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Alice French Papers

 Collection
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

Allen Family Papers

 Collection
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

Blatchford family papers - Additions

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford 2
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.
Dates: 1841-1947; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1914

Burt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt
Abstract Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Dates: 1890-1951

C. Frederick Kittle collection of Doyleana

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Identifier: VAULT-Modern-MS-Kittle-Doyle
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and artwork of and relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and his family, forming a small part of the C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, most of which is individually cataloged. Includes 140 letters, notes and cards written by Arthur Conan Doyle, 12 letters to him, and 57 other letters, some by Doyle family members and others retained by C. Frederick Kittle (mostly regarding his collecting of Doyle materials). Also artwork by Doyle’s father, grandfather and uncle,...
Dates: 1836-2000

Charles H. Dennis papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dennis
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News.
Dates: 1868-1942; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1929

Chauncey McCormick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCormick
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Dates: 1887-1955

Clay Judson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.
Dates: 1800-1966

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC2
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun...
Dates: 1839-1960; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1926

Cole family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cole
Abstract New England and Chicago Protestant missionary family. Includes letters and family documents from John A. Cole, a civil engineer, active in the U.S. Christian Commission during the Civil War. After the war he worked with and educated freedmen, women, and children in Washington D.C. through the Lincoln Industrial Mission and the recently established Howard University. He met his wife, Julia A. Cole (née Alvord) through his work with the Lincoln Industrial Mission and Howard University, who worked...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854-1928

Count Harry Kessler letters

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Kess
Abstract Designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing. His first book was the Notizen über Mexico (1898). After founding the Cranach Press at Weimar in 1913, he commissioned type designs from Edward Johnston and a book version of Gordon Craig's staging of Hamlet with designs by Craig. Incoming correspondence, largely in English, with a small number of drafts or carbon copies of outgoing letters. Included are letters from Sidney Cockerell, Edward Gordon Craig, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston,...
Dates: 1898-1937

Dankmar Adler Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adler
Abstract Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the...
Dates: 1857-1984

Eden-Martin family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Eden
Abstract Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Eden’s daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).
Dates: approximately 1827-1961

Edward Price Bell Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bell
Abstract Correspondence, works, and other items related to Edward Price Bell's career as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and roving correspondent for the Literary Digest.
Dates: 1886-1951; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1942

Edwards Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards
Abstract Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.
Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847 - 1908

Endicott Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Endicott
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to the Endicott family and relatives of the Redden, Castle, and Smith families. These families lived primarily in the towns of Greenville, Stubblefield, and Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Illinois. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Miscellaneous items include an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, and calling and greeting cards.
Dates: 1868-1986

Everett family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Everett
Abstract Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers. Papers include materials of Robert Everett, the pastor of Welsh Congregationalist churches in Oneida County, NY, and publisher of Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The American Missionary), a...
Dates: 1794-1949; Majority of material found within 1838 - 1927

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fairbank-Graham
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Fanny Butcher papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.
Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Frances Wells Shaw Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawF
Abstract Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.
Dates: 1866-1976; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1937

Francis Fisher Browne papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Browne
Abstract Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.
Dates: approximately 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1915

F.W. Clark Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clark FW
Abstract Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Clark, Chicago building contractor and construction company president. Includes business and some personal correspondence, plus account books and trusteeship papers.
Dates: 1875-1916; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1916

Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitchcock
Abstract Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family...
Dates: 1860-2007; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Hamilton Bogart Dox papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-257
Abstract Muster rolls, vouchers, special orders, discharge papers, and letters, dated from Jan. 4, 1864-Nov. 10, 1905, concerning the military service of Gen. Hamilton B. Dox during the Civil War. Muster-in rolls indicate his enlistment in Chicago as major in the 12th Ill. Cavalry on Jan. 4, 1864, and his promotion to lt. col. on Oct. 29, 1864. Two vouchers, dated April 30 and June 6 of 1866 document his military pay and clothing and travel expenses. Also included are special orders of May 16, 1866,...
Dates: 1864-1905

