Shaw Family Papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Twelve letters mailed from Jacksonville, Illinois, by and to members of the Shaw family between 1837 and 1849. Contents reflect the daily lives of a nineteenth-century family, particularly of the patriarch, J. Shaw, and details include business concerns, farming matters, health, social events, and religion. Other surnames represented are Bird of Portland, Maine, and Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts. Also, a small receipt for a real estate transaction in Toulon, Illinois, 1843.
- Creation: 1837-1849
- Shaw family (Family)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Shaw Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Shaw Family Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Shaw family
Mid-nineteenth century Illinois family.
0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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.
Collection Stack Location
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Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.
- Inventory of the Shaw Family Papers, 1837-1849
- Virginia Hay Smith
- Language of description
- Script of description