and friend. Her mother died while Dorothy was an infant, and she raised by her father's ...

315 Templeton Family. Letters, 1832-1856Add to your cart. (14.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection contains photocopies of two sets of letters from the Templeton family of Illinois and Pennsylvania. The first set of letters, dated 1832-42, were written by James Templeton of Hennepin, Ill., to his brother Samuel of New Berlin, Pa., and discuss bookselling, land costs, farming conditions, and the shortage ...

316 Thebes Courthouse Project. Papers, 1934, 1973-1975Add to your cart. (17.0 items)

The Thebes Courthouse Project was an historical research project initiated by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service in 1973. Grenville C. King, Jr., a graduate student in History, was engaged to research the history of the courthouse, both to strengthen an application for restoration funds and to inform the ...

317 Thomas, Charles G. Letter, 1849?Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Charles G. Thomas of Galena, Ill., wrote this letter to his son, C. L. Thomas, at school in New Haven, Conn. He refers to others in the family as well as to several acquaintances. His reference to Galena's "burnt district" suggests that he might have written this letter in 1849.

318 Thomas, Hezekiah R. Diary, Muster Roll, 1862-1863Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 2 items)

Hezekiah R. Thomas, born in Wales and a printer by trade, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Sept. 2, 1862. This collection contains a photocopy of his diary between Aug. 27, 1862, and July 22, 1863, during his service as a landsman on the U.S.S. [i]Miami [/i]in the lower Chesapeake ...

319 Thomas, John R. Letter, 1865Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

John R. Thomas served in Co. I of the 117[sup]th[/sup] Ill. Vol. from 1862 to 1865, mustering out as captain of the unit. Writing to his mother from Montgomery, Ala., on May 25-26, 1865, he recounts his troubles caused by his first lieutenant (whose loss of company property whenThomas was ...

957 Thomas, Samuel. Papers, 1846-1847Add to your cart. (4.0 items)

Samuel Kinney Thomas of Alton, Ill. enlisted as a private in Co. G, 2nd Ill., on June 17, 1846. His letters, written from Port Tavaca on Aug. 3, 1846; from San Antonio on Aug. 10, 1846; and from Buena Vista on Apr. 4, 1847, describe his experiences in the U.S.-Mexican ...

959 Thomas, William (1802-1889). Reminiscences, 1877Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

William Thomas, a prominent citizen in Jacksonville, Ill., served as a circuit judge, a member of the Illinois General Assembly, and a trustee of several state institutions in Jacksonville. In this reminiscence, Thomas recalled his horseback journey from Kentucky to Illinois, and his first year, 1826-27, as a school teacher and ...

874 Thompson, Charles M. Collection, 1831-1920Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet; 4 items)

This collection includes a volume of corrected proofs of Charles Manfred Thompson's Master's thesis (University of Illinois, 1910), "A Study of the Administration of Thomas Ford, Governor of Illinois, 1842-46," as printed in Evarts Boutell Greene and Thompson, eds., [i]Governors' Letter-Books, 1840-1853, [/i]Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Vol. ...

971 Thompson, Jean. Woman's Suffrage Movement Collection, 1871-2005Add to your cart. (2.5 cubic feet)

Jean Alice Scharre Thompson (1926-2011) was an avid collector of books, magazines, and ephemera that mainly relate to the woman's suffrage movement. A few items concern temperance, prohibition, the Klan, and other secret societies. The collection includes, first of all, a wide range of prints, drawings, cartoons and other graphics, often ...

321 Thomson-Wise Collection. Ledgers, Photographs, 1858-1947Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet; and 1 microfilm reel)

This collection contains ledger books relating to farms in Champaign County, Ill. James Thomson (1819-1890) made entries in two volumes, mainly between 1857 and 1873, for his land in Crittenden Township. Two more volumes contain entries between 1912 and 1947 by Thomson's daughter Sarah and her husband William W. Wise. ...

941 Thornton, Grant and Emma. Photographs and Publications, 1905-1924Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains photographs documenting Grant and Emma Thornton's lives and time at the Chicago Parental School and St. Charles School for Boys, now the Illinois Youth Center, as well as a few publications regarding the two institutions. The Chicago Parental School (1902-1975) and St. Charles School for Boys (1904-Present) were ...

322 Throop, George Addison (1810-1849). Letters, 1843-1845Add to your cart. (9.0 items; 1 folder, including photostats of 1934 book)

This collection contains photostats of 9 letters, 1843-1845[?], exchanged between George Throop and his family. It also contains copies of some of these letters and others as printed in Olive Cole Smith, comp., [i]Ancestral Charts of George Addison Throop... [/i](1934). The letters discuss communitarian topics, including Fourierism, plans for a ...

984 Through the Years: African American History Comes Home. Exhibition Posters, 1996Add to your cart. (9.0 items)

[i]Through the Years: African American History Comes Home[/i] was an exhibit on African Americans in Champaign County, Ill. Displayed at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum in the fall and winter of 1996, the exhibit was developed by the Champaign County African American History Committee, in collaboration with the ...

323 Thumb, George W. Diary, 1862-1864Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

George W. Thumb, of Morris, Ill., enlisted as a private in Co. D, 36th Ill. Vol. Inf., on July 15, 1861. His diary includes entries between Oct. 20, 1862 and Feb. 25, 1863, with a few entries between Apr. 2 and May 16, 1864. He mustered out as a corporal ...

324 Tilden, Samuel J. (1814-1886). Letters, 1844-1848Add to your cart. (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection contains microfilm copies of letters of Samuel Tilden concerning New York politics, elections, the Free Soil movement, the law for the government and organization of Texas into a territory, and the issue of slavery. In 1955, Norman Graebner acquired the film, made from the originals in the New York ...