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris-MacLean
Abstract Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and...
Dates: 1784-1980; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

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Photographs -- 1901-1950 27
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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois 4
Newspaper editors -- Illinois -- Chicago 4
Parent and adult child -- Correspondence 4
Parent and adult child -- United States -- Correspondence 4
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Clippings -- 1951-2000 3
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Spanish-American War, 1898 2
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Protest movements 2
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
20th century music -- History 1
Abolitionists -- 1850-1860 1
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County 1
Abolitionists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Account books -- Illinois -- 1801-1850 1
Accountants -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Accounts payable -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Accounts receivable -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Airplanes, Military -- Armament -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Ambassadors -- Belgium 1
Amboy (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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American Civil War (1861-1865) 1
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Artist colonies -- New York (State) 1
Artists -- Great Britain 1
Audiotapes -- 1951-2000 1
Authors, American 1
Authors, American -- 20th century 1
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence 1
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence 1
Autobiographies (literary works) -- 1851-1900 1
Autographs (manuscripts) 1
Bankers -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
Barrington (Ill.) 1
Benefactors -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Book collecting -- United States -- History 1
Book design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
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Monroe, Harriet 5
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Fuller, Henry Blake 3
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 3
Ade, George 2
America First Committee 2
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Bell, Edward Price 2
Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher) 2
Browne, Waldo R. (Waldo Ralph) 2
Carman, Bliss 2
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 2
Chicago Daily News, Inc 2
Cowley, Malcolm 2
Dennis, Charles Henry 2
Gillette, William 2
Haskins, Sylvia Shaw Judson 2
Hoover, Herbert 2
Judson, Clay 2
Judson, William V. (William Voorhees) 2
Lewis, Lloyd 2
Lewis, Sinclair 2
Lincoln, Abraham 2
McCormick Theological Seminary 2
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney) 2
Mowrer, Paul Scott 2
Rice, Wallace 2
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 2
Shaw family 2
Tate, Allen 2
Taylor, Graham 2
Wilder, Thornton 2
Yaddo (Artist's colony) 2
A.W. Wall Ltd 1
Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce) 1
Addams, Jane 1
Adgate family 1
Adgate, Asa 1
Adler and Sullivan 1
Adler, Dankmar 1
Adler, Liebmann, 1812-1892 1
Aiken, Conrad 1
Alford family 1
Algren, Nelson 1
Allen, Annie Cox 1
Allen, Gideon W. 1
Allen, James Lane 1
Allen, Ruth F. 1
Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902 1
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters 1
American Field Service 1
American House Hotel (Princeton, Ill.) 1
American Medical Association 1
American Missionary Association 1
American Mothers 1
American National Red Cross 1
American Red Cross in France 1
American Relief Administration 1
American Tract Society 1
American Writers' Congress 1
Anderson, Melville Best 1
Anderson, Sherwood 1
Andover Theological Seminary 1
Aragon 1
Art Institute of Chicago 1
Asch, Nathan 1
Associated Press 1
Aten family 1
Aten, Henry J. 1
Atkinson, Charles Thomas 1
Atkinson, Martha Wells 1
Avery, Samuel Putnam 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1
Baker family 1
Baker, Ray Stannard 1
Balzhäuser family 1
Barr, Robert 1
Barrett family 1
Barrett, Samuel Eddy 1
Barrows, Ella Cole 1
Barton, Clara 1
Basso, Hamilton 1
Beatty, Harry W. 1
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron 1
Beecher, Edward N. 1
Belfield, Henry H. (Henry Holmes) 1
Bell, Mary Alice Mills 1
Beloit College 1
Bennett, James O'Donnell 1
Bent family 1
Bent, Clara Ames Wingate 1
Bent, George Payne 1
Best, Marshall 1
Bispham, David 1
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne 1
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