Fam. Family Papers
Found in 244 Collections and/or Records:
Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritance and property.
Correspondence, dating mainly from 1849 to 1876, of California emigrant Samuel V. Tripp, addressed primarily to his mother and sister in Ohio, regarding his life in the Northern California gold region and later in Southern California.
Typescript autobiography written by Sarah D. Oatley, aunt of Clarence Darrow. Includes summary of chapters, broken down by life events.
Approximately 300 pages of genealogical research notes from the early 1900s pertaining to the Scribner, Freeman, and Heckle families, extending back to the 17th century. Materials possibly collected by American penman William Marshall Scribner. Also includes twenty-seven photographs mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.
Twelve letters and a receipt relating to the Shaw family of Jacksonville, Illinois. Letters detail agricultural, business, family, religious and social matters of mid-nineteenth century Illinois. Related family names are Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts, and Bird of Portland, Maine.
Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States. Also included are some letters, funeral notices, and a high school diploma.
Genealogies, publications, photographs, armories, letters, and documents pertaining to the family histories and forebears of Edward Byron Smith, former chairman of the Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, and of his wife, Louise Dewey Smith. Papers also include documents pertaining to Northern Trust's founding by Smith's grandfather, Byron Laflin Smith, and the family's ongoing relationship to the corporation.
A collection of materials, chiefly autographs, relating to the Napoleonic Era. Military orders, political and personal correspondence, legal documents, receipts, portraits, and images are included.
Family documents of Modie Spiegel, Jr. former President of the Spiegel Company, and his daughter, Barbara Spiegel Hirshberg Linhart, and other family members. Also includes clippings and advertising material about the Spiegel retail and mail order company, 1941-1965.
Attendance and tuition payment records for students attending St. Matthew Lutheran School (also known as St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran School), located on the corner of 21st Street and Hoyne Avenue in Chicago.
Collection of materials from Amy and Fitch Stacy of Stacyville, Iowa, including two friendship autograph albums, one journal, one pocket diary, and other materials from the family. The bulk of the materials date from the 1860s and document life in Iowa, family, and motherhood. Amy Stacy would later become one of the founding leaders of the Washington State women’s movement.
Family history of the three main branches of a large Chicago based family. Includes over eight generations of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries, following family members across the United States, Europe, and the Philippines. Material relates to the biographical information of many family members, including their careers, family life, and hobbies.
Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.
Twelve letters from surviving relatives of composer Stephen C. Foster. Correspondence addressed to Frederick Morgan Steele of Chicago concerning Steele’s desire to buy and collect original Foster music and memorabilia.
Teich family papers include photographs, letters, travel and personal documents, and information about the Teich ancestral town, Lobenstein, Germany. A large portion of this collection is family photographs.
Letters from Theodore Watson to his brother John in Hillsboro, Illinois, during the early months of the Civil War. Correspondence describes his life as a three-month enlistee in the Illinois 3rd Company (later the Illinois 9th Regiment) stationed at Camp Defiance to defend Cairo, Illinois.
Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six studio photographic portraits, and several miscellaneous documents.
Correspondence and writings of author, educator, and historian Thomas Lee Ballenger; photographs, legal papers, and documents of the Cherokee Indians, their territory, and prominent individuals who contributed to Oklahoma's history; genealogical materials including detailed tables, charts, and diagrams of individual Cherokee families; and extensive collections of archaeological artifacts.
Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.
Account book and miscellaneous notes relating to the shipbuilding business of the Tubbs family in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Includes receipts and entries for costs of goods, employee pay, and other expenses.
Twenty-six deeds and documents pertaining to the Varney family's land holdings in Penobscot County, Maine.
Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.