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Fifteen letters written by author, businessman and book collector A. Edward Newton. Two are to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ames Ballard and thirteen are to Mrs. James W. Thorne.
Papers of University of Pennsylvania library cataloguer Redifer, who assembled a collection of material on Emery Walker of the Doves Press. Papers include notes related to this project, offprints, copies of original documents and published materials concerning Walker, and correspondence with heirs, friends, and associates of Walker.
Drafts of letters, etc. relating to affairs of the Société typographique de Paris (Parris was the first president)
Notes and files assembled for a proposed bibliography of the works of Eugene Field.
Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
Manuscript last will and testament of Vermont resident, Abijah Holabird, signed and dated, March 15, 1825, with attached printed form completed in manuscript showing the will was submitted and approved by the Fairhaven Probate District Court on January 2, 1826. The will describes who Holabird declares the executors of his will and possessions he has left to his wife, son-in-law, brother, and grandchildren.
Abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago
Three Chicago Title and Trust Co. abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago. Abstracts cover Lot 1 of Ogden’s subdivision in Lots 4 and 5 in Wolcot’s adition, 1829-1923; eastern portion of Lot 10 and all of Lot 11 in Block 5 in Newberry’s addition, 1830-1928; and Lots 19-23 in Sub Block 1 in the subdivision of Block 31 in Kinzie’s addition, 1831-1907. Includes cadastral maps of the lots.
Letter from A.C. McClurg & Co. to Byron L. Smith regarding Smith's purchase of Thomas Hutchins' book "A Topographical Description of Virginia..." from 1778. Includes original catalog description for the book.
Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Wills, indentures, letters, accounts, and other documents relating to members of the Adams, Tufts, Magoun and related families of Somerville, Massachusetts. There is considerable information about Anne Adams Tufts and the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter named after her. Also includes clippings, genealogical notes, and photographs.
Five letters, dated 29 August 1883-9 January 1884, and an addressed envelope from Chicago wigmaker Addie L. Contrelli to her customer and friend Lenette E. Wilson of Algona, Iowa. In the letters, Contrelli discusses the braids, switches, and waves that she is making for Wilson and her friend and comments on the financial state of her wigmaking business. Four letters were written from Chicago, while the final letter in 1884 was written from Mason City, Iowa.
Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Adele Hast was a historian and specialist in early American history. Her papers include materials relating to her work with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society, the Chicago Women's Historical Society, a Telling Women's Lives project, Chicago Women's Aid, and Newberry related projects and seminars.
Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.
Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.
52 QSL cards from African American ham radio operators, CB radio operators, and shortwave radio disc jockeys from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Includes cards from across the United States with the most from Texas and Louisiana. Also includes a variety of other states including Puerto Rico. Most feature humorous illustrations, nicknames, and slogans. Some cards are annotated with handwritten messages.
Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.
35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.