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Alexander A. Semmes letter books

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

Allen Family Papers

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...
Dates: 1862-1964

Alma Bunch Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch

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

Carlos W. Colby Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Colby

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 S. Leonard papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Leonard

Civil War military service documents of Charles S. Leonard, 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, together with correspondence and forms relating to Leonard's efforts to correct his service record and obtain military pension and bounty payments. Also genealogical notes, possibly relating to Leonard's attempt to qualify for the Society of Mayflower Descendants, a deed for the sale of 160 acres in Norton County, Kan. and a few newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1862-1897

Charles Saeltzer papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saeltzer
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, vouchers, orders, muster rolls, and a diary belonging to Charles Saeltzer of Mansfield, Ohio, dated between 1846 and 1865, and documenting his training and certification as a teacher, both in Germany and Ohio, and his service as a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Most of Saeltzer's early papers are his teacher certifications from the German government, dated between 1846 and 1853; similar certifications from the state of Ohio are...
Dates: 1846-1865; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1865

Charles T. Kruse letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kruse
Scope and Contents Typescripts of letters, dated Aug. 24, 1862-April 18, 1865, from Kruse to his parents and brother and sister, describing his experiences in the Union Army. Beginning with his enlistment and first assignment to Camp Dennison, in Hamilton County, Ohio, Kruse's letters detail the daily hardships of military life in the camps, troop movements of the Union forces through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and his impressions during various battles. His letter of Sept. 14, 1864 contains a map...
Dates: 1862-1865

Charles W. Gallentine Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gallentine

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

Chase Hall Dickinson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-DickinsonC

Correspondence and diary of Civil War soldier Chase Hall Dickinson (1838-1893), of the Illinois Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery Battery. Dickinson wrote home to his mother, father, and sister Louise from 1862-1864, and also kept a diary from 1863-1864. Portions of both the correspondence and the diary have been transcribed. Papers also include some confederate money and a photograph of Dickinson.

Dates: 1862-1864

Cole family papers

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...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854-1928

Daniel Lyman Chandler Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-128

Twelve letters of New Englander Daniel Lyman Chandler from Chicago, Illinois, and Ogden, Kansas, to his relatives,1855-1863, which describe life in Chicago and in the Kansas Territory. Also, two other letters from his nephew John and a woman named Elisabeth Hewins.

Dates: 1855-1866

Daniel S. Dickinson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dickinson
Abstract Daniel S. Dickinson was a prominent Civil War politician from New York, a conservative Democrat who worked toward compromise before the war began. During the war, he sought to quash Union internal political disagreement and after the war he remained in politics. He was commended by the public and politicians on both sides of the conflict for his oratorical skills and genial manner. This collection is mainly composed of correspondence to that effect, as well as some letters on the subjects of...
Dates: 1799-1892; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1860

David C. Meyer collection of letterheads and stationery

Identifier: Case Wing-NC1002-L47 D38

Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.

Dates: 1861? to approximately 2013; Majority of material found within 1915 - 2000

Edgar McLean Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McLean

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

Edward W. Curtis letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Curtis

Correspondence of Edward W. Curtis of Massachusetts, a private in the 88th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Also includes clippings relating to battles, the life of Federal soldiers, and hospital listings near Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1855-1865; Majority of material found in 1863

Edwards family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards

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

Edwin R. Capron letters

Identifier: VAULT-Graff-579

The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.

Dates: 1863-1866

Ephraim C. Dawes papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawes

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.

Dates: 1836-1905; Majority of material found within 1855-1895

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family

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....
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Francema Mason - Otis Mason correspondence

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mason

Nineteen letters from Otis Mason, a sergeant in the Civil War to his Illinois wife, Francema Otis. Twelve letters from various friends and family, and a wedding invitation are also included.

Dates: 1863-1876; Majority of material found within 1863-1868

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1849-1894

George Deal Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Deal

Fifty-five letters and fragments of letters from George Deal, Ohio Union soldier in the Civil War, to his wife Sarah Cole Deal. Also, photographs of Sarah and George Deal, photocopies of army service records, three Confederate bills, and a few genealogical notes made by Deal's grandson.

Dates: 1862-1975; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864

George Edwin Dolton papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dolton
Abstract Letters, diaries, printed ephemera, photographs, and other material of school teacher and surveyor George Edwin Dolton, of Thornton, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, who served (1862-1865) in the Battery M of the 1st Regiment of Illinois Light Artillery in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Postwar family and business correspondence, diaries, and printed ephemera from Illinois, and after 1871 from St. Louis, document Dolton's wholesale merchandising business, family life, and political...
Dates: 1862-1906; Majority of material found within 1862-1906

Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers

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

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Bowdoin College 1
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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 1
Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.) 1
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Colby, Carlos W., 1837-1922 1
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Dawes, Rufus R., 1838-1899 1
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Dawson, William L. (William Levi), 1886-1970 1
De Freitas, Helen 1
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