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Boyce-Gilbert family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Boyce
Abstract Reproductions of diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.
Dates: 1831-2000

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

Edwards Family Papers

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

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family
Abstract Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.
Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910-1995

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

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

Gladys Fornell Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fornell
Abstract Correspondence, writings, and photographs from writer and editor Gladys Fornell. Includes drafts of short stories, poetry, stage plays, and her unpublished novel “Montel.” Also includes genealogical material about the Fornell family and the immigration of ancestor Nils Fornell from Sweden to Wisconsin in 1868.
Dates: 1938-1982

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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

Harvey family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harvey
Abstract Collection of letters, photographs, diaries, writings, business records, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago native and longtime Rand McNally employee Bennet B. Harvey, his wife Dorothy Wegener Harvey, their son Bennet B. Harvey, Jr., and their ancestors, many of whom were early Chicago settlers and involved in the development of the city. Families represented include Botsford, Chapin, Fisk, Gehrke, Harvey, and Wegener.
Dates: 1800-2007; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1984

Henry J. Aten Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Aten
Abstract Letters from Nicholas Harris to Henry J. Aten of Hiawatha, Kansas, clippings, notes pertaining to the Aten family genealogy, and a photocopy of the family history initiated by Aten and continued by other relatives.
Dates: 1896-approximately 1920

Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Patterson
Abstract Correspondence of brothers Henry Patterson and James Patterson, both privates in the 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I, during the Civil War. Also includes muster rolls for Henry and his brother James as well as James’ death certificate.
Dates: 1862-1863

Howe-Barnard family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Howe-Barnard
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1940

Isaac Stevens Metcalf papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Metcalf
Abstract Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and Du Quoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and...
Dates: 1827-1955; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1897

John D. Beach Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beach
Abstract Correspondence from Pvt. Beach of the 55th Illinois Infantry, Company G, to his mother describing everyday camp life in La Grange and Memphis, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Big Shanty [now Kennesaw], Ga.
Dates: 1862-1865

John T. Hanlin Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hanlin
Abstract Correspondence from Sgt. Hanlin of the 89th Indiana Infantry, Company E, to his parents and siblings describing camp life and combat during his travels through Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Dates: 1862-1865

L. S. Willard Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Willard
Abstract First Lieutenant in the 11th Illinois Cavalry, Company G, who later served as major and aide-de-camp to General James Birdseye McPherson. Includes letters home to family from Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois, from Camp Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Tennessee, and Louisiana, 1862-1864.
Dates: 1862-1864

Lewis family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF
Abstract Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1775-1977; Majority of material found within 1850-1950

Loren M. Knowles family papers

 Collection — Box: AV USB 1
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Knowles Family
Abstract Correspondence and transcriptions thereof, account and estate documents, government records (such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, documents, and letters), news clippings, genealogical research material, photographs, and compilation of information concerning the Knowles family and the related Adgate, Balzhäuser, Brewster, Christian, Cokenhour, Helvig, Hoyal, Hyde, Jackson, Kauffman, Klauder, Lamson, Michell, Oliger, Weigand, and other extended families, located primarily in New York,...
Dates: 1784-2015; Majority of material found within 1811-1961

Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-MarshRM
Abstract Papers of the Marsh, Roberts, and Mack families, many members of whom were wealthy Chicago residents. Materials include correspondence, travel and personal diaries, business, property, and estate documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other personal ephemera. Also contains materials from related families including letters and estate litigation of early Chicago pioneer Daniel Elston, who was related to the Marsh family via the marriage of Sarah Clark to George B. Marsh, as well as...
Dates: 1706-1984; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

McNally family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McNallyF
Abstract Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago, founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago home, and especially his Windermere Ranch in what became La Mirada, California, including the ranch's olive oil plant and McNally's efforts to promote settlement in the area. Also extensive materials...
Dates: 1788-2002; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1993

Morse-Keith Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Morse-Keith
Abstract Papers centering around Charles Ansel Morse (1835-1894) who settled in Chicago in the early 1860s, establishing a wholesale clothing firm. The bulk of the collection consists of letters home to family in New Bedford, Mass. There are also calling cards of many early Chicago residents, genealogical documents, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1833-1938; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1872

Richard Colles Johnson - Colles Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Johnson
Abstract Material relating to the genealogy of Richard Colles Johnson’s family, especially his Colles ancestors and relations, including correspondence, clippings, copies of documents and publications, memorabilia, and photographs.
Dates: 1746-2002; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1998

Robert W. Bennett Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-BennettRW
Abstract Correspondence from Pvt. Bennett of the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry, Company D, written to his father, mother and sisters during his travels through Tennessee and Kentucky.
Dates: 1861-1863

Rodgers Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rodgers
Abstract Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendants of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an overland journal penned by Andrew Rodgers,...
Dates: 1773-1925; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1890

Winterbotham-French Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winterbotham-French
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red Cross...
Dates: 1850-2005; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

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