Correspondence -- Illinois -- 1801-1850
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
An 1844 letter from James F. Trott, Galena, Illinois to his sister Miss C.S. Trott of Boston, Massachusetts. In his letter, Mr. Trott describes daily happenings in and around Galena, including lectures, local crime, conversations with various people in town, and the condition of the Mississippi River.
Legal, financial, and social correspondence written to John C. Newkirk concerning the development of Joliet, Illinois. The bulk of the correspondence centers upon the business relationship between Newkirk and his law partner, John M. Wilson, both of whom had invested in Joliet prospects prior to the Panic of 1837.
Twelve letters and a receipt relating to the Shaw family of Jacksonville, Illinois. Letters detail agricultural, business, family, religious and social matters of mid-nineteenth century Illinois. Related family names are Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts, and Bird of Portland, Maine.