325 Tillson, John, Jr. (1796-1853). Letter, 1827Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In this letter of Sept. 7, 1827, John Tillson, Jr., postmaster of Hillsboro, Ill., writes from Kingston, Mass., to E. J. Warren of Hallowell, Maine, regarding his plans for traveling with his family to Illinois.

1019 Tilton, Tom Letter, 1865Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a letter from Tom Tilton, a traveling salesman, to his parents in Harrison, New York. Tom Tilton was a traveling salesman who lived in the United States during the 19th century and traveled to several cities in Illinois. His parents lived in Harrison, New York. The collection consists of ...

326 Tinkham, Charles Johnston (1825-1891). Notebook, Receipts, 1856, 1865Add to your cart. (1.0 volume; 1 volume and 3 items in 1 folder)

This collection contains a notebook and notes used by Charles J. Tinkham of Homer, Illinois, a surveyor, civil engineer, and businessman. The notebook, evidently compiled in 1856 or 1857, and entitled Field Notes of the Original Surveys of Champaign County, Illinois, contains 102 pages of plats and 40 pages of ...

327 Todd, David, and Charlotte Farnsworth. Letters, 1846-1874Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the correspondence, 1846-47, of David Todd (1821-74) and Charlotte Farnsworth (1825-47), including 15 letters by him and 5 by her. Farnsworth, a student at Oberlin College, mainly writes about academic and social life at the school as well as her attachment to Todd. Todd, who graduated from ...

328 Tompkins, D. H. Letter, 1898Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

On March 5, 1898, D. H. Tompkins, Secretary of State of South Carolina, wrote to H. S. Swain of Chicago indicating that "the railroads are now paying their taxes," pursuit to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in [i]In Re Tyler [/i](1893).. Clark Spence of the University of Illinois Department of History ...

844 Torrey, Daniel. Papers, 1832-1869Add to your cart. (10.0 items; 1 folder)

Daniel Torrey (1808-1896), a master scythe maker, owned a wagon and blacksmithing shop in Payson, Adams County, Ill. In the 1830s Torrey moved from his home state of Maine to Quincy, Ill., and later, to Payson, where he established his shop. In 1856 he moved to Missouri and, after 1870, ...

961 Toy, Thomas D. Papers, 1864-1926Add to your cart. (18.0 items; Genealogical data)

This collection contains papers related to Thomas D. Toy. Materials include Civil War military documents, personal papers, and Toy family genealogy. Toy, born in Pickaway County, Ohio in 1842, lived in Washburn, Illinois at the time the Civil War began. He enlisted in the 47th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on September 4, ...

330 Trumbull, Lyman. Letters and Papers, 1849-1872Add to your cart. (0.7 cubic feet)

Lyman Trumbull was a leading figure in state and national politics of his day. In 1855, after service as a state legislator, Illinois secretary of state, and Illinois Supreme Court justice, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, finishing his third term in 1873. This collection contains photocopies and transcripts of ...

962 Tucker, C. E., Jr., collector, Court and Financial Documents, 1855-1925Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains documents collected by C. E. Tucker, Jr. in 1855-1925. The collection consists of two Court of Common Pleas in 1855 and 1861 (documents similar to others in the Public Record Office which, except for samples, have been destroyed); bonds of the City of Philadelphia and of its ...

974 Turner, Fred H. Wood Block Prints, 1946-1974Add to your cart. (29.0 items; Printed inserts, 1949-74)

Fred H. Turner (1900-1975) graduated from the University of Illinois in 1922, and, as assistant dean, dean of men, and dean of students, 1922-66, devoted his career to the University. Between 1946 and 1974, he made and numbered wood cut prints for friends at Christmas time. He depicted buildings not only ...

332 Turner, Frederick Jackson. Letters and Papers, 1901-1931Add to your cart. (36.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection contains correspondence and other papers of Frederick Jackson Turner, a historian who worked at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University in the early twentieth century, specializing in the American frontier and the Midwest. The collection includes originals and carbon copies of correspondence, notes, and publications. Frederick Jackson Turner ...

333 Turner, Jonathan Baldwin. Papers, 1823-1924Add to your cart. (1.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains the papers of Jonathan Baldwin Turner, an educator, agriculturalist, and theologian. The collection includes correspondence, sermons, legal papers, agricultural papers, and documents concerning Turner's involvement with Illinois Industrial University, which would become the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jonathan Baldwin Turner was born December 5, 1805 in Templeton, ...

334 Tuxhorn, Albert. Papers, 1946-1950Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

Albert Tuxhorn (1908-89) was Champaign City Attorney, 1935-42 and 1951-76, and was active in the Illinois Municipal League and the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers. He also was a member of the Champaign School Board (Unit 4), 1949-52. This collection, which Tuxhorn donated to the Illinois Historical Survey in 1976, ...

335 Twenty-Eight Club Records. Correspondence, Clippings, 1931-1970Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

The Twenty-Eight Club was organized in 1928 as a social and service organization for the wives of University of Illinois faculty members. The group evolved over the years until it was absorbed by the University Women's Club. This collection contains correspondence (1956-58), meeting minutes (1960-70), three treasurer's reports (1931-62, 1934-52, ...

963 Tye River (Va.) Warehouse, Account Books, 1822-1908Add to your cart. (94.0 volumes)

The Tye River, in central Virginia, begins at the base of the Blue Ridge, flows southeast through Nelson County, and enters the James River in Buckingham County, about twenty miles northeast of Lynchburg, Va. According to an 1855 gazetteer, the Tye River Warehouse was a post office in Nelson ...



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