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Carlos W. Colby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Colby
Abstract Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Dates: 1821-1937; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Charles W. Gallentine Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gallentine
Abstract Letters home, 1862-1863, by Charles W. Gallentine of the 7th Illinois Cavalry, from Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., Jacinto and Corinth, Miss., Memphis and LaGrange, Tenn., and Lawrence Co., Ala., regarding camp life, skirmishes, men killed and wounded, Southern guerillas, northern Copperheads and the draft, Southern plantations and slave attitudes, Union and Confederate prisoners, etc.
Dates: 1861-1863

Edgar McLean Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McLean
Abstract Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.
Dates: 1859-1868

Howe-Barnard family papers

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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

John C. Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fleming
Abstract Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.
Dates: 1862-1906

John J. Russell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Russell J
Abstract Twelve letters of John J. Russell of Sterling, Illinois, documenting his service as a sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Company B of the 13th Illinois Infantry in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Russell writes to his brother, Charles, and sister, Julia, from Rolla, Franklin, and Heetsville, Mo., Vicksburg, Miss., Cairo, Ill., and Bridgeport and Madison Station, Ala. One letter (Dec. 6, 1861) is written on stationery containing a printed vignette portrait of McClellan.
Dates: 1861-1864

William H. Peterson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Peterson
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, including William's father Hartin F. Peterson, also a Pullman employee, such as his World War I photographs and his own draft work. Collection also contains genealogy and photographs of the Swedish-American...
Dates: 1891-2012

Z. Payson Shumway letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shumway
Abstract Civil War letters of Z. Payson Shumway, a lawyer from Taylorville, Illinois, to his cousin Sallie Shumway and friend David Truax Moore written between 1861 and 1864.
Dates: 1861-1864

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Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Camp Butler (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
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Parent and adult child -- Correspondence 2
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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
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Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Pictorial works 1
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Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
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Kindergarten -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History 1
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Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Mortgages -- United States -- History 1
New England -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
New England -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Parent and adult child -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
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Patriotic envelopes 1
Photographs -- 1851-1900 1
Photographs -- 1901-1950 1
Photographs -- 1951-2000 1
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Photographs -- Illinois -- 1901-1950 1
Pictorial lettersheets 1
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Plats (maps) -- Washington Heights (Chicago, Ill.) -- 1885-1924 1
Pullman (Chicago, Ill.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Real estate business -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
School field trips -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century 1
School principals -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Science -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Science teachers -- United States 1
Slavery -- United States -- Public opinion 1
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Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes) 1