Fam. Family Papers
Found in 244 Collections and/or Records:
Collection of letters of the family of HGO (Harrison Grey Otis) Wales (1812-1889), born in Newton, Massachusetts, who settled in Knox County, Illinois and enlisted in the Union Army along with three of his sons at the beginning of the Civil War.
Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander
Correspondence, legal documents, and other documentation relating to the finances of Walter Cass Newberry and Henry Warner Newberry; correspondence, manuscripts, paperwork, and photographs related to the Civil War activities of the 24th New York Cavalry and Walter Cass Newberry’s military history.
Mementos and photographs relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends; many photographs unidentified; materials seem to have belonged primarily to Mrs. R. C. (Hattie) Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.
Correspondence, writings and documents relating to Harriet W. Welling, her husband John P. Welling, and his father, John C. Welling. Harriet Welling material includes memoirs of her life in Chicago, and histories of Chicago clubs; John P. Welling material includes military records from his service in World War I.
Photographs, documents/mementos, scrapbooks, published articles, and Chicago Literary Club papers relating to the life and career of Benjamin Wham, a prominent lawyer and circuit court judge in Chicago. Papers also relate to the life and teaching career of David Wham, son of Benjamin.
Correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to William A. Tomes, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army’s 27th Division during World War I.
Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.
Twenty-five letters written by William M. Doughty, an agent for the Methodist Book Depository in Chicago. Fifteen of the letters were written to Doughty's brother-in-law, James P. Kilbreth of Cincinnati. As Doughty was acting as James Kilbreth's real estate agent, these letters contain information regarding various real estate transactions, deeds, lot prices, etc. in Chicago. The ten remaining letters were written to various individuals, including family members and business associates.
Four journals with writings by teacher and nursery owner William Pym Long, primarily from 1872-1911. Long lived in Carroll County, Illinois and Richardson County, Nebraska and wrote entries commenting on the weather, agricultural work and plants, and social news along with detailed lists of correspondence, plant sales, weather logs, and yearly summaries. He also documents his trip from Illinois to Nebraska.
Contains 4 letters from Woodrow Wilson to his cousin, Mrs. Jessie W. Brower between 1911 and 1922.
Assortment of material related to the Witkowsky family of Chicago: mid-19th century valentines addressed to Esther, James, and Pauline Witkowsky of Chicago; an 1858 letter from Pauline mentioning the Lincoln-Douglas debates; and a 1942 tribute to Esther from Vassar classmates, class of 1886. Also material relating to the World War I military service of Alan Witkowsky (name changed to Whitney).
Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, and genealogical materials concerning the Woolson family of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Chicago.