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A. Edward Newton Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-170
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1928-1937

A. Parris papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-3
Abstract Drafts of letters, etc. relating to affairs of the Société typographique de Paris (Parris was the first president)
Dates: 1850-1853

Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1873-1967; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1950

Adalaide G. Shields Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of the...
Dates: 1936-2010

Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lee
Abstract 35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Dates: 1919-1933

Alexander A. Semmes letter books

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Identifier: VAULT folio-Case-MS-F 83405.8
Abstract Letter books written in various hands containing official correspondence of A. A. Semmes while in command of U.S.S. Wamsutta, Portsmouth and U.S. Monitor Lehigh, and U.S. gunboat Tahoma in the service of the United States. In August 1864, he became commander of the USS Lehigh, participating in the bombardment of Fort Pringle and in the operations at Charleston until that city surrendered. He co-operated with Grant's army, fought the Howlett house batteries, and was present at the fall of...
Dates: 1862-1869

Alfred Barnes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-075
Abstract Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut to his sister Julia Barnes of Northampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.
Dates: 1834-1838

Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-162
Abstract Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.
Dates: 1944-1946

Alfred E. Hamill Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hamill
Abstract Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Personal letters of Alfred E. Hamill to a Russian émigré, Alexandra Fredericks, and of Dora E. Yates, a librarian and the secretary of the Gypsy Lore Society, to Hamill. Also typescript copy of a diary kept 1918-1919 while in France with the American Red Cross, a letter to Andrei Gromyko in 1945 regarding U.S.-Soviet relations, bookplates, photographs, poems, and other...
Dates: 1856-1967; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1953

Alfred F. Young Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Young
Abstract Research working files, correspondence, and writings of Alfred F. Young, prominent historian of the ordinary people of the American Revolution and mentor to a whole generation of younger scholars. Young taught for over 25 years at Northern Illinois University and after his retirement was a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1930-2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Alfred J. Cox family papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-65
Abstract Letters, calligraphic favors, legal documents and photographs from the papers of Alfred J. Cox, Chicago book binder and collector. Correspondents include: William Cox and William Cox, Jr. (grandfather and father of A.J. Cox); James Cox (uncle of William Jr.); Jonathan Evans (adoptive father of A.J. Cox); Jane E. French (later Mrs. Alfred J. Cox); Louisa Field (cousin); W.I. Wilson and H.V. Whalen (Chicago businessmen). Photos are of A.J. Cox and his library.
Dates: 1797-1909

Alfred J. Fairbank letters

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Identifier: VAULT Wing-MS-ZW-945 .F157
Abstract Letters written by Fairbank, an English calligrapher and founding member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, to Kathleen King, later Kathleen King Whyte. The letters are written in a calligraphic hand.
Dates: 1937-1977

Alice French Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thanet
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.
Dates: 1871-1934

Alice Gerstenberg Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.
Dates: 1903-1971

Alice Pacholik - Heulwen Thomas Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pacholik
Abstract Letters of Welsh pen-pal and friend, Heulwen Morgan Thomas, to Alice Kipnowski Pacholik, of Chicago, which began in 1938 when Heulwen was 15 and continued until 2011, a year prior to Heulwen's death.
Dates: 1938-2011

Allen Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allen
Abstract Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials...
Dates: 1862-1964

Alma Bunch Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch
Abstract Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.
Dates: 1890-1985

Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petersen
Abstract Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.
Dates: 1909-1970; Majority of material found within 1911 - 1930

American Type Founders Company collection

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Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z250-A2 A44
Abstract Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.
Dates: 1899-1950

Ames Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ames
Abstract Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel W. Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Dates: 1850-1904

Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wingreen
Abstract Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Dates: 1898-1900

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3070
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the...
Dates: 1862-1870

Ann Barzel papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel
Abstract Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Dates: 1912-2005

Anne Siewers Coyne papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Coyne
Abstract Papers (correspondence, photographs, poems, clippings, programs, and other materials) of Anne Siewers Coyne, who began working at 14 at Ralph G. Newman's Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. There she met, became friends with, and corresponded with Nelson Algren. In 1957 and 1958 she initiated Loyola University Chicago's David B. Steinman Visiting Poets series, corresponding with poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Marianne Moore, and Dame Edith Sitwell. The papers also include materials related to her other...
Dates: 1943-1999; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1969

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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 7
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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) 7
Algren, Nelson 6
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Dell, Floyd 6
Field, Eugene 6
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Howells, William Dean 6
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McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney) 6
Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 6
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Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 5
Dennis, Charles Henry 5
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas) 5
Ficke, Arthur Davison 5
Hansen, Harry 5
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 5
Henley, David 5
Mowrer, Paul Scott 5
Page, Ruth 5
Pound, Ezra 5
Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 5
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American Red Cross 4
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Bryan, William Jennings 4
Butcher, Fanny 4
Cather, Willa 4
Charles H. Kerr Company 4
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 4
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4
Cowley, Malcolm 4
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Hoover, Herbert 4
Industrial Workers of the World 4
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Lewis, Lloyd 4
Rand McNally and Company 4
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Chicago Historical Society 3
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 3
Chicago sun-times 3
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Cliff Dwellers (Club) 3
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